National Puppy Day is Wednesday, March 23, and PetSmart is celebrating by offering deals for dog owners. If you don’t have a dog, you may want to adopt one from your local humane society or rescue one from a shelter, as it is customary to celebrate National Puppy Day in this way. If you are already a dog owner, you’ll find there are many ways to share your love and concern for dogs this holiday. Learning how to best care for your puppy is undoubtedly the most important way to celebrate this day; however, the day was created to bring awareness to the detrimental impact puppy mills have on the welfare and well-being of puppies.
Colleen Paige created National Puppy Day and released a statement via the official website discussing it’s origin.
“National Puppy Day is a special day to celebrate the magic and unconditional love that puppies bring to our lives. But more importantly, it’s a day to help save orphaned puppies across the globe and educate the public about the horrors of puppy mills. National Puppy Day was founded in 2006 by Celebrity Pet & Home Lifestyle Expert and Author, Colleen Paige, who is also the founder of National Dog Day and National Cat Day (among many others).”
— Colleen Paige (@Colleen_Paige) March 22, 2016
Those who adopt a puppy will need pet supplies and PetSmart is offering free shipping on any order (no minimum) for National Puppy Day only. The offer is good for March 23 only. Also, those who use the code TENFORYOU can save 10 percent on their entire order. The code is good through March 23 as well.
Additionally, PetSmart has a wide selection of pet deals perfect for the new puppy or dog owner and some of these extend throughout April. Here are the current PetSmart deals perfect for National Puppy Day and beyond.
- Buy 1, Get 1 50 percent off Advantage II 6 packs at PetSmart.com! Offer valid 2/29 – 4/3/16.
- $5 off select Natural Balance dry dog food at PetSmart.com! Offer valid 2/29 – 4/3/16.
- Save up to $5 on Pro Plan Bright Minds Senior & Adult dry dog food at PetSmart.com! Offer valid 2/29 – 4/3/16.
- Buy 1, Get 1 50 percent off K9 Advantix II 6 packs at PetSmart.com! Offer valid 2/29 – 4/3/16.
- 15 percent off K9 Advantix® II, Advantage® II & Seresto® collars PLUS buy 1, get 1 50 percent off K9 Advantix® II and Advantage®II 6 packs at PetSmart.com! Offer valid 2/29 – 4/3/16.
- Save up to $5 select Natural Balance, BLUE, Simply Nurish, Wellness, and Nature’s Recipe foods at PetSmart.com! Offer valid 2/29 – 4/3/16.
- 20 percent off Martha Stewart spring apparel and toys at PetSmart.com! Offer valid 2/29 – 4/3/16.
What do you think about PetSmart’s offer to provide free shipping? Combined with some of the deals, there may not be a better time to adopt a puppy in need and get ample puppy supplies.
Many people will celebrate National Puppy Day by taking adorable photos and pictures of their puppies and dogs then sharing them on social media networks with the hashtag #nationalpuppyday or #puppyday. Celebrities often join in and Sharon Osbourne has already tweeted a photo of her precious pups.
— Sharon Osbourne (@MrsSOsbourne) March 21, 2016
— AB (@AddyBoston) March 22, 2016
If you are interested in adopting a puppy tomorrow, check with your local ASPCA, humane society and other local shelters. The point of the holiday is to save puppies in need, and not to buy them from puppy mills. If you want to buy a puppy that hasn’t been rescued, always choose a reputable breeder. Breeders who spend time with puppies from birth often have dogs that are more socialized and accustomed to being around people and other animals. When puppies are born and bred in puppy mills, they often spend much of their time in cages or crates, away from human interaction and suffer from lack of socialization. Also check your local news stations for information about puppies that will be up for adoption.
— City of Los Angeles (@lacitypets) March 22, 2016
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