Each year on August 26th National Dog Day is celebrated to give honor to family dogs and dogs that help keep us safe & save lives. National dog day made the first debut in 2004 by Colleen Paige, an Animal Advocate, and Pet & Family Lifestyle Expert. This special day was created to raise awareness on the vast amount of dogs that need to be rescued from shelters & rescues. On this day, we celebrate the love we have for all dogs in every shape, form, or type.
Apart from NDD's movement, they are against any form of "breed bands" - which means they advocate against purchasing dogs from pet stores supplied by puppy mills, backyard breeders, the internet, and newspaper ads. Instead, when looking for a canine companion, consider adoption. If you have a preference for pure breed dogs, try finding your pure breed dog at a local Atlanta rescue. Furthermore, many times large chain pet stores will host adoption drives for local animal shelters.
Some people insist that they must have a purebred dog. Ensure that you locate a reputable breeder. You can verify their reputability by reviewing their licensing, internet reviews, and local references.