May 20th

Celebrating National Rescue Dog Day

A Day for Second Chances and Lifelong Bonds.

Celebrate National Rescue Dog Day on May 20th! This special day honors the incredible love and resilience of rescue dogs and highlights the importance of adoption. Show your support for these amazing animals and the people who give them a second chance.

Origins: The Heartwarming Tale Behind National Rescue Dog Day

National Rescue Dog Day, inspired by Cooper, a heartwarming rescue pup, shines a light on countless deserving dogs in shelters. Established by Tails That Teach, this day highlights the love and potential these dogs bring, encouraging adoption and forever homes.

Shelter Dog Statistics

Millions of dogs enter US shelters each year, and sadly, 390,000 are euthanized. However, almost 2 million are adopted, offering them a second chance. While 23% of pet dogs are rescued from shelters, 34% come from breeders. Support adoption – choose a shelter dog and help reduce euthanasia rates. Consider ‘no-kill’ shelters, where at least 90% of animals find homes.

Dog Adoption Statistics

Ready to Wag Your Way to a New Best Friend? Celebrate
National Rescue Dog Day!

Adopt a rescue dog: This is the ultimate way to celebrate the day! Open your heart and home to a deserving pup who will give you unconditional love and loyalty in return.

Volunteer at your local shelter or rescue organization: Shelters and rescues are always in need of helping hands. You can volunteer to walk dogs, play with them, clean kennels, or even help with administrative tasks.

Donate to a shelter or rescue organization: Even if you can’t adopt or volunteer, you can still make a difference by donating supplies, food, or money to a shelter or rescue organization.

Spread the word about National Rescue Dog Day: Share photos and stories of rescue dogs on social media, or talk to your friends and family about the importance of adopting.

Here are some of the reasons why you should consider adopting a rescue dog:

Consider Adopting: Why Rescue Dogs?

Ever pondered why adopting a rescue dog might be the best decision you’d ever make? Here’s why

Rescue dogs are just as loving and loyal as any other dog: They’ve often been through tough times, but they’re still full of love and ready to give their hearts to a new family.

You’ll be saving a life: When you adopt a rescue dog, you’re making space for another animal in need to come into the shelter.

Rescue dogs come in all shapes and sizes: You’re sure to find a dog that’s the perfect fit for your lifestyle and personality.

Feeling compassion and responsibility: Caring for a dog is a great way to teach children about responsibility and the importance of helping others.

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You’re saving lives: Your furry friend gets a new life, and another gets a spot in the shelter.

Combatting puppy mills: Choose compassion over commercialization.

Healthy companions: Most shelter dogs are well cared for and vaccinated.

Microchip assurance: A beacon to help lost dogs find their way back.

Misconceptions about behavior: Not all shelter dogs have behavioral issues. Many face surrender due to reasons beyond their control.

The joy of overcoming challenges: The journey with a rescue dog is rewarding, teaching you patience, love, and trust.”

So this National Rescue Dog Day, why not consider opening your heart and home to a deserving pup? You might just find your new best friend.

creative ways to celebrate National Rescue Dog Day:

  • In addition to the above, here are some other unique and creative ways to celebrate National Rescue Dog Day:
  • Host a fundraising event for your local shelter or rescue organization.
    Organize a dog walk or playdate.
  • Create a photo album or scrapbook of your favorite rescue dogs.
  • Write a poem or song about rescue dogs.
    Share your own story of adopting a rescue dog.
  • No matter how you choose to celebrate, National Rescue Dog Day is a great opportunity to raise awareness about the plight of homeless dogs and encourage people to consider adopting.
  • Together, we can make a difference in the lives of these amazing animals.

Be Prepared: Protect Your Pet

Adopting is the first step. Caring and protecting your pet is a lifelong commitment. With unexpected illnesses or veterinary expenses being among the top reasons dogs are surrendered, having a safety net, like pet medical insurance, is essential. This National Rescue Dog Day, let’s pledge to ensure our pets have the protection they deserve.

Be Prepared: Protect Your Pet and Get Insured