We think the best way to celebrate National Dog Day is to bake our pumpkin-flaxseed biscuits for your bestie. The recipe is from our For the Love of Dog Biscuits vegan cookbook. With recipes made entirely from plant foods, dog owners can rest assured they are feeding their best friends safe treats suitable for their own palate. The icing on the dog biscuit—they’ll be extending compassion to all animals. Scroll down for the recipe and for more ways to celebrate! Click here to purchase our cookbook in our online store.

Pumpkin-Flaxseed Biscuits
Makes approximately 18 3-inch or 4-inch cookies


2 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
2 Tbsp. Golden Flaxseed Meal
1/2 cup canned pumpkin
9 Tbsp. water
2 Tbsp all natural peanut butter
1 tsp. ground cinnamon

Directions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.

Mix the flour, flaxseed meal, pumpkin, water, peanut butter and cinnamon in a bowl. Knead the dough until workable, but the dough should be somewhat dry and stiff. Roll the dough into a 1/4 inch thickness. Use cookie cutter to cut shapes and lay them 1 inch apart on cookie sheets.

Bake at 350 degrees about 25 minutes, until light golden brown. Cool the cookies on a rack before serving. Store in airtight container in fridge or freezer.

We’ve compiled other ideas to celebrate on Aug. 26 or if you simply want to make every day National Dog Day.

· Book a trip. You know you’ve been dreaming of getting away, so why not take your dog with you to a dog-friendly destination?

· Take a hike. There’s nothing quite like exploring nature with your dog and seeing things through their eyes.

· Test out a new toy. Toys are mentally and physically stimulating and assist in fulfilling a dog’s emotional and physical needs.

· Play a game. Dogs like to have fun too—try tug of war, hide and seek, find the toy and fetch!

· Volunteer at or donate to a local shelter.

· Adopt a dog.