Mark your calendar for National Dog Day on August 26, 2021.  This day was created by Pet & Family Lifestyle Expert, Animal Rescue Advocate, Conservationist, Dog Trainer and Author, Colleen Paige. The day is is to bring attention to the plight of animals around the world and encourage adoption. The date of August 26th is the date that Colleen’s family adopter their first dog from the shelter when Coleen was 10 years old.  Let’s find some fun ways to celebrate!

Dog PAWty

national dog day party

Host a backyard dog party and invite your friends and their dogs.  National Dog Day celebrates all dogs, mixed breed and pure.  So get together the melting pot of pups and throw the ultimate dog pawty.  Once you have the guest list created, here are some tasty treats to serve up:  Puppy Party Treats. In addition, consider having your pawty guests bring some items for your local shelter. You can ask them to donate funds, blankets, toys and food for your local rescue.


dogs at the shelter

How PAWsome to adopt a dog on National Dog Day and then every year your adopt-a-versary will be celebrated globally?  If you are already at max capacity of pups, an easy way to help shelters is to simply volunteer.  Cleaning kennels, walking dogs and general socialization of dogs waiting for their fur-ever homes is always rewarding and welcomed by under staffed shelters.  Fostering dogs is the ultimate give for a shelter dog. By fostering, you can give  the one-on-one attention and loving comfort that only a home setting can offer — which is precisely what some animals need. At Dog Is Good, we say No Dog Left Behind.

Be Safe

dog with id collar

One of the easiest and best ways to take care of your dog is to make sure their i.d. tag is up to date.  Even better is to get them microchipped. For example, unlike a collar, which can easily break, fall off, or be removed, a microchip is a reliable way to get your contact information. Furthermore, the chip can also store vital information about your dog’s medical conditions—and increase the odds he’ll be returned to you if he’s found.  Keeping them safe is the best gift a dog mom or dog dad can do.

Dog Co-Dependent

national dog day dog

“Dogs are not our whole lives, but they make our lives whole” –Roger Caras. Above all, if you are living your life with dog like us, then take time to celebrate your pup on August 26th.  Extra cuddle time, treats and a long way will always be appreciated.