Every dog has its day! National Dog Day
Here at HiLife, we love to celebrate our canine companions every day of the year – and never more so than when National Dog Day rolls around.
Held on 26th August, it is the brainchild of animal lover Colleen Paige who wanted to raise awareness of the number of abandoned dogs and encourage people to adopt one. When she was young, her own family had welcomed their first rescue dog, Sheltie, into their home on 26th August so the date seemed fitting.
National Dog Day began in the US but, being a nation of dog lovers, it wasn’t long before we started to celebrate it here. The event recognises the important role dogs play in our lives, bringing fun, friendship and happiness. It also highlights the contribution made by working dogs, including assistance dogs and those who work tirelessly with the emergency services.
One organisation that certainly understands how dogs improve quality of life is Guide Dogs for the Blind. As part of National Dog Day, the charity is encouraging people to raise funds for people with sight loss by taking part in a Dogs Unite walk.
You can take part in the event at a time to suit you and by registering, you will receive a cape for your canine so everyone in the park will know what a superhero they are! It is free to take part in the event; all you need to do is try to raise at least £35 in sponsorship. For more details visit the website.
23 August 2016
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