Covering Everything You Need To Know About The Holiday That Celebrates And Honors Puppies

It’s the holiday you’ve all been waiting for! National Puppy Day is finally here! There are few things in life better than puppies and this March 23rd (the day this article is published) is celebrated as National Puppy Day. Not familiar with National Puppy Day? No worries! Long Island Pet Services has you covered. This article will tell you everything you need to know about this fantastic holiday. It will also include 5 interesting facts about puppies that you probably didn’t know. 

A Holiday For Puppies

National Puppy Day was originally founded by Colleen Paige, a family & pet lifestyle expert. She created the holiday to raise awareness about the alarming number of dogs that are in need of being rescued every year. According to the A.S.P.C.A. roughly 390,000 shelter dogs are euthanized in the U.S. every year. This is a truly alarming and sad statistic. But, National Puppy Day aims to bring that number down and remind people about the importance of shelter animal adoption. 

Why Are Puppies So Great?

Puppies are truly amazing creatures! They’re cute, cuddly, soft, playful, and down right adorable. Puppies possess a certain sense of innocence and inexperience that reminds us of our own childhood experiences. Unless you’re allergic, there are few reasons not to love puppies. Like any baby animal, puppies represent the beginning of the long and beautiful journey of life ahead of them. We believe that’s something worth celebrating!

Fun Facts About Puppies

While we can go on for days about why puppies are so great, we also strive to make these articles educational too. So, here are a few interesting facts about puppies that you may not know. 

1.Blind & Deaf At Birth:

Puppies are born both blind and deaf making them essentially helpless. Upon birth, they’re eyes and ears are closed and even their sense of smell doesn’t work. It takes anywhere from 10 to 14 days until they first open their eyes. Puppies don’t finish developing their eyesight until about 7 weeks old. 

2.Color Changing Fur:

The color of a puppy’s fur can change as they grow up. For example, dalmatian puppies are not born with their infamous spots. Their spots don’t develop until about 2 or 3 weeks old. Some puppies have even been reported to be green upon birth! 

3.Puppies Can Make You More Productive:

In 2012, a research experiment performed at Hiroshima University in Japan found that being subjected to pictures of puppies made people more productive. Participants that looked at pictures of puppies & kittens were able to focus and concentrate more easily when given mentally challenging tasks. 

4.Puppies Can Be Cloned:

In 2005, South Korean scientists engineered the world’s first canine clone. He was an Afghan Hound named Snuppy. He lived to be 10 years old and lived a healthy life. His legacy continued in 2017 when researchers used Snuppy’s stem cells to clone four more puppies in his likeness. 

5.So Many Puppies:

As Americans, we love our puppies/dogs. According to the American Veterinary Medical Association, 38.4% of U.S. households own a dog. This equals out to be 48,255,413 U.S. households with a dog! The total number of dogs in the U.S. is around 76,811,305. That’s a lot of pooches! 

A Holiday Worth Celebrating

The best way you can celebrate and honor our furry friends is by sharing this article with others and spreading the word about National Puppy Day. There are thousands of shelter dogs in the U.S. that need a good home. By spreading the word about National Puppy Day, you can help them find a good home. We hope you found this article both informative and entertaining. Be sure to check out our other articles under the blog section of our official Long Island Pet Services website. Happy National Puppy Day to you and your furry friends!