August 26th is National Dog Day!


This week we celebrate a very special day because August 26th is National Dog Day!

National Dog Day was created in 2004 by Colleen Paige to honor and show deep appreciation for our dogs and our connection to each other.  It is a day to show appreciation for their endearing patience, unquestioning loyalty, for their work, their capacity for love and their ability to impact our lives every day in the most miraculous ways.

What will you and your pup do to celebrate the pawesome holiday?  In San Diego we really have the advantage as there are so many special places and things to do with Fido throughout the city to celebrate the holiday:

  • If you’re the busy day working pet parent who can’t celebrate with pup until after work and don’t want to leave Fido home on this special day, set them up for a FIDO-DAY OUT with a sitter.  In San Diego we have many wonderful sitters who will spend the afternoon with pup at dog parks and beaches local to your area. San Diego’s Tish the Doggy Beach Busy is a great way to do something special for Fido as her bus is always circulating the San Diego area looking for pups ready for a day adventure!  You can always set your pup up with a day at Canine Camp.  Here in San Diego we got lot’s of awesome day camps for dogs enjoy a day of fun playing with other dogs.  When it comes to day camp I always encourage parents set their dogs up with a place where they get fresh air throughout the day so outdoor camps are always best! Check out San Diego’s Camp Run A Mutt Facilities or Encinitas’ Kamp Kanine!



  • Other ways you can celebrate this special day ( and likely Fido’s favorite way to have fun ) is at the beach!  Here in San Diego we have the best dog parks and beaches this nation has to offer. Check out the Barking Beast favorite San Diego beaches list 


For more ways to celebrate National Dog Day check out what has brewed up!  We hope you do something special for your dog this Thursday to show them how much they mean to you as dogs really do enrich our lives.  Special thanks to the beautiful Colleen Paige  founder National Dog Day and her efforts in benefiting animal welfare with this special day for dogs and her message of celebrating the lives of all dogs breeds and not just valuing the lives of “pure breeds”.

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Colleen Paige Founder of National Dog Day

” National Dog Day celebrates all dogs, mixed breed and pure. Our mission is to help galvanize the public to recognize the number of dogs that need to be rescued each year and acknowledges family dogs and dogs that work selflessly each day to save lives, keep us safe and bring comfort. Dogs put their lives on the line every day… for personal protection, for law enforcement, for the disabled, for our freedom and safety by detecting bombs and drugs and pulling victims of tragedy from wreckage, now they’re detecting cancer and seizures…things even humans cannot do. ” – …. READ MORE 

We hope you have a great time this Fridayy whatever you do celebrate National Dog Day! Be sure to follow National Dog Day on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to keep up with everything that is DOG! WOOF!

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