National Dog Day: The Evolution of Dogs
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National Dog Day: The Evolution of Dogs

by Andrew Ehlert

Did you know that Friday, August 26th, 2022 is National Dog Day? This is a national holiday that has been officially celebrated for nearly 20 years. Every dog parent will jump at the chance to celebrate their dog but it is important to note all of the good this holiday does to help celebrate and improve the lives of dogs all across the world.

In this article, you will learn about the 2022 National Dog Day holiday as well as tips for how you can celebrate with your dog and your community.

2022 National Dog Day

The 2022 National Dog Day Holiday will take place this year on Friday, August 26th, 2022. This holiday helps to celebrate dogs of all breeds for all of the benefits they provide to their pet parents and to society. This includes family dogs as well as working dogs such as law enforcement dogs, blind companion dogs, bomb-sniffing dogs, and more. The holiday was first celebrated in August of 2004 by Colleen Paige who is an Animal Welfare Advocate.

Dogs selfishly provide so much to their family and for us as a society that they deserve a day to celebrate and honor them! Along with celebrating dogs of all breeds, the National Dog Day holiday is a chance to raise awareness for the large number of dogs around the world who are without a home and who need to be rescued.

Over 3 million dogs enter U.S animal shelters nationwide each year. This number has started to decline year-over-year thanks to the rescue efforts of the National Dog Day holiday and the thousands of nonprofits and organizations that help dogs find their forever homes but there is still work to be done.

More and more dogs are finding their forever home compared to the year prior but there is still a lot of work to be done to help as many dogs worldwide as possible. We as a society owe it to dogs around the world who provide us with unmatched companionship.

How To Celebrate National Dog Day

If you are interested in celebrating this year's National Dog Day then there are multiple different ways you can celebrate. Below are a few examples of ways you can celebrate with your dog but also celebrate with your community.

Spoil Your Dog

One of the easiest and most common ways that people around the world celebrate National Dog Day is by spoiling their pups! This day is the perfect opportunity to spoil your dog with treats, extra pets, or even a new adventure like going to the park or going for a hike! Spend the day doing something that your dog loves and let them know how much they mean to you and your family!

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Think About Adopting A Dog

If you are interested in helping to celebrate this national holiday then the ultimate way to celebrate is to think about adopting a dog from a local rescue organization. Millions of dogs each year are trapped in kennels and adoption centers without a home. Unfortunately, many of these dogs will never be adopted.

Adopting a rescue dog and providing them with a home filled with love is one of the best ways you can celebrate this incredible holiday. This selfless act will provide rescue dogs with a happy and love-filled home for the rest of their lives! Adopting a rescue dog isn't for everyone but if you think you could provide a dog with a loving home then you should reach out to a local adoption and rescue organization.

Not everyone will be able to adopt a dog but that doesn't mean you can't help. This National Dog Day you could reach out to a local shelter or organization to volunteer your time or donate your money. Every bit of help is necessary to help celebrate dogs and help provide all dogs with the best lives they could ever ask for.

Spread Awareness

One of the best things you can do to help support the National Dog Day holiday is to spread awareness. Something as simple as a post on social media or a conversation with a neighbor could help to spread awareness that helps support the entire mission of this holiday. Everyone is capable of spreading awareness and helping to spread the word about the mission of this holiday. We would love if you would join in with us and our mission to celebrate dogs of all breeds and help to spread awareness about all of the dogs around the world who are living without a home.

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