A puppy party is a joyous occasion where a group of puppies is the center of attention for the festivities. Dog breeders or other organizations with access to puppies bring puppies to your party location for everybody to pet, cuddle, and admire.
Why puppies? Well everybody loves puppies. A mother said of her daughter’s eighth birthday puppy party, “the great thing is when you have puppies, you don’t have to do anything else… well, except ice cream cake.”
For adults, cuddling a puppy is a great stress reliever, so puppy parties have become very popular with technology, financial, and other firms where stress levels are high. A human resources manager who arranged a puppy farewell party for an employee of her tech firm said, “This wasn’t like one of those parties where people take a slice of cake and disappear. Everyone stayed for the whole hour. You can’t leave a puppy.”
How Does a Puppy Party Work?
The puppy handlers bring between 5 – 10 puppies and set up a playpen. Younger party goers are instructed on how to handle and pet the puppies properly. Party goers then sit in the playpen with the puppies and play. The puppies are generally 2 – 6 months old, with an occasional small adult dog included.
Puppy parties have also turned out to be a great way to place puppies needing homes. Adoption groups offer puppy parties so prospective pet parents can “rent puppies” to see if owning a puppy is right for them.