September marks Responsible Dog Ownership Month, an annual observation of keeping dogs happy and healthy. In the U.S., dogs are the most popular pet, with about 69 million households owning at least one dog, according to Statista. The American Kennel Club reports that some of the most popular breeds include Golden Retrievers, German Shepherds and poodles.

Throughout the month of September, places like veterinary clinics, pet stores and dog-grooming businesses can use promotional products to connect with dog owners and educate them on responsibly caring for their furever friends. Animal shelters and rescue organizations can also use promotional items to increase awareness on issues like dog wellness and safety.

Keep reading this issue of Promotional Consultant Today for some ideas to mark Responsible Dog Ownership Month.

Plan For This Promo:
What: Responsible Dog Ownership Month
When: September

Custom Collar

Promotional products like this Adjustable Dog Collar make great giveaways from pet salons and groomers. During Responsible Dog Ownership Month, this soft, durable collar can be part of an educational campaign reminding dog owners to keep their canine on a leash around cars.

LarLu / PPAI 113767, S7 /

Want To Go For A Walk?

The Pooch Pal Fanny Pack is the perfect accompaniment on long (or short) walks. This custom bag features an adjustable waist strap and pockets for holding disposable bags and dog treats. A swivel-trigger snap hook attaches to the owner’s leash and a carabiner clip attaches to the owner’s flashlight.

Hit Promotional Products / PPAI 113910, S13 /

Mobile Message

Responsible Dog Ownership Month is an ideal time for vets and rescue organizations to promote the importance of things like sterilization and vaccination for dogs. The digitally printed Paw Print Magnetic Signs help spread the word all over town. They’re made to withstand outdoor elements, so they can go right on a vehicle.

Fey Promo / PPAI 113944, S8 /

Mindful Meal Times

This custom Dog Food Bowl can help educate dog owners on the importance of keeping their dogs at a healthy weight. Choose from granite, red and white.

CPS / Keystsone Line / PPAI 111040, S9 /

Useful Reminder

Veterinarians can hand out this Stylus Pen at community events to remind pet parents to bring in their dogs for regular checkups. This twist pen features a colored grip, chrome trim and an antimicrobial additive on the plastic parts.

Bankers Pen Co. / PPAI 114199, S4 /

Compiled by Audrey Sellers