National Puppy Day is a grassroots movement that seeks to educate pet owners on several fronts. The organizers want to bring attention to the overpopulation problem in the United States as well as to the need to spay or neuter your pet - but the main purpose for the day is to encourage adoption from shelters. 3.9 million dogs enter shelters each year, and unfortunately 1.4 million are subsequently euthanized. Only 35% of dogs who are in shelters will find a forever home. And although puppies born in shelters certainly have a much higher rate of adoption, founder Colleen Paige wanted to encourage prospective pet parents to visit shelters when ready for a new family member. Read More about What is National Puppy Day? »
Posted by toblersflowers on March 4, 2017
| Last Updated: February 19, 2020
It is always important to be kind to those around us, but Random Acts of Kindness Day gives everyone the opportunity to focus on finding little ways to make a big difference in someone’s life. As you go through your day, do you consider ways to show simple kindness to the people you encounter? Perhaps you had a positive exchange with a sales clerk, so you took an extra minute to mention it to their supervisor. Or maybe a server was particularly friendly, so you left a larger-than-normal tip. Maybe you just made a point of paying a compliment to someone, making them smile all day!
Your small actions often have a big impact - and this is the motivation behind the internationally recognized day. At Tobler's Flowers, we participate in spreading joy and happiness every day, so this February 17th, we 'd love to help you plan something special. Read More about Bringing Random Acts of Kindness to Kansas City »