Drumroll please… today is National Puppy Day! Which is pretty much the best non-holiday holiday ever! You now have an excuse to look at cute pictures and videos of puppies and give your dog some extra attention.
But National Puppy Day is about more than just going gaga over adorable pups. It also serves as a more meaningful cause. The day actually has its own website. Here, there are lots of links to help you decide just how you’ll celebrate NPD. Here are a few suggestions:
- Colleen Paige, the founder of NPD, encourages adoption on this day. If you can’t, seek out a local shelter and donate a small (or large!) amount of money to them.
- Get an official t-shirt that says “I don’t deserve this” to take a stand against animal abuse and unhealthy puppy living. It’s really cool, take a look at it here! You can also use the same logo/message on other types of things like mugs, pillows, wall art and more.
- Awareness! Spread the word. You should never buy a puppy from a pet store. These dogs are unhealthy, and if you purchased them, even to get them out of the situation they’re in, you would be supporting puppy mills, which neglect dogs and their needs. Adopt, don’t shop!
- Do you have a friend who’s crazy about puppies? Send them an adorable dog flower arrangement, even if it arrives a bit late! 1-800-Flowers.com makes them especially for NPD! (You can also use a promo code of 10% off if you type in GOODLIVING)
Another thing you can do is… share a picture of YOUR puppy, young or old, big or small! Happy National Puppy Day!