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The Best Photos from National Dog Day 2015!


It was National Dog Day yesterday and people celebrated by posting some of their best pup pictures on Instagram. We've grabbed some of our favorites for you below. Enjoy!

These sleeping beauties

And these ones

This incredible catch (attempt)


This artsy duo

A little one and her happy horsey

This pup who did absolutely nothing wrong

Mom and her very protective bodyguard

This Chihuahua that could get lost in its owners beard

These guys playing chase on a mountain

This guy posing for an incredibly awkward christmas card

This ex who needs directions to the nearest burn center

One ridiculously photogenic flower-smeller

This little one sick of being bullied by his big brothers

This ninja move about to be unleashed

A big happy dog in a big happy field

This big goof about to go on an adventure

And this guy who conked out from all the excitement

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