20 May National Rescue Dog Day – May 20, 2021
It’s National Rescue Dog Day! Here’s some info about the day itself and some ways you can help…
NATIONAL RESCUE DOG DAY is proudly observed annually on MAY 20. There are countless ways to make a difference on this day and everyday!
National Rescue Dog Day was founded by Lisa Wiehebrink of Tails That Teach to bring awareness to the countless number of amazing dogs in shelters waiting to be adopted, to promote humane education for young children, and to encourage spay/neuter.
Rescue dogs often overcome extreme obstacles and yet provide comfort, security, and friendship as family pets.
How to observe:
Get involved in the lives of rescue dogs! There are a variety of ways to share the puppy love…
ADOPT: If there is room in your life for a dog, consider adopting and giving one a forever home.
FOSTER: Many dogs abandoned to shelters benefit from socialization, or would just thrive better away from the shelter environment. Others may be in need of some medical care or rehabilitation in a home setting before an adoption can take place.
HELP A SHELTER: Shelters always need support. In addition to financial donations, shelters have a list of much needed items such as blankets, toys, treats, and leashes. You can also host a bake sale, car wash, or other event to raise funds for the shelter.
VOLUNTEER: Help out at your local shelter. Taking dogs for walks, grooming, and giving them plenty of affection improves their socialization.
SPAY/NEUTER: Be responsible for your pets. Overpopulation is the number one reason shelters exist.
EDUCATE: Teach young children the importance of kindness, unconditional love, and responsible care of all animals.