August 26th is National Dog Day! Have you hugged your furry friend today?

If you’re a dog owner, you’ve probably supplied your pooch with plenty of love and affection thus far. However, today is a special day. A very special day. Today is the 10th annual celebration of National Dog Day, which was founded by pet lifestyle expert Colleen Paige. Not only should you celebrate your own dog today, but show some love to all of the service dogs, K-9 police dogs, search-and-rescue dogs, and every other four-legged friend in the world.

Along with giving a shoutout to all of the pups that earn their keep every single day, National Dog Day wants to suggest to all of the individuals who may currently be thinking about adding a dog into their family to consider adopting one from either a local shelter or rescue center. Unfortunately, there are just too many dogs sitting in shelters who deserve so much more than they are given. 

If you are currently seeking to adopt a dog in the Central Florida area, but may not know where to go, get in touch with Orange County Animal Services, the Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando, Pet Pros Services, and many more that can be found with a quick Google search. 

We at Boozehounds are massive dog lovers … as well as small dog lovers. We love dogs of all sizes. All dogs deserve the care and attention that we would give to any of our loved ones. They keep you moving, they bring you happiness, and they give an unconditional love that can’t be found anywhere else. If you’re looking for a reason to add a furry friend to your family, here it is: they make life better.