Visit All Things Marketplace in Corktown on Friday, where Detroit Dog Rescue will be on hand from 3-7 p.m. In honor of National Dog Day.
Rescue dogs will meet, pet, adopt and make great families available to take them home. Detroit Dog Rescue products will be sold on-site and online, to help support neighborhood nonprofits, no-kill dog shelters, and rescues to train and rehome dogs.
From emotional support puppies to famous Dearborn dogs, Michigan has plenty of backdrops for the holiday and plenty of ways to celebrate.
National Dog Day: Michigan’s Favorite Breed, How to Celebrate Your Pup?
The holiday was founded in 2004 by Colin Paige, an animal welfare advocate and family lifestyle expert, and the date of August 26 was chosen because it was the day Paige adopted her first dog at age 10.
The Humane Society of the United States and West Coast Labrador Retriever Rescue are just two of the rescue organizations that have partnered with those in charge of the event to raise awareness of the cause. Together, they uncover a large number of homeless dogs and actively work to convince dog seekers to go to an adoption center instead of a pet store.
Mission of The National Dog Day
National Dog Day was officially recognized by the New York State Senate in a 2013 resolution. “Our mission is to help the public recognize the number of dogs rescued each year and acknowledge the family dogs and dogs who work selflessly every day to save lives, keep us safe, and bring comfort, The holiday’s website states.
How is International Dog Day Celebrated?
While pets may not be aware of the holiday, dogs always love to spend extra time with their owners. Here are some ways to appreciate your pup and celebrate National Dog Day:
- Take your dog out for a 30-minute walk
- go to a dog-friendly beach
- Stop by the Local Dog Park
- Honor canine veterans at the Michigan War Dog Memorial in South Lyon
- adopt a dog
History of National Dog Day
National Dog Day is August 26 of every year, initially created in 2004 by pet and family lifestyle advocate Colleen Page, who chose the day specifically because it was when her family brought their dog home when they turned 10.
Famous Michigan Dogs in The World
Often seen hanging out in the back end of a 1949 Willys civilian jeep in the open air, two Alaskan Malamute dogs named Yukon and Cheyenne, each about 85 pounds, are Dearborn celebrities.
Best Cars for Dog Lovers
Besides dogs, another thing that is close to Michigan people’s hearts is their vehicles, and the two don’t always mix well. Some of the top cars for dog owners have a variety of pet-friendly features such as low floors for accessible entry, rear heating, air conditioning, and more.