It started in 2006, when a woman named Colleen Paige declared that day to be National Puppy Day. It is an occasion to celebrate the unconditional love, joy, and fun that puppies bring to children and adults.
At first, puppies spend the large majority of their time sleeping and the rest feeding. Puppies develop very quickly during their first three months, particularly after their eyes and ears open and they are no longer completely dependent on their mother. Then they begin to explore the world outside the nest. They play wrestling, chase, dominance, and tug-of-war games.
This day is celebrated not only to encourage loving the puppies you have, but also to raise awareness about the horrors of puppy mills.
There are more than 8,000 puppy mills and “backyard breeders” in America that supply pet stores.
Dogs at these puppy mills are kept in horrible conditions and are often killed when they are no longer fertile.
The official motto of National Puppy Day is “Adopt instead of shop!”
To celebrate National Puppy Day, you can give a puppy a hug if you have a puppy. If you don't have one and have been thinking of getting one, use National Puppy Day as a good reason to adopt a puppy from your local shelter.