Well, these ARE the Dog Days of Summer, right?

Let all dog-lovers unite and celebrate National Dog Day today!

From the official National Dog Day facebook page:

National Dog Day is celebrated August 26th annually and serves to help galvanize the public to recognize the number of dogs that need to be rescued each year, and acknowledges family dogs and dogs that work selflessly each day to save lives, keep us safe and bring comfort.

Dogs put their lives on the line every day - for their law enforcement partner, for their blind companion, for a child who is disabled, for our freedom and safety by detecting bombs and drugs and pulling victims of tragedy from wreckage.

Let's celebrate these wonderful animals!