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August 5 is
Work Like a Dog Day — a day set aside to celebrate the people (and pups) who show true grit and refuse to quit until the job is done. To show our appreciation for these diligent canines, we’ve rounded up our favorite fan-submitted photos of hardworking
dogs who do everything from detecting explosives to providing comfort and companionship at hospitals.
dogs prove that when someone says you're "working like a
dog," it's a true compliment.
Major the Belgian Malinois loves to goof around, but he has a very serious and important job: He's an explosives detection dog.
a German Shepherd mix, is training to become a search and rescue dog with K9
Search and Rescue of Kansas.
Parker the Jack Russell Terrier is a trained bed bug detection dog working out of New
Brigett N. Scotty Watkins
Sled dogs Petunia
and Kipper lead their team in races across cold — and often treacherous — terrain in Alaska.
Fred is a deaf Border Collie who was rescued from a puppy mill and is now a veterinary hospital greeter and part-time puppy socializer.
Sherry Rodgers Seibel
Zooka, a certified avalanche search and rescue dog
in Alaska, hits the slopes with his handler.
Iggy is a fantastic service dog. Not only does he offer his owner assistance at a moment's notice, he also provides companionship and love.
Dylan Pickles is a therapy dog who visits the residents on the memory loss floor of a retirement home.
certified therapy dog is Punky, a Border Terrier/Parson Terrier mix who helps out at the
San Diego veterans' hospital.
dressed up for an Epilepsy Foundation fundraiser, Buddicelli is one snazzy
teach first aid and canine CPR courses for the Red Cross.
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An adorable black and white cat parked
himself right in the way of one of the
holes on a mini-golf course.
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by a stolen van during a police chase.
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had the name first.
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Scott, showcases night-loving animals like
owls, moths and raccoons.
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and is not as active or…
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When she's not curled in your lap, the affectionate and elegant Birman will gladly play fetch or chase a ball.
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