What are some national dog holidays?

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• National Dog Day, August 26: This day honor dogs.This day is intended to honor dogs because, in addition to giving love and companionship, dogs help us out in countless ways. They are watchdogs for our safety. They lead the blind. Dogs aid in search and rescue, and they seek out bombs and drugs.

This holiday also honors rescue dogs in need. On occasion, dogs need us to save them from homelessness and abuse. The goal of the National Dog Day foundation is to rescue 10,000 dogs a year. Lend a hand to help a dog in need today, or any day.

• National Dog Bite Prevention Week: Created by the American Veterinary Medical Association, usually the second or third week in May. Each year, more than 4.7 million people are bitten by dogs. Children are the most common victims, and it’s usually a dog they know. A week of safety and prevention tips.
• American Humane Association’s Adopt-A-Dog Month, October. What Can An Adopted Dog Bring To Your Life? There are as many responses to that question as there are dogs in this world! During American Humane Association’s Adopt-A-Dog Month celebration people are encouraged to adopt a shelter dog and experience the joy of finding their own answers.
• Adopt a Shelter Dog Month, October, ASPCA–paying tribute to all things canine and finding families for lots of homeless pups. Annual contest themes, dog care tips and a few Happy Tails.
• National Dog Party Day – This party with a purpose is held the third Friday night in June and was created by pet expert Arden Moore. Proceeds from each party benefit local non-profit pet groups in each community. This party is part of a Double Dog Celebration on that day, partnered with the annual Take Your Dog To Work Day sponsored by Pet Sitters International.
• National Dog Biscuit Day also known as International Dog Biscuit Appreciation Day, February 23. While the origins of this annual event are unknown, February 23rd pays homage to man’s best friend. Many establishments offer free doggy treats for your favorite four-legged friend.
NOTE: Please double check dates, because they may possibly change from year-to-year. Also, there are many holidays created for all pets, including National Take Your Pet to Work Day; Responsible Pet Owners Month, National Pet Memorial Day and others.

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