One year since the UK went into lockdown, you might be feeling in need of a little pick-me-up. So it’s lucky that today is also National Puppy Day.
Every year on March 23, National Puppy Day celebrates the unconditional love and affection puppies bring to our lives.
Demand for puppies has soared in the last year, leaving many unable to get their hands on a new canine companion. As lockdown hit, a survey by Pet Classifieds and information site Pets4Homes showed soaring demand for animal companionship. At the peak of the lockdown in May 2020, demand for pets soared 104 per cent above 2019 levels.
Even if you’re still waiting to meet the puppy of your dreams, you can still join in with National Puppy Day by enjoying pictures of the little guys.
Celebrities have been on hand to bring us their own fluffy friends, through the magic of Twitter.
Wolverine star Hugh Jackman was quick to jump on the #NationalPuppyDay bandwagon, sharing a cuddly picture of himself with his friend Allegra.