Here at Walter Knoll Florist, we love dogs. In fact, as a pet-friendly shop, it is not uncommon for us to have four or five dogs come to visit us every day. Because of our love for our puppies, we admire efforts such as National Puppy Day that aim to make life better for animals.
Established 10 years ago by Colleen Paige – who is also the pet-lover behind National Dog Day and National Cat Day – this latest effort was meant to bring attention to the issue of puppy mills for-profit breeders and to encourage people to adopt puppies from shelters instead. There are over 70,000 puppies born annually in the United States, and approximately 1.4 million dogs are surrendered to shelters each year. National Puppy Day seeks to educate families on the great need to give homes to these lovable animals who are hoping for a forever home. Those who have rescue dogs as a part of their family will tell you – these canines are exceptionally loving and happy to be in a safe, nurturing environment. Contrary to popular belief, less than 10% of dogs and cats in shelters were surrendered because of behavior problems. They are generally living in the shelter through no fault of their own, but because of the experience are often highly socialized and wonderful companions for both children and other animals.
The people who work with the animals both as paid workers and volunteers are passionate about rehoming these animals and often go to heroic lengths to save them precarious situations. There is a network of committed people across the country who work tirelessly to rescue, foster, and find homes for these dogs – and National Puppy Day is a great day to honor them! If you know someone who has adopted a rescue dog or someone who works in the industry, call Walter Knoll Florist to send one of our adorable themed floral designs or pet memorial stones.
Even though National Puppy Day is focused on the youngest of the canine crew, it is a call to action for all animal lovers to adopt from or donate to their local no-kill shelters.
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