I just found out that March 23rd was National Puppy Day. Happy belated National Puppy Day! I had never heard of National Puppy Day, so here is what it is all about:
“National Puppy Day is a special day, recognized on March 23rd annually, to celebrate the magic and unconditional love that puppies bring to our lives. But more importantly, it’s a day to help save orphaned puppies across the globe and educate the public about the horrors of puppy mills, as well as further our mission for a nation of puppy-free pet stores.”
I love what this day is all about — not only the celebration of puppies, but education about the horrors of puppy mills. This is a very important mission, and one that deserves a lot of consideration. The world would be a better place for all if we could shut down the puppy mills and backyard breeders who are ultimately leading the way to the needless destruction of endless numbers of homeless dogs throughout the world. ShopForPuppy.com is committed to helping homeless pets and Rescues on a daily basis, but the easiest way to do this would be to stop the mass flooding of new dogs into the world by puppy mills and backyard breeders. Puppy mills and backyard breeders are the number one reason that we have overpopulation of dogs that usually end up in shelters or Rescues without a home. It is a vicious cycle when backyard breeders continue to flood the marketplace with new puppies, often resorting to online classified ads to sell puppies.
We are trying to do our part. Last month we were able to spearhead a fund-raising drive that earned $473 in donations to Voiceless-MI on behalf of Tula, a female South African Boerboel that we helped pull from a kill shelter in Michigan. Tula is currently with a foster. She has some medical expenses, including heartworm that is currently being treated. Through the generosity of others, Tula is well on her way to becoming heartworm free. She is a lovely girl that deserved a chance. Read more about Tula here: Tula, a Female Boerboel up for Rescue.
Back to National Puppy Day, here are a few of my “favorite” puppy photos that I took of my young boy about 2 years ago. He was a live one! Jaf is a South African Boerboel, a mastiff breed from South Africa.