National Puppy Day was founded in 2006 by Pet Lifestyle Expert, Animal Behaviorist and Author, Colleen Paige. Paige is also the founder of National Dog Day and National Cat Day.
History of Puppy Day
You know what’s magical and fantastic? Puppies bring the gift of love without boundaries to us, and they’re absolutely determined to be the best friend you’ve ever had. When you come home from school, that’s all they care about, is that you’re home. Long day at work? Just a big happy ball of fluff coming to see you right at the door, more reliable than the best romantic partner. What’s amazing about the love for puppies is that it spreads across the world, through every culture and every social strata. Puppies just bring us all together!
Puppy Day was established to bring awareness to the world about puppy mills and how to go about adopting. Puppy mills are often some of the most horrible establishments, with the females bred until they either can’t conceive, or die giving birth. They’re literally run like a factory, money in, puppies out. Between these heinous establishments and both wild and family dogs remaining unsprayed and unneutered, the population of dogs is getting out of control.
How to Celebrate Puppy Day
Well the best way to celebrate puppy day is to spend time in the company of these small furry bundles of love. If you have love, space, and desire for puppies in your house then get ye down to a local pound to find yourself a puppy to share your life with! That’s right, a local pound or animal shelter, not a pet store or a ‘breeder’ found through craigslist. These have puppies who need your love and have been abandoned, and doing this helps to prevent puppy breeders from continuing their trade. This Puppy Day do your part to spread awareness of the plight of puppies, and the love they can bring to your home.
An abused shelter dog adopted by new owners is said to have a “sixth sense” after finding a naked toddler in a ditch in Michigan last week, resulting in the removal of two girls from their “unsafe and unsanitary” home.
The dog, originally named Petunia, was left at the Delta Animal Shelter in Escanaba last April with two broken legs, a “belly full of carpet,” and broken ribs.
Petunia’s former owner was convicted of animal abuse and the recovered dog was renamed Peanut. She also was recently adopted and, while enjoying her new life, saved two humans, according to a Facebook status posted by officials at the shelter.
Dog • Border Collie & Terrier Mix • Baby • Male • Medium
Hunterdon Somerset Animal Rescue Center Bridgewater, NJ
CODEY is a 10 month old, neutered male rescue puppy! To adopt, contact Hunterdon Somerset Animal Rescue Center call or text message 908-892-8166 or email HunterdonSomersetARC@gmail.com
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Breed: Labrador Retriever Mix