Keep calm: It's National Puppy Day

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Every year, March 23 brings joy to dog lovers across the nation.

That's because it's National Puppy Day!

The day celebrates man's best four-legged friend. But aside from the cuteness, the day also highlights the need for caring families to adopt not just puppies, but a wide array of pets.

"We have so many different types of animals from puppies to older dogs, to cats, chickens and rabbits, and all of them are looking for a home," Suzy Tam of the Hawaiian Humane Society said.

Tam said the demand for homes to take in pets is high in the islands.

"Often times, we have more pets than we have homes, but we're incredibly luck that our community supports adoption so much," Tam added.

The humane society will be holding adoption events in the coming weekends. For more information, click here.

"People don't think the human-animal bond is that big of a deal, ... but it just brings smiles to people's faces and it just relaxes you. Being around a pet is such a wonderful thing, and I wish that everybody could experience that," Tam said.

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