National Puppy Day (USA)

Today marks National Puppy Day in the United States. Such a cute day should be celebrated in Canada too! I know it’s a blatant excuse to spend time enjoying pictures, videos and stories of adorable puppies, but if it makes you happy, why not? We can all use a little more happiness in our lives and I don’t think there is such a thing as cuteness overload.

Did you know that human beings have been keeping dogs as pets for over 12,000 years?

In Sherbrooke, Quebec, police officers use dogs to intervene with children who are victims of trauma. Dogs make precious allies when it comes to bringing children comfort in difficult situations.

Our family has an amazing dog. He’s no longer a puppy, but I’m still going to use this day to mention him. Having a puppy/dog is a lifetime commitment.

Here are are a few things you need to know if you are thinking of adopting a puppy:

  • Please don’t leave your dog (or any other pet or family members) locked in a hot car.
  • Spaying or neutering is good for your dog. It helps him live longer and healthier life. It reduces and even eliminates a number of health problems that are difficult and/or expensive to treat, such as mammary, testicular uterine or/and ovarian cancer. If never spayed or neutered, a pair of dogs can produce 66,000 puppies in 6 years. That’s a lot.
  • Rabies is 100% preventable. Do you have a dog? 99% of rabies cases in humans are caused by dog bites. If we vaccinate dogs, we can end rabies and save lives.

I hope the video below of funny and cute puppies will put a smile on your face and make your day a little better.


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