National Dog Day was created by Colleen Paige to be celebrated once a year on August 26th. It started out in 2004 and it celebrates all dogs, whether they are pure, mixed breed or in-between. Her goal is to try and recognize the number of dogs that are in need of rescuing every single year, as well as crediting the families who do everything they can to give these dogs a home.
Not only are Dogs important members of families, many Dogs put their lives on the line every single year for our own protection. Whether they work in law enforcement, bomb detection or whether they help to pull victims from wreckages because they do things that we can’t do and this is one of the many reasons why National Dog Day is widely celebrated in New York.
National Dog Day is widely against breed bans. They believe that dogs should not lose their lives because of the trauma they have to endure at the hands of people who supposedly look after them. We feel as though when you buy puppies from pet stores, you are fuelling backyard breeders and puppy mills and that is why we strongly support the idea of adoption as the first and foremost option.
If you know that you want a pure breed puppy, look in your local area to see if they have a furry companion that is suitable for you. You can also look at large chain pet stores because they host adoption drives and they also focus on getting help from local shelters and even rescue centers as well. When you do consider buying from a breeder, it is very important that you verify who they are and that you also check their licensing as well. This will help you to make sure that you get the right dog as well as potentially saving the lives of other puppies who have to live in horrific conditions through bad breeders. At the end of the day, bad breeders will be unable to make a living if we refuse to buy the dogs they have in their care, forcing them to provide better living conditions which will go on to benefit hundreds of furry lives in the future.