CHENNAI: International Dog Day is celebrated all over the world since 2004.
Founded in the US in 2004 by pet and family lifestyle expert, Colleen Paige, International Dog Day has since spread all over the world, giving dog owners a special day to celebrate man's best friend.
The day encourages people to adopt dogs, instead of buying them from pet shops. International Dog Day is celebrated on 26 August to pay tribute to these incredible animals, who work selflessly to bring comfort, keep us safe and save lives.
Dogs are the most adorable furry creatures and it's best to have one around. We all know that dedicating just one day to man's best friend is not fair enough as they deserve to be celebrated every day and for all their lives.
They not only protect our homes, but make them a little happier and warmer place to live in. These little bundles of joy are our best companions and make our moods happier and have the ability to bring a smile on our faces. They shower us with unconditional love and affection and make us forget all our worries just by wagging their tails.
The most important thing is this day is celebrated across the globe to put the spotlight on hundreds of dogs who need to be rescued by the local authorities as they are deprived of proper care. Most of the dogs are homeless and need proper care and attention and many of them are even abused, brutally killed and poisoned.
The aim of International Dog Day is to encourage people to take care of these animals as they deserve a good life.
The day is dedicated to celebrate all dogs, irrespective of their shape, size, breed, among others. On this day, people are encouraged to adopt more dogs and also raise awareness about problems faced by canines.
The message is to tell people to provide a safe, loving and caring environment for dogs and to show appreciation to these creatures.