Today is a day dedicated to puppies.
Is it possible for a day to be any cuter?
And really, shouldn’t every day be dedicated to puppies? I certainly wouldn’t argue with such a proposal.
This almost painfully adorable day was first introduced back in 2006 by animal behaviorist, Colleen Paige. Since its inception, National Puppy Day is celebrated every year on March 23rd as a way to both honor all that is awesome about dogs and help our dear four-legged friends by encouraging folks to adopt animals.
Per the National Puppy Day website, today was developed “to celebrate the magic and unconditional love that puppies bring to our lives. But more importantly, it’s a day to help save orphaned puppies across the globe …”
This year, the goal for today’s “holiday” is to save 10,000 homeless puppies nationwide.
So if you’ve been considering adding a new furry member to your family, I can’t think of a better day to take the plunge than on National Puppy Day, can you? Your newly adopted pup, whether young in age or young at heart, will spend the rest of their lives loving you unconditionally as a thank you for saving them. And trust me, it doesn’t get any better than that.
It’ll be 12 years ago this summer when I adopted my sweet Bailey girl. (Please notice her ridiculous adorableness above and below).
Some outsiders may only see the surface benefits of animal adoption – the positive effects on the dogs and cats who finally have forever homes. But trust me, the happiness, love, and insurmountable laughs Bailey has brought me over the last 11 years, far outweighs anything I have ever done for her.
So if your lifestyle allows for it, head out to a local shelter and give a dog in need a home. And don’t forget, dogs of all ages need families, so please consider the young at heart “puppies” too. You definitely won’t regret it.
And if you do take home a new best friend today … or tomorrow … or next week … here are some helpful puppy supplies for you both.
Now go shower a pup, young or old, with love and kisses. I know it’s a hard assignment, but they deserve it.