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How to host a pet-friendly Cupcake Day party

National Cupcake Day™ for SPCA’s and Humane Societies is Feb. 27, 2017! To help make your Cupcake Day party fun for everyone, we have some tips to make it pet-friendly.

Tips to get your party started!

It’s so easy to host a National Cupcake Day™ party and “bake” a difference. You can register for free here.

Once registered, you can set up your very own Personal Fundraising Centre where you can promote your event, collect donations and upload images of yourself/your team, your pets and your baking creations.

Pet-friendly tips

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With your party set up and promoted, you can focus on running it! If your pets are going to be around during the party, here are some tips to keep in mind:

Cupcake sampling: Though it might be tempting to offer them a treat, your pets should not be sampling your cupcakes. Chocolate, sweets and baked goods can be dangerous for pets if ingested. See this blog for healthy alternative treats to give your pets. Also check out this blog for a great “pupcake” recipe.

Pupcakes are great treats made with dog friendly ingredients, that your furry friend will certainly think are ‘pawesome!’

Pet-safe spaceIf you have a lot of people coming over for your party, make sure you create a safe place for your pets to hide while they’re arriving. Consider putting them in a room with the radio on softly, their bed and some of their favourite toys. Once everyone settles in, you can bring your pet out to join the party!

Furry guests: A party is not a good time to introduce pets to each other. If you have friends who want to bring along their dog, consider doing a meet and greet at an earlier date so your pets can get familiar before the party.

About National Cupcake Day

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National Cupcake Day™ is a coordinated Canadian event to support local shelters, SPCAs, and Humane Societies. The event is supported by the Ontario SPCA and BC SPCA on behalf of participating local shelters, SPCAs, and Humane Societies.

Each year thousands of abused, abandoned and neglected animals across Canada are rescued by SPCAs and Humane Societies. The funds you raise for National Cupcake Day™ will have a significant impact on the shelters, clinics and animal cruelty inspectors in your community, ensuring that their life-saving work continues.

“Bake” a difference and organize your office party today!

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Jan 09, 2017
by Emily Cook
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