International Dog Day: How to celebrate your dog

International Dog Day: How to celebrate your dog

August 26 is celebrated as International Dog Day across the globe.

Animal advocate Colleen Paige founded the day in 2004 in the US. August 26 was the day she adopted her first pet, when  she was 10.

If you're a dog lover or pet parent, here's how you can celebrate the day.

1. Adopt a dog from your local shelter.

2. You can always volunteer at local shelters. They are always looking  for help.

3. Buy your pet a new toy.

4. Plan a day with your pet at the park or nearby cafe.

5. Hire a photographer and plan a fun photoshoot.