National Dog Day History
National Dog Day seeks to raise awareness about the dogs in need of rescue. This day encourages appreciating dogs for all they do. This includes family dogs and working dogs such as service dogs, rescue dogs, and law enforcement dogs. Many families in the US own dogs however many are homeless and or have been abandoned. Every year, these dogs are taken into shelters where millions of them are euthanized. In the US, approximately 3.9 million dogs enter animal shelters every year, of these, 1.2 million are euthanized.
National Dog Day was established and promoted in 2005 by pet advocate Colleen Paige. It is observed annually on August 26th.
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