National Puppy Day Raises Awareness About Orphaned Pups

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(NBC News) Dog lovers, give your little furry friend an extra hug and treat today. Monday is National Puppy Day.

Celebrity Pet & Home Life Style expert and author Colleen Paige founded the holiday in 2006 to “help save orphaned puppies across the globe and educate the public about the horrors of puppy mills,” according to the website for National Puppy Day.

“National Puppy is a special day to celebrate the magic and unconditional love that puppies bring to our lives,” the website said.

The holiday is also internationally recognized and has trended on Twitter across the world since annually since 2012, according to the website.

Paige is also the founder of National Dog Day and National Cat Day.

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