On August 26th, it's all about the dogs.on National Dog Day.
Happy National Dog Day 2023
Mark your calendar for Saturday, August 26, 2023 as America goes to the dogs on National Dog Day!
National Dog Day was created by the National Dog Day Foundation in a mission to promote adoption of rescue dogs and to support local pet shelters coast to coast.
Their motto? "Saving 10,000 Dogs - One Day at a Time".
Since 2004, the foundation has saved the lives of more than 100,000 of the furry critters, and today the celebration of National Dog Day has traveled thousands of miles with similar celebrations on the same day occurring in the UK, Italy, New Zealand, Australia, Spain and Canada.
In addition to giving love and companionship, dogs are "man's best friend" in countless other ways -- protecting our homes, leading the blind, acting heroically in times of war, or aiding in search and rescue missions.
Every year, businesses love to cater to canine family members to celebrate the big day.
This year, watch for the big national chains like Petco, PetSmart and Petland to join the fun with special deals on selected merchandise.
Don't forget national restaurant chains offering offering free doggie treats and giveaways for National Dog Day coast to coast, along with ice cream shops with pup-friendly scoops in honor of the day.
In your local area, also be sure to check out participating shelters, pet supply stores -- and even pet-friendly hotels -- or go online to discover more about contests and special offers that celebrate your favorite fur-baby during National Dog Day.
How else to celebrate National Dog Day
Spoil your dog with extra treats, or get creative with dog-friendly recipes for a nutritious home-cooked meal. Host a National Dog Day event to raise money for your local animal shelter, or offer your services as a volunteer.