By Sharon Kurtz ~
“Dogs have a way of finding the people who need them and filling the emptiness we didn’t ever know we had.” Author Thom Jones
Our dogs have always been our best friends, loyal companions, and, most importantly, part of our family. So why not celebrate them? It is a great reason to spoil your dog even more than you already do.
Our furry friends come in all different shapes, sizes, and breeds. There is a dog out there for everyone! Whether you like big dogs or small dogs, every pup holds a special place in our hearts.
National Dog Day and every day is a great time to celebrate dogs in need of rescue and encourage dog adoptions. It uses its platform to promote dog ownership of all breeds, mixed and pure, and motivate us to ensure all dogs live a happy and abuse-free life.
Whether you choose to spend this day by volunteering at a rescue home, donating to a shelter, or giving your four-legged friend an extra-long belly rub, make sure you let them know how doggone awesome they are.
Why We Love Dogs
Dogs keep us happy and healthy.
Our relationships with our dogs bring positive feelings, increased activity, affection, and security. Coming home to a dog helps to relieve stress.
They comfort us.
They have soothing abilities and give them freely to comfort us when we are sad. They are used as therapy dogs to soothe soldiers and people who have PTSD.
They love us more than they love themselves.
Dogs are always happy to see us and would risk their lives to protect their humans, young, old, big, or small.
Go for a walk or take her for a drive.
Take a fun ride and let your pal enjoy the wind in his face, take your furry friend for a little longer walk and pass by the ducks or squirrels your buddy likes to chase.
Treat your dog.
The chances are high that your dog deserves an extra good spoil. Buy them some new treats to chow on or a toy to fetch with at the park.
Visit an animal shelter.
Whether you do or don’t have a dog of your own, visiting a local shelter is a great way to make a positive impact on dogs waiting on their forever homes. You can volunteer to play with or walk the dogs and maybe even take one home to foster until they are adopted.
National animal welfare organizations are always looking for dog donations such as blankets, treats, food, and beds.
“For me, a house or an apartment becomes a home when you add one set of four legs, a happy tail, and that indescribable measure of love that we call a dog.” – Animal Activist Roger Caras.
This year celebrate National Dog Day by pampering your best buddy a little extra. When your dog is happy and comfortable, they feel appreciated and loved. And you will too.
What: National Dog Day
When: Wed. August 26