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!