National Puppy Day 2021 is here.
It's a day to celebrate puppies and the pure joy they can bring to a family. Below, NBCLA users submitted their favorite puppyhood photos and the stories of how they met their best friends.
Click here or email firstname.lastname@example.org to share a photo of your puppy and the story behind how you met. If your dog is all grown up, dig into the photo collection from those days gone by.
And, visit our Clear the Shelters page to find a friend at a Southern California animal shelter near you.