Animal shelters and rescue groups are brimming with happy, healthy pets just waiting for someone to take them home. Most shelter pets wound up there because of a human problem like a move or a divorce, not because the animals did anything wrong. Many are already house-trained and used to living with families.

You give a dog a new chance in life. It is the best feeling in the world: a dog that has been in a shelter for years (or, at worst, is even in danger of being put to sleep), is, at last, given a warm, loving home. ‘Saving’ a dog is a genuinely rewarding experience. Please remember that a stray dog may have already had a turbulent life, and that your home should really be their forever home. Therefore, make sure that your life and your whole family is 100% ready for this dog to be a permanent family member for the rest of his or her life. Moreover, mixed breeds can be very strong and healthy dogs because they don’t have congenital defects in their genetic makeup. Best of all, they can be super sweet and loving.

When you adopt a dog, you will have a companion for life and won’t ever be lonely. Many pets are waiting for a loving owner!


  1. Adopt/foster a dog

    This is your sign to adopt a furry friend. One of the best ways to celebrate the day is by adopting or fostering a rescue dog. You will be providing a safe place filled with love and kindness to the animal and, in return, you will receive friendship and unconditional love.

  2. Volunteer at a shelter

    Volunteer your services and time at a rescue dog shelter. This is the second-best way to celebrate the day. You can shower dogs with love and care by taking them out for walks, or playing a game or two of fetch with them, or feeding them during their mealtimes, and so forth.

  3. Spread awareness

    Use the internet to spread awareness about the day. Use hashtags like #NationalRescueDogDay on social media platforms. Start a conversation about the campaign with others.


  1. It’s a celebration of dogs

    Pop culture often talks about the loyalty of dogs. Apart from this, dogs are also quite popular for their friendly and loving nature. These qualities and much more call for a celebration of dogs and what they symbolize.

  2. It’s a celebration of animal-human friendship

    One of the main aims of the day is to encourage and foster friendship between humans and animals. By becoming friends with animals, humans can learn the meaning of patience and unconditional love.

  3. It’s a celebration of empathy

    Empathy is a much-needed, timeless quality. Understanding somebody’s struggle and pain in life, and just being there for them is one of the greatest gifts humans can give to others. This is why, whether you choose to adopt, or foster, or volunteer your time for a rescue dog, you will be doing a great deal for the emotional wellbeing of that animal.