• Monday is National Rescue Dog Day

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    Monday, May 20 is National Rescue Dog Day.

    It's a day to learn about all the ways that a canine companion can improve your life.

    According to the ASPCA, more than 3 million dogs go into U.S. shelters each year and are waiting for forever homes. These four-legged friends can offer a lot of benefits, like protection, love and comfort. Some can be trained to be service dogs or emotional support companions.


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    Studies have shown that petting dogs can help relieve depression, anxiety and even PTSD.

    If you want to ease into dog ownership, get involved in a local shelter. They can always use volunteers. And even if you are allergic, you can still donate to rescue groups.

    If you have a rescue dog in your life, you can celebrate the day and connect with others using #NationalRescueDogDay on social media.
     


     

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