9 Charities to Show Some Love on National Dog Day!

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Written by: Dustin Clendenen

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At unite4:good, we think every day should be National Dog Day. But because today is the day, this is the perfect opportunity to give back to the charities that do so much to support man’s best friend.

And these adorable doggies think so too!

Hope for Paws

The primary goal of Hope for Paws is to rescue canines from abusive situations and prevent abandonment. Your donations directly fund their animal rescue operations. You can contact them to learn how to foster a rescued dog.

NEADS: Dogs for Deaf and Disabled Americans

NEADS has been training and matching assistance and service dogs for people in need since 1976. This 501(c) needs donations as well as volunteers to help raise these helpful hounds!

Humane Society

The Humane Society is one of the leading animal rescue and rights advocacy organizations in the world. Your donations directly fund shelter care and rescue operations for dogs in dangerous environments. You can also find opportunities to take action in any of the organizations’ initiatives.

4 Paws for Ability

The key word for this organization is enrichment. Enrichment of children’s and veterans’ lives through work with service dogs, and the enrichment of dogs’ lives through serving people in need. Your donations can help provide service dogs to the people who need them most, and you can even look through the organization’s directory to find out whose dreams you’re helping to make come true!

PetSmart Charities

Every year, 8 million pets enter shelters, and 4 million of them never find homes. PetSmart Charities is dedicated to matching these animals with loving homes to avoid euthanization or an unhealthy life at the pound. You can find dogs to adopt directly on their site!


ASPCAs mission is to end animal cruelty. To celebrate National Dog Day, they’re reminding animal lovers to make adoption their first option when getting a doggie!

Pet Partners

Everyone knows how healing dogs can be, and Pet Partners provides therapy dogs to a diverse range of clients, from veterans dealing with PTSD to terminally ill patients approaching the end of life. You can help them make a difference by volunteering as a handler or making a donation.

Search Dog Foundation

The Search Dog Foundation is an Ojai, California based nonprofit that pairs rescue dogs with firefighters to assist in natural disaster rescue operations. Imagine a whole army of Lassies! Help them help people in need by making a donation today! It’s an opportunity to help a dog help people.

Save the Children

Lassie, perhaps the most famous border-collie in the world, has been a tireless advocate for Save the Children since last summer, doing everything from lobbying Congress to advocating for disaster preparedness. Help Lassie make an impact today!

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