Hurray it’s National Dog Day! Ruff! What is National Dog Day you ask? It is exactly what you think it is, a day that you celebrate your beloved dogs and more importantly to rescue those dogs that are homeless or abused. This day is always celebrated on August 26th. Think of this day as your dog’s Independence Day.
National Dog Day was founded by author and pet expert Colleen Paige. She wanted to honor dogs much more than we do now and give them a day because they deserved it for all the numerous things that they do. In addition to giving love and companionship, she wanted us to appreciate the dogs that put their lives on the line every day - such as guide dogs, bomb sniffing dogs, and many others. Dogs also need our help to save them from homelessness and abuse. The goal of the National Dog Day foundation is to rescue at least 10,000 dogs a year. If you can adopt a dog, that would help them reach their goal. If you think owning a dog is too much to handle there are many other ways to contribute. You can help out by donating money or even donating supplies to a local shelter, rescue group or animal food bank. If you cannot donate money or supplies because of the economy, you can volunteer for one day at those places. There’s always an opportunity to be involved in a great cause.
I've had so many wonderful dogs over the years - I can't imagine my life without a dog. My girls both have dogs and they are such a part of our family. So Lily will probably get an extra hug today and treat just for being my dog!