Celebrating National Dog Day, Where Something New is Happening! Hint: Rescues & Shelters Need Apply!


Woo! How did you all spend your National Dog Day yesterday? It was pretty hot and humid here still, so today (when my glasses fogged up from the humidity as soon as I stepped outside), we decided to forego sweating outside while the grandkiddos and Wolfie splashed in the kiddie dog pool and opted for all of us hiding in the a/c most of day! Wolfie *thought* he wanted to go outside for our usual play and hang time, but immediately did an about face, staring at the sliding door willing it to open back up to the cool house! I was right behind him!

While here at FiveSibes I believe every day is a dog day when you have one as part of your family, August 26th is an actual designated dog holiday! Now, if you're not familiar with this special day, we'll give you a little background!


National Dog Day was founded in 2004 by pet lifestyle expert and author Colleen Paige. According to Colleen, "National Dog Day celebrates all breeds, mixed and pure and serves to help galvanize the public to recognize the number of dogs that need to be rescued each year, either from public shelters, rescues and pure breed rescues.
National Dog Day honors family dogs and dogs that work selflessly to save lives, keep us safe and bring comfort. Dogs put their lives on the line every day - protecting our families and homes, for their law enforcement partner, for their blind companion, for the disabled, for our freedom and safety by detecting bombs and drugs and helping to locate and rescue victims of accidents and tragedy." 
"National Dog Day celebrates all breeds, mixed and pure and serves to help galvanize the public to recognize the number of dogs that need to be rescued each year, either from public shelters, rescues and pure breed rescues." 
 ~Colleen Paige, Founder of National Dog Day

Colleen created National Dog Day "to honor dogs more than we currently do, to give them 'a day,' to show deep appreciation for our long connection to each other - for their endearing patience, unquestioning loyalty, for their work, their capacity for love and their ability to impact our lives everyday in the most miraculous ways. National Dog Day wishes to encourage dog ownership of all breeds, mixed and pure - and embraces the opportunity for all dogs to live a happy, safe and 'abuse-free life'."

 Rescue & Shelters & Nonprofit Animal Assist Organizations Check This Out!
Something new and big is happening over on Colleen's NationalDogDay.com site! If you have "an animal rescue/shelter or a nonprofit program or organization that assists animals and people... Join our family and become a fescue partner today!" 
Now, what exactly does that mean, you may be asking. According to Colleen, become a rescue partner "not only offers additional exposure for the animals in your care or your mission to help animals and people, all year long, but it provides additional opportunities for promotion of your long-time canine residents, special events, campaigns through our social media platform and special features on our homepage and through our newsletter."
If you are interested, be sure to pop over to her site HERE where she explains the various memberships, even a FREE one, to help rescue/shelter pets! And be sure to tell her FiveSibes sent you over!

For today's #FlashbackFriday, I'm giving a loving nod to my full beautiful FiveSibes pack family in one of my first group photos of them, dating back to circa 2008, when the pupsters Wolfgang, Chloe, and Bandit were just year-old pups and our alpha queen Harley was three, and Gibson was two! Boy, I sure do miss the other four. Life is so very different now for me and Wolfie without them. I cherish all my years with them. I always say I love flashbacks as these precious memories for me are like visits for my heart.

#FiveSibes #Flashback Photo - 2008

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  1. Happy National Dog Day handsome Wolfie!

  2. It seems like every day is National Dog Day at the Ranch. Just the way we like it. 💜


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