Every Dog Has Its Day: National Dog Day!


Every dog has its day and it’s August 26th~ National Dog Day!

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But if you’re a dog owner, everyday is paws for celebration. :)


National Dog Day was founded in 2004 by Pet & Family Lifestyle Expert and Animal Advocate, Colleen Paige. It’s celebrated August 26th every year to encourage dog ownership of all breeds, mixed and pure, and embraces the opportunity for all dogs to live a happy, safe and “abuse-free life”.


The National Dog Day Foundation supports all breeds and varieties of dogs and discourages purchasing from unethical backyard breeders and puppy mills; instead, supporting reputable breeders or adopting from rescue homes.


 The goal of the National Dog Day Foundation is to rescue 10,000 dogs each year.


  We got Chloe and Gracie from the same breeder 10 years ago. We joke about Chloe being our “rescue” dog, since she’s so high maintenance chances are another family would have traded her in for a less neurotic dog a long time ago.


If you have a neurotic dog, I recommend trying ThunderShirt. . . and wine helps too :)


Celebrate National Dog Day by taking your dog for a ride. . .


Or with a treat. . .


Copycat Frosty Paws,

Easy Frozen Dog Treats that you can make in a blender!

 Only 4 ingredients and your pup will lap them up!

Top 10 Things Chloe & Gracie Love About Fall

Chloe and Gracie’s favorite season is fall, you can see why here:

Top 10 Things Chloe & Gracie Love About Fall


 “Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole.”
—Roger Caras


Freekibble.com was launched in 2008, as the vision of then 11 year-old, Mimi Ausland. Mimi wanted to feed the hungry dogs and cats at her local shelter. “There are 10’s of thousands of dogs and cats in animal shelters across the country, all needing to be fed a good meal.” With this goal in mind, Freekibble was created.

Today, the Freekibble Network reaches over 500,000 passionate pet-lovers. This loyal community has helped feed over 14 million meals to homeless dogs and cats in shelters, rescues and food-banks across the country.


Click on the badge above and help feed shelter dogs and cats for free!


Happy National Dog Day!

  29 comments for “Every Dog Has Its Day: National Dog Day!

  1. August 26, 2015 at 5:42 am

    Happy National Dog Day ! They are so lovely, Blessing and Happiness to you all. Thanks and Love, nia

  2. Susan
    August 26, 2015 at 6:35 am

    How sweet! We lost our dog Casper in June. He was with us almost 17 years.

  3. August 26, 2015 at 6:40 am

    Happy Doggie Day! Give The Girls a hug for me Mary:@)

  4. August 26, 2015 at 7:09 am

    I’m sure Chloe and Gracie will be spoiled on National Dog Day, Mary! They give you so much unconditional love and you and your hubby are the best caregivers for those two cutie pups!!

  5. Bonnie Keearns
    August 26, 2015 at 7:14 am

    Happy Dog Day to Chloe and Gracie! It’s always wonderful to see those two; they must be a joy to have around. I also have 2 bundles of joys myself, Stoogie and Churhill (English Bulldogs) that fill my heart with wonder daily. Animals are just blessed gifts! Thanks for the pics and bringing a smile to everyone’s heart <3

  6. August 26, 2015 at 7:25 am

    Hi Y’all!

    Oh what a happy pair out celebrating National Dog Day!

    Y’all come on by,
    Hawk aka BrownDog

  7. Michelle
    August 26, 2015 at 7:32 am

    Love Gracie and Chloe! I wish I had two Bichons! One is better than none! Lol!

  8. August 26, 2015 at 7:46 am

    Chloe and Gracie are certainly the perfect representatives for National Dog Day…paws down they are cutest and I always enjoy seeing them here….Have a great day of celebration and honor Chloe and Gracie!

  9. Sue
    August 26, 2015 at 7:52 am

    Chloe and Gracie are the cutest!!! I signed up to receive the daily Freekibble!! What a great idea. Thanks for the post.

  10. August 26, 2015 at 7:53 am

    Happy Dog Day, Chloe and Gracie! You are lucky dogs!:-)

  11. Ruth Holt
    August 26, 2015 at 8:03 am

    Mary, thank you so much for bringing National Dog Day to everyone’s attention. I cannot imagine a life without a dog. Your babies are precious and very lucky pooches. Every dog deserves the life those two lead. Love your blog. I wish you were my neighbor. But, through blogland we can enjoy lots of far away friends—and their pets. Thanks for daily “making my day”.

  12. August 26, 2015 at 8:28 am

    Happy Dog Day to the two cuties Chloe and Gracie! I see that they have chosen a great chair as their favorite place to nap!

  13. August 26, 2015 at 8:31 am

    Chloe and Gracie won the lottery when you brought them home Mary, they are definitely living the life of royalty not dogs with boat rides, homemade treats, picnics and a seasonal wardrobe! Again, you could write a book, with Chloe and Gracie narrating their daily antics :) Thanks for sharing all the good that is being done for the shelter dogs, and the need for support, the Freekibble is incredible. Your two little puff balls have so much personality that you capture so well with your magic camera~ I especially love Chloe & Gracie’s favorite fall things collage at the end

  14. August 26, 2015 at 8:36 am

    They r so precious, are they sisters? Keep those heart warming posts coming, we all love them so much!
    Can u tell me where a good place to visit Lake Norman is, I’m working on my husband!!
    Thank you and I hope u have a beautiful day with those beautiful girls!


  15. August 26, 2015 at 9:11 am

    I love those babies so much…even from afar! Every time you write about them,it makes me wanna hug and kiss them. Aren’t they just the best friends?? My sophiejane is my BFF and constant companion. Cannot imagine my world without her. So as much as I’d love to meet you in person and share a glass of wine by that lake…I’d really love to meet those two little girls!!!!

  16. Melisa Leach
    August 26, 2015 at 10:45 am

    Happy Dog Day from our Shih Tzu’s, Grace and Glory.

  17. August 26, 2015 at 11:43 am

    It is such a delight to see your girls ‘smiling’ whenever you photograph them running to you. Muffy, the Welsh Terror says thanks for the frosty paws recipe!!

  18. thalie2008
    August 26, 2015 at 11:49 am

    Absolument adorables ! De France (EU) je suis leurs aventures avec attendrissement. Caresses à Grace et Chloe.

  19. August 26, 2015 at 12:42 pm

    Mary, Thank you for sharing this special occasion to celebrate our beloved companions. I always love seeing your posts in my inbox and love your girls. Our Hunter came from a breeder, but I believe she was a hobby breeder. He has been perfect for us and I celebrate him daily. I’m sharing one of the quotes you used on my blog.
    Have a wonderful fall day!
    Noreen & Hunter

  20. August 26, 2015 at 1:08 pm

    Happy National Dog Day to Chloe and Gracie. Sadie and I started the morning off with a nice long walk with a little recent cool front that blew in last night. Then she had a little extra doggie treat upon our return. Enjoy a beautiful day Chloe and Gracie!

  21. August 26, 2015 at 2:28 pm

    Everyday is dog day in our house with our two, the loves of our lives. Reeses our boy needs the thundershirt but when we bought it, it didn’t look like yours. Ours had tons of ve!cro and a million strips. Where did you get yours? Also, is it like that. We didn’t see trying to wrap a dog afraid of everything with it. Any help would be appreciated


  22. Kathy Waterhouse
    August 26, 2015 at 4:01 pm

    Such sweetness….especially the one where they are snuggled…just backs and tops of heads…sweet….

  23. GRC Ltd
    August 26, 2015 at 7:29 pm

    THANK YOU for buying purebreds from a reputable breeder. I have spent my entire life surrounded by purebred show champions, well-bred and genetically tested, who have–thank God–lived long and healthy lives.
    While I applaud anyone who opens their home to a stray or rescue dog, I do resent people who attempt to make me feel guilty because I have bred and raised champion purebreds my entire life. I have been accosted in pet stores and told “I am part of the problem”. (Do these people all opt out of breeding their own kids and have nothing but adopted children??) The straw that broke the came’ls back (and prompted this vent) was last week when I listened to a woman at the grocery store break down in tears because the staff at the local shelter berated her for being selfish when she brought her beloved dog, afflicted with liver cancer, to be euthanised. She was a single mother raising three kids and had maxed her credit cards trying to save her dog, and could not afford any more. How about trying to help her instead of adding guilt to her grief?
    National Dog Day Foundation rightly steers the moderate course–buy from a reputable breeder or rescue from a reputable shelter. The most important thing, which you have so aptly stated, is that all dogs should live an “abuse-free life”.
    Long live Chloe & Grace and their lovely Mom & Dad!

  24. August 26, 2015 at 10:44 pm

    Happy National Dog Day. My girl was rescued and she is the best girl I could ask for.

  25. August 26, 2015 at 11:15 pm

    Today is my birthday so am just seeing this. Chloe and Gracie are the BEST reps for National dogs day, paws down:) So sweet and adorable eve if it takes some wine to calm YOU:):) Hope you had a wonderful ride!!! I had a wonderful day!!

  26. Cynthia Raines
    August 27, 2015 at 12:07 am

    They both are so precious! Buddy, our cocker spaniel / black Lab mix sends his thanks and love as well. We live in the country and someone dropped Buddy off and I can’t imagine why as he is such a precious dog. My neighbor rescued him and within a week he was ours. It’s been 5 years of constant love and companionship. We are blessed. Thanks for informing us of National Dog Day!

  27. Vanessa
    August 31, 2015 at 10:10 am

    You are so precious and these babies are so blessed. I have a Grandkitty that I just adore and love to spoil.

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