Today is a day to celebrate the adopted dogs in your home! May 20th is National Rescue Dog Day.

According to the National Rescue Dog Day website:

"National Rescue Dog Day was founded by Tails That Teach, Inc. to bring awareness to the countless number of amazing dogs in shelters waiting to be adopted, to promote humane education for young children, and to encourage spay/neuter."

We work some amazing local animal rescues here in Eastern Iowa with our 'Furry Friday' feature. We haven't been able to host any of them in recent weeks because of the coronavirus pandemic, but we hope to bring the segment back as soon as humanly possible! The organizations we work with include:

I actually adopted my dog from Last Hope Animal Rescue back in March when the COVID-19 craziness began. I knew I would have plenty of extra time to get to know a new pup, plus I would have someone to keep me company with all of the social-distancing guidelines. I saw Tater Tot (formerly named Wade) on Last Hope's website on a Friday afternoon, and one week later he was mine. As you can see from the photo below, he has an underbite and a sassy attitude!


Do you have a rescue dog that you adore? We want to hear their story! Show us a photo of your pup and tell us where you adopted them from. Here are some of the submissions from our Facebook page:

Iowans Show Off Their Pups For National Rescue Dog Day

Miranda Lambert's foundation Mutt Nation is actually looking for rescue dogs to be a part of a special music video for National Rescue Dog Day! You can submit your photo or video HERE.

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