Celebrate National Dog Day!
August 26 is National Dog Day! This day is intended to honor dogs for all that they do for us. In addition to giving love and companionship, dogs help us out in countless ways. They are watchdogs for our safety, service animals, aid in search and rescue, and much more.
National Dog Day has two goals: to honor dogs already in our lives, and to rescue dogs. It's an opportunity for us to recognize and appreciate the value and importance of dogs in our lives.
If you are seeking a new canine companion, Nation Dog Day would like you to consider choosing adoption first. Thousands of wonderful dogs are waiting for their forever home at the shelter. Another great place to find a new best friend is at large chain pet stores that host adoption drives for local shelters and rescues. If you'd like a pure breed dog, look into a local pure breed rescue. If you are not looking to adopt a new friend, consider giving a small monetary donation to your local shelter, unneeded blankets and towels, or gently used pet toys and beds. Some local shelters and rescues include: San Jose Animal Care Center, Humane Society Silicon Valley, Copper's Dream Animal Rescue, and Nike Animal Rescue Foundation.
If you already have a canine best friend, celebrate by taking them to a dog park, dog friendly beach, make them an easy homemade dog treat, give them an extra long belly rub, make a new toy for your dog, or give them an extra long walk. Don't forget to use the Walk for a Dog app, which donates money to a shelter of your choice while you walk!
You can also curl up with your dog and any of the movies and books listed below. You'll love these just as much as Cooper loves ice cream!
Why Dogs Are Great
How to Train Your Pooch
Try Not to Cry
Adopt, Don't Shop
Bark in the Park
Saturday, September 17, 2016
Mark your calendars for next month's Bark in the Park San Jose! The largest dog festival in the United States with more than 15,000 dog lovers and 3,900 dogs! Enjoy contests, including Dog Costume Contest, Dog/Owner Look-Alike Contest and Tail Wagging Contest, demonstrations of dog agility and specialized dog training, vendors with food and drink for humans, and more than 75 vendors with dog-specific goods and services. Money raised from Bark in the Park benefits local community and pet-focused organizations including Humane Society Silicon Valley, San Jose Animal Care Center and the Campus Community Neighborhood Association.
S. 16th Street and E. William Street
William Street Park in Downtown San Jose
How Are You Celebrating?
How are you going to celebrate National Dog Day? Who is your canine best friend (or friends)? Share with us in the comments below!