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National Mutt Day: July 31 & December 2

Did you know that National Mutt Day — recognizing the joy of mixed breed dogs — is celebrated not once but twice a year? It’s been said that every dog has his day, but one-of-a-kind canines with intriguing ancestries have TWO days dedicated to celebrating their diverse DNA. Observed both on July 31st and December …

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Social Paws Campaign Promotes Pet Adoption on #NationalBestFriendsDay

June 8 is National Best Friends Day, and if your BFF happens to bark there’s no better way to celebrate that bond than to help dogs without pet parents find their perfect human pal. Each year an estimated 7.6 million companion animals– 3.9 million of man’s best friend and 3.4 million of our feline best …

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Preparing for a Natural Disaster | National Animal Disaster Preparedness Day

May is a month of renewal in nature…a time for budding flowers to blossom and the next generation of wildlife to take their first tentative steps out into the world. Along with the beauty, however, the season also brings destruction, with tornadoes, flooding and other severe weather events reminding us of the fragility of our …

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National Adopt A Shelter Pet Day April 30

A day to shine a spotlight on the estimated 3.3 million dogs and 3.2 million cats who find themselves in the U.S. shelter system each year, April 30th has been declared National Adopt a Shelter Pet Day. Many shelters are marking the pet holiday with lowered adoption fees, so if you are pondering the possibility …

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Seeing Eye Guide Dog Anniversary Celebrated January 29th

He may have been blinded by childhood accidents, but Morris Frank nevertheless possessed an inner vision to help the sight impaired through the vital work of guide dogs. Mr. Frank’s foresight into a better tomorrow is celebrated each year on January 29th– the anniversary of the world’s oldest existing guide dog school, The Seeing Eye. …

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World Rabies Day: September 28

Each year approximately 59,000 people in developing countries lose their lives to rabies contracted by canines– that’s 160 people every day, many of them children.  Our four-legged friends are also victims, with 20,000,000 culled each year out of fear of the transmission of a viral disease which can easily be prevented through vaccination. To turn the …

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