Give a mutt a hug–tomorrow is National Mutt Day!

December 2nd is National Mutt day

Observed twice a year on December 2nd and July 31st, National Mutt Day was established in 2005 to celebrate mixed-breed dogs, affectionately referred to as “mutts.” It’s an entire day designed to embrace everything great about all of those one-of-a-kind dogs. And there truly is a lot to celebrate—studies suggest that mixed breed dogs are… [Read more]

National Pit Bull Awareness Day is October 26, 2013

Pit Bull Facts and Myths infographic

Tomorrow is National Pit Bull Awareness Day (NPBAD), a day dedicated to the appreciation of bully breeds. Established in 2007, it is hoped that providing education about pit bulls and responsible ownership will help to change the misperceptions and stereotypes associated with the breed. Whether you are a pit bull advocate, an owner of a… [Read more]

National Feral Cat Day: How can you help the cats in your community?

TNR programs help stabilize feral cat populations

October 16th has been designated National  Feral Cat Day, a day founded by Alley Cat Allies to raise awareness about the humane treatment of feral cats, promote Trap-Neuter-Release (TNR) programs throughout the country, and to recognize the animal rescuers who give their time and resources to help feral cats. What is a feral cat? You… [Read more]

International Homeless Animals Day: Become Part of the Solution

Each of us can be part of the solution to the pet overpopulation problem

Established in 1992 by the International Society for Animal Rights (ISAR), International Homeless Animals Day is recognized the third Saturday in August every year.  The aim of this day is to increase awareness of the growing problem of pet overpopulation which has resulted in an ever-increasing number of adoptable pets who find themselves without a… [Read more]

Honoring International Assistance Dog Week with G.A.D.A.

The Goodwill Assistance Dog Academy Canine Crew

Although this week is primarily focused on a certain topic involving sharks,  August 4th through August 10th is also International Assistance Dog Week. This week-long occasion is aimed at honoring the hard work assistance dogs do, as well as provide information about the puppy raisers and trainers. To help spread awareness, we interviewed Ramona Nichols… [Read more]