Nicola, 5 month-old female Shepherd Mix.
WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- In honor of National Puppy Day, which takes place on Saturday, take a look at 10 adoptable puppies in the area.
There are thousands of puppy mills in America that supply pet stores, but are kept in terrible conditions and are often killed.
To celebrate this special day, love the puppy you have and if you're are looking to add to your family, adopt a dog from your local shelter.
See PHOTOS of 10 adoptable dogs in your area who are currently at Washington Animal Rescue League and looking for a forever home.