Via NationalDogDay.com - National Dog Day, sponsored by the Animal Miracle Foundation & Network, is celebrated each year on August 26.
It’s a day that helps the public recognize the number of dogs that need to be rescued each year, and it acknowledges family dogs and other dogs that work selflessly to save lives, keep us safe and bring us comfort.
Founded in 2004 by pet lifestyle expert and author Colleen Paige, National Dog Day was created to honor dogs, give them their own day, and show a deep appreciation for our long connection with each other.
National Dog Day encourages dog ownership of all breeds - mixed and pure - and embraces the opportunity for all dogs to live a happy, safe and abuse-free life.
National Dog Day is against any kind of breed ban. Dogs should not have to lose their lives because of the atrocities they have been forced to endure at the hands of man.
And while people have the right to purchase a pure breed dog, National Dog Day strongly discourages buying from pet stores, backyard breeders, the internet, newspaper ads and puppy mills.
Millions of dogs are killed each year because they are unwanted. They are wonderful and viable sentient beings that deserve compassion and respect. Please consider adopting on National Dog Day!
For more information on National Dog Day, please visit their website at http://www.nationaldogday.com/.
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