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Celebrate National Dog Day
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Since 2004, August 26 has been National Dog Day.  Colleen Paige, Pet Lifestyle Expert, author and animal behaviorist was inspired to create this annual day celebrating all the many types of dogs that share our lives.  Her purpose is “…to help galvanize the public to recognize the number of dogs that need to be rescued each year, and acknowledge 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,” says Colleen on her website.

National Dog Day is sponsored by Animal Miracle Foundation & Network.  One of Coleen’s desires is to promote adoption.  She believes all dogs deserve a safe, happy and abuse-free life.  Dogs give unconditional love every day and don’t expect a thing in return.  It is because of that fact that Coleen created National Dog Day.

Some of the many types of dogs that share our lives are:

  • Search and Rescue dogs
  • Therapy dogs
  • Police dogs
  • Guide dogs
  • Military dogs
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6:01PM PDT on Sep 1, 2011

YAY!!! for the Dog!!! I have a Dog now and I've ALWAYS had Dogs in my Life!! WILL NEVER NOT have a Dog!! They are the Best!!! They are truly Man's Best Friend!!! They are very Special to Me & my Lhasa is very Important to Me as well. I Love taking care of her!!! She's my Rock and I LOVE HER TO DEATH!!! Hope She knows that - She probably does w/ all the Hugs & Kisses I give her every day!!! She is the Best Friend ever that gives Me Unconditional Love every single day of my Life!! Don't even get that from Humans!!! GO DOG GO!!!!!!

6:06AM PDT on Sep 1, 2011

also signed :)

6:06AM PDT on Sep 1, 2011

Great and interesting article, thanks for sharing :)

7:05PM PDT on Aug 29, 2011

thank you

2:02PM PDT on Aug 29, 2011

Thanks for sharing.

1:59PM PDT on Aug 29, 2011

Thanks. I'll celebrate!

12:08PM PDT on Aug 29, 2011

Everyday! My dog and cats are as spoiled as the kids :)

12:08PM PDT on Aug 29, 2011

We honoured the day pampering our rescue

11:11AM PDT on Aug 29, 2011

Dogs are so awesome and they deserve their own day!!! I only wish that every dog was treated with the respect and love that they deserve .

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