9 Dogs Celebrating Passover

These Jewish pets are embracing an important tradition

By Justyne Yuen-Lee
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It’s time for an important history lesson! Passover commemorates the freedom of the Israelites from slavery in ancient Egypt. Passover, which is also a celebration of spring and rebirth, lasts for up to eight days, or seven days among Reform Jewish groups. From April 10th to April 18th, families will come together for one of the most important religious festivals in the Jewish calendar. The family dogs are most definitely invited!

Marnie the super famous rescue dog celebrated Passover at the Tuxedo Animal Hospital. We think she must have just licked the matzo since she can’t nibble! For those who are wondering, matzo is an unleavened — it only consists of water and flour — flatbread, and it is an integral part of the Passover celebration.

We hope our readers who celebrate Passover are able to take some time off to spend with family, pets, and loved ones. It’s always so comforting to see age-old traditions continue to live on through generations. Whether you’re traditional or less traditional about Passover, we hope that you get to see a lot of family! And we also hope your pets have a chance to celebrate their Jewish heritage with you.

Chloe’s first Passover – she tried the matzo but her mum doesn’t think she likes it all that much. At least Chloe gave it a try! Who knows? She miiiight just be making room for other Passover foods she enjoys more.

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Maltese siblings Paris and London brought their share of wine and matzo! My mother always told me, “Never go to a party empty-handed.” Paris and London are the best guests ever. And they’re excited to see their family! More pats for them and definitely a lot of crackers.

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Cibo’s got his Yamaka on, but he’s taking a little pre-celebration nap. It’s hard being the cutest at a family gathering – gotta prepare for all the love and all the food. Cibo should follow that nap up with slipping on some stretchy pants. Rested, comfy, and ready to celebrate.

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Reagan’s got her own funky Yamaka. And she’s got her literature and matzo ready so she can eat while she learns! What a diligent dog. Reagan knows it’s important to understand why Passover is celebrated.

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Hansel the dood is patiently waiting for the dish to be brought closer to his mouth so he can eat without having to move. It pays to have such a long tongue! It’s always such a treat to spend quality time with family and friends. The food is just an added bonus!

But it’s not JUST jewdles.

Bubbe the Granda Chow celebrated Seder, too! And with no surprise she chose the boniest one! We second Bubbe’s pick.

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Teddy the doodle’s Yarmulke has a matzo design! Talk about really getting into the spirit of things. We’re so happy to see these pups getting involved in Passover.

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Remi gets the privilege of sitting at the table unsupervised because she’s so patient and doesn’t grab at things until she’s told! Good girl, Remi! Every family has a different way of starting their Passover meals, but it warms our hearts to see everyone being included and surrounded by good company.

Happy Passover to all who celebrate!