National Dog Day is Today!

A Chance to Recognize Dogs

Today is National Dog Day. This special day serves to help recognize the number of dogs that need to be rescued each year, and acknowledges family dogs and dogs that work selflessly each day to save lives, keep us safe and bring comfort. Dogs put their lives on the line every day and they offer us something extraordinary, unconditional love.

If you already have a canine companion, show how much you appreciate him by taking him for an extra long walk or getting him his favorite treats. Help shelter dogs by adopting or donating today!

Founded in 2004, National Dog Day was created 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 every day in the most miraculous ways.

In honor of National Dog Day, Boston.com has partnered with the League and is sharing photos and information about seven of our shelter dogs with their readers.

Visit any of our three shelters this Saturday (August 31) for our “Take Me Home Today Adoptathon” and adopt one of our amazing dogs! And remember that although,“saving one dog will not change the world,  surely for that one dog, the world will change forever.”

Here are just a few of our spectacular dogs who would love to come home with you by August 31:

Camilla is a beautiful 6-year-old Miniature Pinscher and is available for adoption at our Boston shelter.

Camilla is a beautiful 6-year-old Miniature Pinscher and is available for adoption at our Boston shelter.

Mikki is a 1 and a half year old sweetheart with a very enthusiastic personality. He is available for adoption at our Dedham shelter.

Mikki is a 1 and a half year old sweetheart with a very enthusiastic personality. He is available for adoption at our Dedham shelter.

Kermit is an adorable 3-month-old Chihuahua mix puppy. He recently came here all the way from California! Meet his at our Boston shelter.

Kermit is an adorable 3-month-old Chihuahua mix puppy. He recently came here all the way from California! Meet his at our Boston shelter.

Annie Oakley is a sweet 10 month-old spayed female pup. She can be shy at first but once she warms up to you, she likes to rest her head in your lap and wag her tail while you scratch her back. Meet her at our Boston shelter.

Annie Oakley is a sweet 10 month-old spayed female pup. She can be shy at first but once she warms up to you, she likes to rest her head in your lap and wag her tail while you scratch her back. Meet her at our Boston shelter.