Our furry friends range in all different shapes, sizes, and breeds but one thing that they have in common is they are all our best friend. Whether you like big dogs or small dogs, every pup should be celebrated on International Dog Day.

While the day is positive and fun and used to celebrate our furry pals, it is also used to draw attention to the number of dogs in shelters and to encourage adoption to those who have yet to find a place to call home.

There are many animal rescue groups throughout Logan and across the country that have many dogs ready to share their love.

The day is also used to draw attention to the multiple ways in which dogs contribute towards our society. From putting their lives on the line to help law enforcement to providing assistance for those who need it, dogs play an important role. Nowadays dogs can even identify cancer in patients.

Thousands of dogs are killed each year because they’re simply unwanted and they’re unwanted because they were bought as a Christmas gift, unwanted because they shed too much, unwanted because they bark too much, unwanted because a major shelter has no time to rehabilitate them or unwanted simply because someone changed their mind.

All a dog wants to do is love you and be loved by you. Dogs are amazing, courageous, sensitive and sentient beings that deserve compassion and respect.

Whether you choose to celebrate by volunteering at a rescue, making a donation to a shelter/rescue, or by giving your furry friend an extra big cuddle, make sure you spend this day acknowledging just how awesome dogs are.

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