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16 Signs you're really a dog person

You have more than a dozen nicknames for your dog. Most of them make no sense whatsoever. <span class=meta>(Takashi Hososhima/Flickr)</span>
It's National Dog Day! August 26th is the annual pet holiday set aside to celebrate our beloved four legged friends and encourage their adoption. For dog owners, however, everyday might as well be dog day. Above we've compiled a few of the many common symptoms of being a dog person. Check them out and see if you agree.

National Dog Day was first founded in 2004 by celebrity pet lifestyle expert and animal behaviorist Colleen Page, in an effort to help raise awareness about the number of dogs that need to be rescued each year. The day also acknowledges already adopted dogs that work alongside humans in keeping us safe and bringing comfort.

"I founded National Dog Day in 2004 to honor dogs, to give them 'a day', to show our deep appreciation for the historical connection of companionship with one another."

National Dog Day is against any kind of breed ban, and discourages buying pets from stores and puppy mills. Rather, the event encourages prospective dog owners to buy from reputable breeders and local shelters, and educating themselves about dog breeds before adoption.

What else makes you a dog person? Let us know in the comments below.

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