Is there anything more fun than a new puppy? Our canine family members are full of energy and love – and it is because of all the joy they bring us that we celebrate National Puppy Day. The brainchild of Colleen Paige, the day was established primarily to raise awareness about population control, puppy mills, and the great work of shelters across the United States.
At Central Square Florist, we have floral designs that celebrate our fur babies in adorable fashion – check out the entire collection!
Experts tell us that there is a canine overpopulation problem in the United States, which is made worse by indiscriminate breeding and careless owners. Four million dogs are surrendered to shelters annually, and of those, nearly 1.7 million puppies and dogs are euthanized each year. Currently, only 35% of dogs in shelters are ever adopted. Therefore, the organizers of National Puppy Day encourage prospective pet owners to visit their local shelters and to literally save a life.
Are Shelter Pets Well Behaved? Only about 10% of shelter animals were surrendered because of a behavior problem, and after living at the shelter they are often very well socialized. Those who routinely rescue or foster these animals speak of the loving demeanor of these animals who are simply looking for a place to belong.
On National Puppy Day, people across Boston and Cambridge are encouraged to adopt a shelter puppy – but if that is not possible, to donate to a local no-kill shelter. You may also decide to volunteer at the shelter or take a dog home to foster temporarily. If you would like to send a “thank you” floral arrangement or green plant to those who sacrifice their time and energy to help these animals, give Central Square Florist a call – we’d love to help.