From National Dog Day’s Website – Founded in 2004 by pet lifestyle expert and author Colleen Paige, National Dog Day was created to honor dogs more than we currently do, to give them “a day”, to show deep appreciation for our long connection to each other – for their endearing patience, unquestioning loyalty, for their work, their capacity for love and their ability to impact our lives everyday in the most miraculous ways. National Dog Day wishes to encourage dog ownership of all breeds, mixed and pure – and embraces the opportunity for all dogs to live a happy, safe and ”abuse-free life.”
So what did you guys do for your National Dog Day? The video above shows a bunch of adorable pictures users submitted to a local news site as they celebrate their dogs. Remember each year to honor your pets and make a conscious effort to treat them right!