National Dog Day


On August 26, National Dog Day recognizes all dogs and the joy they bring humans. Learn more about this paw-some holiday!

History of National Dog Day


National Dog Day was founded in 2004 by pet lifestyle expert Colleen Paige to celebrate family dogs and raise awareness for dog adoption.

Dogs - Our Most Loyal Companions


Dogs have been domesticated for over 15,000 years. Their affection, intelligence and loyalty make them wonderful pets and helpers.

All Dogs are Puppy Dogs!


While there are over 340 dog breeds, all dogs retain puppy-like traits well into adulthood, meaning they need care, play and love.

Dog Heroes Among Us


Dogs serve humans in incredible ways - as guide dogs, police dogs, military dogs, search/rescue dogs, therapy dogs and more!

Famous Dogs in History & Pop Culture


From Lassie to Scooby-Doo, Rin Tin Tin to Balto, dogs have made their mark through history, films, TV, books, comics and more!

Celebrating Dogs on Social Media


On National Dog Day, people share heartwarming photos and videos of their furry friends through hashtags like #NationalDogDay.

Promoting Dog Adoption


National Dog Day promotes adopting dogs from shelters and rescue organizations to give these loving pets their forever homes.

Spoiling Your Pooch


On National Dog Day, pet parents celebrate their best furry friends with special treats, toys, walks, playtime, and more!

Saluting Our Loyal Companions


Dogs make our lives whole through their unconditional love. Happy National Dog Day to all good boys and girls!