According to, today (Aug. 26) is National Dog Day 2017.

The site says that Nation Dog Day was founded in 2004 by Colleen Paige (Pet & Family Lifestyle Expert and Animal Welfare Advocate) to celebrate all dogs, mixed breed and pure. The mission is to educate the public to recognize the number of dogs that need to be rescued each year and to acknowledge family dogs and dogs that work selflessly each day to save lives, keep us safe and bring comfort. Colleen Paige encourages dog lovers everywhere to pledge to give $5 to their favorite animal shelter or rescue to help support dogs in need on Aug. 26.

I adopted my English bulldog Jax in 2015 and he has become a great companion. I take him with me on road trips and everyone seems to love Jax wherever we go. I salute Jax today on National Pet Day!

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