Gen Z is absolutely obsessed with their dogs and it’s the cutest thing in the world. I’m one of those Gen Zer's and yes, I’m obsessed with my dog.  

Some people have even replaced human kids with dogs. There are birthday parties, just regular dog parties, special group hikes, dog meetups, and more. Just about anything you can think of, especially in St. George. 

This is a low dog-friendly town as far as IN TOWN places you can actually take your dog, but the outdoors is great. There is also ONE really great dog park in town located in Washington City. So, how do all these dog-obsessed people do these cool dog-related activities? They get creative.  

Over the weekend I was invited to a friend's dog's birthday party. This was my first doggy B-Day party, and I was ecstatic though very unsure of what to expect. Let me tell you, it did not disappoint.  

Bane turned one and his mom went full out and so did his “Aunt and Uncle”. There were dog-safe charcuterie boards, drinks, a pool with floating duckies, a bubble machine, and music. It was so much fun to watch all the dogs have a party JUST for them.  

Though I was only a guest, I do know somewhat of what was used and it's all so, so creative. Though I can’t remember all of the cute drink names, the “pawgarita” lives in my head rent-free. The charcuterie boards were a mix of dog-safe fruits and veggies. Bane’s board was special as he had a little cookie in the shape of a one.  

My corgi Lucy was a big fan of the cucumber drink which also included Greek yogurt and broth. She even had a mustache afterward! 

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For those who are familiar with the fantastic local pet shop Whisker & Bone, there is a dedicated doggy bakery inside called Doggy Bakes. Yes, people are regularly ordering birthday cakes for their dogs, and I will be too in Oct. It’s a whole thing here and really shows how devoted St. George dog owners are.  

Your dog should be treated like a part of the family (though some will say this is overboard). It's really fun for humans too and allows you to get together with other dog parents and take a bunch of cute photos.  

I would LOVE to hear what you do if you’re a dog-obsessed owner like me! Send all your stories and photos here.   


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