Today’s article is an appreciation post by CanadaPetCare for Colleen Paige, an exceptional celebrity pet and lifestyle expert, who devotes her entire life in making a difference in the world of pets.
Colleen Paige excels in many different fields. She is an animal behaviorist, photographer, pet-friendly interior designer, dog trainer, writer and the author of the bestseller “The Good Behavior Book for Dogs”. So, is that all that makes her popular? There’s much more!
Well, she is the founder of worldwide trending pet holidays, such as National Dog Day, National Cat Day, National Puppy Day, National Pet Day, National Wildlife Day, National Beach Day and many more.
Although these holidays were born in the USA, they are now popular worldwide and are celebrated in countries like the U.K., Canada, Australia, Italy, New Zealand, Spain, and many more.
Moreover, these pet holidays are celebrated and promoted every year by animal shelters across the world, as well as by famous celebrities like Taylor Swift and Dolly Parton, news networks like CNN and Fox News, social media apps like Snapchat and Instagram, and prestigious authorities like the White House and the U.S. Army.
COLLEEN PAIGE: AIMS AND ASPIRATIONS
Colleen Paige believes in celebrating all pets, irrespective of their breed, color, size and origin. She believes in encouraging adoption as the first choice for those who are looking for an animal companion, and for those who want a pure breed, Colleen advises visiting a pure breed rescue before purchasing from a reputed breeder. She aims to strongly discourage people from buying pets and to stop puppy/kitten mills.
Her lifesaving philanthropic holidays have not only helped to save millions of unwanted pets, but the social media buzz surrounding her these days is almost palpable, with these days consistently trending at the top of Twitter, Google, and Yahoo.
Paige is an animal rescuer and a conversationalist who aims to encourage everyone to celebrate all the pets for their unconditional love and companionship.
Top 7 SPECIAL DOG AND CAT HOLIDAYS FOUNDED BY COLLEEN PAIGE
If you are a dog or a cat lover, here are 7 special holidays by the pet lifestyle expert Colleen Paige that you must celebrate.
1. National Dog Day: Life With Dogs = A Better Life
National Dog Day was accepted as a remarkable holiday by New York State legislation in 2013. Founded in 2004, National Dog Day is celebrated on August 26th every year as this was the date when Colleen’s family adopted her first dog.
The dog was named “Sheltie” and was adopted from an animal shelter when she was just 10 years old. NDD was accepted by New York State legislation in 2013.
The goal of NDD is to raise awareness about the number of dogs that need to be rescued each year, as well as to honor family dogs and working dogs who serve tirelessly for security, law enforcement, the disabled, and human safety by sniffing out drugs and bombs. Furthermore, now they’re also detecting cancer, seizures, and the corona virus! NDD intends to encourage bringing an abandoned pet into your heart and home.
2. National Cat Day: A Purrfect Day
Observed every October 29th, National Cat Day was established by Paige to appreciate all the love they bring by melting our hearts with their attitudes and actions.
NCD was established with a mission to galvanize the public to recognize the number of cats that need to be rescued each year. It is also the best time for cat lovers to celebrate their love for cats. It conveys that cats may not show much interest in your life, but their very world revolves just around you and that they make excellent furry companions.
3. National Puppy Day: Puppies Are The Purest Form Of Love
National Puppy Day was founded in 2006. March 23rd, NPD, is considered an international holiday now, as it has trended worldwide on Twitter every year since 2012.
National Puppy Day is celebrated to admire the selfless love that these undeniably cute fur balls bestow upon us. It’s also a day dedicated to rescuing orphaned puppies and raising public awareness about the horrors of puppy mills. It is an excellent time to indulge in the cuteness of your beloved puppy or to bring home your own little fur ball of happiness!
4. National Black Dog Day : Black Is The New Love
Celebrated every October 1st, National Black Dog Day is all about embracing all our dogs with black fur. On this day, people are encouraged to adopt a cute, cuddly black colored dog.
National Black Dog Day was founded to increase the acceptance of black colored dogs by the public, as they are the ones that are least likely to be adopted as people believe that black pets are bad omens and messengers of rotten luck. Colleen believes that black dogs are as amazing, charming, lovable and stunning as any other colored dog and that they can be equally good companions.
5. National Pet Day: Upgrade Your Life
Established in 2006, April 11th is assigned as National Pet Day. The observance of this day encourages helping the orphaned pets in the shelter homes to improve their health and enhance their opportunity for adoption.
It aims to raise public awareness about the suffering of various kinds of animals waiting for a forever home in shelters all around the world and to celebrate the joy dogs bring in our lives.
6. National Mutt Day: Mixed Breed, Pure Love
National Mixed Breed Day, also known as National Mutt Day, is a day dedicated to loving and honoring mutts (mixed breed dogs). It is celebrated both on July 31st and December 2nd to raise awareness of the plight of the mixed breed.
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Mixed breeds are often abandoned due to constant over-breeding and public demand for designer dogs and pure-bred puppies, which are sold to pet retailers by puppy mills that frequently create sick and neglected animals. Therefore, Colleen established National Mutt Day to encourage people to bring a mixed breed into their lives and to give them the best life that they deserve.
7. National Walk Your Dog Week: 7 Days to a Healthier Dog
The first week of October is the National Walk Your Dog Week. It was founded in 2010 to raise awareness of the growing problem of canine behavior and obesity in the United States.
It is an excellent time to dedicate a week to exercise and walk your dog and to look after your dog’s health to prevent obesity and obesity-related problems. This week encourages dog owners to include exercise in their dog’s daily routine.
“We appreciate Colleen Paige with all our hearts for her exceptional and incredible contributions in the world of pets. Thank you for educating millions of people about how the world is a more beautiful place to live with our adorable four-legged friends. We wish you a lot more success in the upcoming years!”