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Happy National Dog Day!

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National Dog Day is August 26.  What a great excuse to appreciate dogs of all shapes and sizes (and breeds) for everything that they offer and do for us.  Whether they are guide dogs, therapy dogs, and/or companion animals, all dogs are special.  These remarkable creatures deserve some love and appreciation!  So find a spot to cuddle up with your dog, and dig (or bite!) into one of our greatest past dog-blogs.

Caring for Your Dog or Puppy

Puppy Care – If you have decided to get a dog, but need some help with puppy care and training, the library can help.

Relive Past Dog-Focused Holidays

National Love Your Pet Day!  – Let’s curl up and celebrate our favorite furry, feathered or scaled four-legged creatures! This list of Library resources can provide some unique tips and tricks to party with our loyal pet companions.

National Puppy Day – Who wouldn’t want to celebrate a day dedicated to puppies?! I mean, just imagine those cute faces with ears bigger than their head, the adorable puppy waddle, and the puppy kisses!

Happy National Pug Day – It’s a day that we celebrate the adorable little dog known as The Pug.

Read Stories About Dogs in These Dog-Centered Books

Cozy Mystery Animal Series – Here’s a list of 12 cozy mystery series featuring some of our favorite furry friends! Check out the titles below for animal-loving amateur sleuths!

Dog Blog for Kids – Enjoy these woof-tastic digital resources for dog-loving kids, including e-books and links to videos to enjoy at home.

Learn How to Say Animal Names in Spanish

Marnie’s Spanish 101: Los Animales – Let’s learn some animal names in Spanish! These videos are a super fun introduction to animals in Spanish!

Ways to Spoil Your Dog

DIY Dog Toy – Upcycle your old shirts to a machine washable toy for your pooch! We are going to cut strips out of our once loved t-shirts and braid them together for an easy DIY dog toy.

Cooking with the Library: No Bake Dog Treats – Here is a cheap, easy, and quick recipe that both dogs and humans can eat. (Yes, humans can snack on these too!) Plus, my SUPER picky dog likes them too, so what’s not to try?


Kelly is a librarian at the Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County. As the Adult Programming Specialist, her focus is bringing adults the library programs they love.  (Kids can’t have ALL the fun!).  She reads strictly nonfiction and picture books.  She believes that anything you could ever need or want is located somewhere in the library.  Including friends.