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Lowcountry viewers share pics for National Dog Day

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CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC/CNN) -

Our dogs love us unconditionally, and now it's time to show them a little love.

It's National Dog Day, all about "Man's Best Friend."

MOBILE USERS: Click here to see pics of Lowcountry pets.

The unofficial holiday was founded in 2004 by pet lifestyle expert, author and animal advocate Colleen Paige.

The goal is to bring attention to our canine pals and animals waiting in shelters for forever homes.

In honor of the day, Nextdoor compiled a list of top dog names in the U.S., as well as in several metropolitan areas.

MOBILE USERS: Click here to see top pet names across the U.S.

According to Nextdoor, "Bella" is a particularly popular name for dogs, ranking number one nationwide. But in Atlanta, where there must be plenty of Star Wars fans, the top name for the Shih Tzu breed is "Chewie."

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