Pups Get Free Ice Cream in Tyngsboro on Saturday for National Dog Day
National Dog Day is Aug. 26. What will you do to celebrate man's best friend? Will you give them some free ice cream up in Tyngsboro?
You know here at Westford Patch, we love dogs. We recently ran a pet photo contest and a dog won. But win or lose, you can give your pooches a treat up at Best Friends Pet Care, located at 394 Middlesex Road in Tyngsboro from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
“National Dog Day is a day to honor the dogs in our lives,” says Best Friends manager Becky Powers. “So we’re inviting all dogs– whether Best Friends clients or not to stop infor a free doggy ice cream.”
Canine guests must be on leash and accompanied by a human companion, and treats will be in flavors dogs prefer such as honey and peanut butter.
The event in Tyngsboro is in honor of National Dog Day on Sunday, Aug. 26.
That's the day animal advocate Colleen Paige has designated for honoring all those dogs who bring in the paper, and all those dogs who are neglected
Not to be confused with National Mutt Day (Dec. 2), National Puppy Day (March 23) or National Pet Day (April 11), each of the 19 national and international pet days founded by Paige are all designed with one thing in mind: to draw attention to the need for pet rescue.
Paige, author, pet behaviorist and self proclaimed "pet celebrity lifestyle expert" founded the Animal Miracle Foundation and Network (AMFN), a nonprofit Christian faith based charity, in the aftermath of hurricane Katrina. Since 2004 Paige says that National Dog Day has rescued 100,000 dogs and has now spread its efforts worldwide.
"We will never meet a human who will love us without condition, without expectation, without someone, at some point, disappointing us, breaking our heart..." Paige said, "Dogs will never do this to us. They are steadfast.... and short, fat, tall, skinny, any race, any religion, there is no discrimination - we are perfect in their eyes. They deserve so much more than they get."
Paige dubbed the holiday a K-9 Fourth of July and asks pet lovers to celebrate by adopting a shelter dog, helping an ill or elderly neighbor by walking their dog, or with a $5 donation to a local shelter. But that's just three of National Dog Day's 50 Ways to Celebrate.