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Celebrate: Today is National Dog Day!

Report by Paula Antolini, August 26, 2019, 12:30PM EDT

Today is National Dog Day! National Dog Day is celebrated on August 26, 2019.

Celebrated annually every August 26th, National Dog Day is a day for people to recognize the importance of dogs and how they impact their lives on a daily basis. It is also a day to recognize how hard service dogs work on our behalf and also to draw attention to the plight of abused and abandoned dogs.

Nationaldogday.com website says, “Celebrating National Dog Day can be as easy as giving your four-legged friend a big hug and kiss (if they like that sort of affection)! But for those who want to take their love and appreciation to another level, we have a list of twenty different ways for you to celebrate!” Find out more on this great website from the creator of the holiday: Click here to read 20 ways to celebrate National Dog Day.

“National Dog Day is celebrated August 26th annually and was founded in 2004 by Pet & Family Lifestyle Expert and Animal Advocate, Colleen Paige, also the founder of National Puppy Day, National Mutt Day and National Cat Day and many more philanthropic days to bring attention to the plight of animals and encourage adoption,” the website says. 

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