National Puppy Day: Happy 10th Anniversary!

National Puppy Day
 
National Puppy Day is just around the corner on March 23. It was created in 2006 by founder Colleen Paige, who is a Celebrity Pet & Home Lifestyle Expert and Author, to bring notice to puppies that needed to find new homes and get out of the shelters where they were being euthanized. The holiday has trended on Twitter from 2012 to 2015, getting it worldwide recognition as a holiday. This popularity has created a following of thousands of people looking to celebrate and help out the abandoned animal community.
 

Here’s How You Can Celebrate National Puppy Day

 
There are many different ways you can choose to celebrate this fantastic holiday – from something as simple as baking your pet a homemade treat to considering adding a new furry family member -there are tons of ways to participate. Here are a few ideas:

  • Of course, one of the best ways is to adopt a puppy. It can save a life and add joy to yours.
  • If you can’t adopt, then you can try fostering or even volunteering at your local shelter.
  • Collect and donate food, toys and bedding to a nearby shelter or rescue.
  • Ask your congressmen their stance on animal rights issues in Oklahoma and request they advocate legislature which improves animal rights (such as discouraging puppy mills, stronger penalties for animal abuse/neglect, higher standards of care and funding for local animal shelters, etc.).
  • Host a dog friendly party, inviting your friends and their pets. Collect dog food and treats to take to the shelter.
    Volunteer to dog walk for the elderly.
  • Host a bake sale or event to raise money for shelter animals.
  • Treat your pup to a new toy, spa day or puppy portrait (like at our clinic Photo Booth!).
  • Take some time to research dog foods and make sure you are feeding your puppy the best.
  • Treat your pet to a brand-new bed.

 

Places You Can Adopt in the Oklahoma City and Edmond, Oklahoma Area

 
Those of you lucky enough to get to adopt have plenty of rescues and shelters in the area where you can find your new partner. Here are just a few:

The Bella FoundationThe Bella Foundation is a non-profit organization based in Oklahoma City created to assist low-income, elderly or terminally ill pet owners with the cost of veterinary care when it cannot be afforded.

Free To LiveFree To Live is a non-profit sanctuary for stray, abandoned and mistreated dogs and cats. It is the largest no-kill sanctuary in Oklahoma.

Safe Haven Animal RescueSafe Haven Animal Rescue is a non-profit, charitable rescue organization dedicated to finding homes for homeless and abandoned animals.

OKC Animal ShelterOklahoma City Animal Welfare‘s mission is to promote and protect the health, safety and welfare of pets and people in OKC serving more than 24,000 animals each year.

Pet Angels Rescue of OklahomaPet Angels helps place over 500 pets a year in great homes. They believe in doing their best to give a quality adoption experience.

Central Oklahoma Humane Society – The Central Oklahoma Humane Society was founded in 2007 and works with local shelters to eliminate the needless euthanasia of healthy, adoptable animals in Oklahoma City.
 

Take Care of Your Furry Friend

 
Whether adopting a new family member or maintaining the health of a long-loved friend, our expert veterinarians and team at Sunset Veterinary Clinic can help. We provide the best services including; health exams, vaccinations, spay & neuter and more. Give us a call today, and we’ll be glad to help you make arrangements for an appointment.

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