Hang in there; you’re half way through the week. Fortunately, today is a day to celebrate. It is National Puppy Day. We dug through the USA TODAY archives and gathered 10 of our best puppies to bring you some midweek joy.
But we would be remiss if we didn’t tell you about National Puppy Day’s mission. Today isn’t merely a day to celebrate tiny canine cuteness, but to encourage prospective pet owners to adopt puppies instead of buying them. Animal rights groups have adopted the “Adopt Don’t Shop” slogan to spread awareness of inhumane practices at puppy mills, which often supply dogs sold online and at pet stores.
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