National Dog Day - August 26th

The dog days of summer may be behind us as we gear up to usher in the month of September, but EVERY day is dog day if you are a pet parent to this lovable animal.

Today we celebrate all things puppy, doggie and pooch!

If you're curious as to how National Dog Day got started ... click the video below for some adorable answers to how this holiday came to be. Trying to figure out how to celebrate? Check out this top 20 list from crew at National Dog Day.

If you're ready for some extra love (and responsibility) that comes with being a dog owner, why not consider adoption? You can start the search on sites like or contact your local animal shelter so you can find a four legged friend to be part of your family. There are plenty of pups out there just waiting for a good home.

Whether you're a dog parent, considering adoption, or just love them from afar, I think we can agree - the world is a little sweeter with man's best friend. Happy National Dog Day!

“Before you get a dog, you can’t quite imagine what living with one might be like; afterward, you can’t imagine living any other way.” – Caroline Knapp