The Masked Singer: Enter to Win Tickets
61 Day Challenge: Enter for tickets to The Big Game
Extreme Weather: Dan Amarante looks at how it’s tracked and how to prepare

SHARE61: Celebrate National Puppy Day!

HARTFORD — Here’s a great reason to adopt a puppy – it is National Puppy Day!

The day brings awareness to the need for homes for orphaned puppies and educates people about the horrors of puppy mills across the country. It was founded by Colleen Paige, a celebrity pet and home lifestyle expert and author who also founded National Cat Day.

National Puppy Day is actually considered an international holiday now and has trended worldwide on Twitter since 2012.

Canine Companions for Independence is hoping to use this day to raise awareness about what they do. Since 1975, Canine Companions has provided assistance dogs free of charge to recipients. If you want to become a Puppy Raiser, click here or call 1-800-572-BARK.

If you want your photos included in our gallery or if you want us to use them on air – email,  submit them using the button below (desktop only), or upload them to our FOX61 News app. You can also connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter too using the hashtag #SHARE61.

For more stories on pets and animals, click here.

Notice: you are using an outdated browser. Microsoft does not recommend using IE as your default browser. Some features on this website, like video and images, might not work properly. For the best experience, please upgrade your browser.