Ugliest Dog Day on June 20 celebrates the pups out there with a face only a mother could love. But when it comes to man’s best friend, is there really any dog that can’t be deemed adorable? We honor the facially challenged ones on June 20, Ugliest Dog Day. What started as a fun contest has grown into an annual celebration of the not-so-handsome dogs amongst us. So grab your favorite pup and give him an extra snuggle today and as you go about your day, say hi to every pup, pretty and not so pretty.
FACTS ABOUT MAN’S BEST FRIEND
1. Perpetual Toddler
Your dog is as smart as a 2-year-old
2. No Deodorant Necessary
Dogs only have sweat glands in their paws
3. What’d You Say?
Puppies are born deaf; they start hearing around three weeks
4. Screaming Color
Contrary to popular belief, dogs are not colorblind
5. Sweet Dreams
According to a poll, about 45% of Americans sleep with their dogs
WHY WE LOVE UGLIEST DOG DAY
A. It celebrates what’s inside, not outside
Dogs are loving, loyal creatures. They don’t care how their humans look, so why should we care about their perhaps less than perfect features?
B. It brings awareness to homeless pets
Unfortunately, dogs that may be considered not so cute often have a harder time being adopted. Remember your local pet shelter on Ugliest Dog Day with a donation of money or pet supplies.
C. It’s a chance to brag about your fabulous dog
Cute and cuddly or unappealing and smelly, dog owners aren’t bothered and truly believe their dog is the best ever. Show-off your dog and give Fido some extra loving today with a special day devoted just to the two of you