National Puppy Day is held on March 23rd every year to spread the love and improve the hope of the lives of puppies everywhere. The founder of this great initiation is Colleen Paige. The National Dog Day and National Cat Day is also founded by her and the celebration started in 2006. National Puppy Day has become quite popular and got recognized as an international celebration and has been trended on social networks since 2012.
This day is only to celebrate the unconditional love that puppies bring to people's lives. More than our family and friends they come close to our hearts and make everyone happy. It is also a day to help and save the orphaned puppies across the globe and educate the people about puppy mills and their horrors.
National Puppy Day Facts
As per the records, there are approximately 500 to 600 million dogs, including strays, all over the world. It is estimated that more than 2.11 million puppies are sold from puppy mills in the USA. Puppies Behind Bars is a training program that helps inmates to raise service dogs in prisons.
Do you know that these Puppy mills are commercial dog breeding organizations which focus on profit and ignore the health and welfare of the innocent animals? The unbelievable fact of these organization is more than 3 million of puppies are neglected due to being full.
Try and visit any animal shelter and adopt a puppy which is in need. Find the nearest pet shelter; where you can visit and adopt a pet in the same day. keep in mind to spay or neuter your pet in order to control the stray dog population.
Share pictures of your dog or pictures of dogs you like; as this helps to spread awareness among the people to adopt rather than shop. You can also do this by using the hashtags, #puppyday and #nationalpuppyday on social media. Make a contribution and give your time and money to a local animal shelter or an organization that supports stray animals. Try to go on a walk with your pets, reward them with treats and play with them as this will help them to feel home. Look for the nearest ASPCA and the Humane Society organizations and make financial donations if you can!