National Dog Day is kind of new. It was founded in 2004 by an author who wanted to remind people of the value of dogs and urge people to adopt dogs rather than buy them.
National Dog Day (Also known as: International Dog Day & National Dog Appreciation Day) is celebrated August 26th annually to recognize the number of dogs that need to be rescued each year, and acknowledge family dogs and dogs that work selflessly each day to save lives, keep us safe and bring comfort.
Dogs put their lives on the line every day - for their law enforcement partner, for their blind companion, for a child who is disabled, for our freedom and safety by detecting bombs and drugs and pulling victims of tragedy from wreckage.
And dogs make people happy. So the best way to celebrate National Dog Day is to make the important decision that when you are ready to have a pet added to your family, you will ADOPT A DOG! I, Cinnamon, was adopted and I think that is the way things should be. There are so many of my friends out there without homes that would be great pets and work animals.
If you already have a dog, TREASURE YOUR DOG! Give your beloved pet an extra treat or two today. After all, National Dog Day comes around only once a year!