Happy National Dog Day!
This fun holiday filled with everything dogs started on August 26, 2004, by Colleen Paige, a Pet & Family Lifestyle Expert and Animal Advocate. Colleen is the founder of a variety of pet-related philanthropic holidays including National Puppy Day, National Mutt Day and National Cat Day.
National Dog Day focuses on all dogs, no matter the breed… pure or mixed, to promote adoption and bring attention to the important roles they hold in our everyday lives. Not only do our four-legged family members play an invaluable role in our lives, but also working dogs play significant roles in our safety and personal needs (specially trained for sight, service dogs for veterans and those with disabilities, and sensing certain medical issues such as oncoming epileptic seizures, diabetes and so on).
Give your pup a few extra treats today or perhaps a nice long walk! If you’re thinking about adding to your family, today is a fabulous opportunity to adopt a dog from a local shelter or rescue in your area or make a donation to any of these organizations.
For more about Colleen Paige and her service to the pet community, please visit http://www.nationaldogday.com for details.