What is International Dog Day and why is it celebrated?
On 26 August every year, International Dog Day is celebrated globally. It was founded in 2004 by Colleen Paige, a pet lifestyle expert and animal rescue advocate. The aim of the day is to encourage people to adopt more dogs instead of buying them from pet shops.
The date itself is significant, as it's the date that Colleen's family adopted her first dog "Sheltie" from the local animal shelter, when Colleen was 10 years old.
The organisation's official website says the day "celebrates all dogs, mixed breed and pure.
"Our mission is to help galvanise the public to recognise the number of dogs that need to be rescued each year and acknowledges family dogs and dogs that work selflessly each day to save lives, keep us safe and bring comfort."
Viewers from around Wales have been sending in their pictures of their beloved pooches and here's a selection of those images: