National Dog Day, celebrated annually on August 26, aims to honor dogs and to rescue them from homelessness and abuse. Take the time to give the dogs in your life a hug or pat on the head for giving their loyalty, love, and companionship. Working dogs aid people with handicaps and work with law enforcement to help with search and rescue, or even to sniff out bombs or drugs.
Because dogs sometimes need us to save them, the National Dog Day foundation's goal is to rescue 10,000 dogs a year. To find out more about how you can help, visit www.nationaldogday.com.