Friday is National Dog Day

National Dog Day

National Dog Day is August 26 and it falls on a Friday this year. Since its creation by author and pet lifestyle expert Colleen Paige in 2004, over 100,000 dogs have been saved. National Dog Day is currently celebrated in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, Italy, and Spain.

According to, "This year, in a special tribute coinciding with the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, National Dog Day will honor Search & Rescue, Police, Bomb Sniffing and Fire Dogs. The event's website offers a special benefit poster series for sale commemorating these 'silent heroes'."

National Dog Day was created in order to educate people about the number of dogs who need loving forever homes and to encourage adoption. Those who do not own dogs are able to make a donation to support adoption. "100% of donations received through the event's website goes directly to saving dogs in need through re-homing and public education about spay and neuter."

To learn more, visit

Clifford the Big Red Dog

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