Planning for a Dog Party

Peso's 9th Birthday, it was July 27th midnight, dog was frowning because I came home late from overtime
Peso's 9th Birthday, it was July 27th midnight, dog was frowning because I came home late from overtime

Planning for a dog party

It can be as hectic as planning for a child's birthday party. Only at some situations, preparing for a dog party can be a lot harder. There are less considerations if the party venue is just at the comfort of your home. But thinkiing of celebrating in a public venue, one must start looking as least one month earlier.

 

Looking for a venue

Because having pets and promotion of responsible pet ownership is the trend today, there are places and establishments that welcome pet celebration. Expect to spend more because you will need to occupy one special room of the restaurant for consideration to other costumers who are not dog lovers and at the same time will not like to see dogs in a fine dining area.If the restaurant has 2nd floor, you can occupy the whole 2nd floor because always remember that in a dog birthday party, you will be inviting fellow dog lovers with their dogs. We are not talking of one of two dogs here, depending on your groups sometimes, in a dog party you can see more than a dozen dogs. It is adviceable to look for a venue a month or more earlier.

Who are your guests

Obviously, you will invite friends who are dog lovers too, and would love to bring their dogs in the party wearing  party attires. These are the people that you believe would not mind eating with  dogs playing and roaming around the venue. These are the people who know that they will need to carry their dogs and sing the happy birthday song, during the blowing of candles by the celebrant (of course the celebrator's human will be the one to  blow the candles LOL).

These activities are normal to dog lovers, to some, story of human celebrating his dog's birthday is very surprising and amusing.

Aside from your friends you can also invite a special guest...someone from Animal welfare Industry who can talk about responsible pet ownership.

Program

Having a pet is often related to being an active member of a pet website, where you meet your friends who are also Dogs Crazy like you, let them participate in the program which always starts with a prayer.

First you may ask one of your friends to host the party, Then assign one friend to lead the prayers.

prepare party games that may involve your guests and their dogs. you may also give special award to dog who wears impressive party dress.

Depending on the number of hours given to you to celebrate the birthday, you can prolong your program and maximize your time

Party Food

The venue or restaurant will be the one to prepare the foods that you choose. Obviously these foods are for the human guests. Part of the party package is setting of another table where in foods for dogs will be placed.

In a dog party, dogs must not be fed too much especially if one has the tendency to throw up while travelling, but since it's their party, to feed them is inevitable.

You can prepare a boiled chicken liver, boiled carrots, a pack of dog foods and even treats.

The birthday cake can be of two types, cake for human and cake for dogs. Definitely if you are an active member of a dog website, you will meet people whose business is baking dog cakes and cookies. You can order to them the dog cakes that you like. It is good to coordinate with them a few weeks earlier.

The cake for human is always easier to order. There are varieties to choose from too. i would like a cake that has the printed photo of my dog, that is also edible.

Party Give aways and Invitation Cards

 It's always easier to make an invitation card now, most of us are computer literate so making copies of birthday invitations with our dog's photos is easier or cheaper. Depending on your budget you can look for a good printing press that  can  make a better looking Invitation Card, though what we can do from our computers are also a good option.

Birthday souvenirs can be dog treats and dog toys put in lootbags.  There are so many good dog treats that you can find in a selected petshops.

Or you can simply celebrate at your home

 The picture above was taken during Peso's 7th Birthday in  july 2007, we had a simple celebration at home, and I also treated officemates for lunch, because that month and year also, Peso also won the Cutest Dogs award in a Worldwidefido.com.

Peso's 7th Birthday Video

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twobmad 5 years ago from Myanmar(Burma)

It is cool though it makes me smile quite wide to hear that you prepared a party for pet dogs. Do you still have that Peso? Interesting.


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Maria Cecilia 5 years ago from Philippines Author

HI twobmad nice to see you here and see my other passion aside from writing....Yes Peso is with me, he is 10 years old now, we did not celebrate his bday this year but instead we went to the ASPIN Club, an organization of dog lovers whose dogs are the likes of Peso, Philippine Local dogs, our membership fee was also a donation for the animal welfare industry adopting neglected Local dogs.. thanks for dropping by now you know my most honored man, LOL


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twobmad 5 years ago from Myanmar(Burma)

Salamat po Ate Maria. 'Kababayan na tayo!"

I thought I love dog that I often had dogs during my boyhood, but seeing how you treat your Peso.. I'm beaten to flat. Yeah..Now. I know (Manny :)_ good luck hubbing.


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Maria Cecilia 5 years ago from Philippines Author

Thanks hope to always here from you....


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1stPhotoInvites 5 years ago

Wonderful dogs, I wish I own one.


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Maria Cecilia 5 years ago from Philippines Author

hi 1stPhotoInvites, if you think you are ready to have one, you can always ask me for advice... thanks for visiting...


ed77burns 5 years ago

funny hub,enjoyed reading it.


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Maria Cecilia 5 years ago from Philippines Author

Thanks Ed77burns,please see more of my hubs about dogs..


wendy87 5 years ago

nice hub... pictures are awesome thanks for sharing.....


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Maria Cecilia 5 years ago from Philippines Author

Wendy thanks for visiting


MegaFox5 5 years ago

Before I read your story, I just had to look at your pictures of the dog party. I love dogs. I live with a guy who use to abuse his friend's dog and he lost his cat because he lets his cat go outside but he never watches him. Anyway I'm interested to read this story because.....well the title of course. LOL! I never heard of a birthday for dogs but I know anything's possible. It must've been really fun throwing your dogs a birthday party. Even though it was hard, it's usually worth it. For instance, I wouldn't care if I spent up to $200 for my boyfriend's birthday party. I wouldn't care because I just look forward to seeing a big smile on his face.


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Maria Cecilia 5 years ago from Philippines Author

Hi Megafox, I know you will be surprised too, but if you are active in a dog community it seemed very normal, you see the photo of course you see us with all our dogs, singing Happy birthday song to the celebrator, we were all laughing at that moment, but it felt so natural to us... but when I told this story to friends who are not dog lovers, they were really surprised about the party and they were all laughing but admired the owner for spending a great party for the dog....of course spending for love ones always worth it..


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marcoujor 5 years ago from Jeffersonville PA

Thank you, Maria Cecilia... I thought I was the only one who had parties for my pooches... Peso is a sweetie and I love that you have so many lovely pictures for us to see~~ this is a wonderful HUB and I look forward to reading/ seeing more!


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Maria Cecilia 5 years ago from Philippines Author

Marcoujor thanks for visiting my hubs, I guess you'll more about my dogs, I love taking photos of them, and about the party, I guess it is very natural for us and I am happy to know there is someone like me.. it's great to have dog parties and you invite your fellow dog lovers, it's really like a kid's bday party..


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celeBritys4africA 5 years ago from Las Vegas, NV

I like so much the photos! Amazing.


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Maria Cecilia 5 years ago from Philippines Author

CeleBritys4africa thanks for visiting


Celine 5 years ago

Hi I'll be having a dog party. Where can i buy a dog cake?


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Maria Cecilia 5 years ago from Philippines Author

Hi Celine try to call this number 436-3833 that's Pendragon Veterinary Clinic, from there you can talk to Doc. Yao's friend, she's the one cooking and baking dog cookies and cakes. Haven't tried buying the cakes but the cookies are my dogs' favorite....


kalai 5 years ago

im planning my pooch bday on dec 26. and until now i done anything. im used of planning parties for human but im having a hard time planning my pooch's party. :(


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Maria Cecilia 5 years ago from Philippines Author

Kalai, it's actually the same but quite harder to find a venue that is if you want to do it in a resto, you should be looking for one as early as now because you know december is also a peak season for people to reserve for parties.


Havana 4 years ago

Thanks for posting this...brings back a lot of good olde memories! :)


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Maria Cecilia 4 years ago from Philippines Author

Havana, thanks for stopping over and I am glad I was able to bring good memories to you..

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