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Celebrate National Puppy Day with a gallery filled with athletes hanging out with their dogs.

By Extra Mustard
March 23, 2016

Wednesday, March 23, has been decreed to be National Puppy Day for some reason, and Extra Mustard is helping you to celebrate by combining two of the world’s best things: sports and dogs.

Click through SI’s gallery of athletes hanging out with dogs to pass the time until you can get a real live puppy and celebrate this holiday the way this nation’s founders intended.

Those are some great dog photos. Do you think Dario Franchitti kept the dogs in the car for the whole race?


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