October 22nd is Make A Dog’s Day! This is one of many unofficial pet holidays on the calendar, all of which aim to help improve the lives of our animal companions. A Yorkville, IL vet offers some insight into this ‘pawesome’ occasion and offers some tips on brightening up your furry pal’s day in this article.
This holiday was actually started by Subaru, who also makes some of the most pet-friendly automobiles on the market. The aim is to encourage people to go the extra mile and pamper their pets or, better yet, adopt a pooch. There’s also a drive to raise awareness about less adoptable pets, and hopefully find them forever homes as well. In fact, Subaru retailers will donate $100 for every pet adopted from partner shelters from October 1 through October 31, 2023. You can learn more on the website here.
Fido can get passed over for many reasons, none of which are really his fault. Coat coloring often plays a role. Black dogs and cats are both more likely to have trouble getting adopted than other colors. Certain breeds, such as Rottweilers and Pit Bulls, also tend to struggle with finding forever homes. Other underdogs include senior pets and those with physical handicaps, such as vision or hearing loss or a missing limb.
The ultimate goal here, of course, would be to help some homeless pooches—particularly underdogs—out there get adopted. Of course, bringing Fido into your life is a huge decision, and one that may not be the right move for everyone at this time. Think long and hard before taking the plunge. Adoption is forever! You can also help by volunteering or fostering, or even by sharing information on social media. Remember to use the hashtag #Makeadogsday.
Our canine pals really aren’t hard to please: many simple things, such as a toy, treat, or belly rub, will get Fido’s cute tail going. However, at the end of the day your dog really just wants to spend time with his favorite human: you. Carve out some extra time with your faithful friend. This is a beautiful time of year to take Fido for a long walk. Or, head outside for a training session or a fun game of Fetch or Tag.
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