Today is National Puppy Day! Colleen Paige founded National Puppy Day as a way to help spread awareness about puppy mills and unethical breeders. Just about everyone loves a puppy, and I’m no exception!
Here are just a few that are adoptable from Best Friends Animal Society, some have adoptions pending, but there are lots more adoptable puppies in shelters!
If you are like me and thinking that puppies are cute, but maybe a little more work than you are up for, there are tons of young adults, middle aged and senior dogs that still love like a puppy.
If you are adopting a puppy or dog (or already have one) submit your photo by March 31 to Long Live Pets and it may be featured in their short film project. If you submit it via Instagram or Facebook, please use the hashtag #longlivepets.
Most of the dogs I grew up with were purebred dogs. I understand the desire of having a certain breed of dog. I want to remind you that there are lots of breed specific rescues.
If your heart is set on a getting a purebred puppy, please make sure you are buying from a breeder who is reputable. Despite what a pet store may tell you, their puppies are probably not from “a local small breeder.” And shopping online for a puppy is just a bad idea.
Please read (and share) 10 Things To Keep In Mind When Searching For A Dog Breeder. You may think (as I did years ago) that if you aren’t going to show or breed your dog, then breeding doesn’t matter. However, breeding not only impacts the puppies health and inherited temperament characteristics, but also the first 6 to 12 weeks of life.
When it comes time to add a dog to your family, I hope you’ll consider adopting a rescue dog.
Now that’s a day to celebrate. It certainly brings out the awwwwww
Too much cuteness! I hope they all find loving homes ASAP!
Jessica Shipman | Beagles and Bargains says
OMD. These pups are super cute. I’d love to have a puppy at some point! I adopted Luna after her puppy days.
Oh me oh my! So much cuteness. Love it 🙂
They’re all so sweet! I can’t get a third dog yet, but I still look at the pictures and dream.
Kristen–well minded says
Awwwwww! Loved seeing those pics!
Christine & Riley says
We love puppies, and i also have a love of Shih Tzus, all my current girls are rescues and purebred.
That is so awesome!
Puppies are just so darn cute!
Pawesome Cats says
Now I want a puppy even more! Not sure what the cats would think though.
Cuteness overload, I’m gonna pass out!!!
Great pictures! Puppies are the BEST!
Yay! LOVE Puppy Day!!!!
Spencer the Goldendoodle says
Adorable pictures!!! Happy National Puppy Day!!!
Thanks you for raising awarness about puppy mills. It is so important to adopt a rescue dog
Ten years ago I didn’t believe puppy mills were a problem. I’m glad that I’m able to help raise awareness now.
Carol Bryant says
Puppies rock and my heart beats dog and I even trademarked that – woot woot – great pics.
I love that!
Rachel Sheppard says
These are all beautiful photos!
Dogs N Pawz says
OMG! They are all beautiful! Hope they find homes soon. Sharing.