To offer some insight about the national paw-ty, The Daily Biscuit sat down with its founder and fellow animal rights activist, Courtney Daniels.
“National Puppy Day is a very important day in the rescue dog community,” Daniels says. “Besides celebrating how adorable puppies are, it’s also meant to raise awareness about rescuing dogs from shelters and avoiding puppy mills.”
March 23 was designated National Puppy Day back in 2006 by author Colleen Paige to help orphaned dogs find their fur-ever homes. The holiday has actually been considered an international sensation for the past four years.
So if you’re looking for a new furry friend in honor of National Puppy Day, be sure to take a look at the latest Rescue Dogs mascots available for adoption in select cities. New Yorkers can visit sweet Rihanna at Second Chance Rescue, and Arizonans should say hello to the cutie pie Hyde over at AAWL. There will be another adorable puppy added to the growing list of movie mascots by next week! Keep an eye out for Jenna from Wags & Walks in Los Angeles.
As a long-time rescue animal supporter, Courtney Daniels, founder of Busted Buggy Entertainment, brought her company on board to produce and distribute Rescue Dogs, which opens in select cities across the nation on April 1st.
“The movie supports the ‘who rescued who’ message,” Daniels explains, “and is a fun way for families to introduce rescue animals to their children.” Daniels adds, “By partnering with some of the top shelters across the country for opening weekend, we hope to see a lot of pets get adopted as a result.”
Daniels is the lead actress in the movie, alongside her rescue dog, Baron, who plays the character of “Charger.” Daniels adopted Baron from AAWL when he was just a pup, and now he’s a big star!
“Only one out of every ten dogs born will find a permanent home,” Daniels notes, “so if you’re thinking of adding a dog to your family this National Puppy Day, be sure to adopt!”
Download Rescue Dogs Movie on iTunes today!