7 Fun Ways to Celebrate National Puppy Day

National Puppy Day Celebration With Man’s Best Friend

If March 23 doesn’t yet hold significance for you, it should. In 2006, National Puppy Day was started as a way to remind us of the joys and responsibilities of K9 ownership. Founded by well respected author Colleen Paige, National Puppy Day is now recognized as an international holiday! National Puppy Day was created out of a necessity to confront the worldwide problem regarding puppy mills and the conditions they provide. According to, http://www.streetinsider.com, there are “unfavorable conditions at the estimated 8,000 – 10,000 puppy mills in the nation.” Poor diet, dirty and overcrowded kennels and a lack of proper … Continue reading

February 4Knines Spotlight on Puppy Rescue Mission

What comes to mind when you think of a hero— a soldier, an emergency responder, a special family member? What about a dog? That’s just who some soldiers serving overseas consider a hero, and thanks to The Puppy Rescue Mission (TPRM), the four-legged champions are coming home with them. Many soldiers end up befriending dogs while stationed in Afghanistan and other war zones.  These dogs do more than help alert and protect troops from the dangers of combat. They serve as loyal companions, offering soldiers a comfort of home and a sense of normalcy. When soldiers return home, leaving behind … Continue reading

Giving Back to the Community – January Spotlight on National Mill Dog Rescue

January Spotlight on National Mill Dog Rescue On a spring day in 2013, Lizzy walked outside for the first time. She had spent the last 12 years of her life locked in cage, being made to breed over and over. Lizzy was a puppy mill mom rescued by the National Mill Dog Rescue (NMDR) who finally got to feel grass under her paws with a loving family by her side. Sadly, there are thousands more dogs like Lizzy still waiting for that chance, and that’s why NMDR was founded. A puppy mill, often called a puppy farm, is a commercial … Continue reading