National Dog Day at NKLA

Happy National Dog Day! Today is the day we celebrate and honor our four-legged friends as well as help raise awareness for the thousands of rescue dogs that need to find a forever home.  Dogs help us out in countless ways and we wanted to give back, especially on their day!

Today on National Dog Day, Full Moon Pet volunteered at the NKLA Pet Adoption Center (NKLA), an initiative led by Best Friends Animal Society®. This admirable organization has made it their mission is to end the killing of healthy and treatable pets in city shelters in Los Angeles, California, by the year 2017.

Everyday, NKLA volunteers (just like you!) stop by the shelter during their free time to help walk dogs, clean cages, cuddle and snuggle with the adorable dogs and cats housed in their facility. During our time here today, there was no shortage of helpful hands and smiles!

National Dog Day at NKLA

NKLA volunteer

National Dog Day at NKLA

NKLA volunteer

All the dogs greeted us with bright eyes and lots of love to share. Including, Cameron, Stella, Mica and 2-month-old Kiwi!

National Dog Day at NKLA

Cameron, Stella, Mica and Kiwi from NKLA

We had a blast handing out Full Moon treats, lots of tail wagging happening here!

National Dog Day at NKLA

Yummy!

National Dog Day at NKLA

Chicken Strips!

Sven enjoying the camera and his morning walk!

National Dog Day at NKLA

Sven!

A big thank you to NKLA and all the animals for showing us a great time today!

For more information about the dogs we’ve named above, please visit NKLA’s online Pet Adoption Center.

Follow along with NKLA on Facebook and Twitter for more pawsome stories, and most of all, please consider volunteering at a program or shelter like this in your own community! Happy National Dog Day!