Monday, August 19, 2013

Remember Aug 26 -National DOG Day

National Dog Day is celebrated August 26th annually and serves to help galvanize the public to recognize the number of dogs that need to be rescued each year, and acknowledges family dogs and dogs that work selflessly each day to save lives, keep us safe and bring comfort. Dogs put their lives on the line every day - for their law enforcement partner, for their blind companion, for a child who is disabled, for our freedom and safety by detecting bombs and drugs and pulling victims of tragedy from wreckage.

Founded in 2004 by pet lifestyle expert and author 
Colleen Paige, National Dog Day was created to honor dogs more than we currently do, to give them "a day", to show deep appreciation for our long connection to each other - for their endearing patience, unquestioning loyalty, for their work, their capacity for love and their ability to impact our lives everyday in the most miraculous ways. National Dog Day wishes to encourage dog ownership of all breeds, mixed and pure - and embraces the opportunity for all dogs to live a happy, safe and ”abuse-free life”.

National Dog Day is against any kind of "breed ban". Dogs should not have to lose their lives because of the atrocities they have been forced to endure at the hands of man. And while we feel that American's have the constitutional right to purchase a pure breed dog, we strongly discourage buying from pet stores, backyard breeders, the internet, newspaper ads and puppy mills, and rather encourage those seeking new canine companions, to verify that they are buying from a reputable breeder, educate themselves about their dog's breed and better yet - visit their local shelter or pure breed rescue group to adopt a new furry family member that will be forever grateful. Millions of dogs are euthanized each year because they are unwanted. They are wonderful and viable sentient beings that deserve compassion and respect. Please consider adopting on National Day!

We just spent the weekend at Paws-A-Palooza, an adoption fair in Middletown Ohio. 
What fun it was with dogs being adopted all day long.  Such a great  organization.

Our Village is planning a Harvest Festival and Dog Event on October 19 (I'll have more info soon). I am the chair for this event so if you're in Hamilton County or close by and wish to be part of our Harvest Festival, let me know!

for more ideas on how to 
celebrate "Man's Best Friend"

Here are just 5 of the great thing you can do.

 Adopt a dog from your local shelter or pure breed rescue organization. 

Volunteer at your local shelter and offer to walk a dog or play with a dog, clean cages or anything else they need help with.

 Are you prepared for a new dog? Purchase "The Good Behavior Book for Dogs" {Rockport/Quarry Books} from the founder of National Dog Day, Pet Lifestyle Expert, Colleen Paige, to help you with everything you need to know to raise a well behaved and happy dog!

Donate blankets, food and toys to animal welfare organizations.

 Assist an ill or elderly neighbor by walking their dog.

Install a car safety harness to keep your dog safe during travel from

Just Play in the yard all day together.

I am thinking of a doggy picnic.  We have a super lake (Winton Lake) nearby and the girls would love the outing.  I think I will have to make them bandannas to wear.
So start thinking what you and you dog will do to celebrate.  Then let us know by sending us a photo (
We will give away a $10 of MaiRo & Co  dog treats to the dog and owner who are having the most fun.  Who knows--there may be more than one winner.  
Have fun Celebrating!!!