Celebrating Earth Day as a Dog Owner

This Earth Day, explore actionable steps for responsible pet ownership and join the global movement for a greener planet.
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Make a positive impact on the environment while enjoying time with your furry friend

Since 1970, Earth Day has been celebrated annually on April 22 by billions around the globe. As a responsible pet owner there are many ways you can celebrate Earth Day with your dog, and also help make a difference for our environment. 

Use Eco-Friendly Pet Products

  • Use biodegradable or compostable waste bags when picking up after your dog.
  • Purchase sustainable dog food.
  • Consider pet products that use sustainable packaging.
  • Use household cleaning supplies that use natural ingredients instead of hazardous chemicals.


  • Donate your dog's gently used pet supplies such as blankets, beds, and toys to a local animal shelter or rescue group.


  • DIY pet toys or pet beds with materials you already have at home.

Create a Smaller Carbon Footprint

  • Air dry your dog in the sun after a bath.
  • Walk to the dog park instead of driving there.
  • Support local small businesses when purchasing products instead of ordering for delivery.
  • Clean up messes with reusable rags instead of disposable paper towels.
  • Find ways to save water - changing water in your dogs drinking bowl, use it to water house plants.
  • Spay and/or neuter your pets - or donate to your local animal shelter or rescue to pay forward the cost of spaying or neutering.

Get Outside

In addition to the more obvious actions, like taking a walk  or a hike with your dog or planting trees and foliage in your yard, you might be surprised to learn how other simple changes in your pet parent routine may make a difference to our environment.

Not every option is right for every pet family, but even the smallest change can have a big impact on our environment. How will you and your pup go green? 


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