Calling all dog fans! Did you know that there is an international holiday to celebrate your beloved canine? Every year, International Dog Day takes place on August 26th. On this day, pet parents, veterinarians and other animal lovers celebrate dogs by encouraging adoptions and overall wellness. This year, you could celebrate by finding the perfect furry family member to introduce to your household.
If your family already has a dog, you might choose to celebrate by taking him or her to the vet for a checkup or buying some new pet supplies to make him or her happy. However, if you are still looking for a family-friendly dog to introduce to your home, there are several wonderful breeds to choose from.
With friendly and outgoing personalities, Labrador retrievers make great family dogs because they are great with children and have an energetic spirit. In general, they are very active and loyal dogs.
For a family dog with a calmer demeanor, look no further than the bulldog. Both courageous and friendly, these dogs are not very active, but they do require regular walks. They are also good with children and other animals.
Another well-loved family breed is the golden retriever. Another high-energy pooch, golden retrievers are intelligent, friendly and devoted. They are great with other dogs as well as children.
Keep in mind, this list is only a sample. There are many other types of family-friendly breeds to consider making part of your household.
Without a doubt, the best way to celebrate International Dog Day is by celebrating every day. Make an effort to take good care of your dog by regularly seeing the vet, providing a balanced diet and ensuring he or she gets enough exercise.
Celebrate International Dog Day by making sure your dog gets the regular veterinary care that he or she needs. Schedule an appointment with Pet Hospitals of Hawaii today.