THURSDAYS WITH MILLIE: Celebrating National Rescue Dog Day
Millie here on a beautiful Thursday reporting from MYOS HQ. Today we celebrate National Dog Rescue Day! Celebrated every May 20th today is a day to celebrate all the rescue dogs out there and the pet parents who brought them to their forever homes.
National Dog Rescue Day was founded to bring awareness to the countless number of dogs in shelters who need to be adopted. To celebrate, I wanted to share some ideas on how we can all make a difference and bring more awareness to the needs of our four-legged friends waiting to find their forever family.
Rescue dogs have so much to give, yet so many have obstacles to overcome. So many have experienced neglect or abuse yet show their humans unconditional love. That is why we want to celebrate these pups and spread awareness on what we can do to get involved in the lives of rescue dogs.
- ADOPT: If there is room in your life for a dog (or another dog), consider adopting and giving one a forever home.
- FOSTER: Many dogs abandoned to shelters benefit from socialization or would just thrive better away from the shelter environment. Others may need medical care or rehabilitation in a home setting before an adoption can take place. We have worked with some amazing rescues and foster homes and have seen how much this can benefit so many dogs.
- HELP A SHELTER: Shelters always need support. In addition to financial donations, shelters have a list of much needed items such as blankets, toys, treats, and leashes. You can also host an even tor fundraiser to benefit the shelter.
- VOLUNTEER: Help at your local shelter. Taking dogs for walks, grooming, and giving them plenty of affection improves their socialization.
- SPAY/NEUTER: Be responsible for your pets. Overpopulation is the number one reason shelters exist.
- EDUCATE: Teach young children the importance of kindness, unconditional love, and responsible care of all animals. There is nothing quite like the love of a dog and experiencing that special type of relationship can help shape who our children become.
These are just a few tips that can help the many rescue dogs that need homes. Even if you are not able to participate in any of these ideas, you can still create awareness just by speaking to friends and family.
Until next time friends!