Happy National Dog Day!

For dog owners, isn't every day National Dog Day? It is in my house. My Mia girl is the queen and the rest of us our her peasants. I wouldn't have it any other way. I love being a fur mom.

Who doesn't love oversharing everything about their pup? It should be considered an Olympic sport at this point into the 21st century. So, in observation of that, we decided to ask you to share with us some of the best photos you can find of your fur babies so we can smile, too!

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This year, though, we also asked for any pictures of your pups that have gone over the rainbow bridge. We all know how much of a hold they have on us even after they're gone. Losing a dog is like losing a family member. The sting will always be there. The ones that have passed on were a huge part of a portion of your life, so we wanted to see them, too.

If you haven't yet had the chance to share your pup with us, no worries! You can either share your pics on our Facebook post below OR submit them on our free mobile app. It has to be said, by the looks of it, South Jersey's home to some pretty adorable doggos.

Make sure you hug your fur babies a little tighter this week. If you're a dog lover like me, then you know just how precious their on Earth really is. Submit your photos below!

Always wanted a dog, but allergic? Here's the most popular small dog breeds that WON'T make you sneeze:

Most popular small dog breeds that won't make you sneeze

Some of our pups aren't the brightest, let's be honest. Check out the list of the 63 smartest dog breeds:

Does your loyal pup's breed make the list? Read on to see if you'll be bragging to the neighbors about your dog's intellectual prowess the next time you take your fur baby out for a walk. Don't worry: Even if your dog's breed doesn't land on the list, that doesn't mean he's not a good boy--some traits simply can't be measured.

LOOK: Here are the pets banned in each state

Because the regulation of exotic animals is left to states, some organizations, including The Humane Society of the United States, advocate for federal, standardized legislation that would ban owning large cats, bears, primates, and large poisonous snakes as pets.

Read on to see which pets are banned in your home state, as well as across the nation.

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