From working dogs, to house pets, to those in shelters waiting for a home, no matter the size or the amount of fur, Friday is National Dog Day, honoring human's best friend.
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The day was started by Colleen Paige, a pet and family lifestyle expert, in 2004, according to the National Dog Day website.
The group offers some ideas on how to celebrate the day, including adopting a dog from a shelter; donating blankets, food and other items to a rescue group; or conducting a home safety check to ensure a dog's safety.
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