KEY POINTS

  • National spoil your dog day is celebrated annually on Aug. 10
  • It is the perfect time to spend quality time with your pets
  • The best way to make the pets feel special is by making homemade treats

National Spoil Your Dog Day, which is celebrated annually Aug. 10, is the perfect time to spend quality time with your pets and show your love to them.

Pet parents celebrate this day by giving their furry friends a little extra attention. The best way to make the pets feel special is by making homemade treats, taking them on an adventure trail and booking a spa day for the pups.

Here are a few quotes to celebrate man’s best friend:

  • "No one appreciates the very special genius of your conversation as the dog does." ― Christopher Morley
  • "Fall in love with a dog, and in many ways you enter a new orbit, a universe that features not just new colors but new rituals, new rules, a new way of experiencing attachment." ― Caroline Knapp
  • "If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous he will not bite you. This is the principal difference between a dog and man." ― Mark Twain
  • "Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole." ― Roger Caras
  • "When an 85-pound mammal licks your tears away, then tries to sit on your lap, it’s hard to feel sad." ― Kristan Higgins
  • "Happiness is a warm puppy." ― Charles M. Schulz
  • "You can usually tell that a man is good if he has a dog who loves him." ― W. Bruce Cameron
  •  "A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than he loves himself." ― Josh Billings
  •  "Everything I know I learned from dogs." – Nora Roberts
  •  "The world would be a nicer place if everyone had the ability to love as unconditionally as a dog." ― M.K. Clinton
  • Dogs never bite me. Just humans." ― Marilyn Monroe
  • "A lot of shelter dogs are mutts like me." – Barack Obama
  • "You can usually tell that a man is good if he has a dog who loves him." ― W. Bruce Cameron
  • "The better I get to know men, the more I find myself loving dogs." – Charles De Gaulle
  • "Scratch a dog and you’ll find a permanent job." – Franklin P. Jones

pit bull A Staffordshire Bull Terrier waits to compete at the 142nd Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show at the Piers on Feb. 13, 2018, in New York City. Photo: Drew Angerer/Getty Images