OAKHURST – August 26 is recognized by many as National Dog Day, though, as anyone who has a four-legged best friend will tell you, every day is dog day around some places.
National Dog Day, aka International Dog Day and National Dog Appreciation Day, is celebrated annually and “serves to help galvanize the public to recognize the number of dogs that need to be rescued each year, and acknowledges family dogs and dogs that work selflessly each day to save lives, keep us safe and bring comfort,” according to the National Dog Day website.
“Dogs put their lives on the line every day,” say organizers, “for their law enforcement partner, for their blind companion, for a child who is disabled, for our freedom and safety by detecting bombs and drugs and pulling victims of tragedy from wreckage.”
Photos by Virginia Lazar. Click on images to enlarge.
In honor of the National Dog Day designation, we present a series of photos depicting some especially fine canines, many of whom are available for adoption through Kellen Rescue.
Kellen Rescue is a no-kill rescue, rehabilitation, and placement organization located in and around Oakhurst, whose mission is to partner loving lifetime homes with the dogs and cats in their foster care network. Kellen’s goal is to educate the community about the importance of spay and neutering, immunizations, training, care, feeding and proper containment and sheltering of companion animals without abuse.
Dogs and cats are in Kellen’s foster homes are available to be seen by appointment. Not all the dogs pictured are guaranteed to be available for adoption when you call. To see current dogs and cats available for adoption please call (209) 742-4294 or contact Kellen Rescue online.
Kellen rescued animals are spayed or neutered, micro-chipped and vaccinated prior to adoption.
Happy National Dog Day!