Celebrate National Dog Day!

August 24, 2010 | By Zootoo Pet News Staff | Category: Entertainment | 5 comments
Tags: entertainment, charity

Thursday, August 26 marks the 7th annual celebration.

Pet parents honor and spoil their dogs every day, but pet lifestyle expert and author Colleen Paige feels that our canine friends need a day dedicated to honoring dogs’ companionship and support.

Founded in 2004, National Dog Day seeks to educate the public about the number of dogs each year who await loving forever homes. Also, the event honors those dogs that serve humans in extraordinary ways — as working dogs, companion animals, and recovery and rescue dogs.

This year’s celebration holds special meaning because the mascot for National Dog Day, Tinkerbelle, passed away earlier this year after a long struggle with brain cancer. Through National Dog Day events nationwide, Tinkerbelle helped to save the lives of over 50,000 homeless dogs — an inspiring legacy for an unforgettable pet.

Paige offers many suggestions for ways to celebrate the day, but primary among these ideas is, “adopt adopt adopt.” National Dog Day encourages ownership of both mixed and pure breeds, with a distinct recognition of older and special needs canines who are awaiting adoption.

In honor of this celebration, Paige has also created a unique gift basket for dog lovers, including organic grooming products, dog booties, a designer leash, organic cookies, and more.

To support National Dog Day, individuals who are not currently dog owners are encouraged to make a donation to their local shelter.

To find out more about National Dog Day, visit www.nationaldogday.com.

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daryl b.
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daryl b.
4 years ago

everyday should be all pets day. dogs, cats, birds, g pigs, horses, goats etc

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Tessa
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Tessa
4 years ago

I had never heard of this before...which probably means that many local shelters are oblivious,too. Perhaps if we got the word out there more and made it a more family friendly day like on a Saturday, there would be a few more adoptions.

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