This Wednesday 26 August is National Dog Day and it was created to raise awareness of the number of dogs living with rescue agencies and to encourage people to adopt these dogs.
Now I know you all have dogs already and many of them are rescues so unless you are looking at getting a second (or third . . .) dog you might not be looking to adopt a new dog just yet. But don't worry, there are still many things you can do to celebrate National Dog Day this year and just in case, I've got some suggestions for you!
Support your local dog rescue
We are very lucky here in WA to have several dog rescue agencies with no-kill policies. That means that unless the dog has a severe injury they will do their best to rehabilitate and rehome the animal. Most rescue agencies rely on donations from the public to operate and the money made from adoptions really only covers the basic medal treatment most dogs receive.
Ways you can support your local dog rescue or shelter:
Being a foster carer is a rewarding experience and you might even end up finding a new addition to your own family like we did.
For more information about how to sign up to be a foster carer contact your local shelter (I'll also include a list at the end of this email).
Spoil your dog!
Another way to celebrate National Dog Day, is to spoil your own dog! Celebrate the special brand of joy that only a dog can bring into your life by showing your appreciation with one of the following activities:
I hope you and your dog have a wonderful National Dog Day.
K9 Rescue Group
Dogs' Refuge Home
Desperate for Love Rescue
Animal Protection Society
Best Friends Animal Rescue
WA Pet Project
This is not a complete list but it is a place to start. There are also breed specific rescue agencies especially for Greyhounds.
There are also several other animal rescues for cats, birds and wildlife as well.
As a dog owner, dog trainer and pet sitter I have learnt many different tips and tricks over the years and I thought this would be a great way to share them with you. Enjoy!