How to Be a Hero: 2nd Annual National Rescue Dog Day


Tails That Teach Inc., a southern California non-profit organization dedicated to educating today’s youth on the importance of kind and gentle treatment of pets and people, announces a celebrity-supported, social media campaign, to celebrate its second annual National Rescue Dog Day (

On May 20, 2019, National Rescue Dog Day will honor rescue dogs around the country that are often times overlooked, and face euthanization after entering the crowded shelter system. Through National Rescue Dog Day, Tails That Teach aims to raise awareness to the approximately 3.3 million dogs that end up in U.S. shelters every year and the critical need for spay and neuter, while encouraging the public to adopt rather than shop for their new pup.

Tails That Teach is asking rescue-loving celebrities and influencers to post a photo with their rescue dog, tag or mention the rescue organization in which it was adopted, and use #nationalrescuedogday. Also, consider a call to action by verbally sharing an inspiring story, plea to adopt/break down shelter stigmas, encouragement for responsible pet ownership, the importance of spay/neuter, all to spread awareness to help save lives.

“There is something very special about rescue dogs,” said Lisa Wiehebrink, Founder of Tails That Teach. “They teach us forgiveness, gratitude, and unconditional love. They remind us of the beauty of second chances and to never look back, only forward. They truly are man’s best friend.”

ABOUT TAILS THAT TEACH: Tails That Teach, Inc., has a mission to save the lives of animals, while changing the lives of children. The organization educates young children about kindness, compassion, and empathy by bridging the connection between people and animals. Their captivating books, Love Me Gently and Gray Whiskers, are donated to animal organizations to enhance humane education and community outreach. They are also provided to elementary schools to supplement character education and promote literacy. From Miami to Maui, Tails That Teach books can be found in 16 states across the United States and growing. For more info, visit Tails That Teach Inc.:

ABOUT NATIONAL RESCUE DOG DAY: National Rescue Dog Day was founded by Tails That Teach Inc’s Founder, Lisa Wiehebrink, to bring awareness to the countless number of amazing dogs in shelters waiting to be adopted, to promote humane education for young children, and to encourage spay/neuter. The day was inspired by Cooper, Lisa’s family pet rescued in 2009, and now the main character in the Tails That Teach book series that teach children how to be and kind and gentle to their pets so they grow up to be compassionate, responsible pet owners. For more info, visit

Love Me Gently — A Kid’s Guide for Man’s Best Friend by Lisa Wienebrink,


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