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Rescues & Shelters


Founded in 2004 by Animal Welfare Advocate and Pet Lifestyle Expert,
Colleen Paige, National Dog Day celebrates all breeds, mixed and pure and serves to help galvanize the public to recognize the number of dogs that need to be rescued each year, either from public shelters, rescues and pure breed rescues.
National Dog Day honors family dogs and dogs that work selflessly to save lives, keep us safe and bring comfort. Dogs put their lives on the line every day - protecting our families and homes, for their law enforcement partner, for their blind companion, for the disabled, for our freedom and safety by detecting bombs and drugs and helping to locate and rescue victims of accidents and tragedy.

We can't truly celebrate this year as we normally do, with so much tragedy and heartache occurring in the U.S. and beyond, without at least acknowledging the precious lives that have been lost to so much unnecessary violence and Covid-19. Our hearts are with those of you who are grieving. There's not a dry eye on our team, due to the excruciating pain being experienced in people's lives today. For whatever it's worth, we send all of you who are suffering, our deepest condolences and our sincere love. 

Enjoy our short film about the magic of dogs

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Hover over each photo for the name and click on each photo to enlarge for bio and click on "show more" below to see additional adoptable dogs with this rescue. Please click the logo above to contact the rescue directly, as we do not have any information on the availability of the dogs featured.

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Official branded National Dog Day merchandise to takes your love of dogs to the next level and supports our mission in saving lives! Great for all ages and for the dog lovers in your life! Many different products to choose from and styles for women, men and children.


Get your collectible National Dog Day 8.5 x 11 watercolor prints (with or without text) on acid-free archival paper with FREE SHIPPING!
Only shipping throughout the U.S. right now. Please give 3-5 days till shipment. Sent USPS Priority Mail. $25

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I’m a young chocolate lab mix. Just gave birth to 9 pups, so I’m looking for my own sweet home. I’m very good with other dogs & people. I pull a bit on my leash but am working on that. I’m house trained & I like going on rides & playing catch. I’m heartworm positive but it is NOT contagious. The rescue covers the cost of treatment. I need to be in a single family home since I’m part pittie, I cannot go to a home in a city or county that has breed restrictions.