Friday, October 18, 2019

Dear Abby - October 22: National Make a Dog's Day

Dear Friends,

There is a new special day coming up next week.  It is October 22, National Make A Dog's Day.  This is a day that focuses on rescuing "underdogs" from shelters.  These are special dogs - very big dogs, old dogs, blind dogs, deaf dogs, dogs who were born were three legs, dogs with underbites - dogs who may not find homes as easily.

I read information about this day and was very sad to read that although more dogs are adopted from shelters than in the past, approximately 35% of all shelter dogs are euthanized.

Subaru is sponsoring Make a Dog's Day.  I am in no way affiliated with Subaru, but go them!  This is a wonderful program that is happening in conjunction with the ASPCA.   There is more information at this site:  Make a Dog's Day.

Here is a very short video about underdogs:

There are a number of things you can do to help shelter dogs:

You can adopt them!

You can volunteer at a local shelter.

You can contribute money or goods to a local shelter.  Many local shelters seek donations of food, blankets, towels, sheets, etc.

You can find your local animal shelter online and look for dogs who may have a harder time finding a home.  You can then share these dogs on social media - Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest.   (I have helped my Momma do this before.)

I think this is a great cause to get behind and hope you will share the word as well.

In the meantime, don't forget to also make your own dog's day special next week - a long walk, a toy, a special treat, some extra play time.

Thank you for visiting me today!


Abby xoxoxo


Aliceson said...

Dear Abby:
I wish our shelter had a website for the dogs but they only put a few through Facebook you have to go but they don’t get many little dogs like you and Elsie but I love your video today sure is sweet.


Janet said...

Sage words, Abby. May all pups find their forever home!

Unknown said...

All my dogs have been rescues. I wouldn't have it any other way.

Abby said...

Thanks! It is nice to hear from other friends who support pet rescue.