In case you thought that all “National Days” were just commercially sponsored, random, cloying, Hallmark moments, National Dog Day is the real deal, baby!
August 26th, 2017 is National Dog Day. It was founded by the fabulous, Colleen Page, a leading pet and family lifestyle experts:
Colleen Page is also responsible for National Cat Day and National Puppy Day. So, when it comes to pets and holidays, clearly she means business.
Colleen’s mission is to save the millions of unwanted pets that populate our nation’s shelters and to honor the joy that animals can bring to our lives. Although this day does seek to shine a light on some of the negative aspects of dog breeding and irresponsible dog ownership, it is more a celebration of dogs in general, and an encouragement to anyone who might have been thinking about it, to go ahead and bring a dog into their lives for National Dog Day.
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There are lots of ways to celebrate National Dog Day! You could do something huge like adopting a dog from your local shelter or rescue, but also something fun like commissioning a portrait of your dog, or giving him/her a spa treatment.
Most importantly, National Dog Day encourages us to remember that responsible pet ownership and breeding practices, as well as, spaying and neutering, education, donation and appreciation must be encouraged. What better way than to have our own, tail-wagging holiday!
Happy National Dog Day, America!