National Dog Day

Today is a day to celebrate dogs – on National Dog Day. And dog owners everywhere are giving their four-legged friends extra treats and belly rubs today. About 66 dogs rescued from Louisiana now have a big reason to celebrate: They’re in the caring hands of Last Chance Animal Rescue in Waldorf.


We spent National Dog Day with the adorable dogs looking for their forever homes, meeting Eva, Ava, Dalton, Dakota, Zandra, Rory, Clayton, May, Kara and a couple dozen more. 66 dogs in all taken by the Last Chance Animal Rescue from Louisiana. Some are in fosters and will soon be ready to be adopted. But in the meantime, they’re getting all the extra love and attention they can handle – on a day that’s dedicated just to them. “We are celebrating just like we do every day,” says Cindy Sharpley, the Executive Director of LCAR. “We love them and feed them and take care of them and walk them and find them new homes.”

At LCAR, however, every day is National Dog Day. “You know what, we celebrate every day. We really do, it sounds corny but it’s true,” says Sharpley.

National Dog Day was started in 2004 as a way to celebrate dogs and bring attention to dogs and puppies all over the country that need homes.

If you’re interested in adopting or fostering dogs, contact the Last Chance Animal Rescue or call (240) 412-5751. Additional information is also available on their Facebook page:

Some of the dogs are available for adoption right away, and will be at the Alexandria PetSmart on Friday.

By the way – here are just some of the dogs looking for their forever homes! 






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