It’s National Puppy Day!

Who doesn’t love puppies?

Thursday, March 23 is a day to indulge in that puppy love. It’s National Puppy Day!

Founded in 2006 by celebrity pet and lifestyle author Colleen Paige, National Puppy Day was launched as a way to celebrate the magic and unconditional love that puppies bring into our lives.

The day is also intended to help save orphaned puppies, to educate the public about puppy mills and to push for puppy-free pet stores.

Paige is also the founder behind National Dog Day and National Cat Day.

National Puppy Day has trended worldwide on Twitter since 2012, and so far, 2015 appears to be no exception. According to initial data from, the hashtag #NationalPuppyDay had already been used more than 10,000 times by noon.

We want to see photos of the puppies that are bringing joy to your lives! Email your puppy photos to or Tweet/Instagram us using the hashtags #NationalPuppyDay and #NBC6. We may use your photos in a gallery on our website!

For more information on National Puppy Day, visit the National Puppy Day website.

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