Today's Reason to Celebrate

March 21, 2015 is
National Puppy Day

It's National Puppy Day! A woman named Colleen Paige declared the first National Puppy Day in 2006. The purpose of the occasion is to celebrate the unconditional love and joy that puppies bring to our lives, and to raise awareness about the horrors of puppy mills.

There are more than 8,000 puppy mills and “backyard breeders” in America that supply our nation’s pet stores. The dogs at these puppy mills are kept in terrible conditions and are often killed when they are no longer fertile. How can you make a difference? The official motto of National Puppy Day is, “Adopt instead of shop!”

To celebrate National Puppy Day, give a puppy a hug, learn more about this important issue, or adopt a dog from your local shelter!

  • March 21, 2015 is also National French Bread Day
  • March is International Ideas Month | National Craft Month | National Peanut Month
  • This week is American Chocolate Week | National Wildlife Week | National Spring Fever Week