There's a new site on the block and they are trying to raise awareness for puppy adoptions. In doing so they've adopted (no pun intended) today, March 23 as National Puppy Day.
National Puppy Day is not only a day to celebrate the puppies in our lives, for how much joy, unconditional love and friendship they offer us, but to acknowledge the great need that many homeless puppies have for a loving and forever home and to educate the public about animal cruelty!
Their goal is to help save 10,000 homeless puppies across the nation in one day. Let's see if we can't help a little.
Can you guess what breed of dog Americans love the most? While the toy Brussels Griffon and Affgenpinscher may be favorites to win The
Westminster Kennel Club show in New York today, the Labrador
Retriever is most Americans' favorite dog.
Other favorites include the Yorkshire Terrier, German Shepherd, Golden
Retriever, Beagle, Boxer, Dachshund, Bulldog, Poodle and Shih Tzu,
according to the American Kennel Club's recent report of the country's
Top 10 dog breeds. Rankings are based on the breeds most registered in
But the biggest trend in the canine world can't be found at Westminster
or on AKC's list. There has been a growing interest in mixed breeds and
rescue dogs, especially after President Barack Obama said he was
considering adopting such a dog for his daughters.
"The chic thing to do is adopt a dog," Sarah Wilson, expert for PBS' Why We Love Cats and Dogs. says. "Saving a life and helping an animal in need is a sign of the times."
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