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National Dog Day

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

National Dog Day

When : Always August 26th

National Dog Day has two goals: to honor dogs, and to rescue dogs from homelessness and abuse. It's an opportunity for us to recognize and appreciate the value and importance of dogs in our lives.

This day is intended to honor dogs for all that they do for us. In addition to giving love and companionship, dogs help us out in countless ways. They are watchdogs for our safety. They lead the blind. Dogs aid in search and rescue, and they seek out bombs and drugs.

The second goal of National Dog Day is to rescue dogs in need. On occasion, dogs need us to save them from homelessness and abuse. The goal of the National Dog Day foundation is to rescue 10,000 dogs a year. Lend a hand to help a dog in need today, or any day.

Origin of National Dog Day:
National Dog Day was created by the National Dog Day Foundation. Their motto is "Saving 10,000 Dogs - One Day at a Time".

President George W. Bush, a dog owner himself, sent a letter to the foundation in support of National Dog Day.

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    I like many dogs (Cocker Spaniels are my fav because we had one when I was a teenager) but I don't think it is fair to have one in an apartment in a city, so I have not had one for over 35 years. Cats on the other hand, can be kept indoors with litter boxes and as long as there are windows and high spaces for them to hid, and long hallways or open floor for them to play, they usually do quite well. And they don't worry so much if you are late home from work....
    1364 days ago
    We've rescued a total of 5 greyhounds (2 have passed) and we don't even remember what life was like before they came into our lives! A great day indeed!
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  • PMAY0313
    1364 days ago
    Our Lexie is a rescue dog. She thinks every day is National Dog Day around here.
    1364 days ago
    Awwww, this makes my MR. Spot the Wonder Dog very happy. HE is a rescue dog and the sweetest old guy (13 yrs. old) but still acts like a puppy . . . between naps!
    1364 days ago
    I love love love my doggies!!! Life is better with dogs
    1364 days ago
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    didn't know that-I will be sure to give my multipoo a few extra kisses today-so proud of all of the pooh's that protect us and make every day worth living for.
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