(WSIL) -- Many of us have a furry friend at home that we consider family and today is the day to celebrate some of them. It's National Mutt Day.
According to the National Days Calendar, National Mutt Day is celebrated twice a year on July 31 and December 2. It was founded in 2005 by Animal Welfare Advocate Colleen Paige.
The goal is to bring awareness to the millions of pets that enter shelters each year and find them new homes.
We asked viewers to comment photos of their favorite mutt on our Facebook page and received hundreds of pictures.
Click here to see all the photos in our comments.