Chief Carriers has joined up with Central Nebraska Humane Society in celebrating National Dog Day on August 26th, 2022.
Life as a truck driver is an adventure on the road, and having someone to share that adventure with is the best. Long hours on the road can be pretty lonely and that’s why many drivers have considered taking their pets on the road with them. They provide excellent companionship and can be a perfect replacement for the feeling of human touch.
Here are just a few of the benefits of trucking with pets:
- Health Benefits
- Lifestyle Changes
- Social Benefits
- Mental Health
- Driving Benefits
It’s estimated that nearly 60% of truck drivers own a dog. And nearly 40% of those drivers take their dog on the road with them.
Drivers who travel with their pets say they are happier and more focused with their furry friends who are along for the ride. Those are just a few of the reasons Chief Carriers decided to partner with Central Nebraska Humane Society to help raise funds for National Dog Day on August 26th.
Giving Animals a Voice Since 1967
Choosing the Central Nebraska Humane Society was an easy choice for Chief Carriers. Established in 1967 and celebrating over 50 years of service, the Central Nebraska Humane Society is still located at the original site donated by Herbert and Barbara Glover. CNHS is the largest nonprofit 501(c) (3) animal welfare organization in a lead role in central Nebraska. CNHS is governed by a Board of Directors whose members establish the policies, operation guidelines, strategic planning, and fundraising for the organization.
This wonderful organization believes that if you open your heart to a homeless animal you’ll gain a loyal companion. Chief Carriers believes that, too. And that’s one of the many reasons they decided to partner with the Central Nebraska Humane Society on raising funds. So, what is National Dog Day? Let’s dive in.
National Dog Day
Founded in 2004 by Animal Welfare Advocate and Pet Lifestyle Expert, Colleen Paige, National Dog Day celebrates all breeds, mixed and pure, and serves to help galvanize the public to recognize the number of dogs that need to be rescued each year, either from public shelters, rescues and pure breed rescues.
National Dog Day honors family dogs and dogs that work selflessly to save lives, keep us safe and bring comfort. Dogs put their lives on the line every day – protecting our families and homes, for their law enforcement partners, for their blind companions, for the disabled, for our freedom and safety by detecting bombs and drugs and helping to locate and rescue victims of accidents and tragedy.
Chief Carriers employees and their families are also invited out to the shelter on August 7th, 2022, from 9 am -1 pm, to help with some much-needed volunteer needs. We would be looking for 10-15 volunteers as well to help with their “honey do list”.
Chief Carriers has established a goal to raise $500 for the Central Nebraska Human Society.
Donations can be made to the CNHS in a few different ways:
- Cash donations at the Chief Carriers office in Grand Island, Nebraska.
- Amazon Wish List
Amazon Wish List for Central Nebraska Human Society
As one of the best trucking companies in Nebraska, Chief Carriers is a pet-friendly company and understands the benefits of having a dog on the road!
Is your pet ready to become a member of our trucking family? If so you can apply now!