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What day is National Dog Day celebrated? August 26. This is the date that the founder adopted her first dog “Sheltie” as a 10-year old child.

What is National Dog Day? National Dog Day celebrated dogs of every size shape and breed. It is a time to celebrate man’s best friend. Dog are loyal companions and bring us joy and comfort. They also are working dogs that do beneficial tasks, whether herding sheep, guiding blind people, or sniffing out bombs.  

Who created National Dog Day? Ms. Paige is a Pet & Family Lifestyle Expert and Animal Advocate. She also created National Puppy Day, National Mutt Day and National Cat Day. National Dog Day was first created in 2004. It has its own website.

What is the reason this day was created? National Dog Day was created to bring attention to the value of dogs. It also encourages the adoption of dogs. There are one million dogs a year that are put down at shelters in the U.S. while waiting for adoption.

How to celebrate: Celebrate National Dog Day with your dog. You can celebrate the love for your dog by taking it for a walk in the park or giving it a treat. Celebrations also include posting pictures of your dog on social media, brush your dog, or making sure that their vet check-ups are up to date. Make August 26 a play date between you and your dog. You might also consider walking an elderly person’s dog for them.

Another way to celebrate National Dog Day is to adopt a dog from a shelter on August 26th. You can also donate blankets, food, or funds to your local shelter.

What is the hashtag? The official Twitter hashtag for National Dog Day is #NationalDogDay, but another popular hashtag is #partydog.

What other national days are there for dogs? Several other national days have sprung up to celebrate dogs, including:

  • National Mutt Day July 31 and December 2
  • National Puppy Day March 23 (Bus day of weekend)
  • National Responsible Dog Owner Day Third Saturday in September

There are many other national days relating to dogs. In fact, National Day Archives has a separate category just for dogs. Browse it by using the category button on the top left of the webpage.