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Tuesday, August 25, 2009
National Dog Day is formally August 26, 2009 this year and our article is a day early to make sure that you are aware and can take a minute to honor the dog in your life.
What is National Dog Day?
National Dog Day is a day that you celebrate your beloved dogs and shed awareness on dogs that need to be rescued or those dogs that are homeless or abused. Historically, National Dog Day has always been August 26th.
National Dog Day was founded by author and pet expert Colleen Paige. She was ahead of her time in wanting to make sure that dogs are appreciated for everything they do. In addition to our own dogs giving us love and companionship and many times better health --she wanted us to appreciate dogs that put their lives on the line each and every day - such as guide dogs, bomb sniffing dogs, drug sniffing dogs and other dogs in public service.
Dogs need to be saved from homelessness and abuse. (Hey Mike... you reading up??)
The goal of the National Dog Day Foundation is to rescue 10,000 dogs a year. If you can adopt a dog, that helps them reach the goal. If you think owning a dog is too much to handle there are many other ways to contribute. You can help out by donating money or even donating dog supplies to a local shelter, rescue group or animal food bank.
If you cannot donate money or supplies because of the economy, you can volunteer for one day at those places.
There’s always an opportunity to be involved in a great cause.
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