National Dog Day

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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

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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

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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!

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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

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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

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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

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

Promoting Dog Adoption

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

Spoiling Your Pooch

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

Saluting Our Loyal Companions

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