National Dog Day

As a pet sitter and a doggie mom, I can not just ignore the hype on social media about the fact that today, August 26th, is National Dog Day!!

According to the National Dog Day website:

“National Dog Day is celebrated August 26th annually and was founded in 2004 by Pet & Family Lifestyle Expert and Animal Advocate, Colleen Paige (also the founder of National Puppy Day, National Mutt Day and National Cat Day …to name a few).

National Dog Day serves to help galvanize the public to recognize the number of dogs that need to be rescued each year, and acknowledges 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.

National Dog Day is against any kind of “breed ban”. Dogs should not have to lose their lives because of the atrocities they have been forced to endure at the hands of man. And while we feel that American’s have the constitutional right to purchase a pure breed dog, we strongly discourage buying dogs from pet stores supplied by puppy mills, backyard breeders, the internet and newspaper ads. Rather, we encourage those seeking new canine companions, to consider choosing adoption first and if you’d like a pure breed dog, look into a pure breed rescue to see if they might have just the dog you’re looking for.”

Therefore, today’s post is in honor of my two hooligans, Sawyer Brown and Maggie Mae.

National Dog Day Sawyer Brown and Maggie Mae

Sawyer Brown & Maggie Mae

Make sure to give your canine kids some extra love today and celebrate their special day! For ideas on how to celebrate check out Ways to Celebrate on the official National Dog Day website.

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3 comments on “National Dog Day

  1. Michelle says:

    They are gorgeous! Thank you for sharing with us 😊

  2. Too adorable for words! 😀

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