National Dog Day is a holiday celebrated on August 26th each year in the United States and some other countries. This day is dedicated to honoring and appreciating dogs of all breeds and sizes, as well as raising awareness about the importance of dog adoption and animal welfare.
National Dog Day was founded by Colleen Paige, a pet and family lifestyle expert, in 2004. The day serves as an opportunity for people to recognize the value that dogs bring to our lives and to promote their well-being. The holiday encourages various activities, including adopting dogs from shelters or rescue organizations, donating to animal-related charities, and spending quality time with your own canine companions.
Celebrations on National Dog Day can include taking your dog for a special walk, hosting dog-friendly events, sharing photos and stories of dogs on social media using the hashtag #NationalDogDay, and generally showing love and appreciation for these loyal and beloved pets.
Local toymaker and creator of the famous Pound Puppies has always had a special love for dogs – especially rescued ones! That’s one of the reasons he created Pound Puppies in the 80s that sold over a billion worldwide!
To show his love and appreciation for his own precious pets, he and Nashville songwriter, James T. Slater, co-wrote a song, “Love on a Dog.” They have posted the song on their social media accounts and popular music apps. If the song resonates with you, share it with family, friends and anyone else you want. The links are below:
If you want to participate with your dog in celebrating National Dog Day, consider using this song by dancing, laughing, smiling, walking, playing with your dog and post a picture, story or reel using this song.
You can find the audio in the following places to add to your content when you share on social media:
Facebook: Search for “Love on a Dog Michael Bowling” to add music to your content
Tik Tok: Search for “Love on a Dog Michael Bowling” and click on the red tick mark
Instagram: Search for the full “Love on a Dog Michael Bowling James T Slater”
Make sure you use the hashtags #LoveonaDog and #NationalDogDay so we can follow each other and enjoy the Love!