Today's Reason to Celebrate

March 23, 2020 was

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 your puppy a hug or plan to foster or adopt a dog from your local shelter!

  • March 23, 2020 is also World Meteorological Day | National Chip and Dip Day | National Frozen Food Month | National Women's History Month
  • March is International Ideas Month | National Celery Month | National Craft Month | National Peanut Month