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What and When Is International Doodle Dog Day 2024? Here’s How It’s Celebrated

Written by: Patricia Dickson

Last Updated on June 11, 2024 by Dogster Team

toy poodle lying on sofa at home

What and When Is International Doodle Dog Day 2024? Here’s How It’s Celebrated

International Doodle Dog Day is a special day set aside by dog lovers to honor and pamper all the Poodle dog mixes worldwide. The day for this special international event is May 1, 2024, but it’s also held on May 1st  every year.

The event was created by Ripley and Rue and is a day that was invented for Doodle pet parents everywhere to take their Doodles to the park, on long daily walks, or to spoil them with extra treats and toys.

However, this isn’t a day just for Doodles. It’s a day for Doodle Dog Pet parents to get together, socialize, and get advice from other pet owners about the pets they love. We’ll tell you everything you need to know about International Doodle Dog Day and more below.

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International Doodle Dog Day: What Is it?

As a Doodle parent, you already consider your Doodle part of your family. These adorable creatures deserve much more than the occasional treat and praise. That’s the idea behind International Doodle Day. It gives Doodle owners a chance to celebrate being pet parents to their remarkable canines.

International Doodle Dog Day, also known as IDDD, was started by Jenny North in 2015. She is one of the creators of Ripley and Rue, which is a dog merchandise store that targets and caters to women’s niche markets.

A fun fact is that the names Ripley and Rue came from Jenny North’s two favorite Doodle Dogs. The best thing about IDDD is that it celebrates all Doodles, not just a select type.

owner training her toy poodle dog
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What Exactly Is a Doodle Dog?

A Doodle is any mix of a Standard Poodle, a Miniature Poodle, or a Toy Poodle and another breed. Doodles are becoming increasingly popular due to Wally Conron breeding a Labrador with a Standard Poodle. The pair produced three puppies, which he dubbed Labradoodles. Though he told the world that the name was a joke, it didn’t take long for people everywhere to want to adopt a Labradoodle into their families, and the rest is history.

Today, there are over 44 Poodle mixes in different shapes and sizes. You can adopt everything from a Sheepadoodle to a Mini English Goldendoodle and quite a few in between. International Doodle Dog Day celebrates them all and their pet parents. So, how can you join and celebrate your Doodle Dog? First, give a Doodle a forever home, then follow the steps below.

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How To Celebrate IDDD if You Don’t Own a Doodle

There are quite a few ways that you can celebrate IDDD day. You can volunteer at one of your area’s events, at a local animal shelter, or donate to shelters and organizations to help all dogs, not just the Doodles.

If you know all about Doodle Dogs but have never adopted one, you can make May 1st memorable and give a Doodle Dog a forever home. It’s best to find and adopt a Doodle Dog from a rescue shelter instead of going to a breeder; you’ll give one more dog a chance at a loving forever home and a better life.

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Tips for Celebrating International Doodle Dog Day

Many pet parents have to work or can’t attend the official events for IDDD. Below, we’ll give you a few things you can do to celebrate.

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Take Your Doodle to the Dog Park

Once you get off work, you can take your Doodle to the local dog park. Not only will you both get exercise, but you’ll also soak up the sun and certainly meet other Doodles and their pet parents doing the same thing.


Post Some Pics to Social Media

There’s nothing like posting pics of you and your Doodle together on IDDD. Take your best pics together, then upload them to all the social media sites.


Throw Your Own International Doodle Dog Day Party

Why not throw your own IDDD party for the fur babies in your neighborhood? Invite all of the dog lovers in the neighborhood, whether they own a Doodle Dog or not. Ensure you provide plenty of treats for the dogs and the pet parents.

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Final Thoughts

International Doodle Dog Day is May 1st. If you don’t already have a Doodle, it is the perfect day to go out and adopt one. If you already have one, you can participate in any of the events in your local area. You can also take pictures of yourself and your furry friend and raise awareness by posting them to your social media accounts. Your pup will be overjoyed when you provide all the treats, toys, praise, and love they deserve.


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