Celebrating how dogs improve lives on National Dog Day

National Dog Day is celebrated on August 26th every year in the United States. It is a day to celebrate all breeds of dogs and to recognize the irreplaceable roles they play in our lives.

It is a day to show appreciation for working dogs that protect us and provide invaluable services, such as guide dogs, therapy dogs, search and rescue dogs, and police dogs

National Dog Day was founded in 2004 by animal welfare advocate and pet lifestyle expert, Colleen Paige.


The date of August 26th was chosen because it's the date that Paige's family adopted her first dog "Sheltie" from the local animal shelter when she was 10 years old.

Dogs offer unconditional love and can improve mental well-being. Additionally, they encourage physical activity through walks and play

Some breeds assist in tasks like hunting, herding, or policing, while service dogs can help individuals with disabilities.

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