Never heard of it? That’s OK! I hadn’t either until recently, but now that I have, I love it and everything it stands for.

National Work Like a Dog Day is thought to have been inspired by sheepdogs, sled dogs, and service dogs who work hard day in and day out, and it extends to our hardworking humans as well.

So, let’s honor those who are consistently putting in the work through the dog days of summer, and more importantly, through the current pandemic. Our family at Isagenix is so, so thankful to all front-line workers, essential workers, those who can’t work from home, and those who do. We’re ALL in this together.

Now, let’s celebrate this day! Here’s how:

Thank your heroes

Stephanie M.'s dog, Koda

Stephanie M.’s dog, Koda

Take a moment to thank and recognize those workers who have been our heroes throughout this pandemic. Donate if you can, thank your healthcare providers, or leave a kind note for your dedicated postal worker. There are so many incredible individuals putting their health on the line every single day and so many ways we can share our appreciation.

Recognize your own hard work

Miranne W.'s dog, Charlie

Miranne W.’s dog, Charlie

Whether you’re a front-line worker or a full-time employee/parent/teacher (so many are doing it all), your hard work does not go unnoticed by those who love you. Don’t forget to thank yourself sometimes! Use this day to take a well-deserved break and treat yourself to a little self-care.

Show your pups some love (it is their day after all) 

Taylor C.'s dog, Ryleigh

Taylor C.’s dog, Ryleigh

There are a lot of unknowns in our world right now, but one thing we do know? Dogs are the best! They let us snuggle with them when we’re feeling down, are always up for a walk when we need some fresh air, and are truly just there for us whenever we need them. So, make sure you show them a little extra love on this day — they deserve it.

You know what to do. Go enjoy your day!