Another month is ahead of us! Let’s take a look at the calendar and see what important dog related dates are waiting for us this September!
National Pet Memorial Day
Every dog parent know that dogs are more than animals. In fact, it’s very common for us to completely forget they are not humans. To us, they are our friends and family who we cherish the most. That’s why it is only natural to have a day dedicated to the four-legged friends we have lost. Members of International Association of Pet Cemeteries and Crematories decided to designate the second Sunday in September as National Pet Memorial Day. On this day, pet lovers can remember their lost friends and show their appreciation for the love they’ve received. They can also reminisce about the memories they’ve shared and joy their pets gave them throughout their lives. Finally, to commemorate this day, go through old pictures and videos, visit their favorite places and share stories of adventures you’ve had together.
Hug Your Hound Day
This day was created by Ami Moore, the “Dog Whisperer of Chicago” who wanted to remind us of the importance of having a long and lasting bond with our pets. Dogs are our kind and loving companions, loyal friends, and valiant defenders of our homes and families. On Hug Your Hound Day, remember to give your dog the recognition it deserves. Thank them for everything and for just being in your life, by giving them a big warm hug!
Puppy Mill Awareness Day
Puppy mill is a slang for commercial dog breeding facilities. This slang describes dogs’ life conditions in these facilities. Being crowded, enduring abuse, getting no veterinary care or socialization, barely living on poor food and with no clean water are just some of the problems they are facing. That’s why on this day, we need to raise awareness and educate others on how they can help these poor creatures. You can join the cause by sharing the story or making a donation to organizations whose goal is rescuing, helping, finding a home and rehabilitating dogs.
Responsible Dog Ownership Day
Responsible Dog Ownership Day is meant to remind and encourage dog owners to be responsible not just to their dogs but all others who could be affected by them. It’s very important for people to, before making a decision to bring a dog home, consider the care involved in raising a dog. By taking them in, and welcoming them to our family, we promise to keep them healthy, happy and safe. That’s why we need to take care of their well-being as well as the well-being of those around them. The size, energy, medical care, treatment and their other needs are the owner’s responsibility.
Love Your Pet Day
We love our pets every day! Love Your Pet Day is just another day we can use as an excuse to go all out! Everything we do to spoil our loving pets is justified on this day! So give them lots of hugs and kisses, take a long walk, run around together and try new tasty treats! Don’t forget to capture fun times on video or in photos, and share it with others to motivate them in spending quality time with their pets!
Dogs In Politics Day / Checkers Day
This day marks the anniversary of the one of the greatest speeches in U.S. political history. The famous “Checkers speech” had an estimated 60 million viewers and listeners. It’s considered as one of the greatest political speeches in U.S. history. On this day, Richard Nixon gave a televised and radio broadcasted speech to address the charges of using campaign fund for personal use. In his speech he mentioned one donated item sent to his family as a personal gift, that he had no intention of returning – Checkers! With this Checkers became one of the most famous dogs in politics, and this day got its name – Checkers Day.
“A man down in Texas heard Pat [Nixon’s wife] on the radio mention the fact that our two youngsters would like to have a dog. And, believe it or not, the day before we left on this campaign trip we got a message from Union Station in Baltimore saying they had a package for us. We went down to get it. You know what it was?”
“It was a little Cocker Spaniel dog in a crate that he’d sent all the way from Texas. Black and white spotted. And our little girl — Tricia, the six-year old — named it Checkers. And you know, the kids, like all kids, love the dog and I just want to say this right now, that regardless of what they say about it, we’re gonna keep it.”
Remember Me Thursday
It’s the sixth year that Remember Me Thursday aims to bring people and pet adoption organizations all around the world together in fighting to find forever homes for dogs who are waiting on it. This cause forms unstoppable voice and force for all orphan pets. Dogs should live happily in their forever homes, not die waiting for a nice family and a warm home. To raise awareness and motivate people to take action, on this day, get on social media and talk about pet adoption!
If you want to be kept informed of all upcoming dog-related days, you can download your September DogBreedCartoon calendar below.