National Puppy Day: Is Your Puppy Cuter Than This?

Friday is National Puppy Day, a day to celebrate the unquestionable cuteness of young pups. Upload a baby picture of your dog!

Few holidays are as under-celebrated as National Puppy Day, the 7-year-old holiday that celebrates the unbearable cuteness of puppies.

More specifically, the holiday is designed to bask in the "magic and unconditional love that puppies bring to our lives," according to the NPD website. And the holiday also has a mission: to raise awareness of unadopted pets and help orphaned pets find homes.

"...It's a day to help save orphaned puppies across the globe and educate the public about the horrors of puppy mills, as well as further our mission for a nation of puppy-free pet stores," the site states.

So upload pictures of your Monrovia dogs as puppies and tell us your favorite puppy stories!

  • Open to legal residents of the 50 United States, the District of Columbia who are 18 and older.
  • To enter, post an image of your puppy.
  • All entries must be received by 11:59 p.m. March 28.
  • You may enter as many times as you like.
  • One winner will be selected in a random drawing.
  • One (1) Grand Prize Winner will receive a $25 gift card from either PetSmart or Petco. Approximate Retail Value: $25. 
  • Click on document above for Official Rules.
Kristin March 29, 2012 at 02:00 AM
If I can double vote, I vote for Beans and Bodhi! So so cute! They all are!
Christina March 29, 2012 at 02:03 AM
Beans, by far! Those eyes are the best!
Rich Yee March 29, 2012 at 02:07 AM
I vote for Nala!
Dee Willis March 29, 2012 at 02:13 AM
That Beans is too cute for words. She gets my vote.
Harley March 29, 2012 at 02:25 AM
I vote for Nala!!!!!!! GO NALA!!!
Paul Stephens March 29, 2012 at 02:25 AM
I vote for Beans Havens. So cool the owner and puppy are learning to sign together.
Baloo March 29, 2012 at 02:27 AM
Nala!!! Nala!!!! Nala!!!! Go Nala!!!
Jack March 29, 2012 at 02:28 AM
Elizabeth March 29, 2012 at 02:29 AM
Nala is adorable!!! Love that face :) I vote for Nala!!!!
John Mcclain March 29, 2012 at 02:35 AM
Beans has my vote.
Nathan McIntire (Editor) March 29, 2012 at 02:37 AM
Ok everyone, only real accounts please.
Miles March 29, 2012 at 02:45 AM
Nala... and I'm real.
Carol Horton March 29, 2012 at 03:55 AM
Beans. What a cutie!
Carol Horton March 29, 2012 at 03:57 AM
You criticize who is "real" but Nala has two photos in this 'competition.' YOU get "real."
Frenda Jean Hughes March 29, 2012 at 04:01 AM
All are very adorable, but i admit, BEANS HAVENS, with that blue eye, stole my heart! Beans.
Rick Lopez March 29, 2012 at 04:04 AM
I hope it's not too late to cast my vote for Beans. That a dog I'd bet on at the dog races. Look at her attentiveness!
Kelly Burns March 29, 2012 at 04:10 AM
I've got a Boston Terrier that I love so I'm all about the flattened face dogs, but I can't get over the look of Beans. I vote for Beans!
Betsy Wilson March 29, 2012 at 04:18 AM
Again I apologize for the 2 pix. I'm new to this and the first one I uploaded didn't show at first (I wrote that in my comment above.) I even emailed Nathan to ask him to remove it. Sorry! They are all cute puppies and I thought this was just for fun :) Thanks Nathan for the fun opportunity :) :) Love the pups we have here in Monrovia!!!
Megan Masters March 29, 2012 at 04:34 AM
Jen Havens March 29, 2012 at 04:40 AM
Betsy, I don't think the double photos is a big deal, and every puppy is really cute. I'm sure Nathan has his reasons (perhaps behind the scenes info) for requesting real accounts only. Although I don't know everyone who voted for my girl, Beans, almost all are Facebook friends (or friends of friends) mwith her brother or her and the contest has been posted all day. If she pulls ahead and ends up being the cutest by votes, Nala is more than welcome to join her, her brother Bike, and their pal Bodhi for a tea date at Loose Teas. And, yes, I, too just adore Monrovia's cute pups and love to show my lookers off at every opportunity. Very fun! Thanks, Nathan :-)
Jen Havens March 29, 2012 at 04:43 AM
Rick, thanks for the vote for her. I just wanted to share real quick that she just started the weave poles and is practically a pro after only a few tries! This pup is destined to be great at so many sports, extremely attentive. Shockingly so, for a deaf dog, especially. Thanks again for throwing her a vote :-)
Diana M. March 29, 2012 at 04:50 AM
My vote goes to the lovey Beans <3
Donna Baker March 29, 2012 at 04:58 AM
My vote goes to Beans Havens! Those eyes pull at your heartstrings!
Tricia Hobbs March 29, 2012 at 05:28 AM
My vote goes to Nala!
Mark Savellano March 29, 2012 at 06:59 AM
Tried to vote two other times, some sort of glitch, I guess. I know Ms. Beans personally and she's not only cuter in person, or in dog, but she's brilliant and affectionate. Smart pup to watch out for. My vote is for Ms. Beans. Hope you get your tea date with Bodhi!
Nathan McIntire (Editor) March 29, 2012 at 07:18 AM
Thanks folks, voting is now closed. We'll name the winner later today.
Caitlin Ramage March 29, 2012 at 01:26 PM
I'd cuddle with Nala!
Abby Ramage March 29, 2012 at 01:33 PM
Nala rocks!
rick ramage March 29, 2012 at 01:35 PM
Nala looks like a good sports dog!
Rizzo Tenderheart March 29, 2012 at 03:06 PM


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