They say that dogs are man’s best friend; and just like any other best friends, you may start to resemble your dog after you’ve spent a few years together. Or, you may find as a student that you’re daydreaming of the time when you can have a furry friend of your own. You just don’t know which breed would work best with your personality. While we may not be experts in the canine community, we DO know students pretty well. There are those of you who work better under pressure, procrastinating on that 20-page research paper until the night before it’s due. Or, there are those of you who can’t make it through the day without a 20-minute power nap. Finally, there are those of you in our Fastweb membership who have all-of-the-energy.So, isn’t it funny that your student personality could mimic that of a dog breed? In honor of National Dog Day on August 26, take our What Dog Breed Matches Your Student Personality? Quiz to find out which dog breed best reflects you as a student. It’s time for a study break anyway, right?If you’re a big animal fan, you’ll want to check out this list of Colleges for Animal Lovers that we’ve dug up for you. If you're a friend of animals, look at these animal-themed scholarships below: Hal's Hope Equine Studies Scholarship Westminster Kennel Club Foundation Scholarship Cats, Plain and Fancy Scholarship Grayson County Humane Society Scholarship Coming Soon: Scholars Helping Collars Scholarship
National Dog Day, not to be confused with National Mutt Day (July 31) or National Puppy Day (March 23), celebrates dog ownership and the selfless dogs we call Man’s Best Friend. It’s also a great day to volunteer at your local animal shelter. This day celebrates dogs, so, rather than swooning at pet store puppies and dogs, consider visiting your local animal shelter to give homeless canines some much-needed attention. Spread the word and gather a group of friends for a dog food or dog toy drive in your community. Many local shelter owners are happy to supply animal shelter wish lists. Canines are one of the top companion animals in the United States, and the number of dogs that we can our best friends far exceeds other types of animals. According to the American Veterinary Medical Association, 38% of Americans own dogs, 25% call felines their furry friends, followed by 3% of U.S. households that own birds and less than 1% that own horses.