It's National Puppy Day and Camron the Inter is celebrating her puppy, Chloe.

Chloe is a small, brown and blonde Yorkie-Poo and is 8 years old. Chloe has been a part of my family for about 7 years and I could not be more blessed to have her. When my family first adopted Chloe, training her was a little rough, but we kept with it and today she is very well trained and well behaved. She is very energetic and super sweet to anyone she encounters. She loves to go for walks and loves to play fetch in my backyard any chance she gets. Although she is a small dog, she will protect her family at all costs. Without Chloe in my life, I feel as though I would be missing a dear family member. After school I am greeted by her everyday. I did not know how much I needed a dog until Chloe joined my family.

Puppies are a great tool to help children gain responsibility and compassion for animals, and even other people. By getting a dog at a young age I learned to care for her greatly because her life depended on it. I could not imagine my life without her!