- International Dog Day is celebrated annually on August 26 to respect and celebrate every dog, no matter what breed they are, and to draw attention to the plight of canines and encourage adoption. Dogs are known as man’s best friend. They love their owners unconditionally.
International Dog Day was started as National Dog Day in the US in 2004 by pet and family lifestyle expert and animal rescue advocate Colleen Paige. She chose to observe the day on August 26 as it’s the date that her family adopted their first dog ‘Sheltie’ from an animal shelter home. The website of National Dog Day describes their mission as “to help galvanize the public to recognize the number of dogs that need to be rescued each year and acknowledges family dogs and dogs that work selflessly each day to save lives, keep us safe and bring comfort.” Also, National Dog Day celebrates dogs of all breeds.
You can celebrate International Dog day by making a donation to shelter homes for canines. You can also volunteer with organisations that are working towards the cause of dogs. If you are planning to get a pet dog for yourself, then international Dog Day is symbolically the best day to do so. Also, when you are looking for a dog as a companion, you should “adopt, not shop”. You will promote breed discrimination by buying a dog and when you adopt a dog from a shelter home, another dog takes its place. So, you will actually save two lives.Agency