International Dog Day
International Dog Day is held on August 26. Supported by the International Fund for the Protection of Animals. This event in the third decade of the month August is annual. Help us
In the year 2004, the day was founded by animal welfare advocate and pet lifestyle expert, Collen Paige. He is also a conservationist, dog trainer, and author. The date 26 August was selected for International Dog Day because it was the first time when Paige's family adopted Sheltie; he was 10-years-old.
Dogs may be able to fall in love with you. Dogs can read our emotions. Dogs have 18 muscles to move their ears. Some dogs are incredible swimmers. Their sense of smell is at least 40x better than ours.
Similar holidays and events, festivals and interesting facts
US & UK National Dog Day on August 26 (was founded by a woman - Colleen Paige - in 2004);
Hug Your Hound Day on September 8 (Second Sunday of September);
Responsible Dog Ownership Day on September 21 (Third Saturday in September);
Puppy Mill Awareness Day on September 21 (Third Saturday in September);
National Dog Week in USA on September 22 (Last Full Week of September);
National Deaf Dog Awareness Week in US on September 22 (Last Full Week in September)