National Dog Day is observed annually on August 26th.
This day encourages dog ownership of all breeds, mixed and pure, and embraces the opportunity for all dogs to live a happy, safe and abuse-free life.
Dogs give us companionship; they keep us safe, and they aid those in need. It is a goal for many on National Dog Day to find homes for all dogs in need of a loving family.
The goal of the National Dog Day Foundation is to rescue 10,000 dogs each year.
HOW TO OBSERVE
Use National Dog Day and post photos of your dog on social media. Take your dog for a walk. If you do not have a dog, ask to take your neighbor’s dog for a stroll or volunteer at a shelter.
National Dog Day was founded in 2004 by pet lifestyle expert and author Colleen Paige, also the founder of National Puppy Day, National Mutt Day and National Cat Day and many more philanthropic days to bring attention to the plight of animals and encourage adoption. The date of August 26th is significant, as it's the date that Colleen's family adopted her first dog "Sheltie" when Colleen was 10 years old.
For dogs adopted on August 26th, National Dog Day becomes many a dog’s birthday!
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