I celebrate dogs every day. I can’t help it. I live with five of them and they are (mostly) a joy. Many of my rescue friends celebrate dogs every day as well…but it’s nice to see the rest of the country catch up — even if it’s only for one day each year.
August 26 is the 10th annual National Dog Day. Founded in 2004 by pet lifestyle expert and author Colleen Paige, National Dog Day was created to celebrate dogs of all types, from the mutts to the purebreds, the companion animals to working dogs.. It is hoped that the day will encourage dog ownership of all breeds and embrace the opportunity for all dogs to live a happy, safe and “abuse-free life.”
Some of the tenets of National Dog Day are: opposing BSL — dogs should not have to lose their lives because of the atrocities they have been forced to endure at the hands of man; Adopt, don’t Shop — reminding us to adopt from rescues or shelters where millions of dogs are euthanized each year because they are unwanted. And if you must buy, instead of buying from pet stores, backyard breeders, the internet, newspaper ads and puppy mills, buy only from a verified reputable breeder.
People who are not dog owners are encouraged to donate $5 to their local shelter on National Dog Day. Not sure how to do that? Drop me a note and I’ll be happy to recommend a rescue that would be happy to get your donation.
In celebration of this wonderful recognition of dogs and what they mean to us in our lives, you can get the following books about dogs FREE for KINDLE for one day only, on August 26, National Dog Day. The links for downloading the books are underneath each cover image.
Please note that there are only limited quantities of the two books below. Click the links to email the authors and ask for a copy.