Today is National Dog Day!

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National Dog Day is celebrated August 26th annually. Founded in 2004 by pet lifestyle expert and author Colleen Paige, National Dog Day was created to honor dogs more than we currently do, to give them “a day”, to show deep appreciation for our long connection to each other – for their endearing patience, unquestioning loyalty, for their work, their capacity for love and their ability to impact our lives everyday in the most miraculous ways.

National Dog Day wishes to encourage dog ownership of all breeds, mixed and pure – and embraces the opportunity for all dogs to live a happy, safe and ”abuse-free life.” Check out

Ways to Celebrate national dog Day:
– Breakfast in Bed for Fido
– A trip to Petco to select his new toy
– An extra hour at North Hollywood’s Dog Park
– Play date with one of his/her pals
– A three mile walk around North Hollywood Park
– Volunteer at a local shelter
– Become a Foster Dog Momma
– Collect blankets from your friends and donate to a shelter/Rescue Group

If you don’t have a 4 legged Fur Baby….adopt one. There are hundreds of dogs being killed every minute at animal shelters or worse dying alone on the streets. Safe a life today.

East Valley Animal Shelter
14409 Vanowen St, Van Nuys CA 91405 Directions
888-4LAPET1 (888-452-7381)
Serving the following neighborhoods: Arleta, Mission Hills, North Hollywood, Pacoima, Panorama City, Sherman Oaks, Studio City, Sun Valley, Sunland-Tujunga, Sylmar, Toluca Lake, Valley Glen, Valley Village, Van Nuys. Outside the city limits, for such communities as Burbank, Glendale and San Fernando, East Valley is the closest LAAS shelter.
Spay/Neuter Clinic on site.

Shelter Hours
Monday & Holidays: Closed
Tuesday-Saturday: 8am-5pm
Sunday: 11am-5pm