Hello August: you lovely month, you.

Why so lovely? It’s a month of most lovely themes: Girlfriends Day, Friendship Day, S’mores Day, Happiness Happens Day, Dog Appreciation Day and much more. We could just feel the loveliness ooze from this month and hope you have lots of fun with the August themes.

Let’s play…

August 2017 #DDUpawtographaday

Daily Themes and Creativity Prompts

01 ::  GF  Today is Girlfriends Day. Not the romantic kind of girlfriend, the Sistahood kind of GF. Shout out to your Sistas today. ??

02 :: WEENSDAY our favourite day of the week. Get your ween on.

03 :: WATERMELON DAY what’s not to love about watermelon? It’s sweet, sticky deliciousness can be enjoyed all year ’round. Celebrate the yum on Watermelon Day ??

04:: JEANS FOR GENES Pop on your favourite pair of jeans or crazy denim and donate to the Children’s Medical Research Institute to help them raise funds to cure childhood disease on Jeans for Genes Day.

05 :: WORK … like a Dog Day. I guess that means there will be lots of napping and snacking today!

06 :: FRIENDSHIP today is Friendship Day. Hug someone online and offline today.

07 ::  SMILE it’s Dental Health Week. That means it’s time for your annual dental health check up! ? In the meantime, share a photo of your pearly whites.

08 ::  HAPPINESS today is Happiness Happens Day. Isn’t that just lovely? It seems like a great time to re-open our Happiness is Dog Shaped store. We have some new goodies there for you! In the meantime, share your favourite happy photo.

09 :: BOOK LOVERS DAY we’re totally in love with our new book and all the wonderful stories you’ll soon be able to read. Share a photo of your favourite book and pop over and be sure to follow Happiness is Dog Shaped (Instagram + Facebook).

10 :: LAZY S’MORES  ok, this is what happens when two pawsome days happen on the same date. So, we thought why not celebrate Lazy Day and S’mores Day together?

11 :: SANDY not Sandy of Grease kind of Sandy. It’s Play in the Sand Day, so beach kind of sandy.

12 :: YOUTH throwback to a puppy photo on International Youth Day.

13 :: I FOUND THIS what did you find on your adventures today?

14 ::  CUPCAKE eating cupcakes and raising money for the RSPCA? That sounds pretty good to us! Plan an event, get involved and find at more information at the RSPCA. ?

15 ::  CHIP  your microchip is so important for reuniting you with your family if you become lost or worse, stolen. Ask the humans to make an appointment to take you to the vet to make sure your chip is still working and all your info is up to date. Be sure to share a photo to encourage others to do the same.

16:: BRATWURST… sausage, ween. It’s like seven degrees of separation but only two degrees. On Bratwurst Day, ween out.

17 :: MEOW it’s Black Cat Appreciation Day! ? Don’t have a black cat in your family? Show some feline love and don’t be disappointed if it’s not reciprocated.

18 :: BREAKFAST what is in your bowl this morning?

19 :: BOW we know there’s plenty of dapper yappers out there. On International Bow Tie Day, go forth and be dapper.

20 :: ESCAPE in a book during Book Week. Maybe dress up as a character from your favourite book. Or, maybe even pop over to our store to pre-order a book of dog-shaped happiness.

21 ::  SENIOR we’d be lying if we didn’t say we didn’t have Junior Senior’s ‘Move Your Feet’ ear-wigging us right now. It’s Senior Citizens Day. Arrange a meet-up with a senior in your community, there’s a lot to be learned from our senior citz!

22 ::  BALL play ball. Is yours big, small, hard, soft, fluffy or flat?

23 :: WINDY we sure know about windy round these parts! Today is Ride the Wind Day, so let some blow through your hair ?️

24 :: SOMETHING RED add a pop of colour to your day.

25 :: DAFFODIL get involved to put an end to cancer on Daffodil Day.

26 :: DOG APPRECIATION DAY really, this should be every day but really milk it today.

27 :: A WALL add a different dimension to your photo today. Find a funky wall or add a pop of colour to your outfit and bring to life an otherwise plain wall.

28 ::  RAINBOW BRIDGE today we take time to remember those who have crossed, on Rainbow Bridge Remembrance Day ?

29 ::  SUPER HERO who doesn’t love a dress up? It’s Super Hero Week. Enjoy your super powers…

30 :: SLINKY Day! How neat is that? Get your slinky length on or maybe celebrate with the colours of the rainbow.

31 :: PATTERN on your collar, a bow, your harness or somewhere else? Share a peek of pattern in today’s photo.

How to play #DDUpawtographaday

Simply follow the daily prompt to inspire your pawtograph of the day. Snap a pawtograph of your dog with the daily theme and share your photo with the community on:


  • Upload the pawtograph to Instragram and create a caption for your pawtograph. You might like to include the day and the theme in your caption {for example 21 | Favourite Toy}, or not – it’s entirely up to you!
  • post your photo using #DDUpawtographaday – if you don’t use the hashtag we won’t see your pawtograph
  • Publish your pawtograph

Once you’ve published your pawtograph, be sure to like and comment on other pawtographs from the community. You may even find some new favourite accounts to follow.


Exactly as you would for Instagram (above) with the bonus of being able to post to our Facebook Group!

Request to join the Group here. We’ll make sure you’re added to the community super-quick so you can start sharing your pawtographs with us.

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