It's National Dog Day! Here are some adorable public media pups In celebration of National Dog Day, let us introduce you to our radiant pups for your enjoyment (and let's be honest — ours too!)

In honor of National Dog Day, please enjoy these adorable pups

Let us introduce you to our radiant pups for your enjoyment (and ours!)

Maple loves adventures, belly rubs and getting into trouble with human Katie Monteleone, a producer for the TED Radio Hour. Katie Monteleone hide caption

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Katie Monteleone

Maple loves adventures, belly rubs and getting into trouble with human Katie Monteleone, a producer for the TED Radio Hour.

Katie Monteleone

Happy National Dog Day!

In recent years, our pets have valiantly served as our work-from-home supervisors, jogging buddies, occasional zoom guest stars and all-around best friends.

We've learned that our pup's behavior may have very little to do with its breed and seen a virtual community band together to help those fleeing the war in Ukraine take their pups with them. We've even seen the lengths they'll go to sneak into bed for a cuddle.

Cat people: National Cat Day is Oct. 29. Mark your calendars!

Dogs have had our backs: sniffing out COVID-19, comforting trauma victims even putting their life on the line to protect us.

To honor the important role our kenine companions play in our lives, and to celebrate National Dog Day, here our a few public media pups for your enjoyment. You can add your own newshound to our thread over on Twitter.

Ollie

Ollie is a snuggly fur baby who loves zooming, coffee shops, being the little spoon and all his mommas, including Emily Abshire, NPR's product editor for digital news platforms. Emily Abshire hide caption

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Emily Abshire

Ollie is a snuggly fur baby who loves zooming, coffee shops, being the little spoon and all his mommas, including Emily Abshire, NPR's product editor for digital news platforms.

Emily Abshire

Titus

Titus has a big personality in a teeny body. He loves blankets and rolling in the grass and his human, NPR's Erica Benedict. Erica Benedict hide caption

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Erica Benedict

Titus has a big personality in a teeny body. He loves blankets and rolling in the grass and his human, NPR's Erica Benedict.

Erica Benedict

Diamond

Diamond loves long walks and fuzzy blankets and their human NPR Digital Media Planning Associate, Gabi Looney. Gabi Looney hide caption

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Gabi Looney

Diamond loves long walks and fuzzy blankets and their human NPR Digital Media Planning Associate, Gabi Looney.

Gabi Looney

Muffin

Muffin is 13 and lives with her human, NPR editor, Carol Ritchie and her family, (where every day is National Dog Day.) Carol Ritchie hide caption

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Carol Ritchie

Muffin is 13 and lives with her human, NPR editor, Carol Ritchie and her family, (where every day is National Dog Day.)

Carol Ritchie

Penny

Penny is a 4-year-old Doberman rescue, now living her very best life with her human, Scott Hensley, senior health editor, at NPR's Science Desk. Scott Hensley hide caption

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Scott Hensley

Penny is a 4-year-old Doberman rescue, now living her very best life with her human, Scott Hensley, senior health editor, at NPR's Science Desk.

Scott Hensley

Bella

Bella loves naps, eating as many treats as possible and snuggling under a blanket to watch as much TV as possible. She prefers humans over dogs, and her human is NPR reporter Jonathan Franklin. Jonathan Franklin hide caption

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Bella loves naps, eating as many treats as possible and snuggling under a blanket to watch as much TV as possible. She prefers humans over dogs, and her human is NPR reporter Jonathan Franklin.

Jonathan Franklin

Phineas

Phineas Magellan Rondeau Geiger. A blessing to our household since February 2021. First and only of his name. Spleen-free, hates ice cubes, loves fruit. His human is NPR's station support manager, Christine Geiger. Christine Geiger hide caption

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Christine Geiger

Phineas Magellan Rondeau Geiger. A blessing to our household since February 2021. First and only of his name. Spleen-free, hates ice cubes, loves fruit. His human is NPR's station support manager, Christine Geiger.

Christine Geiger

Pippa

Pippa is a very good girl who is sweet, protective, and loves eggs and cheese. Her human sibling is NPR software engineer, Samantha Wessel. Samantha Wessel hide caption

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Samantha Wessel

Pippa is a very good girl who is sweet, protective, and loves eggs and cheese. Her human sibling is NPR software engineer, Samantha Wessel.

Samantha Wessel

Juno

Juno enjoys the outdoors and her human, Alaa El Koussaimi, an NPR HR business partner. Alaa El Koussaimi hide caption

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Alaa El Koussaimi

Juno enjoys the outdoors and her human, Alaa El Koussaimi, an NPR HR business partner.

Alaa El Koussaimi

Baxter

Baxter is riveted by NPR. He also likes ice cubes, cats and mommy's socks. Baxter's human is Barry Gordemer, a senior producer for Morning Edition. Barry Gordemer hide caption

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Barry Gordemer

Baxter is riveted by NPR. He also likes ice cubes, cats and mommy's socks. Baxter's human is Barry Gordemer, a senior producer for Morning Edition.

Barry Gordemer

Drew

Drew loves cheese, and does not love thunderstorms. Drew's human is Bo Hamby, a former producer for Morning Edition. Bo Hamby hide caption

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Bo Hamby

Drew loves cheese, and does not love thunderstorms. Drew's human is Bo Hamby, a former producer for Morning Edition.

Bo Hamby

Jason

Jason (right) enjoys gnawing on socks (ideally as soon as they came off feet). Jason's human is Phil Harrell (left), a producer for Morning Edition. Phil Harrell hide caption

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Phil Harrell

Jason (right) enjoys gnawing on socks (ideally as soon as they came off feet). Jason's human is Phil Harrell (left), a producer for Morning Edition.

Phil Harrell

Gugli

Gugli is often EXHAUSTED. He likes chicken, chasing squirrels, unearned treats and stepping up to much bigger dogs. Gugli's human is former Morning Edition host Noel King. Noel King hide caption

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Noel King

Gugli is often EXHAUSTED. He likes chicken, chasing squirrels, unearned treats and stepping up to much bigger dogs. Gugli's human is former Morning Edition host Noel King.

Noel King

Oscar

Oscar enjoys naps. His human is Morning Edition supervising editor Kelley Dickens. Kelley Dickens hide caption

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Kelley Dickens

Oscar enjoys naps. His human is Morning Edition supervising editor Kelley Dickens.

Kelley Dickens

Ghost

Ghost likes her pineapple toy and sniffing open-window smells. She does not stand for nonsense. Ghost's diligent dog sitter is Dalia Mortada, a Morning Edition alum and editorial lead for NPR One. Dalia Mortada hide caption

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Ghost likes her pineapple toy and sniffing open-window smells. She does not stand for nonsense. Ghost's diligent dog sitter is Dalia Mortada, a Morning Edition alum and editorial lead for NPR One.

Dalia Mortada

Roxi & Echo

Roxi (L) loves tennis balls and baking in the sun. Echo (R) loves sleeping and tricking Roxi into getting food off the counter for her. Echo and Roxi's human is Growth Editor, Emily Alfin Johnson. Emily Alfin Johnson hide caption

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Roxi (L) loves tennis balls and baking in the sun. Echo (R) loves sleeping and tricking Roxi into getting food off the counter for her. Echo and Roxi's human is Growth Editor, Emily Alfin Johnson.

Emily Alfin Johnson

Ginger

Ginger, 'the sweetest dog there ever was." A Polish Hound from West Virginia. Ginger's human is Chad Campbell, a former producer for Morning Edition. Chad Campbell hide caption

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Chad Campbell

Ginger, 'the sweetest dog there ever was." A Polish Hound from West Virginia. Ginger's human is Chad Campbell, a former producer for Morning Edition.

Chad Campbell

Teddy

Teddy is happiest by (or preferably in!) the water. Teddy's human is Rachel Treisman, an associate editor at NPR. Rachel Treisman hide caption

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Rachel Treisman

Teddy is happiest by (or preferably in!) the water. Teddy's human is Rachel Treisman, an associate editor at NPR.

Rachel Treisman

Bello & Izzy

Bello (left) loves staring out the sliding door at deer and bunnies (and whimpering to be let out so he can play with them.) Izzy (right) prefers napping. "Basically, she's a cat trapped in a dog's body." Bello and Izzy's human is Saeed Ahmed, NPR's news director for digital news. Saeed Ahmed hide caption

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Saeed Ahmed

Bello (left) loves staring out the sliding door at deer and bunnies (and whimpering to be let out so he can play with them.) Izzy (right) prefers napping. "Basically, she's a cat trapped in a dog's body." Bello and Izzy's human is Saeed Ahmed, NPR's news director for digital news.

Saeed Ahmed

Mak

Mak loves ripping apart packing material when left alone and dislikes garbage trucks and WMATA buses. Mak's human is Lisa Weiner, a producer for Morning Edition. Lisa Weiner hide caption

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Lisa Weiner

Mak loves ripping apart packing material when left alone and dislikes garbage trucks and WMATA buses. Mak's human is Lisa Weiner, a producer for Morning Edition.

Lisa Weiner

Bradley

Bradley and Lamb Chop (IYKYK). Bradley loves toys and dislikes deer. Bradley's human is Avery Keatley, a former production assistant for Morning Edition. Avery Keatley hide caption

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Avery Keatley

Bradley and Lamb Chop (IYKYK). Bradley loves toys and dislikes deer. Bradley's human is Avery Keatley, a former production assistant for Morning Edition.

Avery Keatley

Podrick

Podrick likes peanut butter, hanging out with his cat friend, and ignoring his extensive obedience training to jump on house guests. He dislikes car rides, squeaky toys, and being forced to undergo obedience training. Podrick's human is Jill Craig, a former editor for Morning Edition. Jill Craig hide caption

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Jill Craig

Podrick likes peanut butter, hanging out with his cat friend, and ignoring his extensive obedience training to jump on house guests. He dislikes car rides, squeaky toys, and being forced to undergo obedience training. Podrick's human is Jill Craig, a former editor for Morning Edition.

Jill Craig

Ruby

Ruby loves belly rubs and posing for pictures for her forthcoming campaign website (Ruby 2022!) Ruby's human is Nina Kravinsky, a producer for Morning Edition and reporter for KYUK in Bethel, Alaska. Nina Kravinsky hide caption

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Nina Kravinsky

Ruby loves belly rubs and posing for pictures for her forthcoming campaign website (Ruby 2022!) Ruby's human is Nina Kravinsky, a producer for Morning Edition and reporter for KYUK in Bethel, Alaska.

Nina Kravinsky

Bella

Bella is not ready to start her day. Her human is NPR's Libby Ziemelis. Libby Ziemelis hide caption

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Bella is not ready to start her day. Her human is NPR's Libby Ziemelis.

Libby Ziemelis

Jojo

Jojo is a very happy pup who lives with her humans, including NPR's deputy director of digital platforms and curation, Emily Barocas. Emily Barocas hide caption

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Jojo is a very happy pup who lives with her humans, including NPR's deputy director of digital platforms and curation, Emily Barocas.

Emily Barocas

Ozzie & Ziggy

Ozzie (left) is a full-on pandemic puppy. He loves big stretches and whatever toy his big brother Ziggy (right) is playing with. Ziggy hates walks but loves a good cuddle. Their human is NPR Station Support Associate Tucker Ives. Tucker Ives hide caption

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Tucker Ives

Ozzie (left) is a full-on pandemic puppy. He loves big stretches and whatever toy his big brother Ziggy (right) is playing with. Ziggy hates walks but loves a good cuddle. Their human is NPR Station Support Associate Tucker Ives.

Tucker Ives

Ziggy is famously very good at getting his teeth brushed.

Bella Jean

Bella Jean models a new raincoat. Some might say she's "spoiled" but she prefers to think of herself as "worth it." Her human is NPR and St. Louis Public Radio's Brendan Williams. Brendan Williams. hide caption

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Bella Jean models a new raincoat. Some might say she's "spoiled" but she prefers to think of herself as "worth it." Her human is NPR and St. Louis Public Radio's Brendan Williams.

Brendan Williams.

Larry

Larry loves cheese. He's a chihuahua/pug mix but his humans say he's a Oaxacan Cheese Hound. He lives with his family, including NPR Broadcast Recording Technician, Gilly Moon. Gilly Moon hide caption

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Larry loves cheese. He's a chihuahua/pug mix but his humans say he's a Oaxacan Cheese Hound. He lives with his family, including NPR Broadcast Recording Technician, Gilly Moon.

Gilly Moon


Honorary Mention:
Nipper

Nipper loves radio and dislikes everyone working from home (fewer treats.) Jennifer Kerr hide caption

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Jennifer Kerr

Nipper is NPR's unofficial mascot, "goodest boy," news hound and office pet. Nipper likes to frequent the dog park next to NPR's Washington, D.C., headquarters.

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And in case this is not enough adorable public radio pups — our friends at NPR Extra have an extensive thread featuring NPR doggos that is sure to bring you joy!


This story originally appeared on the Morning Edition live blog on Aug. 26, 2021.