Cute Puppy Pictures ~ National Puppy Day ~ Puppy Love ~ Things to Consider When Getting a Puppy

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Puppy Love - March 23 is National Puppy Day

Who can resist the allure of an adorable squirming puppy? And there is no better day to give in to the urge than on March 23rd, National Puppy Day!?! National Puppy Day was set aside to celebrate the unconditional love and magic that these cute little furry bundles of joy bring into our lives.


This is Angel. I adopted her from a Pomeranian Rescue Group. She had been a mama in a puppy mill. She is the sweetest dog I have ever met! Look at all that hair!
This is Angel. I adopted her from a Pomeranian Rescue Group. She had been a mama in a puppy mill. She is the sweetest dog I have ever met! Look at all that hair! | Source

Putting an End to Puppy Mills

But even more importantly, it is a day set aside to make the world aware of the horrific conditions that many puppies find themselves in when being raised in puppy mills. In an effort to put an end to the atrocities of puppy mills, they are also working to create a nation of puppy-free pet stores. Although National Puppy Day does support responsible breeders, it enthusiastically encourages the public to choose adoption first, and purchasing second.

Puppy Mills are bad enough for the puppies, but imagine the poor neglected mothers of these puppies. They never escape these conditions. I adopted one such mother that was rescued from a puppy mill. Her name is Angel. When she was rescued, she had no fur. When I got her, it was starting to grow back, but it took me more than 12 hours over a few days to brush all the scabs from her fur as her skin healed. And vets cannot tell me how old she is because she doesn’t have enough teeth. Her canine teeth are half worn away vertically – probably from chewing on her cage wires! She is the sweetest and most personable dog I have ever had. The thought of what she had to go through absolutely breaks my heart.


I'm sorry!  Were those shoes really that important?
I'm sorry! Were those shoes really that important? | Source

National Puppy Day

National Puppy Day has been celebrated since 2006 when Pet Lifestyle Expert and Animal Behaviorist founded this day to bring these puppies’ plight to the public’s attention. National Puppy Day is part of her non-profit organization Animal Miracle Foundation & Network.


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The photographer captioned this photo, "His name's Sherpy and he's a cute little devil!"Maltese puppy named BellaAustralian Shepherd PuppyShihtzu PuppuChow Retriever mix name MishaA Cute Morkie puppy named BuddyHusky PuppyCute puppy named BobbieGolden Retriever named Bongo
The photographer captioned this photo, "His name's Sherpy and he's a cute little devil!"
The photographer captioned this photo, "His name's Sherpy and he's a cute little devil!" | Source
Maltese puppy named Bella
Maltese puppy named Bella | Source
Australian Shepherd Puppy
Australian Shepherd Puppy | Source
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Shihtzu Puppu
Shihtzu Puppu | Source
Chow Retriever mix name Misha
Chow Retriever mix name Misha | Source
A Cute Morkie puppy named Buddy
A Cute Morkie puppy named Buddy | Source
Husky Puppy
Husky Puppy | Source
Cute puppy named Bobbie
Cute puppy named Bobbie | Source
Golden Retriever named Bongo
Golden Retriever named Bongo | Source

Things to consider when adopting a puppy:

  • Breed of Dog - Research dog breeds before adopting. Consider temperament, size and other breed characteristics, activity levels, etc. Also take your family’s lifestyle and home environment into consideration when making your decision. Ask to spend time alone with the puppy you are interested in, and question staff about the puppy’s personality.


  • Kids and Puppies - Stress to children in the family that the new puppy needs to be treated with love, respect and care. Children should understand that they cannot pull on the puppy’s tail or ears.


  • Age of Puppy – Puppies should be 12 weeks or older if small children are in the home.


  • Consider the Cost – consider the cost of food, especially as the puppy becomes a dog. Don’t forget about yearly veterinary costs, not to mention the occasional unexpected trips required with injury and illness.


  • Grooming Needs – When choosing the breed, consider also the breed’s grooming needs. Are you willing or able to do it yourself? If not, can you afford to have it done? Does the breed require frequent brushing?


  • Activity Levels - How much exercise does your puppy need, and do you have the time to meet those needs? Frequent and shorter walks are recommended.


  • Teething – provide acceptable items for your puppy to chew on. Puppies will chew when teething to relieve their discomfort.


This Book Contains a Great Potty Training Program in Addition to Many other Ideas:

  • Potty Training – Make very frequent potty runs outside. Do not yell at, spank, or rub puppy’s nose in it. Never leave puppy unattended on carpeted areas. If puppy is caught in the act, immediately pick him up, calming and firmly say, “No! Outside.” Then put puppy on lease and take outside. Guide puppy to a designated potty spot. In a calm and friendly voice, repeat a phrase over and over that you want to teach the puppy to understand, such as “go potty” or “get it done”, remembering that you will have to use this in public spaces at times. Give the puppy 5-10 minutes to accomplish his task. When he does, praise him profusely. Make the experience fun, maybe even providing a reward so he will want to repeat the experience. In the event of accidents, Nature’s Miracleand other enzyme-based odor removers work very well as long as they are allowed to thoroughly dry.


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This puppy is only a couple hours old!8 1/2 week old blue female great dane puppy, named Villa.Corgi puppySleepy PuppyA cute puppy name FenwayKing Charles Cavalier Puppy Pomeranian Puppy
This puppy is only a couple hours old!
This puppy is only a couple hours old! | Source
8 1/2 week old blue female great dane puppy, named Villa.
8 1/2 week old blue female great dane puppy, named Villa. | Source
Corgi puppy
Corgi puppy | Source
Sleepy Puppy
Sleepy Puppy | Source
A cute puppy name Fenway
A cute puppy name Fenway | Source
King Charles Cavalier Puppy
King Charles Cavalier Puppy | Source
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Pomeranian Puppy
Pomeranian Puppy | Source
Aren't I a cutie?
Aren't I a cutie? | Source
I'm a cutie too!
I'm a cutie too! | Source
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Some Top Puppy Names

  • Bella
  • Bandit
  • Charlie
  • Cassie
  • Duke
  • Dutchess
  • Houston
  • Jasmine
  • Laddie
  • Lela
  • Maggie
  • Marmaduke
  • Molly
  • Sophie
  • Snoopy
  • Spike
  • Winston
  • Tillie
  • Truman
  • Zeus

Are you looking for other names for your new addition? Check out Naming Your Dog: Popular Dog Names.

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Cavalier Kin Charles PuppyThis St. Bernard puppy has had a long hard day!Chihuahua PuppyChihuahua PuppyLotsa Lhasa CutenessNewfoundland Puppy
Cavalier Kin Charles Puppy
Cavalier Kin Charles Puppy | Source
This St. Bernard puppy has had a long hard day!
This St. Bernard puppy has had a long hard day! | Source
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Chihuahua Puppy
Chihuahua Puppy | Source
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Chihuahua Puppy
Chihuahua Puppy | Source
Lotsa Lhasa Cuteness
Lotsa Lhasa Cuteness | Source
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Newfoundland Puppy
Newfoundland Puppy | Source

Other Things to Consider:

National Puppy day encourages you to always consider adoption first. There are many purebred puppies that are available for adoptions nationwide. However, if you choose to purchase a puppy, visit the breeder. Observe their dogs and the conditions that their dogs are kept in. Be wary if any of the following conditions are observed:

  • Unhealthy conditions in the kennels
  • Bad odor in the kennels
  • Puppies who are lethargic or have weepy eyes
  • A puppy who is skinny or underweight
  • A puppy who is limping or is otherwise injured
  • A breeder who will not let you see the puppy’s parents


Searching for a Puppy

  • Welcome to PuppyFinder.com - The Most Comprehensive Online Resource for Finding and Raising a Puppy! PuppyFinder.com - The most comprehensive online resource for finding and raising a puppy! This easy-to-use resource has something for everyone, from puppy breed selector, expert puppy advice and tips to a comprehensive breeder directory and current

  • ASPCA | Find a Shelter Are you looking to adopt or foster a pet? Want to volunteer to help homeless animals in your community? Need to report an animal you’ve lost or found, or contact an animal control officer about animal cruelty in your area? Your local shelter can help


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Cute puppy named SugarCute puppy named Half PintWhite Pomeranian PuppyAustralian Shepherd PuppyYorkshire Terrier Puppy
Cute puppy named Sugar
Cute puppy named Sugar | Source
Cute puppy named Half Pint
Cute puppy named Half Pint | Source
White Pomeranian Puppy
White Pomeranian Puppy | Source
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Australian Shepherd Puppy
Australian Shepherd Puppy | Source
Yorkshire Terrier Puppy
Yorkshire Terrier Puppy | Source
This Sheltie puppy appears to be somewhat shy!
This Sheltie puppy appears to be somewhat shy! | Source

Celebrate National Puppy Day!

Spend time with your favorite puppy. If you don’t have a puppy, enjoy your dog. Give him a hug and lots of loving for the amazing puppy he once was!



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Comments: "Cute Puppy Pictures ~ National Puppy Day ~ Puppy Love " 40 comments

Marcy Goodfleisch profile image

Marcy Goodfleisch 4 years ago from Planet Earth

Wow - you have packed so much great information into this great hub! I love the tips on how to go about adopting a puppy, what to take into consideration, and the list of popular names.

Your Pomeranian is darling - everyone I've known who has had one says they are the sweetest dogs in the world.

Great hub - voted up, interesting and SHARED.


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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL

Awwww I am so tempted to get a new puppy due to this hub! When I read your title Donny Osmond's "Puppy Love" popped into my head. Not sure it's going to go away anytime soon. Uh oh! Adorable photos and puppies! My dog Foxy's name didn't make the list. Oh well. BTW she is a Toy Fox Terrier, hence her name Foxy. OK, I'm shutting up now...GREAT hub HSB!:)


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Anamika S 4 years ago from Mumbai - Maharashtra, India

Wow! I am a Dog lover. Awesome Pictures! These Puppies really look cute.


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must65gt 4 years ago

National Puppy day is a great thing indeed. As an owner of Jack Russel Terriers, I have seen the travesties of Puppy mills and why the JRTCA fought so hard to keep Jack Russel's out of the AKC. Puppy mills inbreed and cross breed making true pure breeds more and more difficult to retain. there are so many areas that need changing but this is a great start. Thanks for sharing this wonderful hub


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sholland10 4 years ago from Southwest Missouri

Oh my gosh, Cindy! I have things I need to do tonight. I could sit and look at these pictures all night long. The little guy howling to get off the couch was precious.

You have so much great information on this hub. If anyone is getting a new puppy or know someone who is, you need to share this information.

What a great hub! I don't want to leave it! VOTES AND SHARED!


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Rusticliving 4 years ago from California

Oh My Gosh! This is soooooooo cute! What an amazing job you did with this. The pictures are ADORABLE! And so much info! Great job Cindy! Voted up and all the way across! and shared! :)


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Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA

Love it! The pics are adorable. Sherpy looks how my Gizmo looked as a pup. And it's great that you used the hub to bring awareness to mistreated animals and adopting from shelters. Way to go. Voted up and everything but funny!


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sgbrown 4 years ago from Southern Oklahoma

OMGosh! You have so many wonderful pictures here! They are all soooo cute! I really like your information regarding puppy mills. In my opinion they are run my uncaring, greedy people who have no regard for the animals! It is so good of you to have adopted your little Angel. I think you may be HER angel! Wonderful hug, voted up and awesome! Have a wonderful day! :)


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Debby Bruck 4 years ago

Cindy, This was carefully researched and you made so many contributions to other Hubbers. What a dear you are to do this. Are there one hundred photos here? So adorable and that doggie talking to the coka cola bottle makes me wonder? What's in there that attracts him? Blessings, Debby


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homesteadbound 4 years ago from Texas Author

Marcy Goodfleisch - Thanks so much. This was a fun hub to work on because the pictures were all so cute!

Sunshine625 - Thanks so much Sunshine, but it is really hard to go wrong with a topic like puppies!

Anamika S - if you couldn't tell, I love puppies and kitties as well. The add so much to our lives!

Thanks so all of your for stopping by!


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AEvans 4 years ago from SomeWhere Out There

How adorable! We have a puppy and he is 16 weeks old. You are right they require a lot TLC. People really need to look at the breed of dog before making decisions. Where we reside everyone seems to have pitbulls. They can be nice dogs but unfortunately some are abused and abandoned. I prefer the smaller dog because for me they are easier to handle. Growing up with German Sheperds I down sized a little lol! Great hub ! Thumbs up and shared!


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vocalcoach 4 years ago from Nashville Tn.

Oh Cindy, this is such an awesome hub! I love dogs more than people, I truly do. Your precious Pomeranian, Angel is so lucky to have you. I could jump right through my screen and hug her close.

You have provided so much information on Puppies and the videos and photos are priceless. Thank you, Cindy. I voted up, useful, funny, awesome, beautiful and interesting. And if there were more buttons to push - I'd push those too! Oh...I'm sharing this on facebook, pinterest, twitter and a few more!


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Ardie 4 years ago from Neverland

I don't think it can get any cuter than this Hub! Oh my goodness they all have such cuddly little fuzzy faces. And on top of that you offer a wealth of great information about adopting a puppy - they DO grow up into big doggies (maybe, depending on the breed hahah) so a person needs to make sure they pick the right friend :) I tried to pick a favorite picture to mention here but I can't do it. However, I AM glad to see my dog's name is still unique - Meatball Paul we call him.


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Chin chin 4 years ago from Philippines

Hi homesteadbound. You have put together a wonderful hub of resources for dog lovers. All the dog photos are so lovely, I think even non-dog lovers will really enjoy them. Voted up!


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TENKAY 4 years ago from Philippines

They are all cute. I love puppies and kittens. How I wish my 4 dogs and 1 cat stay small, cute, and young forever. I still love them of course.

Thank you for sharing your pictures of these lovable cuties.


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Aunt Jimi 4 years ago from The reddest of the Red states!

These really are adorable puppies! Thank you for sharing.


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rsusan 4 years ago from South Africa

Perhaps you should have marked this one as 'no kids allowed', homesteadbound! Just imagine the begging once the kids see these cute and adorable pics... Good job with lots of useful information!


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homesteadbound 4 years ago from Texas Author

must65gt - Thanks so much for sharing that information. Puppy mills are really terrible things. I just cannot imagine forcing an animal to live under such conditions.

sholland10 - Feel free to back anytime and enjoy the smiles any time you need one.

Rusticliving - I am glad you enjoyed all the pictures. Every time I come back to this hub, I can't just look at one! lol

Victoria Lynn - I love the name Gizmo. I bet Gizmo is a cutie! Is he the puppy n the picture with you?

sgbrown - She is my Angel! I can't help but smile every time I look at her. She is so expressive in her excitement of seeing me. But I smile at her even when she is asleep!

Debby Bruck - There were a lot of pictures, but less than 50. That puppy sure did seem to be fascinated with that coke bottle, wasn't he?

Thank all of you for stopping by and commenting


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homesteadbound 4 years ago from Texas Author

AEvans - puppies are so much fun! Enjoy your new little one! Thanks so much!


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Nature by Dawn 4 years ago

Cute hub! Puppies are awesome. Puppy Mills are not. Puppies are cute, fun, and playful. But they are also messy and require a lot of attention until properly trained. It is very rewarding to raise a puppy and see him grow into a well-behaved family member, but nothing good ever comes easy. :0)


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homesteadbound 4 years ago from Texas Author

vocalcoach - I am so glad that you enjoyed this one! It was fun, and even as I come to answer comments I find myself having to scroll through the pictures. They are adorable. Thanks for sharing will so many!

Ardie - yes, Ardie, if I were to start a list of the most unusual dog names, yours just might top the list - Meatball Paul! LOL Glad you enjoyed it!

Chin chin - I believe you are right! What's not to like about a puppy, especially when caught in full color cuteness!

TENKAY - I do wish they did stay small and cute much longer than they do!

Aunt Jimi - so glad you enjoyed them!

rsusan - hmmmmmm ... no kids allowed warning! So funny! I can think of a lot of people who might have problems resisting these cute adorable faces!

Thank all of you for stopping by! I sure do appreciate it!


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homesteadbound 4 years ago from Texas Author

Nature by Dawn - it is true, puppies do take a lot of work. I love puppies, and I hope if I get another dog it will be a puppy. The last two that I have adopted were adults when I got them, and neither of them know how to play because of the difficult circumstances they grew up in. But I love them to death and they know it!

Thanks so much for stopping by!


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Turtlewoman 4 years ago from California

Hi Cindy,

This is an amazing hub. Angel is so precious. Thank you for sharing her story and posting her picture! Her story is very touching and I hope more people are open to consider rescuing or adopting.

I also have a 10 month old Pomeranian, named Bella. (Facebook profile picture) I was excited to learn that Bella was the top puppy name of 2011! She was so difficult to potty train, and she had to go a hundred times throughout the day AND night. Boy am I glad those puppy training days are over now! Beautiful hub...voted up and across! :-)


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WillStarr 4 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

...must not yield to temptation...must resist cute puppies, especially labs!

Great Hub!


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SmartAndFun 4 years ago from Texas

Awesome hub! My 13yo daughter and I just spent about 15 minutes checking out each and every photo! They are irrestible!


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vocalcoach 4 years ago from Nashville Tn.

I realize I recently read this magnificent hub, but just had to come back, read it again and scan through these adorable pictures. So...thanks once again Cindy! Woof!


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DonnaCosmato 4 years ago from USA

Well, there is just no way to pick one favorite from the puppies because what is more adorable than a puppy (except maybe a kitten?) Anyway, I'm taking the easy way out and choosing Angel's pix as my fav, as I've always loved Poms almost as much as my beloved Chihuahuas! Excellent hub, voted up and shared with all my pet loving friends and readers.


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homesteadbound 4 years ago from Texas Author

Turtlewoman - Angel has been difficult as well, and in fact after 2-1/2 years, we still struggle. Being in a puppy mill and living like that has done it I am sure. She will be outside and come inside to go and then go back outside. She is getting better though.

WillStarr - there are some definite cuties in here. Sure makes me want I puppy, but I too must not resist.

SmartAndFun - I just went through the pictures again myself. That is one of the advantages of answering comments, I come back again and again.

vocalcoach - feel free to come back again and again, anytime you need a smile. It will be here waiting for you.

Donna - I am glad you loved the hub. I would have a hard time picking as well, but since Angel is in the chair with me, she is too adorable to not choose her. Thanks so much for the share.

Thanks to all of you for stopping by!


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jodiejay71 4 years ago

Loved this hub! Angel is truly an angel. I enjoyed this hub so very much. You are terrific.


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homesteadbound 4 years ago from Texas Author

jodiejay71 - Yes Angel is an angel. Thanks for visiting!


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Sharyn's Slant 4 years ago from Northeast Ohio USA

Great hub Cindy ~ you packed so much information in here that is all so important with the most adorable photos. I'm glad you mentioned puppy mills. Stopping them is something very close to my heart.

Sharyn


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homesteadbound 4 years ago from Texas Author

Every time I look at Angel and get kisses from her, I cannot help but think how lucky we are to have each other. So puppy mills are something that I think about often. I am glad you enjoyed it!


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mary615 4 years ago from Florida

Oh, what an adorable Hub! You know I'm a true dog lover. I rescued a Maltese (wrote a Hub about that), and I truly believe in rescues. Angel is a beautiful dog. I loved looking at all the puppies! Must have taken hours to get all those wonderful photos. I voted this UP, etc.


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homesteadbound 4 years ago from Texas Author

mary615 - puppies are indeed really cute. But I do love my Angel! I have to stop by and view this hub every now and then just to see those cute little faces.


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Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales

Such a beautiful hub and I have to vote up and across plus share .

What a great way to start my day off .

Have a great day.

Eddy.


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homesteadbound 4 years ago from Texas Author

Thanks so much Eddy! It is hard to find a puppy that isn't cute, isn't it?


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azrestoexp 3 years ago

OM Goodness what a great hub. If it doesn't put a smile on your face you might want to ckeck yoour pulse. Is there anything cuter than a puppy. GREAT JOB!!!


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avneet sidhu 3 years ago from Chandigarh

Wow! These pics are so beautiful and all puppies are looking very cute.. I love puppies and thank you so much for sharing this..... Voted Up!!!


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homesteadbound 3 years ago from Texas Author

azrestoexp - thanks so much for stopping by!. I am pleased that this puts a smile on your face. Puppies are indeed wonderful!


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homesteadbound 3 years ago from Texas Author

avneet sidhu - so please that you enjoyed these cuties! Thanks so much for stopping by!

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