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National Dog Day

August 26, 2014

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Profile America — Tuesday, August 26th. It is said that "every dog has its day," and according to an animal welfare organization in Oregon, today is it for every dog. Now in its 11th observance, this date is National Dog Day. The occasion has two goals. One is to honor dogs, which serve humanity as companions, watchdogs, herders, and Seeing Eye dogs. They also aid in search and rescue, and in sniffing out explosives and drugs. The second goal is to rescue dogs from neglect and abuse. In the U.S., there are around 14,000 nonveterinary pet care businesses, offering such things as pet toys and supplies, and grooming services. At such establishments, we spend almost $2.5 billion a year on our animals. You can find more facts about America from the U.S. Census Bureau, online at <>.

Sources: NAICS 812910

Source: U.S. Census Bureau | Public Information Office | Last Revised: July 29, 2014