The Dog Blog

International Dog Day - August 26th

National Dog Day on August 26th celebrates all breeds, pedigree and mixed, it serves to help the public to recognize the number of dogs that need to be rescued each year, either from public shelters, rescues and pure breed rescues.

National Dog Day honors family dogs and dogs that work selflessly to save lives, keep us safe and bring comfort. Dogs put their lives on the line every day - for the Police & Armed Forces, for the blind, for the disabled, for search & rescue and for our safety by detecting explosives and drugs.

Ways to Celabrate

Celebrating National Dog Day can be as easy as giving your four-legged friend a big hug and kiss (if they like that sort of affection)! But for those who want to take their love and appreciation to another level, we have a list of eighteen different ways for you to celebrate!


  1. Adopt a homeless dog from your local animal shelter.
  2. Do a safety check of home, make sure its safe for your dog & others.
  3. Donate food & toys to your local animal shelters.
  4. Send a dog themed gift to a friend or family member.
  5. Have a International Dog Day party, invite your friends & their dogs.
  6. Spend the day photographing your dog, then post them on social media.
  7. Buy an offical It's A Dog's Life T-shirt and wear it proudly.
  8. Help a Eldery or poorly neighbour walk their dog.
  9. Have a portrait painted of your dog, capture them on canvas for eternity.
  10. Write to you MP ask them to ban Puppy farming
  11. Give your dog some fun and take them to their favorite place.
  12. Give them a good long brush.
  13. Give your dog a massage.
  14. Buy them a new bowl
  15. Hire a profesional photographer for a fun photoshoot.
  16. Take your dog to the beach.
  17. Treat your best friend to a fashionable new lead and collar.
  18. Teach them a new trick.

For dogs adopted on August 26th, National Dog Day becomes many a dog’s birthday.


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