Celebrate “man’s best friend” today–National Dog Day, whose aim is to honor dogs, and to rescue dogs from homelessness and abuse. Founded in 2004 by the National Dog Day Foundation, the foundation wishes to encourage dog ownership of all breeds and embraces the opportunity for all dogs to live a happy, safe and ”abuse-free life.”
Dogs perform many roles for us, such as hunting, herding, pulling loads, protection, assisting police and military, companionship and, more recently, aiding handicapped individuals and offering comfort to hospitalized or traumatized patients.
I don’t believe there is any more unconditional love than that of your dog. (from me and Cute Calendar)
Tomorrow, June 21st, marks the 20th annual event. It was created by Pet Sitters International (PSI) to celebrate the great companions dogs make and promote their adoptions. It also encourages employers to experience the joys of pets in the workplace for one day to support their local pet community.
PSI feels that through the events, non-pet owners are able to witness the special bond their coworkers have with their pets firsthand and be encouraged to adopt a new best friend of their own. (part from cute-calendar.com)
We should also use this day to remind us to support Pets for Patriot’s efforts to help veterans and military members adopt the most overlooked shelter pets.
They love us unconditionally so celebrate that love.
This is National Pet Day, and whether you have a dog, cat, horse, turtle, bird, fish — or any other animal you care for — give them some extra love today and buy them a new toy.
Adopt a pet from a shelter or pure breed rescue organization, volunteer at or make donations to a local shelter. Take lots of photos of your pets and post them to social. (from me and http://www.cute-calendar.com )
And Adopt a Shelter Pet Day is April 30th