About National Puppy Day
The national holiday is observed to not only celebrate puppies, but to support adoption efforts, as well as educate potential dog owners about the dangers of getting dogs from inhumane breeders and puppy mills. Celebrated nationally since 2006, the holiday gives us a great excuse of course to think about and talk about puppies — but it also reminds us of the work we still have to do to change the way we as a nation obtain dogs.
"Happiness is a warm puppy."
Founder, Colleen Paige’s mission is to help galvanize the public to recognize the number of dogs that need to be rescued each year. It’s also an excellent opportunity to show off your dog’s super model side and give them some extra cuddles for all the joy they bring. So sit back and indulge in the endless stream of adorable puppy photos, but keep in mind that today might be the best excuse to bring home your own fluffy canine as your next best friend.
Colleen Paige first brought adoption awareness to a national level with National Dog Day in 2004, which was later adopted by the New York State Legislature in 2013. This day is celebrated on Aug. 26 and is the day Colleen adopted her first dog, “Sheltie” when she was 10 years old.
Since then, Colleen has inspired millions with her compassion and has brought worldwide attention to animals in need. She has shone a light on dogs putting their lives on the line every day for personal protection, for law enforcement, for the disabled, for our freedom, and for our safety.Find out more
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