August 26 is National Dog Day
Heck, every day is National Dog Day if you ask me.
Who doesn’t love dogs?
Who else in the world gives us unconditional love no matter if we’re angry, tired, sloppy, sick?
Celebrate your dog/s today!
If you don’t have a dog or wonder what you can do to help more dogs — there are numerous dog rescues and animal shelters in need of more volunteers, more foster homes, more donations, and most have wishlist for gift cards, cleaning supplies, dog food, collars & leashes, etc.
The above picture was taken at Dog Beach in San Diego. The dog on the right is Rider, a 10 year old Tucson greyhound, who survived dog racing and then was in a terrible hit-and-run accident and had more than 300 stitches and his spleen removed. He was 5 years old at the time and is still holding his own but does see a cardiologist.
His adopter, Lizzie Mead, wanted to celebrate his health as well as one of her own big birthdays so brought Rider along with her two other greyhounds, Opal and Bird, and her ex beau to Dog Beach.
As you can see Rider is making friends.
I love this photo. It captures the wonderment and joy and what we so love about a dog’s spontaneity.
If you don’t have a special dog in your life, considering adopting one. Adopt don’t shop! Never buy a dog from a backyard breeder (signs on telephones or Craig’s List). They will meet you in a Wal-Mart parking lot. Reputable breeders don’t advertise that way. Never buy a dog from a pet store. Pet stores sell puppy mill dogs.
Adopt a shelter or rescue dog. Celebrate the dogs. Lots of dogs at PACC (Pima Animal Care Center/county pound) looking for a home today as well as numerous rescues for small dogs, greyhounds, beagles, pitties,cattle dogs , goldens, and more.