National Make a Dog’s Day

“National Make A Dog’s Day on October 22nd provides an opportunity to give all dogs the best day of their lives. The day not only encourages visits to shelters, but it is also a reminder to animal lovers everywhere to adopt instead of shop for a new pet.

Approximately 3.3 million dogs enter shelters in the United States annually, many being relinquished by their owners. Worse still, approximately 35% of the animals that enter shelters are euthanized. While numbers continue to decline, the need for adoption continues to be overwhelming. One sure way to make a dog’s day is giving them a new, loving home through adoption.”


The purpose of National Make a Dog’s Day is to encourage animal lovers to adopt a shelter dog.

I adopted my pooch, Princess, from an animal shelter, and I’m confident I made her day when I took her home with me, but she’s made my day every single day since I rescued her.  

Princess is persuaded that her reason for living is to make me happy: she jumps on me with joyful exuberance when I take her walking, she gazes at me lovingly when I’m watching TV or surfing the Internet, and she jumps on my bed at night to keep me company. Her life revolves around me, and when I’m happy she’s happy.

Adoption is just the beginning of the process of making a dog’s day. A canine is concerned primarily with our welfare, it’s time to reciprocate. Every day we just ask ourselves, “How can I make my pet happy today?” When was the last time you took your dog to the dog park? When’s the last time you bought her a new toy or a super-sized bone?

When you do something special for a friend or family member, they don’t always appreciate it, but I guarantee your doggy will appreciate every little thing you do for him.

I don’t know about you, but for me every day on my calendar is National Make a Dog’s Day.