There are so many pets in the Grey Bruce area that need a good home.

For all you dog lovers out there, May 20th marks National Rescue Dog Day which was created to help raise awareness about the huge number of dogs who are currently waiting in shelters for a new place to call home.

Thankfully, the Grey Bruce Animal Shelter has been working tirelessly to rescue and care for animals that have been abandoned, abused or neglected.

They’re extremely overwhelmed and under-resourced though due to the increasing number of animals in need of help, so it’s important that we offer our support.

Helping is easy! For example, consider donating some of your old towels and blankets. They’re also in constant need of pet food, cleaning supplies, grooming tools, leashes, chew toys and, of course, treats!

Having a loyal pet by your side is a great way to fetch joy and chase away loneliness but if you’re unable to take on a dog full-time, there are a variety of volunteer opportunities such as fostering or dog walking.

If you already share your home with a rescue dog, remember to share a pic of your pup on May 20th with the hashtag #nationalrescuedogday, along with a short story of how you and your dog have changed each other’s lives.

This National Rescue Dog Day, unleash some love and loyalty by adopting, donating or volunteering to help turn a tail of woe into a tale of wagging joy!