National Dog Day is celebrated every August 26th and is an opportunity for us to recognize and appreciate the value and importance of dogs in our lives.
- The first goal is to honor dogs for all that they do for us.
- The second goal of National Dog Day is to rescue dogs in need.
National Dog Day offers us an opportunity to recognize all the dogs that perform tasks everyday in the service of mankind. Whether it is to assist law enforcement, serve as a guide for a blind companion, or searching for someone lost in the woods, dogs perform tasks that keep us safe and bring comfort every day. This is an opportunity to recognize those dogs for their work, their capacity for love and their unquestioning patience and loyalty.
Additionally, National Dog Day strives to bring to the attention of all Americans, the millions of dogs that are destroyed each year because they are unwanted. It encourages Americans who are considering purchasing a companion to only deal with reputable breeders or to get their pet from local shelters and rescue groups.
National Dog Day is intended to serve as a “K9-4th of July” of sorts, and it hopes to draw attention to these wonderful animals!
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Some suggested activities:
- Throw a doggie costume contest
- Get married and include your dog
- Schedule a professional photo shoot for your dog
- Get your dog some yummy treats
- Make something special treat for your dog
- Let your dog be lazy and sleep all day
- Get your dog a new toy
- Buy your dog a new bed
- Dress your dog in red, white and blue and let everyone know it’s national dog day!
- Donate $5 to your local shelter or dog rescue organization
ADOPT, ADOPT, ADOPT, ADOPT, ADOPT!
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A Couple of Fun Recipes for Your Dog!
Try this easy recipe for a cool treat for your dog on these hot summer days:
16 ounces plain nonfat yogurt
3/4 cup water
1 tablespoon chicken bouillon granules
Dissolve bouillon in water, Combine water and yogurt in blender and
blend thoroughly, Pour into small containers for freezing, cover and
An Apple a Day Dog Treat
2 cups whole wheat flour
1/2 cup unbleached flour
1/2 cup cornmeal
1 apple — chopped or grated
1 egg — beaten
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1 tablespoon brown sugar, packed
3/8 cup water
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray cookie sheet with vegetable oil
spray. Lightly dust work surface with flour. Blend flours and cornmeal
in large mixing bowl. Add apple, egg, oil, brown sugar and water; mix
until well blended.
On floured surface, roll dough out to 7/8-inch thickness. Cut with
cookie cutters of desired shape and size. Place treats on prepared
Bake in preheated oven 35 to 40 minutes. Turn off oven. Leave door
closed 1 hour to crisp treats. Remove treats from oven.
Store baked treats in airtight container or plastic bag and place in
refrigerator or freezer.
MAKES 2 to 2 1/2 dozen
Enjoy! And HAPPY NATIONAL DOG DAY! 🙂