August 26 is National Dog Day; the "K9-4th of July" and that special day we recognize the number of dogs that need to be rescued every year. But it's not all about saving dogs, because we get to honor the family dog, the working dogs who save our lives, the comfort dogs, the law enforcement dogs and the companion dogs.
Ready to "pawty"?
Depending on where you live, pet friendly spots will be "puttin' on the dog." Loews Love Pets will have something special for humans and dogs. For instance, if you live in the Boston area, stop by for a "dogtail," known as the Jack Spaniel. All proceeds from the drinks will be donated to the Animal Rescue League of Boston.
Live in New York? At the Loews Regency, from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., the featured drink will be puppyccinos with a specialty "dogtail," the Snooptini for sale for humans. Consultations with a canine psychologist will be available. All proceeds will be donated to the Humane Society of N.Y.
More information for Loews Love Pets and their planned events can be found by clicking here.
In Las Vegas, the pet friendly Trump International Hotels have been giving away complementary puppy collars and pet sunscreen spray as a "bowwow" to all of our canine friends.
And in Los Angeles, Uber will donate $5 for every Los Angeles rider who enters the promo code "DOGVACAY" when hailing a car. The money raised from these "Freedom Rides" will be donated to STARTrescue in Southern California who help to rescue some of the stray and homeless canines and transport them to the Northwest to be adopted.
Founded in 2004 by Celebrity Pet Lifestyle Expert and Animal Behaviorist Colleen Paige, National Dog Day is against dog breed bans, discourages the purchase of dogs from pets stores, backyard breeders, Internet and newspaper sales and puppy mills.
If everyone could donate $5 to their local shelter, National Dog Day will be an extraordinary success. Follow the fun by checking out their Facebook page by clicking here.
If you would like to continue receiving the latest news on pet issues and how we can help those who cannot speak, please click the "Subscribe" icon.