Have you heard about this program for kids, developed through a collaborative agreement between Pet Savers Foundation, Yale University School of the 21st Century (Yale 21C), and the Millan Foundation? The lessons highlight the unique characteristics and needs of Mutt-i-grees,® dogs awaiting adoption at a shelter, while teaching children social and emotional skills.
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.
I’ve finally found my favorite shelter – one that is dedicated only to BEAGLES! (The very best dog around, as far as I’m concerned.) I’m thrilled to feature them on this week’s Shelter Sunday, and to introduce you to Honey. This beautiful girl is being fostered in Austin, Texas by Hound Rescue. Here’s what their website has to say about her. Continue reading Shelter Sunday: Hound Rescue / Austin, TX→
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Good day, and good dog!
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