National Dog Day celebrates all dog breeds


In celebration of National Dog Day, The Friday Flyer invited residents to submit photos of their dogs.

National Dog Day is celebrated annually on Aug. 26. The day celebrates all breeds, pure and mixed and serves to help galvanize the public to recognize the number of dogs that need to be rescued each year, either from public shelters, rescues and pure breed rescues. National Dog Day honors family dogs and dogs that work selflessly to save lives, keep people safe and bring comfort.

The day was founded in 2004 by animal advocate Colleen Paige, who is also the founder of National Puppy Day and National Mutt Day. She chose Aug. 26 to celebrate dogs because it was the date her family adopted her first dog. In 2013, National Dog Day was adopted into New York State Legislation.

Marti Morrison with her five-year-old dog Scooter.

David Torkelson with his dog Charlie and granddogs Stella and Oliver.

Adriana Kral with her dog Argo, who recently celebrated his fifth birthday.

Twelve-year-old Karma with his human Linda Kay Perales.

Corrie Tutt and nine-year-old Duke, who Corrie said is her best friend and hero. “I couldn’t have made it through all my tragedies without him,” she said.

Donna Ritchie with her rescue dog Tinker.

Lyne Hall celebrates her 50th birthday with her 13-year-old dog Lily, who she rescued when Lily was five-years-old.

Mckenzie Ponsford heading back to college with her dog Bentley.

Three-year-old Eleanor Moose and eight-year-old Murphy with their humans Katie and Justin Mendonca.

Opus and Charlie enjoy a boat ride. Their humans are Mike and Angie Bazaldua.

Three-year-old Zena and eight-year-old Ruby. Their humans are the Zander family.

Ten-year-old Riley enjoys the day at Happy Camp. His humans are the Winant family.