National Dog Day - August 26
Fri, Aug 26, 2022

National Dog Day

National Dog Day is dedicated to absolutely all dogs – purebred and mestizos living in families and in the service. Many dogs become our friends and companions. They teach our children empathy and compassion.

Specially trained animals work as bodyguards, serve in law enforcement agencies, improve the quality of life of the disabled, search for drugs and explosive devices planted by terrorists, find victims of natural disasters and terrorist attacks under the rubble of buildings. The contribution of dogs to our society cannot be underestimated.


The creation initiative belongs to Colin Page. This person is an expert on pets, an active animal and wildlife advocate, and a skilled dog trainer. The date was chosen in honor of Colin’s significant day: on August 26, 10-year-old schoolgirl Colin found her first four-legged friend – her family adopted a Sheltie dog from a shelter.

National Dog Day has been celebrated since 2004. Since 2013, it has been legal in the state of New York, then gained popularity in other states. Now it is known about in other countries – after all, dogs are everywhere, and people in any modern state recognize their benefits to society.

Interesting facts

One of the oldest stories of the dog’s exploits is the Welsh legend of Gelert, Prince Llywelyn’s Irish wolfhound. The owner, seeing the little son in the blood, thought that the dog had killed the child, and stabbed Gelert with a sword. And only then did he notice the dead wolf. Llywelyn became king of Gwynedd in Wales in 1200.

How to celebrate

There are many ways to celebrate National Dog Day:

  1. If you have long dreamed of getting a dog, this is a great day to take a pet from a shelter and give him his own home and beloved owner.
  2. Donate to a charity dedicated to improving the lives of dogs without owners.
  3. Spend time with your pet, buy him a toy, take him for a walk to his favorite places.
  4. Educate your children about the importance of dogs in society, there are many amazing stories and films about hero dogs and animals famous for their loyalty to their owners.

When is National Dog Day celebrated in 2022?

National Dog Day is observed on August 26 each year.


Weekday Month Day Year
Friday August 26 2022
Saturday August 26 2023
Monday August 26 2024
Tuesday August 26 2025
Wednesday August 26 2026

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