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This week, the dog stars of Instagram took some time to celebrate themselves, as well as all of dog-kind. And can you blame them? There’s nothing better than an adorable, cuddly canine companion. Scroll down to see how a few of our favorite social media celebrities commemorated National Dog Day.

Dean the Basset Hound was desperate to find a sandwich he buried four years ago. Look how little he used to be!

Culver the Golden Retriever indulged in a refreshing swim…and he couldn’t stop smiling afterwards.

Dog days of summer are coming to end soon 🎾🐶❤🐾💕🧦 • • #goldenretriever #glowup #goldensofinstagram #goldenretrievers #goldenretrieverpuppies #goldenretrieverpuppy #pup #transformation #puppy #puppies #puppylove #puppiesofinstagram #photooftheday #picoftheday #dogsofinstagram #dogoftheday #puppyoftheday #welovedogs #instacool #instadog #instadaily #workout #beforeandafter #gloriousgoldens #dog #instacute #instagram #workout #fitness • • @goldenretrievers_ @goldenretrievers @goldenretrieversworld @golden_retrievers_world @goldens_glee @goldens_ofinstagram @puppytrip @puppylove_retrievers @dogs.oflove @dog_features @seamusobrien @pupflix @seamusobrien @cutestpuppiesforyou @americankennelclub

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Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retrievers, Loki and Styx, took a joy-filled romp through the woods and encouraged their followers to do things that make them happy.

For Shumai the Pembroke Welsh Corgi, nothing beats a nap on a lazy Sunday.

What better way to celebrate being a dog than with your tongue out for everyone to see? Apollo and Summer rocked that infamous Sammy smile.

For Shamrock the service dog, he took a little break from that working dog life. Surf’s up!

On #nationaldogday I’d like to celebrate Shamrock! In addition to being an attentive and reliable service dog, he also puts his whole heart into every experience! I can’t think of a better example of living in the moment than Shamrock! He reminds me to appreciate the little things and love like there’s no tomorrow. I’m so grateful for his willingness to serve and his gift of hospitality. He is a true blessing and I am honored to be his humom. ❤️ #gooddogshamrock#servicedogshamrock #30monthsold #labradorable #mansbestfriend #agirlandherdog #talesofalab #justlabradors #labradoroftheday #yellowlaboftheday #worldoflabs #labradorofficial #fablabs #labrador_retriever #itsalabthing #the_labmoments #labradorsplanet #labs_of_insta #servicedogsofinstagram #gohealthypaws #chewylove #digpack #fueledbyfromm #frommpotw #luvablelabsofinsta #bestwoof10k #halopup

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Zero the Corgi not only enjoyed some time in the pool, but he went all out with a rainbow AND dragon float. That is the good life.

The Newfoundlands of @MollytheNewfie posed for a ridiculously cute family photo. Don’t miss the little Pom sandwiched in the middle!

Happy National Dog Day from our pack to yours 💙

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Bernese Mountain Dog Waffle put her adorable paw down and refused to pose for a good photo until she got a cookie. You lay down the law, Waffle.

NO. Cookie first. Then posing.

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The Rainsway Clumbers celebrated dogdom by meeting up with some of their Instagram friends. It was a Clumber Spaniel pawty!

Wally the Corgi decided the best thing to do this weekend was to grab a special treat. There were so many choices…and all of them delicious!

National Dog Day calls for a special treat!

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Meanwhile, French Bulldogs Frankie and Francesca went to their cousins’ house where they melted hearts with those big, beautiful eyes.

And last, but certainly not least, Esther the LCC Comfort Dog put her paws up for a well-deserved massage. We’ve never seen a pup look so relaxed!

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