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August 26th is National Dog Day! This day was created by the National Dog Day Foundation and has two goals: to honor dogs, and to encourage us to adopt a dog from a shelter or a rescue group. The goal of the National Dog Day Foundation is to rescue 10,000 homeless dogs a year. Their motto is “Saving 10,000 Dogs-One Day at a Time”. Lend a hand to help a dog in need today or any day!
Goals: Show Appreciation and
Adopt a Dog
First, this day is an opportunity for us to recognize and appreciate the value and importance of dogs in our lives. It’s a day to honor dogs for all that they do for us. In addition to giving unconditional love and companionship, they are watch dogs for our safety, service dogs for those with disabilities, and assist your local police officers. The second goal of National Dog Day is to adopt a dog and rescue them from homelessness and abuse. On this day, you are encouraged to visit a local shelter or rescue group to adopt a new furry family member that will be forever grateful. Millions of dogs are euthanized each year because they are unwanted. The founders of National Dog Day ask you to please consider adopting on August 26th! If you are not in the position to adopt a dog, consider making a monetary donation to your local shelter. Shelters are also grateful for dog necessities such as blankets, toys and crates!
If you are ready to research how to adopt a dog, check out www.petfinder.com. This is an informative website that allows you to search for adoptable dogs in the area you live. This site also will help you find a local animal shelter or a rescue group.
We Love our Dogs
Dogs are very close to the hearts of staff members here at ChristmasOrnaments.com. In celebration of National Dog Day, we would like to share our favorite dogs with you!
Meet Amy! Amy’s owner, Lisa, brought Amy into our office when she was 3 months old and today Amy is 10 months old! As you can see, Amy just loves wearing her reindeer antlers! Amy was born on a mini horse farm where her parents are watching over the horses. Lisa loves her German shepherd; she is playful, smart and loyal. When Amy is past her puppy stage, Lisa plans to adopt a dog from a shelter so Amy can have a buddy!
Meet Wrigley! Wrigley’s owner, Jenny, wanted a medium size dog that did not shed because her husband is allergic to most dogs. Wrigley is a shih tzu-bichon mix and was the perfect choice for a non-allergenic dog. Wrigley likes to play tug-of-war with Jenny’s three kids, go for car rides, and he will be 10 years old on August 28th!
Meet Bella and Daisy! Bela and Daisy’s owner, Bobbi, loves having two dogs! Bela is a Golden Retriever. Bobbi’s family rescued Bela from a shelter when she was 9 months old after she had been returned twice to the shelter. Bobbi received Daisy, a St. Bernard, as a Christmas present when Daisy was 3 months old. She is almost 5 years old now! The dogs love to play tug-of-war together.
Meet Tipsoo! Tipsoo is named after a lake located in the mountains in Washington State. Tipsoo’s owner, Kim, got Tipsoo from a yellow lab breeder in Wisconsin. This breeder has been breeding labs for 60 years! Kim says Tipsoo is smart, stubborn and sassy! She loves her crazy puppy! Kim took the below picture of the puppies on the day she went to get Tipsoo. Tipsoo is the puppy on the far right. She was 7 weeks old there, now she is 5 months old!
Meet Lizzy and Pippin! Lizzy, is a black shih-poo. She is 8 ½ years old. Pippin is a Shih tzu and she is 8 years old. Kelly, their owner, said her neighbor’s dog had puppies and Pippin was the runt of the litter! She was not planning on getting another dog but she could not resist when she saw Pippin. 8 years later she is glad she did because her dogs are best buddies now!
We hope you found this information useful if you are planning to adopt a dog. We are so glad to offer you a wide variety of dog Christmas ornaments . Chose an ornament to commemorate the day you bring home your new, furry family member! Woof Woof!