SLIDESHOW: It’s National Day of the Dog, and Abbotsford readers shared some of their pet photos

Finn was rescued six years ago and his family says ‘he’s a funny one for sure!’. (Bonnie McDonald)Finn was rescued six years ago and his family says ‘he’s a funny one for sure!’. (Bonnie McDonald)
Sage, a silver Labrador, is just nine months old. (Belinda Farquhar Deck)Sage, a silver Labrador, is just nine months old. (Belinda Farquhar Deck)
Izzy is relaxed out on the water. (Alicia Malone)Izzy is relaxed out on the water. (Alicia Malone)
Addison, 9, loves showing off her shades. (Andrea Young)Addison, 9, loves showing off her shades. (Andrea Young)
Stella is looking a little guilty for bringing in a pinecone to play with. (Candice Morgan)Stella is looking a little guilty for bringing in a pinecone to play with. (Candice Morgan)
Aussie is “gentle as a butterfly,” and eight years old. (Susanne Marks)Aussie is “gentle as a butterfly,” and eight years old. (Susanne Marks)
Pacho is an eight-year-old shih tzu who loves hiking and kayaking. “He’s a wonderful little adventure buddy.” (Taylor Danyluk)Pacho is an eight-year-old shih tzu who loves hiking and kayaking. “He’s a wonderful little adventure buddy.” (Taylor Danyluk)
Olive was rescued from Korea two years ago. (Gabi Kroeker)Olive was rescued from Korea two years ago. (Gabi Kroeker)
Zeke is a Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever. “He lives for the water. He loves dock diving and backcountry camping as well.” (Joanne Ricafrente)Zeke is a Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever. “He lives for the water. He loves dock diving and backcountry camping as well.” (Joanne Ricafrente)
Ollie and Luna are just new pups. (Saña Mānn)Ollie and Luna are just new pups. (Saña Mānn)
Trio of friends waiting for treats, Zeus, Ace and Bailey. (Tammy S McGregor)Trio of friends waiting for treats, Zeus, Ace and Bailey. (Tammy S McGregor)
Phoebe out for a walk in Aldergrove at the dog park. (Doug Zacharias)Phoebe out for a walk in Aldergrove at the dog park. (Doug Zacharias)
Sancho may already know he’s in a little trouble for helping with the gardening. But he’s only nine weeks old, so easily forgiven. (Corey Hilton)Sancho may already know he’s in a little trouble for helping with the gardening. But he’s only nine weeks old, so easily forgiven. (Corey Hilton)

It’s National Day of the Dog, a day set aside specifically to celebrate rescue dogs.

The Abby News put the call out to readers to send us their cutest, their dashing, and very good boys and girls. And did they deliver. In just three hours, we received more than 200 submissions.

It was hard to choose the picks of the litter, but we chewed it down to a baker’s dozen of great shots of dogs living their best lives. Whether that means begging for treats with a smile, or napping in a favourite spot, or even enjoying a boat ride, these pups are pretty sweet.

Enjoy, and give your pets an extra hug today.

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