National Dog Day was started in 2004 to recognize the shelter pets looking for a good home and to encourage their adoption, according to The Huffington Post.
Want to adopt a dog in Carroll County? Check out the Carroll County Humane Society for animals available for adoption. Also, check out this Patch blog with animals available for adoption through Mutts Matter Rescue.
Want to do something special for your pooch to celebrate National Dog Day? Here are two ideas:
- Buy a membership to the Bennett Cerf Dog Park which just opened at Bennett Cerf Park (next to Random House in Westminster) this past spring. Membership is $30 annually. Get details here.
- Take the dog to the pool for a Pooch Pool Party! The Westminster Department of Recreation and Parks is hosting a dog pool party at the Westminster Municipal Pool on Sept. 4. Humans will not be allowed to swim with the dogs. Learn more here.