• Jace Shoemaker-Galloway

National Hug Your Hound Day

Basset Hound
Although the dog days of summer are almost over, thesecond Sunday in September is going to the dogs – literally. It’s National Hug Your Hound Day! Canine Behaviorist and author, Ami Moore, founded the annual event.

Whether you share your life with a pit bull, bloodhound, great big Great Dane or tiny chihuahua, today’s “howliday” celebrates those loyal and faithful companions we love so much. This annual dog day serves as a reminder of the importance of keeping our four-legged friends happy, healthy and safe.

National Hug Your Hound Day also shines the spotlight on our four-legged friends that rest their paws in urban areas. While wide open spaces and the wild outdoors may not be available to city-dwelling dogs, you and Fido can still enjoy parks, lakes and other aspects of urban nature no matter where you reside.