Today, August 26th is National Dog Day in the U.S. As a Canadian, I am also celebrating, because it is also known as International Dog Day, or Dog Appreciation Day. A day dedicated to dogs! Why not?
National Dog Day began in 2004. It was founded by pet lifestyle expert and author Colleen Paige and aims to bring attention to “ 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“
– from NationalDogDay.com
Let me know in the comments what you decide to do to celebrate with your golden(s) !! (et all!)
- Pet Advocate Urges Shelter Adoption on National Dog Day Monday (chicago.cbslocal.com)
- National Dog Day is Today! (arlboston.org)
- National Dog Day: Twitter Celebrates (theepochtimes.com)