I recently discovered some special events dedicated to honoring dogs. One is a week long event, August 7-13, to remember the needs of pets of the homeless. They sometimes go without food or medical care because there simply is no money Yet many of the homeless want and need the companionship of their pets. One organization is collecting food and the services of pet care professionals to address the problem.
Another day, August 26, is National Dog Day to remember all that dogs do for their human companions and to educate the public about dogs and their care.
The first Sunday in August is the start of International Assistance Dog Week to honor all the dogs who serve their partners in special ways.