Founder of National Dog Day Colleen Paige started celebrating and publicizing this day in 2004 in memory and honor of the search and rescue dogs who worked at Ground Zero. She wanted to encourage people to adopt shelter dogs, and her efforts have now gone international with six countries participating in the celebration in 2011.
So, join with dog lovers around the globe this Sunday and celebrate National Dog Day by adopting a shelter or rescue dog. If you can’t adopt, consider fostering or donating.
Until next time,
Good day, and good dog!
Adopt a shelter dog or donate to a shelter.