(Closed) Doggy Shower (the party kind)

posted 6 years ago in Pets
  • poll: Doggy Shower
    Sounds so cute! : (18 votes)
    41 %
    Why not just call it a dog-warming party like a housewarming? : (18 votes)
    41 %
    Parties revolving around pets are dumb. : (8 votes)
    18 %
  • Post # 3
    2580 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    @MrsBroccoli:  I think it’s a cute idea but I’d probably call it something other than a shower–to me, a shower implies the main purpose of the party is for gifts, and it sounds like this is something a bit different. It does sound like fun, though!

    Post # 4
    454 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    Ha, I love this idea!  I would have done this if A. we’d thought of it and B. I was confident the dog wouldn’t be overwhelmed, freak out, and jump on all the people.  Lots of people have wanted to come over and meet her but we did it in batches.

    But I agree, the term “shower” implies gifts so if you aren’t going for gifts I would call it something else.  Dogwarming or doggiewarming is cute!

    Post # 5
    252 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    I think that is super cute but I agree… I like dog-warming party or something along the lines. I wish we did something like this, our boxer would have loved all the attention. Can I come? lol. It sounds like a blast, have fun!

    Post # 6
    3182 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    As long as you are clear that you aren’t expecting gifts I say go for it!

    Post # 7
    2607 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    How about “Pupapalooza”?

    Whatever you call it, I would LOVE to be invited to something like that!  DH is ready to kill me for all the sh*t I buy for out dog, this would be a great excuse to snap up the next irresistibly cute thing I see!

    Post # 8
    10851 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2010

    I agree, dog warming party. Or Woofstock and let your friends bring their dogs too? I think this is an adorable idea! I’m an animal lover so I would be all over this if an invite came in the mail!

    Post # 9
    279 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    I love this idea! I’m stealing it for when we get our dog, hope you don’t mind!

    Post # 10
    955 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 2012

    I would worry it might make the dog nervous to have so many new people around at once?  I’d wait and she how he/she does in a crowd before throwing a party, personally.  But, sounds cute!

    Post # 11
    3375 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    SOOOO freaking cute!!!! I’ve had dog showers before!!! And I’ve been to them.

    Normally childless people (or before kids) have them. It’s basically a party with a dog theme that other dogs and people are invited to to meet the new puppy.

    PS gifts weren’t a part of this party. It was just a cute thing!! Some people did bring gifts like new dog toys or new brushes (I have a long haired dog), but it was mainly just their presence was the present type of thing.

    Post # 12
    2808 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    @bakerella:  That is a great idea. Invite other dogs because then your puppy will start to get socialized at a young age.

    Post # 13
    2401 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    Um. I’d love this.

    Post # 14
    148 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    We did this for our dog, Molly!  We called it Dog Day, and invited close friends and family.  We also had them bring their dogs if they had them/wanted to.  It was so fun!  I’m with the other posters, though… calling it a shower may imply people bring gifts.  Have fun!

    Post # 16
    8215 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2012

    We just called it a puppy party. 🙂 As long as your friends and family are dog lovers I think it’s a great idea! Heck my parents don’t even like dogs but they still buy stuff for ours lol.

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