This past week, (on Wednesday, August 26th, to be precise) you may have noticed your social media feeds filling up with cute photos of all your friends’ canine companions.  We can’t speak for everyone, but in our opinion, it was a very welcome change. We think that adorable pet photos will brighten anyone’s day, and as it turns out, we’re not the only ones who feel that way.

Celebrities around the world celebrated National Dog Day, right along with the rest of us.  Some of them, like Billy Ray Cyrus and Michelle Kwan, shared something a bit less cheerful as they bid farewell to their beloved pups.  (Grab a tissue before you click those links and check out those tweets.)

Other posts and tweets, however, were quite fun.  Here are some of our favorites:

One of our favorite things about Oprah is her love for her pups.  She’s never made any secret about how much she adores her dogs, so it’s no surprise that she took to social media to show them a bit of “extra love” on National Dog Day.

Rob Thomas did the same thing on Twitter, and we thought it was equally adorable!


…and just a couple more…


Isn’t Lucy’s lab to die for?  What a cutie!

…and who can resist kid-meets-pooch?  Rascal Flatts for the win.

With so much puppy love going around, who could possibly think of anything else?  It certainly makes it hard to concentrate on work, doesn’t it?

If you somehow missed the National Dog Day festivities of 2015, don’t fret.  You’ll get your chance again next year!

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