Thursday, August 26, 2021

Here at the Library: National Dog Day

 Here at the Library

Happy National Dog Day! National Dog Day was founded in 2004 by Animal Welfare Advocate and Colleen Paige. National Dog Day celebrates all breeds, mixed and pure. and serves to help galvanize the public to recognize the number of dogs that need to be rescued each year, either from public shelters, rescues, or 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, protecting our families and homes, for their law enforcement partner, for their blind companion, for the disabled, for our freedom and safety by detecting bombs and drugs and helping to locate and rescue victims of accidents and tragedy. Did you know that 85 million Americans own at least one dog? Per nationaldogday.com.


Here are some fun dog facts:
    85 million Americans, per the National Pet Owners Survey, own at least one pooch.

    Three dogs survived the sinking of the Titanic.

    A Bloodhound's sense of smell can be used as evidence in court.

    A Greyhound could beat a Cheetah in a long distance race. 
      
    The most popular breed of dog in the United States is the Labrador Retriever.




There are many benefits to welcoming a dog into your family. Dogs make us feel less alone. There are health benefits to having a dog. Dogs are proven to be good for your heart, they can lessen anxiety, they can help you cope with difficulties. By needing to be walked they help you become more fit and perhaps even more social. Dogs are so adorable! You can't help but love them!!

If you are thinking about adopting a doggo (because all dogs are puppers and doggos) strongly consider going to a shelter. There are several in our area. 
This is Cinnamon. She is at Orphans of the Storm in Kittaning. Cinnamon is shy when she meets new people but has a lot of love to share. She is active, playful, and a strong walker. She has been around older kids. Cinnamon needs to be with an easy going family. She would not do well in a multi-dog household. You can learn more about her specifically and even watch a video here. Not into Cinnamon? Have a look at all the other pets up for adoption here.

This is Pooh Bear. He is an 8+ year old pug male Pug mix that is house trained and neutered. Pooh Bear is special needs as he is deaf. To learn more about Pooh Bear or see what other dogs are available check out Tri-County Animal Rescue located in Shippenville. 





This is Loki. He is one year old and has excellent leash manners. He is super loyal and has a protective nature. Loki has lots of good energy. He is good with other dogs after appropriate introductions. He has an adventurous spirit and is eager to learn. Loki is fully neutered and vetted. You can find Loki and learn more about him here. While you're checking out Loki, have a look at the other dogs at Jenny's Dream in Kennerdell. 

There are so many dogs in need of good homes and many more places to rescue animals than the places listed above. If you're in the market for a canine companion check one of them out. If you aren't looking for a full commitment, consider fostering. Many of these shelters are lacking the space to take more discarded or unwanted pets. Fostering can give you the companionship and friendship of a dog (or cat) without a full commitment of owning an animal. See what it takes to become an animal foster here.

If you already have a doggo as a family member then Happy National Dog Day! 


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