National Rescue Dog Day is May 20. It is a day to recognize the benefits of adopting a shelter dog. About 3.3 million dogs go into shelters each year. Our CEO, Michelle Moran, has rescued three dogs over the years. Her latest rescue is Oreo.
A dog named Oreo
Oreo is a friendly, adorable Tibetan terrier. He is approximately 10 years old now. Michelle fell in love with him when she first met him at Save A Dog rescue.
Why Michelle chooses to rescue dogs
There are so many dogs in shelters that need homes. It just makes more sense to me to adopt one in need and change a life. Many people will continue to buy from a breeder or pet store. Michelle believes it's more important to help a dog in need.
The rewards of rescuing a dog
Trained rescue dogs can be the eyes and ears, and even the legs for the elderly or those with disabilities. Rescue dogs add comfort, security, unconditional love, and friendship to our lives. They also encourage us to get out and walk, which has numerous benefits to our health and wellbeing.
Wearing Skineez compression wear results in more walks!
Wearing Skineez Mild Compression socks (10-15mmHg) and Miricle Toning Capri while walking your rescue dog makes your legs feel more energized. Meaning, more walks and time to bond with your furry friend. Be more active in your skin!
Recommendations for how to observe National Rescue Dog Day by founder Lisa Wiehebrink
ADOPT: If there is room in your life for a dog, consider adopting and giving one a forever home.
FOSTER: Many dogs abandoned to shelters benefit from socialization, or would just thrive better away from the shelter environment. Others may be in need of some medical care or rehabilitation in a home setting before an adoption can take place.
HELP A SHELTER: Shelters always need support. In addition to financial donations, shelters have a list of much needed items such as blankets, toys, treats, and leashes. You can also host a bake sale, car wash, or other event to raise funds for the shelter.
VOLUNTEER: Help out at your local shelter. Taking dogs for walks, grooming, and giving them plenty of affection improves their socialization.
SPAY/NEUTER: Be responsible for your pets. Overpopulation is the number one reason shelters exist.
EDUCATE: Teach young children the importance of kindness, unconditional love, and responsible care of all animals.