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National Dog Day: Michigan's favorite breeds, how to celebrate your pup

There will be rescue dogs available to meet, pet, adopt, and go home with wonderful homes. Products from Detroit Dog Rescue will be available for purchase both on-site and online to support the local nonprofit, a no-kill dog shelter, and its projects to rescue, train, and rehome dogs.

There are many different origins for the occasion in Michigan, from renowned Dearborn dogs to emotional support pups, and there are many ways to commemorate it.

What you need to know about National Dog Day is as follows:

History of National Dog Day

Every year on August 26, National Dog Day is observed. Colleen Paige, a champion of the pet and family lifestyle, picked that day since it was when her family first brought their dog home when she was ten years old.

The purpose of the festival is to honor dogs, promote adoption, and increase awareness of the number of shelter dogs.

Since 2004, National Dog Day has grown and is now celebrated everywhere.

The Humane Society of the United States and West Coast Labrador Retriever Rescue are just two of the rescue groups that have teamed up with the event's organizers to raise awareness of the problem. Together, they draw attention to the vast number of canines living on the streets and actively convince those looking for a dog to go to an adoption center rather than a pet shop.

The day is now a fantastic opportunity to spend with your dog if you don't want to acquire one.

The event is also used by the founder, Colleen Paige, to highlight the numerous contributions dogs make to society, such as supporting law enforcement personnel and guiding and assisting those with impairments.

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According to Counseling Today, dogs are the most often used species as emotional support animals, and many pet owners, even if it should go without saying, find solace in their pets.

Despite the fact that they cannot verbally communicate their love, all breeds and sizes of dogs may provide warmth and devotion to their relationships.

Dogs were bought for Grand Ledge High School only because they make kids happy and help to improve the mental health of teenagers.

Moreover, Eastern Michigan University hosted a "Wellness Woof" occasion where students may stop by for an hour to meet therapy dogs.

To deal with the student mental health epidemic in Michigan, schools are turning to dogs.

Famous Michigan dogs 

Yukon and Cheyenne, two almost 85-pound Alaskan Malamute dogs, are well-known in Dearborn for hanging out the rear of an open-air 1949 Willys Civilian Jeep.

The dogs, owned by "Mr. Dearborn" Richard Margittay, are well-liked by locals, frequently visited by U.S. Representative Debbie Dingell, and even got to meet former president Bill Clinton in 2015.

As somewhat of a local folk hero, Margittay, 76, paid $1,000 each for Cheyenne and Yukon in 2011, the same year that his last dog, an Alaskan Malamute named Woolly, passed away and Donna, Margittay's wife, fell ill.

Now, more than ten years later, the dogs have close to 2,100 Facebook fans and are showered with affection everywhere they go. Yukon died early this summer and crossed the rainbow bridge.

Best cars for dog lovers 

Aside from pets, another thing that Michiganders cherish is their cars, although the two don't always get along.

Top dog-friendly vehicles include those with low floors for easy entry, back heating, air conditioning, and other pet-friendly amenities.

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