National Dog Day!

by Kristen

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Did you know that Monday, August 26th is National Dog Day! Personally, I am not generally a fan of Mondays, but what a great way to start off the week.  According to nationaldogday.com this holiday was created to “honor dogs more than we currently do, to give them “a day”, to show deep appreciation for our long connection to each other – for their endearing patience, unquestioning loyalty, for their work, their capacity for love and their ability to impact our lives everyday in the most miraculous ways. National Dog Day wishes to encourage dog ownership of all breeds, mixed and pure – and embraces the opportunity for all dogs to live a happy and safe life.”

Recommended ways of celebrating Dog Day range from donating supplies to your local shelter, to putting together a dog first aid kit for your home, or even to teach your dog a new trick.  And of course adopting a homeless dog or volunteering at your local shelter!

I will definitely be celebrating with my dog and will take the opportunity to keep working on a few new fun tricks.  How will you celebrate? We’d love to know!