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Dogs have been all over the news this week, but not for being the adoring, lovable, loyal, and kissable furry friends we cherish.
Nope. They’re making headlines with Dog Shaming. A new trend in which people take photos of their dogs, looking sad or ashamed, and pronounce the “bad behavior” they’ve done.
It’s all in harmless fun, right?
We’re not so sure.
In a time when homeless dogs are at an all time high, when shelters and rescues are overflowing with dogs in desperate need of loving homes, spreading a message of shame surrounding these amazing animals could be contributing to the problem.
That’s why, instead of shaming dogs, The Dogington Post is celebrating them! And you can help!
1. Make a sign that celebrates your dog’s best feature, praises his awesome character, or tells the world about an amazing talent. Some examples are, “I love to snuggle!” “I’m a great listener.” or “My humans love me!”
2. Take a photo of your dog, proudly sharing his sign with the world, not looking sad or ashamed, but happy, like he is.
3. Email your photo to [email protected].
4. Every Friday, check the Front Page of www.DogingtonPost.com to see your special pup and all the other Celebrated Dogs submitted that week.
5. Celebrate amazing dogs, don’t shame them.