National rescue dog day is celebrated on May 20th. It is the perfect time to raise awareness about how important it is to rather adopt than buy, when you, of course, have the chance. However, if you are unsure as to how to do it — we will give you some ideas in this article!
National Rescue Dog Day was founded by Lisa Wiehebrink of Tails That Teach. Her goal was to raise awareness to the countless number of absolutely amazing and adorable dogs that are still on the lookout for their forever home. But it’s not just about adopting dogs, but also about the importance of spaying/neutering dogs. The day was inspired by a beautiful dog named Cooper. He was rescued in 2009 and became the main character in the kids book series named Tails That Teach. This series explains to kids the importance of being gentle to pets.
What makes rescue dogs special
Rescue pets are true heroes. They overcome so many difficulties in their life. They had to learn how to live without comfort, security and a loving family member. That makes them appreciative of all of these things once someone adopts them and decides to take care of them the way they deserve it. These dogs are capable to become the best pet one has ever had. They will require training, but they are more than able to do that. Many rescue dogs also become amazing service or therapy dogs, they have a gentle and intuitive side to them which makes them amazing pawrtners for elderly people or people with disabilities. With good training they can become the eyes, ears or legs to people with different conditions. And they can become our best friends with no training at all.
Rescue dogs and their therapeutic benefits
On National dog rescue day it’s also a good idea to remind ourselves about all of the therapeutic benefits that these gentle canines have. Children, teens, and adults with autism may benefit from services provided by trained rescue dogs. These canines are also very good emotional support animals and help people relieve from anxiety, depression, PTSD and other mental illnesses or conditions.
But besides that, there is also a thing or two that all of us could learn from rescue dogs! They make amazing teachers that can show children how to treat others with kindness and gentleness.
Another thing that rescue dogs are so amazingly good at if they just get the right training is being police, search or literal rescue dogs! They can help people in need if we just let them. The possibility are literally endless! It’s just up to us to give them the chance.