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When will this Day be celebrated?    January 19th of each calendar year.

What is National Conservation Dog Day?   There is so much more to dogs than their adorable looks! Between their odor-finding expertise, willingness to work, and ability to create unbreakable bonds, canines are the perfect fit for helping advance conservation efforts through scent detection of endangered, invasive, and elusive species. With their help, Canine Finder-Keeper teams (dog-handler teams) and scientists can collect useful and more reliable data in record time while making a low impact on the earth.

Why is this day being created?   To date, no man-made instrument has been able to replicate dogs’ scenting power and efficiency. Pairing their super sniff capabilities with a natural desire to work makes dogs a one-of-a-kind superhero for conservation work. We believe that these amazing canines deserve a day to celebrate their hard work!

How should this day be observed?   Let’s face it – we have a responsibility to care and cultivate our planet and dogs can help! So we should utilize all the tools and methods we can, while enjoying the company of canines along the way.

Who created this day?  This day was created by Conservation Dogs Collective, Inc. in 2022.