Roya Backlund•August 17, 2020•10 min read
Every dog has their own unique and effervescent personality. As your dog’s human, you know you love studying their expressions and memorizing their adorable traits. Perhaps your pup is famous for the way they quizzically tilt their head whenever you ask them a question. Maybe your phone is full of videos of them barking in their sleep. This week marks the end of Leo season, but true to form, it’s going out with a bang. The sun and moon align in Leo on Tuesday night. The new moon means you and your dog will be completely in tune with your emotions so use this last bit of Leo energy and self-actualize!
Whether you know your pup’s exact birth date or you know their personality well enough to make an educated guess, your dog’s horoscope for the week of August 17 to August will tell you everything you need to know about what may be going on in their furry little head.
Oh! And in case you missed it, here’s last week’s dog horoscope (because we all know you’re going to read EVERY dog horoscope now that you’ve discovered this one wink wink).
You’re such an artist, Aries dog. In fact, this week, you’re about to discover an entirely new medium of artistic expression: paw-lisim. It’s a form of painting in which a dog dips their feet in paint and walks all over a canvas. It’s essentially finger painting, but for a dog! And this week, you might just feel like walking all over a bunch of canvases and creating an entire series of work! Picasso may have had his Blue Period, but you? You’re having your Four-Legged Period! Every art critic in town will be scrambling to see your work and every collector will be willing to fork over some big bones in order to own it! Look at you, Aries dog. You’re definitely using this quarantine to make some major strides!
Have you taken a look at your doghouse lately, the one that’s sitting in the backyard? Some might call it “gauche,” but what it’s really just awkward! It’s collecting dust, cobwebs, dirt, and enough bugs to start a colony! Why not use this week to spruce it up, Taurus dog? Gather some cleaning supplies and scrub the place until it sparkles. Go to your local hardware store (with your human’s help, of course) and purchase a bucket of paint so the walls will glisten in a new color. Heck, you could even buy a small patch of carpet and update the flooring! The end result? You’ll feel so much more at home whenever you set foot in your doghouse, Taurus dog.
Your human has come to a very important decision, Gemini dog. They think you’re officially old enough to own your very own phone. As a Gemini, this is the greatest news you could ever possibly receive! After all, you’re ruled by Mercury — planet of communication — and no other dog loves to bark about gossip as much as you do. Although you might find your lack of opposable thumbs a bit troublesome for texting, you’ll love tweeting your favorite dog jokes, updating your Instagram with selfies, and doing your doggie dance for TikTok! Fair warning, Gemini dog, it’s very very easy for a Gemini to become addicted to their phone, so make sure you keep your usage in check!
You’re realizing that your human can’t provide all of your financial needs, Cancer dog. They provide you with food and they don’t charge you rent, so you know you can’t complain. However, with all the online shopping you’ve been doing during quarantine, you can’t help but dream of having some extra funds! So what if you want to buy a memory foam doggie bed, champagne-flavored doggie desserts, and a rose quartz collar? No shame in the luxury game! That’s why you should start a side hustle. You could charge people for hourly cuddles, get paid to attend children’s birthday parties, and maybe even do tricks on stage! The choice is yours, Cancer dog, because there is plenty of moolah to be made.
Leo dog, you’re the zodiac sign of self-love. It’s what makes you so adorable and attractive! Literally everyone wishes they were like you, Leo dog, and you’re used to getting so much attention wherever you go. However, this week, you run the risk of letting it get to your head. In fact, you just discovered that you can see your own reflection in your water bowl! So, naturally, you’ve been staring at it every day… for hours at a time. Like, it’s getting so bad that you’re forgetting to actually DRINK the water whenever you approach the bowl. You’ll probably be hearing your human call you “self-obsessed” this week, just FYI. Good thing you don’t know what “self-obsessed” even means!
You’re feeling so sleepy lately, Virgo dog. But the good thing about sleeping is dreaming! And this week, your dreams are especially vivid. So vivid, in fact, that your dreams can tell the future. Unfortunately… you had a dream in which your human is giving you a bath. TERRIFYING! Dear Virgo dog, you’ll probably spend the whole week trying to AVOID that bath. You’ll drag your feet whenever your human pulls you close to the bathroom. You’ll avoid going outside just so you won’t get mud on your paws. You’ll even make sure you eat carefully so you don’t get food on your chin! But here’s the thing, Virgo dog. You’re going to get a bath this week whether you avoid it or not. Might as well accept your fate and look forward to being clean!
You’ve been social distancing for many, many months now, Libra dog. You never thought you’d say this, but you’re kind of tired of your human! You see them 24/7 these days and while you used to whine and pout whenever your human left the house, you can’t wait for them to get out. But really, it’s not your human’s fault. The real problem is how much you miss your canine crew! Well, did you know you can social distance while you socialize? Why not organize a socially distanced fetch event! You can invite all sorts of dogs to the park for a day of chasing and fetching. The rule of the game, Libra dog? Maintain six feet of distance at all times! If you DON’T social distance, you lose the game. Ready to compete?
You’ve been stuck in a rut lately, Scorpio dog. You’ve already peed on every tree in the neighborhood, tasted every brand of bones at the local pet shop, and you’ve finished rewatching every episode of “The Dog Whisperer”! What are you gonna do next? Well, you’ve got hopes, aspirations, and dreams, Scorpio. Are you gonna search for your next distraction or are you going to start laying down the foundation for your success! Spend this next week zeroing in on your goals and then creating a plan to make it all happen. Do you want to be the next canine TikTok star? Want to start your own blog about how to train your human? Well, no one’s going to do it for you, Scorpio dog. Get to work!
You’re still feeling pretty bummed that you didn’t get to have the summer you hoped for, Sagittarius dog. Between beach vacations, outdoor barbecues, and pool parties being canceled, you’re ready to cancel summer 2020 all together! Being the adventurous zodiac sign that you are, it’s been a real bust, Sagittarius dog. However, you can spend the season reliving your other summer memories! Why don’t you take a look at all the photos and videos from last year? Heck, you could even start a scrapbook so you can display them all in a stylish manner! You know you have photos of you jumping off the diving board, rolling around in the grass, and catching balls in the ocean. After all, what Sagittarius DOESN’T?
You’re so independent, Capricorn dog. Your human has even nicknamed you “kitty cat” because of how much you love to do your own thing! If it weren’t illegal, your human could probably trust you to walk yourself around the neighborhood everyday without a leash. That’s just how you roll! However, this week, all you want to do is be next to your human. In fact, your human might even forget all about your “kitty cat” nickname and start calling you their “shadow” instead! It’s adorable how much affection you’re showing your human lately and don’t worry, your human definitely loves it! Just one thing though… it’s a little “clingy” when you start following them into the bathroom. Let them pee in peace, Capricorn dog!
You and the American Staffordshire Terrier are finally official, Aquarius dog. Seriously, you posted a photo of you guys together on Instagram and it got more likes than the photo of Megan Fox and Machine Gun Kelly! However, you might be moving past the honeymoon stage, Aquarius dog, and there’s nothing wrong with that! It’s the natural progression of all relationships. Unfortunately, that means you also might experience your first fight as a couple this week. Don’t worry, the argument will start over the stupidest reason and if you guys truly love each other, you’ll get through it. Just remember to communicate with love and affection instead of barking at each other at the tops of your lungs!
Every morning, you’ve been waking up feeling all tight and achey, Pisces dog. That’s probably because you haven’t been exercising or stretching! Blame quarantine all you want, but you know you just prefer curling up on the couch instead of running, bending, and jumping. However, you’re tired of feeling weak, so why not start a yoga routine this week? After all, the downward facing dog WAS made for your kind! Start small with a five-minute routine when you wake up in the morning and a five-minute cool down before bed. Before you know it, you’ll be doing handstands and owning eight different pairs of leggings!