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National Dog Mom's Day is a real thing

National Dog Mom's Day was created in 2018 and is celebrated on the second Saturday in May.
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A owner of a dog shows the Sakura cherry blossoms to her pet in the Sakura park in Vilnius, Lithuania, Monday, April 22, 2019. (AP Photo/Mindaugas Kulbis)

National Dog Mom's Day is officially a thing, and it's here!

The holiday was founded in 2018 by Dig, a personal dating app for people with dogs. National Dog Mom's Day is now celebrated on the second Saturday in May.

So on May 11, get ready to see your social media feeds flooded with pictures of dog moms and their pooches tagged with #DogMomsDay. 

A survey of women dog owners from Rover.com found 3 out of 4 consider themselves "dog moms" rather than just dog owners.

Rover.com said the top reasons women consider themselves dog moms is because their pups are their children, and they are part of the family.

Dig said there are several cities hosting events specifically to celebrate Dog Mom's Day. Singles in New York can bring their pooch for a round of speed dating, dog moms in San Francisco will be celebrated with a Pet Camp, and Boston dog moms get a day of pampering with free cocktails, desserts and dog nail trims.

You can find more dog mom events here.

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