Taryn's Wreckreation Guide: How To Throw Your Dog A Birthday Party

January 18, 2017


Yeah, I'm a crazy dog mom, and damn proud to be one. But I am DEFINITELY not alone, especially in this area. Dogs are SUCH a big thing in the greater Seattle area, and between dog-friendly breweries and off-leash dog recreation, there are endless activities where bringing your dog along is not only accepted, it's encouraged. 


Kona (6 1/2) and Kai (turning 3 this week!) are a huge part of my life, and I love my labs to pieces. So much so, that I'm thrilled to report I threw my SECOND dog birthday party this week. You might recall my first dog birthday party, when Kona turned 6 last summer.

My baby girl is 6 today!! Happy Birthday Kona and thank you to @theseattlebarkery for her amazing cake!

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My family celebrated my 32nd birthday on Monday (my actual birthday is tomorrow), and we decided to do a joint birthday party with Kai and his sister Charly, who my parents have. How cute are these siblings?? Kai is on the left :) 


We picked up their cake from The Seattle Barkery, the same place Kona's cake came from. This incredible local company is ALL about dogs. They have a traveling doggy treat truck which visits different places every week. You can check out their calendar to see when they'll be in your area! As far as their cakes go, they're completely customizable, and you can bring home party hats and bow ties for all the dogs who come to the party. Do I sound crazy yet? Good, because I am CRAZY for my labs :) Kai and Charly's cake was Seahawks themed with peanut butter and bacon, and it was SO COOL!!

Happy 12th Dog Birthday to Charly & Kai!! #seattlepets #seattledogs #king5pets #pnwdogs #dogcake #dogbirthday #pbbananabones #hounddogcake #peanutbutterglaze #seattleseahawks #dogsofpnw #12thdog #dogsofwashington

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We had 5 dogs in total at the gathering, and we split the cake up to give them all a bite. They all wore a party hat, and Kai and Charly wore their birthday bow ties. Thank you to The Seattle Barkery for sharing your passion for dogs in such a creative and memorable way! 


At the end of the day, our dogs bring SO much love and joy to our lives that I love spoiling them and letting them know how much they mean to me. Sure, I go a little overboard sometimes, but I'd never in a million years regret treating them to a birthday party. I certainly hope you'll throw your fur baby a party for their next birthday, and PLEASE share the photos with me!


Happy Adventuring,


Taryn Daly



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