When is national puppy day? Fun facts and photos of adorable furry friends
Dog lovers celebrate National Puppy Day on March 23 to show appreciation for these adorable little animals that have brought happiness to many households.
Dog lovers in the United States mark March 23 on their calendars as National Puppy Day to celebrate these endearing little pets who are famed for being an inexhaustible source of unconditional love.
Puppies are almost universally loved, and one would think there wouldn’t be a need to put aside one day to focus attention on these cuddly creatures.
National Puppy Day: Adopt, don’t shop
However, Puppy Day is not only a time to show appreciation for their cuteness. Colleen Paige, an animal behaviorist and author, founded the holiday in 2006 to encourage people to adopt them from shelters and rescue organizations.
She also wanted to raise awareness about how the animals are mistreated in puppy mills and farms, as well as the importance of spaying and neutering pets to help reduce the number of unwanted litters.
Since it was established, National Puppy Day has become a popular holiday celebrated around the world. It’s a day for people to share photos of their beloved pets on social media, donate to animal shelters and rescue organizations, and raise awareness about the importance of puppy adoption and responsible pet ownership.
Fun facts about these precious baby animals
1. The word “puppy” comes from the French word “poupeé”, which means doll or toy.
2. Puppies can sleep up to 18 to 20 hours a day, which helps them grow and develop their brain and bodies quickly.
3. Puppies are born blind and deaf, and they rely on their sense of smell to locate food and find their mother. Their hearing and vision develop fully when they are around four weeks old.
4. The babies are born without teeth and stay that way until they are about four weeks old. They have 28 baby teeth, which they lose by the time they are six months old, at which point they get all 42 of their adult teeth.
5. Some psychologists have found that looking at photos of puppies can help improve focus and result in improved performance on detail-oriented tasks that need concentration.
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