Dog lovers know that you don’t need a special day to celebrate woman’s and man’s best friend. But honestly, if there is National Butterscotch Pudding Day, there might as well be a National Dog Day. And this year, today’s the day.
Started by animal expert and author, Colleen Paige, National Dog Day comes out of Paige’s organization, the (wonderful) Animal Miracle Network. This site is a virtual setting to connect animal lovers, shelters, rescues and businesses who care about helping orphaned animals find new homes.
National Dog Day was created to raise public awareness about the number of dogs that need to be rescued each year, and also to celebrate family dogs and dogs that work selflessly each day to save lives, keep us safe and bring comfort. National Dog Day encourages dog ownership of all breeds, mixed and pure–and embraces the opportunity for all dogs to live a happy, safe and abuse-free life. Amen!
Given that the Humane Society of the United States estimates that animal shelters care for between 6 to 8 million dogs and cats every year in the United States, of whom approximately 3 to 4 million are euthanized, National Dog Day seems like a real lifesaver. So, is there an adopted dog in your future?