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Celebrate all things puppies with your friends and family on March 23, 2017, because it’s National Puppy Day!
From adoption tips to puppy education, National Puppy Day is all about giving puppies the best lives in the best homes. The day is also dedicated to bringing awareness to orphaned puppies and the danger of getting your new dog from a puppy mill.
National Puppy Day was created by Colleen Paige, an animal lover dedicated to advocating for those in need. She’s created several national days for animals, and has brought awareness to needy animals across the globe.
There are plenty of ways to celebrate National Puppy Day, and one of the biggest things the day encourages is going out and adopting a puppy in need of a home. Check out your local shelter for puppies who are looking for their forever family; you just might find one you can’t leave without! You can also look at dog rescues and pure breed rescue shelters for different puppies in need.
If you’ve been thinking about bringing a puppy into your family, there is no better day to find your new furry pal than National Puppy Day. You’ll be helping a dog in need find a place where he can be loved and cared for that will change his life.
Other Things You Can Do For National Puppy Day
If you’re not interested in getting a dog, consider volunteering to give your shelter a helping hand. Many rescue organizations are always looking for additional help, and who can say no to hanging out with dogs all day? Donations of toys, food, and blankets are always welcome at shelters as well. National Puppy Day is all about making dogs’ lives better, so anything you can do to assist your local shelter is welcome.
National Puppy Day also makes an effort to shine a light on the dangers of puppy mills. Puppy mills are breeding facilities where profit is given priority over the well-being of the dogs. Puppy mills are often filled with horrible living conditions and dogs who aren’t properly cared for.
These dogs often have health and genetic issues because of the way they were bred. What National Puppy Day tries to do is have people be more aware of what puppy mills are doing so that puppies in shelters and rescue organizations are able to find better homes. Adopting a puppy is much more fulfilling than buying one from a puppy mill because you’re not supporting a greedy, unethical industry. You also might be able to have a better understanding of your puppy’s health, and whether he might suffer from issues in the future.
Adopting a puppy makes a world of a difference for both you and your new friend. Knowing that you’re making a difference for dogs across our country is a great feeling all around.
Of course, if you want to adopt a puppy, you’ll need to make sure your family and your home are ready for the new change. Puppies are curious and destructive, so taking the time to puppy proof your home will significantly benefit you in the long run.
You should be sure to have everything your new puppy needs before he comes home, so the transition isn’t difficult. From the essentials, food, bowls, and a bed, to toys and blankets, you should have everything set up for the new member of your family.
It’s also good to choose a designated area for your puppy while he’s still getting comfortable and being house trained. This will help keep disasters to a minimum, and also contain any messes.
Bringing a new puppy home is an exciting time for you and your family, and it always pays to be prepared.
Celebrating Your Dog on National Puppy Day
If you already have a loving puppy (or an adult dog!) who is part of your family, take the day to celebrate your furry friend. This day is all about loving dogs, so make some time to show your pup how much you care.
Take your dog to the park for a game of fetch, or a trek down his favorite walking route. You should take time to make your pup feel special for all the happiness he’s brought into your life.
Shower your dog with treats, go shopping for a new toy, even let him ride in the car with his head out the window. National Puppy Day is the day to help your dog understand how much he means to you, because you know you mean a lot to him.