Gazette readers have been sharing their best pet pictures for National Dog Day.

National Dog Day: 20 pictures of South Tyneside's perfect pooches

It’s time to celebrate your beloved family pets as National Dog Day arrives for 2021.

Thursday, 26th August 2021, 4:55 am

Founded in 2004, the annual celebration looks to honour dogs of all breeds and help the public recognise the number of four-legged friends that need to be rescued every year.

So we put the call out for the Shields Gazette readers to introduce us to their paw-some pooches – and hundreds of you got in touch to share treasured photographs and memories of your best pals.

We’ve rounded up just some of the happy hounds into a picture special to mark the celebration in style.

Check out the pictures and add your own to our post on Facebook here. Thank you to everyone who contributed; we’re just sorry we can’t share them all!

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