By Ryan Mayer, CBS Local Sports

Today is National Dog Day, and with that comes plenty of pictures of adorable puppies being posted all over social media. As always with these kinds of trending topics, the sports world got involved in the conversation.

There are plenty of teams with mascots that are representative of man’s best friend, and the lovable animals are getting plenty of shout outs from sports teams today. Take a look at some of the best tweets and photos from the sports world honoring #NationalDogDay.

First up, the NHL wishing mascots Bernie the St. Bernard (Colorado Avalanche) and Harvey the Hound (Calgary Flames) a happy national dog day.

The Avalanche joined the NHL in expressing those sentiments towards Bernie.

College football teams got in on the action too with the NC State Wolfpack’s live mascot, and the University of Arizona giving a wildcat “fist bump” to the conference rival Washington Huskies.

The Cleveland Browns are famous for their “Dawg Poung” fan base but did you know they have and adorable furry mascot named Swagger?

Finally, the Sixers’ Jahlil Okafor, JaKarr Sampson, and Jerami Grant showed their dogs some love as well.

From everyone in the sports world, have a happy #NationalDogDay and give your favorite dog an extra belly rub or two today.

Ryan Mayer is an Associate Producer for CBS Local Sports. Ryan lives in NY but comes from Philly and life as a Philly sports fan has made him cynical. Anywhere sports are being discussed, that’s where you’ll find him. Agree/Disagree? Thoughts, comments, complaints? Email or tweet him.