Monday, August 26 is National Dog Day, a day to celebrate dog ownership and dogs in general.

The day was founded by pet and family lifestyle expert Colleen Paige in 2004. She is also behind other pet-loving holidays, like National Puppy Day, National Mutt Day and National Cat Day.

National Dog Day has now crossed boundaries and is observed internationally.

The day aims to encourage people to adopt dogs, rather than buying dogs from pet stores supplied by puppy mills, backyard breeders or the internet. 

Because, no matter the breed, all dogs can be the paw-fect companies.

The City of Fort Worth operates three adoption centers, which helps to reduce the number of stray animals in the city and minimize the threat of diseases.

The centers house hundreds of fur babies, looking for a new home. All the animals are spayed or neutered, vaccinated, microchipped and are deemed adoptable by a licensed veterinarian.

The adoption centers are even dropping their adoption fees to $10 for National Dog Day.

Here are a few dogs available at the centers who can be your new family member, potentially. Pet-tential?

Visit http://fortworthtexas.gov/animals/dogs/ for more.

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