Did you know that today is the 11th annual National Dog Day? According to the official website, millions of people celebrate around the world.
This reminds me of a book I used to read to my son, called “Go, Dog, Go!” It was one of his favorites, and I always remember how happy he’d look when we got to a page near the end where it showed all kinds of dogs wearing party hats. The text read, “It’s a dog party!” It still makes me smile.
The National Dog Day website suggests 20 different ways you can celebrate:
1. Adopt a dog from your local shelter or pure breed rescue organization. Volunteer at your local shelter and offer to walk a dog or play with a dog, clean cages or anything else they need help with.
2. Have a safety check of your home to make sure it’s safe for your dog and others.
3. Donate blankets, food and toys to animal welfare organizations.
4. Organize a peaceful demonstration in front of your community pet store that sells puppies.
5. Write your Congressman and ask that he/she support the ban of Puppy Mills and Gas Chambers in your state.
6. Order an adorable dog shaped flower arrangement from 1-800-Flowers.com and enjoy a 10% discount by using code GOODLIVING when placing your order!
7. Have a National Dog Day party and invite all your friends and their dogs!
8. Spend the day taking photos of your dog and then enter our photo contest!
9. Buy an official National Dog Day Tee here and sport it proudly!
10. Assist an ill or elderly neighbor by walking their dog.
11. Have a portrait painted of your dog to suspend the fleeting magic of dogdom.
12. Buy your dog a fun new dog toy….or two…or five.
13. Give your dog some fun exercise by taking him or her to a doggy play resort.
15. Brush your dog to eliminate excess fur.
16. Give your dog a massage or holistic spa treatment.
17. Teach your dog a new trick.
18. Buy your dog a fashionable collar and leash.
19. Hire a professional pet photographer for a fun photo shoot.
20. Take your dog to the beach.
“We’re all about changing the world for dogs. They do so much for us and so it’s vital that we do all we can to make the world a better place for them and honor their courage, loyalty and unconditional love.”
From all of us at doggies.com and breeders.net, we hope you enjoy National Dog Day with your favorite 4-footed friend.
Until next time,
Good day, and good dog!