National Dog Day: August 26th

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I just love August 26th! Why? It's National Dog Day today! If you're a parent to one or more dogs, it's your day to go out and celebrate with your dog(s) for their unconditional love and loyalty and maybe do something really special with them...  or for dogs, in general, if you're not a doggie parent, but a lover of dogs.

 

 

 

 

20 Things You Can Do To Celebrate National Dog Day 

 

National Dog Day August 26th

 

1. 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.
 
 2. Have a safety check of your home to make sure it's safe for your dog and others.
 
 3. Donate blankets, food and toys to animal welfare organizations.
 
 4. Organize a peaceful demonstration in front of your community pet store that sells puppies.
 
 5. Write your Congressman and ask that he/she support the ban of Puppy Mills and Gas Chambers in your state.
 
 6. Order an adorable dog shaped flower arrangement from 1-800-Flowers.com. 
 
 7. Have a National Dog Day party and invite all your friends and their dogs!
 
 8. Spend the day taking photos of your dog and then enter our photo contest!
 
 9. Buy an official National Dog Day Tee here and sport it proudly!
 
 10. Assist an ill or elderly neighbor by walking their dog.
 
 11. Have a portrait painted of your dog to suspend the fleeting magic of dogdom.
 
 12. Buy your dog a fun new dog toy....or two...or five.
 
 13. Give your dog some fun exercise by taking him or her to a doggy play resort.
 
 15. Brush your dog to eliminate excess fur.
 
 16. Give your dog a massage or holistic spa treatment.
 
 17. Teach your dog a new trick.
 
 18. Buy your dog a fashionable collar and leash.
 
 19. Hire a professional pet photographer for a fun photo shoot.
 
 20. Take your dog to the beach.

 

Needless to say, my favorite things to do would be #1 and #3, as all of our dogs (and cats) have been rescues from our local shelter. I'll be delivering a car trunk-full of food and supplies to my local animal shelter later today.

 

And if you're looking to give a dog its fur-ever home, here's a list of where you can adopt one in the Charlotte metro area:

 

 

WHERE TO ADOPT A DOG IN CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA METRO AREA ON NATIONAL DOG DAY:

 

HUMANE SOCIETY OF YORK COUNTY

8177 Regent Parkway  Fort Mill, SC 29715

(803) 802-0902

 http://www.humanesocietyofyorkcounty.org

 

Shelter Adoption Hours:

Tuesday through Sunday, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
(Closed on Mondays)

 

Humane Society of York County


 

 

CAROLINA P.A.W.S. (PET ADOPTTION & WELFARE SOCIETY)

 

P.O. Box 365, Waxhaw, NC 28173

(704) 916-9138

http://www.carolinapaws.com

 

Carolina PAWS


 

 

HUMANE SOCIETY OF CHARLOTTE

2700 Toomey Avenue, Charlotte, NC 28203

(704) 377-0534

http://humanesocietyofcharlotte.org

 

Shelter Open:Monday – Sunday, 11:00am – 5:00pm

 

Humane Society of Charlotte


 

 

IRONSTONE LANE RESCUE & STABLES

 

127 Ironstone Lane  Troutman, NC 28166

http://www.ironstonelanerescue.com

 

Ironstone Lane Rescue & Stables


 

 

These are but four places where you can go in the Charlotte metro area to adopt a dog. We have numerous rescue societies and shelters, including Project Halo, Greater Charlotte SPCA, Furever Angels Animal Rescue, Precious Paws Rescue.

 

~~~

 

"A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than he loves himself." — Josh Billings

 

"Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole." — Roger Caras

 

"I think dogs are the most amazing creatures; they give unconditional love. For me, they are the role model for being alive." — Gilda Radner

 

 Happy National Dog Day!

 

 

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Roy Kelley
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Thanks for sharing these National Dog Day suggestions.

We do not have any pets.

Aug 26, 2016 03:49 AM #17
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Dick Greenberg
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Hi Nina - We'll be showing our appreciation for unconditional love with several activities high on our guys' list of fun dog things, but in our home, every day is a Dog Day.

Aug 26, 2016 05:16 AM #18
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Nina, great ideas here, I should have read them earlier. Georgia is a rescue, and we celebrate her every day, not just dog day. 

I did take her for a walk through the fields, she had a blast, as always! She loves, loves, loves to get into the corn field and yank the stalks out, then run around with them in her mouth, flapping in the breeze!

Georgia came from a puppy mill originally, to an owner who was a drug addict. She had never been to the vet since he got her. We ended up with a $1,000 bill the first week we  had her. Other than having had Lyme Disease, which does flare up, and the occasional ear infection, she is one happy, healthy and well loved pooch in our home!

Aug 26, 2016 08:54 AM #19
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Nina

Today was the day of the dog on Facebook.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Aug 26, 2016 01:00 PM #20
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James Dray
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Everyday is dog day at our home.  We have two and one has recently been diagnosed with cushings disease.  Vet told us she may last another year if shes lucky. 

Aug 26, 2016 08:45 PM #21
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Debbie Reynolds ~ hi Debbie... and that's precisely the problem, as I see many people who are not responsible pet owners. And that fact breaks my heart.

Aug 26, 2016 09:31 PM #22
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James Dray ~ good morning, James. I'm so sorry to hear the news about your dog. Having lost one in the last year, I know how hard it is to anticipate losing a beloved pet and then actually going through that.

Aug 26, 2016 09:32 PM #23
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Lou Ludwig ~ hi Lou... I was out with clients all day yesterday, so somehow missed the dog insanity on Facebook.

Aug 26, 2016 09:32 PM #24
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Andrea Swiedler ~ hi Andrea... your story touched my heart as I've also been a  parent of shelter dogs and in one case of a dog who was badly abused the first year of her life. No one would take her, but me. She lived 15 happy years with us and I never regretted the work it took to socialize her and make her part of our family. She's been gone almost a year and I still miss her terribly.

Aug 26, 2016 09:34 PM #25
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Dick Greenberg ~ hi Dick, let's face it... at the end of the day in a dog lover's home, every day is dog day!

Aug 26, 2016 09:35 PM #26
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Roy Kelley ~ hi Roy... I know there are many good reasons why people live without pets. And I've tried it, but it's never worked for me. My home always feels so empty without a dog or a cat or both.

Aug 26, 2016 09:36 PM #27
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George Souto ~ hi George... no problem and I have serious consideration to saying that in my title! Maybe I'll do it next year.

Aug 26, 2016 09:37 PM #28
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI NMLS#1483386 ~ hi Sandy and Norm... I totally get it... I adore dogs, as well. Can't pass by one on a street without having a conversation with him or her!

Aug 26, 2016 09:38 PM #29
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Brian England ~ good morning, Brian... of course, dog lovers make it dog day in their homes every day... but it's nice to have an excuse to do a little extra spoiling on National Dog Day.

Aug 26, 2016 09:39 PM #30
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Good Morning Nina - I missed this yesterday by did know it was national dog day.  What a wonderful video.

Aug 26, 2016 11:01 PM #31
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Grant Schneider ~ good morning, Grant... I loved that video of the dogs, as well. Put a huge smile on my face!

Aug 26, 2016 11:54 PM #32
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Hi Nina-I took my 2 fuzzy buddies for a doggie Spa Day. They love going there and slept very well that nite back home.

Aug 28, 2016 09:33 PM #33
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Marco Giancola ~ hi Marco... our dogs always loved going to the doggie spa and we took them there each month.

Aug 28, 2016 09:46 PM #34
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Nina,

 We love our pup she got special treats and a new toy thanks to her daddy dog! I hope you have a great day!

Aug 29, 2016 09:14 AM #35
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Yolanda Cordova-Gilbert ~ good morning, Yolanda... to be perfectly honest, I've never needed a reason to spoil any of my pets.

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