We bet you’ve never seen a puppy as happy as Carl. (Ashley Wadhwani/Black Press)

Celebrate National Puppy Day on March 23

It’s only the very best day of the year

What’s cute, fluffy and is always sticking a wet nose in your face? Puppies. While every day should be puppy day, March 23 is actually National Puppy Day.

We asked for your best photos and you delivered! Dog owners up and down the valley shared photos of their beloved pooches. Check them out in the gallery below.

To send us more great photos of your cute Okanagan and Shuswap pups, click the Contact tab at the top of the page and send them in.

The best way to celebrate, according to the organization, is to adopt a puppy from a shelter.

If you can’t, try volunteering or donating supplies or cash to a shelter, foster a puppy or help walk an elderly neighbour’s dog.

Already have a puppy? Throw a puppy party or get “a portrait painted of your puppy to suspend the fleeting magic of puppydom.”

Or celebrate with all of the puppies frolicking on the internet today.

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