National Dog Day 2016: A day to give thanks

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We can’t help but love man’s (and woman’s) best friend. And that love is a two-way street. While we show that love every day in many ways, it’s not quite as easy for our canine companions. So for National Dog Day, the pups at Best Friends, including a shepherd, basset hound, Chihuahua, dachshund, greyhound, shar-pei, pit bull terriers and even puppies share their thanks though some adorable images.

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National Dog Day 2016: Barry
I’m thankful for fresh air, full of marvelous smells.

 

National Dog Day 2016: puppies playing
I’m thankful for friends to roughhouse with.

 

National Dog Day 2016: Flapjack the basset hound in a pool
I’m thankful for a personal pool to cool off in.

 

National Dog Day 2016: Achmed getting a bath
I’m thankful someone cares about me, even if that means taking a bath.

 

National Dog Day 2016: Chihuahua being rescued from a puppy mill
I’m thankful for being rescued from a puppy mill.

 

National Dog Day 2016: dog running off leash
I’m thankful for going on a hike — off leash.

 

National Dog Day 2016: Joy on a sleepover
I’m thankful for getting to go on a sleepover.
Joy is available for adoption.

 

National Dog Day 2016: Druscilla the Dachshund on a car ride
I’m thankful for car rides, especially with the window cracked open
Learn more about Druscilla.

 

National Dog Day 2016: greyhound lying down
I’m thankful that I don’t need to race any more.

 

National Dog Day 2016: small dog on huge pile of food
I’m thankful for a full belly.

 

National Dog Day 2016: Sookie running in a creek
I’m thankful for getting to play in the creek.

 

National Dog Day 2016: Yuma holding a ball in her mouth
I’m thankful for my toy ball.
Yuma is available for adoption.

 

National Dog Day 2016: Sidney the pit bull terrier playing with a giant ball
I’m thankful for having the biggest ball!

 

National Dog Day 2016: Shar pei mamma dog with puppies
I’m thankful I won’t have any more litters of puppies because I’ve been spayed.

 

National Dog Day 2016: small dog snuggling in a blanket
I’m thankful for warm blankets.

 

National Dog Day 2016: Lucy on a comfortable bed
I’m thankful for a soft bed to sleep on.

 

National Dog Day 2016: Ebony getting a belly rub
I’m thankful for belly rubs.

 

National Dog Day 2016: Mr. Chips getting a dog treat
I’m thankful for yummy treats.

 

National Dog Day 2016: Max running in a field
I’m thankful for wide open spaces for running.

 

National Dog Day 2016: Boomer getting adopted
I’m thankful for being adopted.

 

Photos by Best Friends staff

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