YOUR PHOTOS: National Dog Day 2014

YOUR PHOTOS:  National Dog Day 2014

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YOUR PHOTOS: National Dog Day 2014

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by 13News Now

WVEC.com

Posted on August 26, 2014 at 1:04 PM

Updated Tuesday, Aug 26 at 11:13 PM

NORFOLK -- There's a Father's Day and a Mother's Day, but you might not know that there's also a day to celebrate Fido: National Dog Day Tuesday.

This holiday (also known as National Dog Appreciation Day) has been celebrated every year on Aug. 26 since 2004.

"I want this to be a day to encourage dog ownership of all breeds, mixed and pure – to help abolish puppy mills and end breed specific legislation so we can create a world where all dogs [and every animal] can live a happy, safe and abuse-free life," National Dog Day founder Colleen Paige said.

According to NationalDogDay.com, here is a list of ways to celebrate:

-Adopt a dog from your local shelter or purebred rescue organization.

-Volunteer at your local shelter and offer to walk a dog or play with a dog, clean cages or anything else they need help with.

-Have a safety check of your home to make sure it's safe for your dog and others.

-Donate blankets, food and toys to animal welfare organizations.

-Organize a peaceful demonstration in front of your community pet store that sells puppies.

-Write your Congressman and ask that he/she support the ban of Puppy Mills and Gas Chambers in your state.

-Order an adorable dog shaped flower arrangement from 1-800-Flowers.com and enjoy a 10 percent discount by using code -
DOG when placing your order!

-Have a National Dog Day party and invite all your friends and their dogs!

-Spend the day taking photos of your dog.Assist an ill or elderly neighbor by walking their dog.

-Buy your dog a fun new dog toy ... or two ... or five.

-Give your dog some fun exercise by taking him or her to a doggy play resort.

-Brush your dog to eliminate excess fur.

-Give your dog a massage or holistic spa treatment.

-Teach your dog a new trick.

-Buy your dog a fashionable collar and leash.

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