Monday, August 26, 2013

Aug. 26th - National Dog Day

In 2004, Colleen Paige founded National Dog Day as a way to show appreciation to dogs for their steadfast love and for all the ways they have helped us.  It was also "to encourage dog ownership of all breeds, mixed and pure - and embraces the opportunity for all dogs to live a happy, safe and ”abuse-free life”.

Having been adopted by several dogs and cats over the years (they always seem to find us and after awhile we can't let them go), I really like this idea.  There's too much abuse, abandonment and neglect. This situation should be continually brought to everyone's attention so a change might be possible.

Bonapart (Great Dane)and our daughter, Jennifer.  He was such a gentle, protective dog, who loved the couch. 

Cookie (Dalmatian) was sweet, smart and energetic.  Both dogs were adopted from the pound. 

I can't find the pictures for our other dogs, Shadow (Cocker Spaniel) and Penny (Beagle)  right now but we had taken them off the street, tried to find their owners but had no luck. They then became part of our family.   And there was also Barney and Brittany (mutts) who came as a package deal with my husband

What are some of your best memories with your pets?

Editors note: Colleen has also founded several other days including National Cat Day, National Horse Protection Day and National Wildlife Day.


  1. I always thought pound puppies/or in my case kitten (even if they weren't technically puppies or kittens any longer) made the best pets! ~Gwen~

  2. I agree, Gwen. And same goes for strays. They all seem to realize their in a good home and they don't want to screw it up.

    Thanks for coming by.

  3. So coincidental, I was just talking about our past pets with my mom today when she called my current Shepherd by a lab we used to have ages ago. I must tell my 9-yr-old about NDD, since she wants to be a vet and swears she knows everything about them!