CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (CBS19 NEWS) -- Happy National Dog Day to all the dog lovers out there. At the Charlottesville City Market, some dogs were out with their companions on Saturday.

"She’s very portable, notice we have her in a little bag today. She makes us smile every day and she just brings joy and it’s wonderful. We are very happy to have her,” Grace Klonoski said.

According to the ASPCA, approximately 6.3 million companion animals enter U.S. animal shelters nationwide every year. Brent Jacobson rescued Knox, an American Bully mix, just last week. 

“I think rescuing is just really good because it gives dogs a chance and there are so many on the kill list, especially his breed. When you go to a resume it’s just a dime a dozen,” Jacobson said.