It’s National Puppy Day, and we’re celebrating everything we love about these little creatures, from their cuddles and playfulness to their spunk and silliness — and all the joy those qualities bring!

We knew a great way to celebrate was to feature photos of cute puppies. So we’ve pulled together 10 of our favorite puppy pictures from our readers in the gallery below. One of the goals of the holiday is to promote the adoption of shelter puppies — so that’s why many of the pups in our gallery are rescues!

This brown-eyed girl was recently adopted from the Humane Society of El Paso and named Saige. "She is 9 weeks old and a little cuddle bug!" her owner writes.

No one can sleep quite like a puppy. Here, Louie, a 6-month-old Dachshund, gets some rest after playtime. "He gets crazy and crashes hard!" his owner writes. Sounds like a lot of pups we know!

At 9 months old, Gunnar, a Siberian Husky and Pomeranian mix, is "a very loving and energetic puppy. He gets along with everyone!"

Winston, a Boxer, is pictured as a puppy. "He's the funniest dog ever, always making me laugh. He's also very smart, too smart for his own good," his owner writes.

Rescue pup Nike lies on a rug with his stuffed animal. "He's my heart," his owner writes. "It was love at first sight the day we adopted our boy."

Meet fluffy little Rex! His owner tells us that this guy loves to play in the snow.

This sweet little fur ball is Charli, a rescue pup.

At 14 weeks old, Jake the Puggle is a "sweet little boy, ready to be loved."

At the tender age of 6 months, Nacho the French Bulldog curls up for nap time with 2-year-old Pug Moo Shu.

It's exhausting being this cute. Four-month-old Boxer Kilchii finds the perfect place to curl up for a rest: his uncle's legs.
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