National Dog Day August 26th

National Dog DayAs pet parents, we know that every day offers us an opportunity to show our furry family members that our fondness for them is far from mere puppy love…it’s dogged devotion! However, one day in particular has been set aside to give all Rovers the recognition they so deserve.

Established in 2004 by pet and family lifestyle expert Colleen Paige– the creator behind the dog-themed date on the calendar that shines a spotlight on our youngest canine fur kids, National Puppy Day, National Dog Day (August 26th) is a time not only to give your own pal with paws extra praise, but also to thank the Fidos in the work force who strive to enrich people’s lives as service dogs, KP cops and working military dogs.

Along with thanking our tail-wagging chums, the day is also dedicated to showcasing the option of pet adoption and all of our barking buddies in shelters who would love to celebrate the next National Dog Day in a forever home.

From taking your canine companion out for a day of play or capturing their cuteness for posterity with help from a professional photographer or artist, to marking the day by donating items (or the precious gift of your time) to a local shelter or welcoming an adorable adoptable into your heart and home, the official National Dog Day website offers a list of 20 ways to celebrate the pet holiday.

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About Grace Sydney

Grace Sydney is the Assistant Editor of and, covering celebrity-related rescue news. She operates the @HollywoodDogs Twitter account sharing information on celebrity fundraising for rescues and shelters.