New Yorkers can head out to the pound and take home a new friend as part of National Dog Day.
First celebrated in 2004, it's a day set aside to honor our four legged furry friends.
Dog lovers are encouraged to make at least a $5 donation to their local shelters.
The ASPCA says the best way to celebrate is to adopt a pooch from the pound as part of their citywide adoption drive.
For more information check out aspca.org/adopt.