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Whatever Wednesday: National Rescue Dog Day!

Updated: Jun 17, 2021

Hello Posse!

Today is National Rescue Dog Day! Being the proud owner of a wonderful, sweet, rescue pup myself, I just had to share some great ways to celebrate today! If you have a wonderful rescue dog in your life, you can share your story on social media. Just be sure to use the tag #NationalRescueDogDay. Be sure to share your rescue dog photos with us as well. Just drop them in the comments. We would love to see your furbabies! (<--- click here) has some great suggestions on ways you can celebrate this day and help out those dogs who are still in need of finding their forever homes.

How to celebrate rescue dog day:

  • ADOPT: It is always better to adopt a rescue dog in need than to buy a dog.

  • FOSTER: Many shelter dogs benefit from the socialization they can get in a foster care situation. Even if they are just in your care for a short while, they tend to thrive better away from the shelter environment.

  • VOLUNTEER: If you can't foster in your home, you can help out by taking dogs for walks, giving baths and grooming them, and just spending time with the animals to help them socialize more is a huge benefit to their mental and emotional well-being in a shelter setting.

  • DONATE: Shelters always in need. Besides financial donations, shelters always have a list of supplies they need such as blankets, collars, toys, food and treats, and leashes. Just all your local shelter to find out what they need.

  • SPAY/NEUTER: Overpopulation is the number one reason shelters exist. Help put a stop to it by doing your part.

Need some more information on adopting the perfect dog for your family? Check out DogBlog.Com and their ultimate guide for adopting a dog (<--- click for the guide). Be sure to check out the rest of their site for some valuable information on making your adopted pet a happy and healthy part of your family.

Now go out and spend some time with a rescue dog today, you will not regret it!

Take care,


Watch Stephen's dog, Shaggy, playing fetch in the house. Be sure to follow Shaggy on Facebook: Shaggy "Der Verrückte Hund" (<-- click here).

Quarantine Boredom Buster

DIY Dog Crafts from Martha Stewart has a great selection of DIY dog crafts that are not only fun to make, but attractive and functional.

Her page, 14 Dog Crafts That Are Personalized For Your Canine Friend (<--- click here) gives you a great selection of projects to choose from, projects from silhouette art of your favorite furbaby to personalized I.D. tags that not only make sure your baby can always find their way home if lost, but gives them that little extra style every chic pup needs.

Just click the link above and start crafting!


FYI: for those who are asking why we started adding (<--- click here) next to links in the blogs. We have had a few people comment that they are not seeing the color changes in the font that shows where the links are so we are just trying to make it as obvious as possible for everyone.

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