National Dog Day is not until August 26thbut I wanted to give you some notice so that you can plan a special event, promotion, or just do something special for you doggie charges. This is also a topic to discuss in your newsletter or on your blog next month – or even a good topic for a press release!

National Dog Day (NDD) serves to help inform the public to recognize the number of dogs that need to be rescued. NDD acknowledges family dogs and dogs that work- selflessly- each day to save lives. Dogs put their lives on the line every day- for their law enforcement partner, for their blind companion, for a child who is disabled, for our freedom and safety by detecting bombs and drugs and pulling victims of tragedy from wreckage, saving their lives and often grieving the dead and dying they cannot save.

NDD was created so we can appreciate their endearing patience, their work, their unquestioning loyalty, and their capacity for love and ability to impact our lives in the most miraculous and fascinating ways.

NDD is a great day to pamper your own pooch as well as your clients. Bring your pup to a doggie spa where you can get your fabulous doggie’s teeth cleaned, get a bath, and get an amazing new do! Take him or her on a nice long walk, go to the dog park, and buy him or her some of their favorite treats.

You can even get a doggie gift basket from greatarrivals.com! Or if you want to make your own buy a round dog bed. Then fill it with tons of treats and toys and anything and everything that your dog loves. And if a NDD event is too far away then just start your own in the neighborhood! Have games, treats, and toys for a fun-filled day. You and your dog will meet many new people

Another great gift to give you dog or your clients on NDD is training. Typically the more trained and well behaved a dog is, the more likely they will be become integrated into family life and the less likely they are to be abandoned or left in a shelter.

Having well trained dogs can also help reduce the number of dogs in shelters. In humane societys, rescues, and shelters tons of people everyday come to look to adopt a dog. On the cages of dogs in these places there is a usually little information about the dog. The dog could’ve been surrendered, been a stray, or could have been adopted and then returned. The people who work at these particular places always try to tell the truth about the dogs. Most people want to adopt a dog who is friendly and well-trained. If the dog is trained then that will go on their information sheet on their cage. If more dogs are trained more will get adopted into good homes and will reduce the number of dogs in shelters.

Start organizing for NDD now and do something special for your pooches and for your business. Anyone know if we have a National Cat Day?