Today is a great day to hug your little furry friend or maybe get a new one.

Nothing is better than coming home to a little puppy that is happy to see you. It doesn't matter how ruff your day is, they are happy to see you. See what I did there?

National Puppy Day was founded in 2006 by Celebrity Pet & Home Lifestyle Expert and Author, Colleen Paige.

National Puppy Day became an international holiday when it trended on Twitter in 2012 through 2015.

There are around 8,00 to 10,000 puppy mills in the US. Many of these breeders allow their dogs to get pregnant with the plan to make money. A lot of times they did not have the proper conditions for these dogs. They are forced to live in crammed cages. They rarely get time to roam freely to play and get exercise.

There a ton of amazing pups as well as adult dogs looking for homes. Make today the day you bring home a new family member.

Here are some places in Amarillo you can go to adopt a dog. They are looking for a home and they would love to go home with you.