Paws-itively wonderful! Wednesday, March 23, marks the 10th annual National Puppy Day, which was founded by celebrity pet and home lifestyle expert Colleen Paige in 2006 to celebrate all the love and joy that pooches bring to their humans’ lives. While all the sloppy kisses are certainly worth feting, National Puppy Day is also meant to bring attention to adopting rather than buying loyal four-legged friends.

Naturally, celebrity dog lovers ranging from Kate Hudson to Sharon Osbourne and beyond couldn’t help sharing cute photos and paying tribute to their beloved pooches on social media.

One of my most favorite companions 😍 Wally Hudson! Happy #NationalPuppyDay 🐾

A photo posted by Kate Hudson (@katehudson) on

every doggie deserves a belly rub on #nationalpuppyday!! right mistuh williiieee b!!!

A photo posted by Mario Batali (@mariobatali) on

Happy #nationalpuppyday indeed!

A photo posted by Naya Rivera Dorsey (@nayarivera) on

Happy national puppy day!!!!

A photo posted by Vanessa Hudgens (@vanessahudgens) on

Happy #nationalpuppyday love, Madeline Kahn Chenoweth

A photo posted by Kristin Chenoweth (@kchenoweth) on

#nationalpuppyday

A photo posted by Jerry O'Connell (@mrjerryoc) on

While many bold-faced names shared their love for their dogs, internet-famous pooches also chimed in on social media, including Boo and Digby Van Winkle. And in the case of the adorably snaggle-toothed Tuna, his owner took the day as an opportunity to remind the dog’s 1.7 million Instagram fans of the joys of pet adoption.  

Happy #nationalpuppyday! Alo was paid a visit by the tickle monster. 😍

A video posted by Digby & Aloysius Van Winkle (@digbyvanwinkle) on

i may be 10, but i will always be human's beloved puppy. happy #nationalpuppyday! ❤️󾆷󾆷󾆷

Posted by Boo on Wednesday, March 23, 2016

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