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National Alaskan Malamute Day 2024: What Is It & How to Celebrate

Written by: Patricia Dickson

Last Updated on April 26, 2024 by Dogster Team

Alaskan Malamute in the snow

National Alaskan Malamute Day 2024: What Is It & How to Celebrate

National Alaskan Malamute Day for this year has passed, but it’s celebrated every January 7th. As you may know, this day is held to honor the Alaskan Malamute breed. Alaskan Malamutes were famous for their strength, endurance, and loyalty. They were bred in Alaska to be sled dogs, and they helped the Inuit people with hunting and transportation.

January 7th is the perfect opportunity for pet owners to know the majestic breed. If you own an Alaskan Malamute, it’s the ideal opportunity to celebrate your furry friend. In the article below, we’ll discuss National Alaskan Malamute Day and how you can celebrate this fun event with your furry pal.

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Ways to Celebrate National Alaskan Malamute Day

Whether you’re looking to give an Alaskan Malamute a forever home, or you already own one of the gorgeous dogs, there are a few ways you can celebrate Alaskan Malamute Day.

alaskan malamute in the forest
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Bake Homemade Dog Treats

There’s no better way to spoil your Alaskan Malamute on National Alaskan Malamute Day than by baking homemade dog treats for your canine pal. If you enjoy cooking already, trying your hand at dog treats should be a breeze, and your dog will certainly love you for it. When developing a recipe, keep it plain, and don’t add sugar, spices, or other ingredients unfit for canines.

Go to a Dog-Themed Event

Some communities hold dog-themed events to celebrate National Alaskan Malamute Day. You can check your local animal rescue shelter, veterinary clinics, and even pet stores in the area to see if they are hosting events. Hopefully, you and your Alaskan Malamute can attend one together.

Take Some Photos

There’s nothing like taking a few photos of your dog to show the world how proud you are of your best friend. You can post photos on social media on January 7th to spread awareness. Tag the event in your pictures and posts to bring everyone’s attention to National Alaskan Malamute Day. Who knows? Maybe you’ll inspire someone to give an Alaskan Malamute a forever home.

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Take a Trip to the Dog Park

Even if you often go to the dog park with your canine friend, a trip to the dog park on this day will be memorable for both of you. You can take your Alaskan Malamute to the dog park to socialize with other dogs and brag that your dog has a special day to honor them.

Have a Movie Night

If you’re not into going to events and don’t have time for the dog park, simply cuddling up on your couch and watching movies that have dogs in them with your furry friend should be enough. Spending quality time together is an excellent way to show your Alaskan Malamute how much you love them.

Make a Donation

Donating to your local animal shelter is one of the best things you can do to honor and celebrate National Alaskan Malamute Day. Shelters always need donations to care for the pets, feed them, and support their medical needs. If you can’t make a monetary donation, volunteering can also help. January 7th is the perfect day to volunteer, and it may convince you to make volunteering at the shelter a weekly task.

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Image Credit: Veja, Shutterstock

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Final Thoughts

National Alaskan Malamute Day is over, but mark your calendar for January 7th next year. It is the perfect time to celebrate the life of your Alaskan Malamute and spend some quality time with your favorite canine. If you don’t have an Alaskan Malamute, you can celebrate the day in other ways. You can sign up to help a shelter or rescue center or spend the day with a foster animal. Some shelters allow volunteers to keep dogs for a day to show them the world away from the cages and loud roommates. The experience may convince you to give a shelter animal a forever home.

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