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National Dog Day
August 14, 2018

national dog day

National Dog Day


Each year on August 26th National Dog Day is celebrated to give honor to family dogs and dogs that help keep us safe & save lives. National dog day made the first debut in 2004 by Colleen Paige, an Animal Advocate, and Pet & Family Lifestyle Expert. This special day was created to raise awareness on the vast amount of dogs that need to be rescued from shelters & rescues. On this day, we celebrate the love we have for all dogs in every shape, form, or type.


Apart from NDD’s movement, they are against any form of “breed bands” – which means they advocate against purchasing dogs from pet stores supplied by puppy mills, backyard breeders, the internet, and newspaper ads. Instead, when looking for a canine companion, consider adoption. If you have a preference for pure breed dogs, try finding your pure breed dog at a local Atlanta rescue.  Furthermore, many times large chain pet stores will host adoption drives for local animal shelters.


Some people insist that they must have a purebred dog. Ensure that you locate a reputable breeder. You can verify their reputability by reviewing their licensing, internet reviews, and local references.


Ways To Celebrate


  • Adopt a dog from your local shelter or rescue.
  • Volunteer at your local shelter or rescue by walking & playing with the dogs.
  • Conduct an in-home safety test to make sure it is safe for your dog.
  • Donate food, toys, and blankets to animal welfare organizations, shelters, and rescues.
  • Host a national dog day party and invite your neighborhood’s dogs.
  • Give your dog a massage or spa treatment.
  • Take your dog to the park.
  • Give your dog a special treat.
  • Organize a peaceful demonstration in front of your community pet store that sells puppies.
  • Buy your dog a new toy.



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