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International Dog Day!

International Dog Day!

Dogs make great companion pets around the world and can help give pet owners a healthy heart, a new study revealed. Because August 26th is International Dog Day, we want to discuss why adopting dogs is a good idea for families - especially those with small kids. 

1. Adopting dogs improves quality of life. Not only do dogs play, but they provide owners with unconditional love and support. A dog is [usually] always happy to see owners and will make them feel better when skies are grey. 

2. Dogs are protectors. Dogs keep families safe by barking or checking out scenery when things seem off. They will keep owners safe during wildlife encounters, too. 

3. Dogs play well with other animals. Whether it's a kitten or another pup, dogs make friends everywhere they go!

4. Dogs are great for families with babies and small children- let them grow together!

5. Dogs are great learners. No need to take pups to dog obedience school - they will listen to basic commands such as "sit," "give," and "come" if taught at an early age.

Dogs make wonderful pets for families and deserve more than a day of recognition. Be sure to cuddle pets extra on this day ad snap lots of pictures of them today and always.

Adopt Shelter Pets Day!

Adopt Shelter Pets Day!

Today is National Shelter Pet Day, a call to action for future pet owners to consider adopting dogs from no-kill animal shelters. 

It's a myth that you cannot find a 'normal' or 'healthy' dog from a local animal shelter or animal rescue. In fact, some dogs brought into shelters are there because their pet owners simply cannot care for them any longer. It is true that some animals were abused, and some were neglected; but isn't that more reason to adopt a dog from an animal shelter?

Each year, approximately 1.5 million shelter animals are euthanized (670,000 dogs and 860,000 cats). It's time to save animals and find them forever homes.
When thinking about adopting a dog or cat, consider shelter pets. Find your furry companion today.
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