March 23rd is National Puppy Day – a day to celebrate our love of pups and to promote adopting from animal shelters, humane societies and rescue groups, rather than purchasing from pet stores. Of course if you’re reading this, you’re probably quite the advocate already! Why not take a few minutes to dig into more creative adoption and fostering programs that our friends at petcentric.com have sniffed out. Watch the four-legged friends who help US soldiers cope behind enemy lines and on their return back home, thanks to the Operation Baghdad Pups program. And read about the mutually-beneficial partnership between homeless dogs and their incarcerated caregivers. To these dogs, doing time means lots of love, training and bonding as they’re prepared for their forever homes. While on petcentric.com, share a photo of your lucky pet living the good life by entering their Monthly Pet Photo Contest. One winning dog and cat photo will each win a Panasonic HD 1.47MP Camcorder!