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 www.zootoo.com, "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'."