Today is National Puppy Day! Colleen Paige founded National Puppy Day as a way to help spread awareness about puppy mills and unethical breeders. Just about everyone loves a puppy, and I’m no exception!
Here are just a few that are adoptable from Best Friends Animal Society, some have adoptions pending, but there are lots more adoptable puppies in shelters!
If you are like me and thinking that puppies are cute, but maybe a little more work than you are up for, there are tons of young adults, middle aged and senior dogs that still love like a puppy.
If you are adopting a puppy or dog (or already have one) submit your photo by March 31 to Long Live Pets and it may be featured in their short film project. If you submit it via Instagram or Facebook, please use the hashtag #longlivepets.
Most of the dogs I grew up with were purebred dogs. I understand the desire of having a certain breed of dog. I want to remind you that there are lots of breed specific rescues.
If your heart is set on a getting a purebred puppy, please make sure you are buying from a breeder who is reputable. Despite what a pet store may tell you, their puppies are probably not from “a local small breeder.” And shopping online for a puppy is just a bad idea.
Please read (and share) 10 Things To Keep In Mind When Searching For A Dog Breeder. You may think (as I did years ago) that if you aren’t going to show or breed your dog, then breeding doesn’t matter. However, breeding not only impacts the puppies health and inherited temperament characteristics, but also the first 6 to 12 weeks of life.
When it comes time to add a dog to your family, I hope you’ll consider adopting a rescue dog.