Friday is National Dog Day, an annual observance with the goal of honoring your pups and spreading awareness about rescue dogs. Started by pet expert Colleen Paige, National Dog Day is held every year on Aug. 26 — the anniversary of the day she adopted her first canine. 

It's a chance to donate to your local shelter, volunteer with animals or simply cuddle up to your furry friend. If you're stuck at work, though, you can still celebrate with these adorable puppy photos and great quotes, collected from Goodreads, DogTipper and DogTime:

“Whoever said you can’t buy happiness forgot little puppies.” — Gene Hill

“If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous he will not bite you. This is the principal difference between a dog and man.” ― Mark Twain

“Buy a pup and your money will buy love unflinching.” — Rudyard Kipling

GettyImages-85836369 A three-week-old Chihuahua puppy named Tom Thumb poses in a tea cup on April 7, 2009 in Renton, Scotland. Photo: Getty Images

“If a dog will not come to you after having looked you in the face, you should go home and examine your conscience.” — Woodrow Wilson

“A hound will die for you, but never lie to you.” ― George R.R. Martin

“If I have any beliefs about immortality, it is that certain dogs I have known will go to heaven, and very, very few persons.” ― James Thurber

“What counts is not necessarily the size of the dog in the fight; it’s the size of the fight in the dog.”—Dwight D. Eisenhower

GettyImages-458548198 A dingo puppy is seen in the Pat-A-Pooch zone of the Dog Lovers Show on Nov. 7, 2014 in Sydney, Australia. Photo: Getty Images

“Happiness is a warm puppy.” ― Charles M. Schulz

“When an 85-pound mammal licks your tears away, then tries to sit on your lap, it’s hard to feel sad.” ― Kristan Higgins

“A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than he loves himself.” ― Josh Billings

“No one appreciates the very special genius of your conversation as the dog does.” ― Christopher Morley

GettyImages-72319856 Fox hound puppies feed from a bucket as hunting season approaches July 1, 2003 in East Grinstead, England. Photo: Getty Images

“The world would be a nicer place if everyone had the ability to love as unconditionally as a dog.” ― M.K. Clinton

“You can usually tell that a man is good if he has a dog who loves him.” ― W. Bruce Cameron

“Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole” ― Roger Caras

“We may have pets, but when it comes to unconditional love, they are the masters.” ― Donald L. Hicks

GettyImages-88202647 Two-week-old puppies play on June 4, 2009 at the Barry Foundation Great St. Bernard breeding kennels in Martigny, Western Switzerland. Photo: Getty Images