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During the second Saturday in May, National Dog Mom’s Day sends out happy barks, and howls for all the dog moms!
Our dogs are our family members, whether they came into our lives unexpectedly or as carefully planned additions to our family. We adopt them as puppies, adolescents, or fully mature animals with a bit of baggage, and yet, we find common ground, a connection, and bond like families do. They know our moods, and we know theirs. We care for them, shelter them, and have an immense love for them.
National Dog Mom’s Day recognizes the bond women share with their fur kids. When they humor us, charm us or even when they are naughty, they are like any other child to us.
Celebrate by making sure to get some extra kisses and play time with your fur baby. Bake up some yummy homemade puppy treats. Plan for some snuggling up time. Then take an extra special selfie with fur baby to mark the occasion. Use #DogMomsDay #PUCCICafe to share on social media.
On May 20th, National Rescue Dog Day recognizes all the benefits of allowing a four-legged canine to adopt you into their unconditional lovable life.
According to the ASPCA, approximately 3.3 million dogs enter shelters every year. When these abandoned and abused animals find their way to a shelter, each one needs a forever home and their potential is limitless. They’re rescue dogs.
No matter their size, color, or breed, dogs will find a way to nuzzle, fetch, or beg their way into your heart. You’ll find it hard not to just take them all home.
Rescue dogs often overcome extreme obstacles and yet provide unconditional love as family pets. But, rescue dogs are capable of much more. With training, they contribute to the independence of people with disabilities as service animals and give comfort to the elderly. In these circumstances, they become our eyes, ears, or legs as well as our best friend.
Rescue dogs provide a variety of therapeutic benefits. Children, teens, and adults with autism may benefit from services provided by trained rescue dogs. As emotional support companions, rescue dogs help to relieve anxiety, depression, and PTSD among the military or those who suffer from mental illness.
They make excellent teachers, too. Rescue dogs show children about caring and kindness. Rescue dogs can even be trained to rescue us from dangerous situations or help to investigate the cause of a fire. Today should be the day to acknowledge those efforts and give them extra love.
HOW TO OBSERVE #NationalRescueDogDay
Get involved in the lives of rescue dogs. There are a variety of ways to share the puppy love.
Volunteer at your local shelter. Taking dogs for walks, grooming, and giving them plenty of affection improves their socialization.
Shelters always need donations. Financial donations are always welcome. Most shelters have a list of constant needs, such as blankets, bleach, toys, treats, and leashes.
If there is room in your life for a rescue dog, consider adoption and giving one a forever home.
Consider fostering. Many dogs abandoned to shelters require some medical care or rehabilitation in a home setting before an adoption can take place.
Remember to spay and neuter your pets. Overpopulation is the number one reason shelters exist.
Is there a rescue dog in your life? Share your rescue dog photos and use #NationalRescueDogDay #PUCCICafe on social media.
New York, NY – The 145th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show presented by Purina Pro Plan ® will be held at Lyndhurst, a property of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, in Tarrytown, New York on Saturday, June 12 and Sunday, June 13, 2021, with live coverage across FOX Sports networks. Due to the ever-changing government restrictions during the pandemic a move to a springtime, outdoor dog show was necessary to uphold Westminster’s strong commitment to the health and safety of everyone who attends our show.
Westminster Weekend will kick-off with the Masters Agility Championship on Friday, June 11, 2021 followed by Junior Showmanship, Breed, Group, and Best in Show judging on June 12 – 13, 2021. The Masters Obedience Championship will be on Sunday, June 13, 2021. For the first time, the Best in Show competition will be televised live on FOX.
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