Saturday, August 26, 2017

It's #NationalDogDay - Let's Celebrate!

Happy National Dog Day!

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I know what you're thinking... and we couldn't agree more.

Yes, every day should be national dog day. However, today is not just about celebrating our love for our furry 4-legged kids, it is also about recognizing the number of dogs across the globe who are in need of rescue.
"National Dog Day celebrates all breeds, pure and mixed, and serves to help galvanize the public to recognize the number of dogs that need to be rescued each year, either from public shelters, rescues or pure breed rescues. National Dog Day honors family dogs and dogs that work selflessly to save lives, keep us safe and bring comfort. Dogs put their lives on the line every day - for their law enforcement partner, for their blind companion, for the disabled, for our freedom and safety by detecting bombs and drugs and pulling victims of tragedy from wreckage." - National Dog Day website
National Dog Day Facts
  • Founded in 2004 by pet lifestyle expert Colleen Paige 
  • Celebrated each year on August 26th - chosen because it's the date that Colleen's family adopted her first dog Sheltie
  • Is against BSL and the banning of any dog breeds
  • Encourages adoption first
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I love that National Dog Day gives us pet parents an extra excuse to spoil our furkids as we celebrate the unique bond and unconditional love they provide to us each and every day.

I also love that it provides extra exposure to the thousands of dogs in need of forever homes - including both mixed breed and purebred dogs. Rescue has always been near and dear to our hearts, and we have fostered and adopted several puppies and dogs over the years.

For those who may not know, all of the Lapdogs are rescues - and they are all amazing. We'll be celebrating National Dog Day with some extra loving and treats today... and maybe even a fun adventure or two.

How are you celebrating National Dog Day?


Sue said...

We'll be playing and eating watermelon today. Around here every day is Dog Day.

Marjie said...

The Lapdogs are good at celebrating everything, and I"m sure Dog Day is a great celebration!

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