National Dog Day
National Dog Day is celebrated on August 26th every year to bring awareness of the plight of dogs and to encourage adoption. The founder of National Dog Day is Pet & Family Lifestyle Expert and Animal Advocate, Colleen Paige. She is also the founder of National Puppy Day, National Mutt Day and National Cat Day.
About the celebration
The main purpose of National Dog Day is to bring attention to the plight of animals and to encourage adoption. The date, August 26th, is of significance to Colleen since it was the day in which her family adopted their first dog, “Sheltie”, when she was only 10 years old.
The celebration is in honor of all dogs, pure and mixed breed. It helps the public realize how many dogs are in need of rescue every year. The celebration also brings attention to those dogs that save our lives every day. Dogs are capable of putting their own lives on the line to protect our own. You have them risking their lives on a daily basis, sniffing out drugs, explosives, and more recently, it has been discovered that they can even early detect cancer.
No breed ban
On their statement, National Dog Day declares themselves against any type of breed ban. This refers to places where specific dog breeds are banned due to their violent history. The most popular of these probably being the Pit Bull and the Rottweiler. Dogs should not be sacrificed due for all the atrocities they were forced to do.
Also, National Dog Day encourages people to adopt and discourages from buying dogs from pet stores supplied by puppy mills, the internet, newspaper ads, or backyard breeders. If you really want a purebred dog, look into your city and find a puppy waiting for him to change your life. The organizers encourage you to buy a puppy from reputable breeders.
How is National Dog Day celebrated?
As a natural person, there are many proposed ways in which you can celebrate National Dog Day. It goes from doing something as simple as giving your dog a kiss and a hug to throwing them a party. The official NDD website has a photo contest, so there is that also. The website also offers official T-shirts which can be sported during a more organized event.
Shelters, rescues, and nonprofits can also host events where they bring awareness of dogs that need to be adopted and how important they are for us. The event is also used for fundraising to rescue more dogs and provide them food and shelter. The event culminates with internet stories, TV interviews, shelter events, online videos, and massive fundraisers.
Here in Dogalize we are all about dogs and we know the importance of loving and caring for them. Visit us to learn some ways in which you can make a pup happy and loved. We have information on local adoption centers as well as a guide to your closest veterinarian.