National Puppy Day 2017 - Edmonton Family Photographer - Edmonton Pet Photographer

Early this morning when I opened my Facebook, I was greeted with this iPhone snap from six years ago. It was of my pup wearing a cone after his neuter surgery. Soon after perusing Facebook a bit, I learned today was National Puppy Day. Did I ever feel awful for scheduling his surgery (even though all those years ago) on National Puppy Day. Sorry, Bud.

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National Puppy Day is a day not only to celebrate our pups, but also a day to help bring awareness to the terrible puppy mill situation. Millions of dogs are improperly bred for profit and mistreated along the way. If you're looking to add a puppy to your family, remember to adopt - don't shop from pet stores or backyard breeders or puppy mills. If you are looking to add a purebred puppy to your family, always do extensive research about the breeder. Contact your national breed club who may have a list of reputable breeders in your area. With the awareness rising, hopefully one day these illegal mills and backyard breeders will be shut down.

A few great ways to celebrate National Puppy Day are:

- Take your pup(s) for an extra long walk!

- Adopt a puppy! But only if your family is ready. Remember to find a great trainer to get your training off to the right start.

- Donate to a local shelter and/or rescue.

- Have a puppy party or visit a dog park and make some new friends.

 

In honour of National Puppy Day, I thought I'd share some photos of my two pups. They're half brother and sister, two years apart. People have a hard time telling them apart, but they really couldn't be any different personality-wise.

Here are a few of my favourites from the last few weeks:

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Treelines Photography - National Puppy Day 2017 - Edmonton Photographer - West Highland Terrier
Treelines Photography - National Puppy Day 2017 - Edmonton Photographer - West Highland White Terrier
Treelines Photography - National Puppy Day 2017 - Edmonton Photographer - Westie
Treelines Photography - National Puppy Day 2017 - Edmonton Photographer - West Highland White Terrier - Edmonton Pet Photographer
Treelines Photography - National Puppy Day 2017 - Edmonton Pet Photographer - Westie Nose
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Treelines Photography - National Puppy Day 2017 - Edmonton Pet Photographer - West Highland Terrier Portraits
Treelines Photography - National Puppy Day 2017 - Edmonton Pet Photographer - Dog Yawn
Treelines Photography - National Puppy Day 2017 - Edmonton Photographer - West Highland White Terrier Ears

Are you doing anything to celebrate National Puppy Day? I'd love it if you left a comment below and let me know! :)