Dog Lovers Team Up for National Dog Day

Always wanted to adopt a dog but just never found the right time to do so? Why not visit the Animal Rescue League of Boston, Melrose Humane Society or other pet adoption agencies in search of the perfect pooch on National Dog Day.

Aug. 26 is National Dog Day. That's the day animal advocate Colleen Paige has designated for honoring all those dogs who bring in the paper, and all those dogs who are neglected.

Not to be confused with National Mutt Day (Dec. 2), National Puppy Day (March 23) or National Pet Day (April 11), each of the 19 national and international pet days founded by Paige are all designed with one thing in mind: to draw attention to the need for pet rescue.

Paige, author, pet behaviorist and self proclaimed “pet celebrity lifestyle expert” founded the Animal Miracle Foundation and Network (AMFN), a nonprofit Christian faith based charity, in the aftermath of hurricane Katrina. Since 2004 Paige says that National Dog Day has rescued 100,000 dogs and has now spread its efforts worldwide.

“We will never meet a human who will love us without condition, without expectation, without someone, at some point, disappointing us, breaking our heart…” Paige said, “Dogs will never do this to us. They are steadfast…. and short, fat, tall, skinny, any race, any religion, there is no discrimination – we are perfect in their eyes. They deserve so much more than they get.”

Lots more here: Dog Lovers Team Up for National Dog Day – Malden, MA Patch