August 26 is National Dog Day. According to its website, the honor was created to show appreciation of dogs "for their endearing patience, unquestioning loyalty, for their work, their capacity for love and their ability to impact our lives everyday in the most miraculous ways." And no one shows that loyalty and spirit better than Charlotte whom I met recently. The pittie/boxer mix was found in East St. Louis, Illinois, by Gateway Pet Guardians (GPG) volunteers on their daily rounds. Charlotte is on the road to recovery now and, despite her trials, is a loving, trusting girl that charms everyone she meets--including me. You can read Charlotte's story here. Her wonderful rescue organization now has the t-shirt I designed available through on-line sales. 100% of the proceeds go to GPG.
The illustration above is of a Yorkie named Chance who found his second loving home through the Humane Society of Missouri. Please don't forget rescue organizations or shelters when looking for your next pet.
Happy National Dog Day!