Today is National Dog Day. Founded in 2004, National Dog Day is celebrated every August 26th. This day acknowledges all that K9’s do to help and enrich our lives! Whether serving in the military, working as police or therapy dogs, aiding in library literacy programs, or even just as pets – canines are our tried and true friends.
If you are thinking of adding a canine family member, educate yourself about the type of breed you are considering. Give yourself half a chance of obtaining a good match for you and your family by knowing some of the behaviors you can expect from that breed. Dog ownership is not a decision to be taken lightly.
The Dracut Library is a great place to start your process!! We have books and DVD’s on specific dog breeds as well as books and DVD’s on dog training. Go to your local shelter or look into breed rescue programs. Every breed has a rescue group. Ask questions! Dog’s surrendered to rescue groups or animal shelters are not ‘damaged’ goods – often they are the victim of being the ‘wrong fit’ in their human family.
Most of all just celebrate Dogs!