National Rescue Dog Day

National Rescue Dog Day

National Rescue Dog Day

May 20 is also known as National Rescue Dog Day! You do a lot for a dog when you adopt them into your life, but they also do a lot for you.

Dogs have incredible health benefits for their owners. They increase physical activity by giving owners no excuse to avoid a daily walk. Dogs also help with loneliness and relaxation. They provide companionship and help people avoid feeling lonely. Just petting a dog raises levels of cortisol which decreases stress and lowers your blood pressure.

The following are some things you can do to celebrate National Rescue Dog Day:

-Volunteer to walk or play with dogs at your local animal shelter.

-Donate supplies like toys, treats, and blankets to an animal shelter.

-Remind other people about the benefits of owning a rescue dog.

-Consider fostering a dog as they prepare to find their forever home.

A dog may only be a part of your life, but you’re their entire life. Next time you’re looking to adopt, treat yourself to a rescue dog.