Celebrate National Dog Day With 2 Dogs (and 84 Kittens)

Friday, Aug. 26 is National Dog Day. For canine lovers, that’s pretty much every day, but the holiday is the perfect excuse to snap a photo, post it to Facebook and tell the world how much you love your fur baby. It’s also reason to think about welcoming another pup or—gasp—cat into your life. Two adorable pups and 84 kittens at Southampton Animal Shelter Foundation are ready for their close-ups.

Gotti, a two-year-old pit bull mix, has been passed around from human to human his whole life and just wants a forever lap to curl up in. Even though he’s young, Gotti is a mellow guy who loves belly rubs, walks and kisses.

Magic is an adorable 12-year-old Chihuahua mix who came to Southampton Animal Shelter because his owner could no longer care for him. He took a while to warm up to the staff, which is understandable given that Chihuahuas are known to get very attached to their humans, but after some TLC his happy, energetic personality is shining through.

Southampton Animal Shelter has 84 kittens available for adoption. These kitties’ energy levels range from super-playful to total bed hogs. Make room on your couch—the shelter is taking 50 percent off adoption fees for black and tuxedo (black-and-white) cats and kittens in August.

beth ann clyde

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