Aug 26 National Dog Day, How Can Riverside Residents Help
About National Dog Day, from our friends at NationalDogDay.com
National Dog Day has two goals: to honor dogs, and to rescue dogs from homelessness and abuse. It's an opportunity for us to recognize and appreciate the value and importance of dogs in our lives.
This day is intended to honor dogs for all that they do for us. In addition to giving love and companionship, dogs help us out in countless ways:
- They are watchdogs for our safety.
- They lead the blind.
- Dogs aid in search and rescue,
- They seek out bombs and drugs.
The second goal of National Dog Day is to rescue dogs in need. On occasion, dogs need us to save them from homelessness and abuse. The goal of the National Dog Day foundation is to rescue 10,000 dogs a year. Lend a hand to help a dog in need today, or any day.
Check out our local shelter in Riverside:
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Department of Animal Services Mission, Vision and Values
Working together to improve Riverside County for people and animals
Promoting an environment of responsible pet ownership through progressive animal welfare initiatives, community outreach, and humane education in a culture of compassion, creativity, and integrity.
We believe the character of our organization is best reflected in the strong dedication of each of us to strive to meet the highest standards of performance and compassion on behalf of the animals and people we serve.
As stewards of those who cannot speak for themselves, we recognize society has entrusted us with a great responsibility. Our community's expectations and trust give us the courage to perform our duties with transparency, honor, empathy and compassion.
We meet this vision by our shared commitment to:
- Demonstrating respect, sensitivity and understanding toward all people and animals.
- Improving Riverside County through education, humane sheltering, responsible pet placement, progressive law enforcement, and reduction of pet overpopulation.
- Using adoption, education, and veterinary medical programs as an alternative to euthanasia.
- Seeking lifetime homes for the pets we place.
- Providing the tools, environment, and information to foster a safe and healthy workplace with an emphasis on teamwork.
- Collaborating to improve Riverside County for its people and animals.
National Dog Day celebrates all dogs, mixed breed and pure. Their mission is 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.
Dogs are amazing, courageous, sensitive and sentient beings that deserve compassion and respect. Please consider bringing what was once considered "unwanted love", into your heart and home on National Dog Day!"
To see the dogs up for adoption at the Riverside Shelter click the link below:
NationalDogDay.com lists 20 ways to celebrate:
- Adopt a dog from your local shelter
- Have a safety check of your home to be sure it's safe for your dog and others
- Donate blankets, food and toys to animal welfare organization
- Organize a peaceful demonstration in front of your community pet store that sells puppies
- Write your congressman and ask that he/she support the ban on puppy mills and gas chambers in your state
- Sent a dog related gift to a friend or family member
- Have a National Dog Day party and invite your friends and their dogs
- Spend the day taking photos of your dog and then enter their photo contest
- Buy an official National Dog Day Tee and sport it proudly
- Assist and ill or elderly neighbor by walking their dog
- Have a portrait painted of your dog to suspend the fleeting magic of dogdom
- Buy your dog a fun new dog toy…or two…or five
- Give your dog some fun exercise by taking him/her to a doggy play resort
- Brush your dog to eliminate excess fur
- Give your dog a massage or holistic spa treatment
- Teach your dog a new trick
- Buy your dog a fashionable collar or leash
- Hire a professional pet photographer for a fun photo shoot
- Take your dog to the beach
- Say "Because Dogs" all day , every time someone says hello
SERVPRO of West Riverside City is a strong believer in rescuing dogs from our local shelters rather than shopping for one elsewhere. Our Mascot Ellie, a Cattle dog mix, was rescued from Inland Valley Humane Society. She has been a loyal, happy dog that we have owned for 8 years. She was found roaming the streets at just 8 weeks on her own. We fell in love with her when we first met her and new she would be a great addition to our family. She loves coming to work and is on her best behavior when in the office.