Saturday, August 25, 2012

Celebrate 9th Annual National Dog Day on August 26

Via PR - The 9th Annual National Dog Day is proud to kick off by offering a free eCollectible from ShakyPlanet to everyone who cares about helping to save shelter dogs around the nation.

While National Dog Day is all about celebrating the wonderful attributes of dogs mixed breed and pure, its goal is to save as many dogs from death row as possible in one special day and advocate against breed specific legislation.

“This day is a way for me, for all of us, to say thank you to dogs for their loyalty, their bravery, dedication and their unconditional love in so many areas of our daily lives,” says Colleen Paige, founder of the day. 

“Dogs do so much for us; they sniff out bombs and drugs, chase down criminals, detect seizures, lead the blind and lower blood pressure just by being themselves and asking nothing in return. They save their families from intruders and put their lives on the line to keep our streets safe every day,” Paige says.

National Dog Day encourages dog owners and non-dog owners alike to donate to their local shelter and spread the word about adopting, rather than buying from pet stores that are only supplied by puppy mills, which abuse and neglect animals for the sake of monetary gain.

This special day is an opportunity to spread awareness about the need for spaying and neutering, and is a great reason to throw a dog party! For newly adopted dogs on this day, it’s a perfect date to set for a birthday since it is always a guess when it comes to shelter dogs.

“I’m so proud to have ShakyPlanet as a partner this year. It’s the most fun and unique product a partner has presented yet and we expect that since it’s a free, limited edition eCollectible, everyone will want to get theirs while they are available,” says Paige.

The National Dog Day ShakyPlanet eCollectible features three cartoon dogs with silver bones and tennis balls floating around them that activate when your mobile device is shaken. When tapped, the eCollectible animates with blinking eyes, wagging tails and even panting.

To download your National Dog Day eCollectible, visit