Thankful For My Dog Day – November 23, 2022

Thankful for My Dog Day on November 23 is celebrated by all dog lovers in the United States. The holiday was created in 2020 by M.Y.O.S. Canine Muscle Formula. This company created a product that supports muscle growth and prevents muscle loss to help increase the quality of life of dogs, especially as they age. It’s a day dedicated to appreciating dogs for cheering us up, making us laugh, offering company, love, and undeniable loyalty, and bringing us joy in different ways. Big dogs, small dogs, yappy dogs, fluffy dogs, all kinds of dogs deserve our love and affection every day, but most of all on Thankful for My Dog Day.

History of Thankful For My Dog Day

Dogs are in the class of animals known as Caniformia, which is Latin for “dog-like.” Other members of this family including raccoons, bears, foxes, and skunks share dog-like traits. Some theories state that dogs evolved from wolves, while others say they evolved along with wolves. Whatever the case, dogs have managed to warm the hearts of humans all over the world.

In the beginning, humans allowed dogs to pick the bones clean after they had hunted and enjoyed their meals. It is likely that dogs followed humans as scavengers at first, and provided a service that they still give us today — protection. They grew tamer with each generation until they became permanent companions. From here, humans certainly domesticated both dogs and gray wolves, keeping them as pets. And for more than 12,000 years, dogs have lived with humans as protectors, hunting companions, objects of scorn or adoration, and buddies.

Today, dogs are regarded differently in various regions of the world. In Western society, people highly value dogs because of their characteristics of friendship, protectiveness, loyalty, and affection. The United States and Europe have seen the care of dogs grow into a multibillion-dollar business.

Dogs are also widely used in animal-assisted therapy. This type of treatment helps to relieve anxiety, pain, and depression in people with a range of mental or physical health problems. However, in some of the developing nations and many regions of Asia, dogs are not treated with love. They are used for protection, as beasts of burden, or even for food.

Thankful For My Dog Day timeline

1934
Highly Loved Pups

The Beagle makes it to the five most popular breeds in the United States.

1939
Oldest Dog Bows Out

Bluey, an Australian cattle dog recorded in the “Guinness Book of World Records” as the oldest dog to ever live, dies aged 29 years and five months.

2012
A Dog in Politics

The town of Idyllwild, California, elects a Golden Retriever named Max as their first mayor.

April 2021
Breakthrough for Lost Dogs

Dog food company I.A.M.S. launches NOSEiD, an app that uses dog nose prints to help reunite lost pups with their owners.

Thankful For My Dog Day FAQs

How many breeds of dogs are there worldwide?

The FCI recognizes 360 breeds, excluding mixed breeds and designer breeds.

Are Dalmatians born with spots?

Dalmatian puppies are born completely white and develop their spots as they get older.

Is chocolate harmful to dogs?

Chocolate can be fatal to dogs because it has the ingredient theobromine, which they cannot metabolize.

Thankful For My Dog Day Activities

  1. Spend quality time

    Give your dog plenty of hugs, cuddles, and walks. Ensure you're not distracted so that they get your full attention.

  2. Show off your dog

    Post photos and videos of your pupper on social media and say how proud you are of them. Also, tell your dog you love them when you're with other people — animals understand when we're pleased with them.

  3. Gift your doggo

    Buy your dog a new toy. Then sit back and watch them enjoy their present.

5 Interesting Facts About Dogs

  1. Nosing around

    Dog noses have unique patterns that can help to identify them, similar to human fingerprints.

  2. Superior hearing

    Dogs can hear sounds that are two times beyond the human hearing range.

  3. Paw preference

    Dogs can be right-pawed or left-pawed.

  4. Whisker navigation

    Dogs' whiskers have nerves that send sensory messages to their brains to help them move around and orient themselves in tight places.

  5. Varying lifespans

    Smaller dogs tend to live longer than bigger dogs because larger dogs age faster.

Why We Love Thankful For My Dog Day

  1. We hang out with our friends

    Every day is a good day to spend time with our dogs. However, on Thankful for My Dog Day, we hang out with them even longer.

  2. A time to reflect

    Gratitude often spreads from one area of life to another. As we think about why we're thankful for our doggos, it makes us more grateful overall.

  3. Dogs get more love

    More treats, cuddles, and time spent with their owners makes dogs quite happy. There's no better day to treat your pup extra special.

Thankful For My Dog Day dates

YearDateDay
2022November 23Wednesday
2023November 23Thursday
2024November 23Saturday
2025November 23Sunday
2026November 23Monday

Holidays Straight to Your Inbox

Every day is a holiday!
Receive fresh holidays directly to your inbox.