Woman in a chair covered with a pile of puppies

Photo: Wickerfurniture/Flickr

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Fluffy pomeranian puppy

Photo: Ita362/Flickr

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Beautiful puppy playing in the snow

Photo: Douglas Brown/Flickr

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White boxer puppy

Photo: dherman1145/Flickr

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White shiba inu puppy

Photo: skydear/Flickr

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Black and white photo of pinscher puppy

Photo: originalpozer/Flickr

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Adorable pug puppy

Photo: M1keez/Flickr

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Puppies frolicking through the grass

Photo: worldoflard/Flickr

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Tiny teacup chihuahua puppies

Photo: cuatrok77/Flickr

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Puppy pile

Photo: worldoflard/Flickr

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Golden retriever puppy with ball

Photo: messycupcakes/Flickr

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Puppy hangs with rain boots

Photo: ekpatterson/Flickr

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Sleeping chow puppy

Photo: JeneaWhat/Flickr

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White fluffy puppy

Photo: Christian Collins/Flickr

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Terrier puppy gazes out car window

Photo: TorenInSpace/Flickr

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Fluffy pomeranian pup chews on shoes

Photo: Ita362/Flickr

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Catie Leary ( @catieleary ) writes about science, travel, animals and the arts.

16 puppy photos that will melt your heart
March 23 is National Puppy Day, an adorable holiday organized to celebrate the puppies in our lives.