National Rescue Dog Day
National Rescue Dog Day is about saving a dog rather than buying a dog. There are thousands of dogs in shelters who need a home. If you are considering getting a dog, call your local shelter and see if there are any dogs available for you to save. The day was created to make pet lovers aware of the four legged pets who need your love and your home. The ASPCA has revealed there are approximately 3.3 million dogs who are taken to shelters every year. When these abandoned and abused animals find their way to a shelter, each one needs a forever home. These dogs are rescue dogs.
When is National Rescue Day Celebrated?
May 20th. The same day every year.
Type of Holiday?
Holidays Celebrated on May 20th:
National Be a Millionaire Day – now we all can go for that
Pick Strawberries Day
National Rescue Dog Day
National Juice Slush Day
World Autoimmune Arthritis Day
World Bee Day
How can you celebrate National Rescue Dog Day?
- Adopt a dog from your local shelter or pure breed rescue organization
- Volunteer at your local shelter
- Donate blankets, food and toys to a favorite animal welfare organization
- Have a party to celebrate your dog.
- Spend the day taking photos of your dogs and post them on our Facebook page
- Buy your dog a fun new toy
- Hire a professional pet photographer for a fun photo shoot.
Facts/Trivia about the Day:
- National Rescue Dog Day was founded by Tails That Teachto honor the inspiring ways rescue dogs become apart of the family and to increase awareness about the number of dogs in shelters.
- The day was inspired by rescue dog, Cooper, who was rescued in 2009. He is now the main character in the Tails That Teach book series that teach children how to be and kind and gentle to their pets so they grown up to be compassionate, responsible pet owners.
- Rescue dogs provide a variety of therapeutic benefits. Children, teens, and adults with autism may benefit from services provided by trained rescue dogs.
Famous Birthdays Celebrated on May 20th:
- Rachel Platten – Pop Singer
- Brock Mikesell – You Tube Star
- Cher – American Singer
- Jimmy Stewart – Deceased. American Actor
- Evelin Bennett – You Tube Star (along with her family)
- Joe Cocker – American Singer
- Busta Rhymes – American Rapper
Popular Social Media Hashtags:
#nationaldogrescueday #nationalbeamillionaireday #ilovemyrescuedog
Other holidays celebrated in May include National Nurses Day, National Beverage Day, Teacher Appreciation Day and Eat What you Want Day!