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:
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