National Pet Day

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Today is National pet day in America, well supported by celebrity dog lovers, including former president Obama.

National Pet Day was founded in 2006 by  Animal Welfare and Pet & Family Lifestyle Expert, Advocate Colleen Paige, to celebrate the joy pets bring to our lives and to create public awareness about the plight of many different kinds of animals awaiting a forever home in shelters and rescues all around the globe.

It encourages people who looking to add a pet to their family to adopt , not buy, a sentiment we at findmylostdog applaud.

{A quote from our founder, Colleen Paige} read more about her here

“I believe all animals are sentient beings that deserve our love and compassion…even not-so-cuddly animals like reptiles and rats. No animal should ever have to suffer, especially at the hand of humans. MILLIONS of unwanted animals perish every day, due to just that….being “unwanted”. I’d like to ask animal lovers everywhere to pledge to give $5 a month to their favourite animal shelter or rescue to help support animals in need. Even if all you did was donate $1 a month, if a million people cared enough to do that, that’s 12 MILLION dollars raised for shelters across the nation and most of you wouldn’t even miss that dollar. Think of how much that would change the world for unwanted pets…especially if it were to become a global trend.”

1. Adopt a pet from your local shelter or pure breed rescue organisation.

2. Volunteer at your local shelter and offer to care for the animals.

3. Donate blankets, food and toys to a favourite animal welfare organisation.

4. Organisation a peaceful demonstration in front of your community pet store that sells pets from puppy or kitten mills.

5. Have a National Pet Day party and celebrate all your pets!

6. Spend the day taking photos of your pets and then post them on our Facebook page!

7. Assist an ill, elderly or a financially struggling neighbour or friend by purchasing pet food, hay or needed items for their pets.

8. Purchase a National Pet Day Tee Shirt (or other gift item) here, to express your devotion to all animals.

9. Buy your pet a fun new toy….or two…or five.

10. Hire a professional pet photographer for a fun photo shoot.

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