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HOW TO DO SOMETHING SPECIAL FOR YOUR DOG AND CREATE AWARENESS FOR ADOPTION THIS NATIONAL MAKE A DOG’S DAY
Pet Advocate on Bringing Awareness to the Last-to-Adopt Shelter Dogs
Dan Schachner, Pet Advocate and Puppy Bowl ‘Ruff’-eree
National Make A Dog's Day is celebrated on October 22nd and is a nationwide effort established by Subaru to help the last-to-adopt shelter dogs find loving homes. On this day, pet owners are encouraged to do something special for their pups and share their happy dog in social posts using #MakeADogsDay. How will you celebrate with your dog?
DAN’S TIPS FOR RECOGNIZING ‘MAKE A DOG’S DAY’ INCLUDE:
· CHAMPION SPECIAL NEEDS DOGS: Recognize special needs dogs, specifically senior dogs, amputees, visually and hearing-impaired dogs, and dogs with physical challenges, by adopting or fostering one of these special pets!
· VOLUNTEER LOCALLY: Spend the day donating your time at a local shelter and spreading the word about the joy of adopting a dog.
· SUPPORT AN ADOPTION-FRIENDLY RETAILER: Subaru and its participating retailers will hold socially distanced in-person and/or virtual adoption events, and donate $100 dollars for every pet adopted this month to 543 local partner shelters across the country.
· HAVE FUN WITH YOUR DOG: Don’t forget to spoil your pup by taking them to their favorite park, indulging them with a special treat or a puppy spa day!
For more information, please visit: www.subaru.com/pets
MORE ABOUT DAN SCHACHNER:
Dan Schachner has been the Puppybowl Referee and spokesperson for the past 10 years. Yes, the Ref has been pooped-on, jumped-on, and peed-on while on the job. While pups may not fully respect his authority on the field humans respect his authority as master of dog trivia. Dan’s appeared on the Today Show to quiz Hoda on her canine knowledge, and every week he produces and hosts “PUP QUIZ," a trivia + dog celebration event (in partnership NYC’s dog-friendly cafe “Boris and Horton”) with all proceeds going to animal rescue. A long-time advocate for dog rescue and fostering, Dan continues to provide a stop for pups who are crowded out of the shelters and in need of a forever home. Dan was named an ambassador for The Sato Project, which rescues abandoned dogs in Puerto Rico, and works with countless other rescue groups around the country and continues to raise money for their benefit. In 2018 Dan was awarded the prestigious “Animal Welfare Hero” award from the Baltimore Humane Society. An expert in pet safety, Dan has partnered in the past with numerous companies to promote pet adoption and safe pet travel.