This is the 10th anniversary celebration of National Dog Day, which occurs annually on August 26th. Here’s what the official website has to say about this important day:
National Dog Day serves to help galvanize the public to recognize the number of dogs that need to be rescued each year, and acknowledges family dogs and dogs that work selflessly each day to save lives, keep us safe and bring comfort. Dogs put their lives on the line every day – for their law enforcement partner, for their blind companion, for a child who is disabled, for our freedom and safety by detecting bombs and drugs and pulling victims of tragedy from wreckage.
A message from our founder, Celebrity Pet & Family Lifestyle Expert, Animal Behaviorist and Author, Colleen Paige…
”I founded National Dog Day in 2004 to honor dogs, to give them “a day”, to show our deep appreciation for the historical connection of companionship with one another – for their endearing patience, unquestioning loyalty, for their work protecting our streets, homes and families as Police K-9’s, Military Working Dogs, Guide Dogs and Therapy Dogs. My dog, Sailor, was tortured and starved when I found her in the shelter at 7 months old and she taught me what unconditional love and trust really meant. I want the world to celebrate dogs for their capacity to love and their ability to impact our lives everyday in the most miraculous ways. I want this to be a day to encourage dog ownership of all breeds, mixed and pure – to help abolish puppy mills and end breed specific legislation so we can create a world where all dogs (and every animal) can live a happy, safe and ”abuse-free life”.
So, give your dog an extra treat today and thank him for his service to you.
Until next time,
Good day, and good dog!