What is National Puppy Day all about?

National puppy day 2018 petbeing blog


Today, 23rd March 2018, is National Puppy Day. It was established in 2006 as a way to promote  responsible breading and encourage adoption from animal rescue shelters.

It is, of course, still a day to fully celebrate all puppies and the joy that our furry little babies bring to us and our families.

A (Hu)man’s Best Friend

Dogs and their humans have been living together for over 13,000 years. They have worked hard for us, comforted us, helped us to find food (and bad guys), protected us from prey, as well as the less known fact of them helping to boost our immune system and stave off dementia.

They truly are our best friends and loyal companions in life.


“A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than he loves himself.”

Josh Billings


Why Should You Adopt?

Adoption gives healthy dogs a second chance in life. The shelter will always do checks on their stray pooches, providing them with vaccinations and microchips. Potential owners are made aware of any health issues.

By adopting it reduces the unwanted pet population as well as helping to discourage the money orientated puppy farms.

The UK Doggy Population

In the UK there is now approximately a population of 8.5 million dogs.

With a very distressing estimated figure of 66,277 stray dogs who were handled by the RSPCA across the UK between 1 April 2016 and 31 March 2017.

All of this needs to lead to stricter legislations by the government on ‘Battery Dogs’.

To think that we, as a Nation, hate this being done to our poor UK chickens undoubtedly leaves a big question – Why is this allowed to be done to our loyal best friends?

Final Thought

Today, as well as celebrating all the puppies, we should still spare a moment to remember what today is really about. Let’s do our best to report those puppy farms, promote adoption and take care of the little pups and grown dogs that we already have in our lives.


If you are looking for reputable, trusted dog services to take the best care of your beloved pet then Petbeing can help. 

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