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Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Happy National Dog Day!

Happy National Dog Day!  Whether you have a dog, a puppy, or just love dogs – today is the perfect day to show your love for them!  According to ASPCA (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals), approximately 70-80 million dogs are owned in the United States.  This further equates to approximately 37-47% of all households in the United States have a dog.

This holiday was founded in 2004 by Pet & Family Lifestyle Expert and Animal Advocate, Colleen Paige.  This day was developed to honor dogs and remember how many dogs still need to be rescued.  According to ASPCA, approximately 3.9 million dogs enter animal shelters nationwide every year.  Furthermore, of the dogs entering shelters, approximately 35% are adopted, 31% are euthanized and 26% of dogs who come in as strays are returned to their owner (ASPCA).

National Dog Day is against any kind of “breed ban.”  “Rather, we encourage those seeking new canine companions, to consider choosing adoption first and if you’d like a pure breed dog, look into a pure breed rescue to see if they have just the dog you’re looking for," (Paige).

“All a dog wants to do is love and protect you. That's all. Dogs are amazing, courageous, sensitive and sentient beings that deserve compassion and respect. Please consider bringing what was once considered ‘unwanted love’ into your heart and home on National Dog Day (Paige).”

Ways To Celebrate With Your Dog:

  • Buy new toys, treats, bed, collar, or leash
  • Explore a new place to walk
  • Spend time at a park
  • Take your dog to the beach
  • Host a doggie date
  • Give your dog a special treat
  • Take pics of your dog
  • Share pics of your dog via Social Media
  • Take your dog to a pet day spa to be pampered
  • Give your dog a belly rub or ear scratch or rub of their favorite spot
  • Teach a new trick

Ways To Celebrate If You Don't Have A Dog:

  • Donate blankets, food, toys, and leashes to your local animal shelter
  • Donate money to your local animal shelter
  • Volunteer at an animal shelter or organization
  • Adopt a dog
  • Assist a dog owner by walking their dog
  • Share your favorite dog pics via Social Media
  • Write to your congressman to ask that they support the ban of puppy mills in your state

 **Children can also partake in this event by drawing pictures of dogs.**

Here Are Some Pictures of the Cute Dogs in My Life:

Above Pics: Daisy enjoying a car ride

Above Pic: Kiva lounging around

Above Pic: Kiva taking a nap

Above Pic: Kiva playing in the kitchen

Above Left Pic: Dahlilah and Gibbs cuddling; Above Right Pic: Dahlilah watching TV

Above Pic: Gibbs playing outside 

Above Pic: Gibbs going in for the close up

Here Are Some Pictures of Cute Puppies and Dogs I Found Online:




Here are Some of My Favorite Dog Quotes:

“A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than he loves himself.” ~ Josh Billings

“Whoever said you can’t buy happiness forgot little puppies.” ~ Gene Hill

"It's not the size of the dog in the fight, it's the size of the fight in the dog." ~ Mark Twain

“Before you get a dog, you can't quite imagine what living with one might be like; afterward, you can't imagine living any other way.” ~ Caroline Knapp

“Did you know that there are over three hundred words for love in canine?” ~ Gabrielle Zevin

“Actually, my dog I think is the only person who consistently loves me all the time.” ~ H.G. Bissinger

“The world would be a nicer place if everyone had the ability to love as unconditionally as a dog.” ~ M.K. Clinton

“The better I get to know men, the more I find myself loving dogs.” ~ Charles de Gaulle

"I once decided not to date a guy because he wasn't excited to meet my dog. I mean, this was like not wanting to meet my mother." ~ Bonnie Schacter

"No Matter how little money and how few possessions, you own, having a dog makes you rich." ~ Louis Sabin

“Petting, scratching, and cuddling a dog could be as soothing to the mind and heart as deep meditation and almost as good for the soul as prayer.” ~ Dean Koontz

"A piece of grass a day keeps the vet away." ~ Unknown Dog

"Dogs feel very strongly that they should always go with you in the car, in case the need should arise for them to bark violently at nothing right in your ear." ~ Dave Barry

"If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous, he will not bite you. It is the principal difference between a dog and a man." ~ Mark Twain

“The bond with a true dog is as lasting as the ties of this earth will ever be.” ~ Konrad Lorenz

“A dog will teach you unconditional love. If you can have that in your life, things won't be too bad.” ~ Robert Wagner

“You know, a dog can snap you out of any kind of bad mood that you're in faster than you can think of.” ~ Jill Abramson

“Dogs don't rationalize. They don't hold anything against a person. They don't see the outside of a human but the inside of a human.” ~ Cesar Millan

“There is no psychiatrist in the world like a puppy licking your face.” ~ Ben Williams

Fall in love with a dog, and in many ways you enter a new orbit, a universe that features not just new colors but new rituals, new rules, a new way of experiencing attachment. ~ Caroline Knapp

"The greatest pleasure of a dog is that you may make a fool of yourself with him and not only will he not scold you, but he will make a fool of himself too." ~ Samuel Butler

"A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than he loves himself." ~ Billings

"Even the tiniest poodle is lionhearted, ready to do anything to defend home, master, and mistress." ~ Louis Sabin

"Dogs have given us their absolute all. We are the center of their universe, we are the focus of their love and faith and trust. They serve us in return for scraps. It is without a doubt the best deal man has ever made." ~ Roger Caras

"A dog is one of the remaining reasons why some people can be persuaded to go for a walk." ~ O.A.

"I can train any dog in 5 minutes. It's training the owner that takes longer." ~ Barbara Woodhouse

"When most of us talk to our dogs, we tend to forget they're not people." ~ Julia Glass

"Acquiring a dog, may be the only time a person gets to choose a relative." ~ Unknown

"Dogs teach us a very important lesson in life: The mail man is not to be trusted" ~ Sian Ford

"He is your friend, your partner, your defender, your dog. You are his life, his love, his leader. He will be yours, faithful and true, to the last beat of his heart. You owe it to him to be worthy of such devotion." ~ Unknown

“I have found that when you are deeply troubled, there are things you get from the silent devoted companionship of a dog that you can get from no other source.” ~ Doris Day

There are so many wonderful ways to celebrate and show your dog how special they are.  Do you have a dog?  Will you be celebrating this special holiday with your dog?

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