Dogs are special and there’s no denying that. They are an excellent source of companionship and social support. They are always there for their humans no matter what. Plus, the bond they’re able to build with their owners is unlike anything else. Once a dog has become your “best friend”, you’ll be quite inseparable.
You don’t really need to own a dog just to understand those things. Even people who don’t own one find themselves instantly falling in love with the animals. And if you’re looking for proof (or just an excuse to see more dogs), you’re in for a treat.
Below are 73 adorable photos of dogs that’ll tickle your heart and make you smile today!
1. All For Me?
His eyes went wide once he saw an entire aisle of treats. Those eyes might be wide and overwhelmed but they are looking straight at his owner. Those are also begging eyes, hoping to take them all home. He looks like a kid in a candy store, or a dog in a treat aisle.
2. Wasn’t Me!
No regrets. This doggy has no problem claiming the mess he made. If it is in his reach to chew it, he will do it and make sure it goes everywhere. He knows he does not even have to clean it up after too, must be nice.
3. Happy Dreams
Bentley boy must be having some great dreams because his smile is wide. Do you think he is dreaming about a perfect ball, treats, or his mom? Whatever he is dreaming about, his smile has our hearts melting.
4. Hide and Seek
His owner was searching for him and could not find him. He was sneaky and relaxing in the bushes. Once he was found his owner had to take a picture of this cute little guy hangout spot.
5. Perfect Chair
This is one dog that wants to show who is boss. Her mom said,
“She has a whole farm where she can sit anywhere, yet she chooses to sit on the cat time and time again.”
These buddies might not be painted on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel, but they should painted somewhere. This buddy is a sucker for a great picture and is even smiling upside down at the camera. He knows when a picture is about to be a hit on the internet.
This lovable dog patiently waits for his mom to get home. Well, not really patiently because he is going to stare at that door until his favorite person walks through it! Hope he does not have to wait too long.
8. Travel Partner
Henry the Colorado Dog, Baloo the cat and their mom are travel junkies. These best friends are exploring nature together everywhere they can. Henry makes sure to keep his mom safe and warm on those cold nights in the tent.
9. Adopted Ducklings
When these adorable ducklings lost their mother at the Mountfichet Castle in Essex, England, Fred stepped up. He made sure to take care of all the little ducklings by caring them around, bathing with them in the castle’s moat and watch over their safety.
This is one great babysitter that knows how to multitask. He knows that television is a great way to keep a child occupied. So, he even became her couch to keep her comfy and entertained. He also has the blanket ready for whenever she gets sleepy.
11. Rescue Dog
Her mama instincts kicked in when she a kitten alone on the streets. She picked it up with her mouth and brought it home. This mama does not care that it is a kitten instead of pup, she just wants it to be safe. She has been the kitten’s adopted mom ever since.
12. Not the Ears
He does not mind bath time, but only if his ears do not get wet. His owner knows this by now and makes sure to put a hair cap over those ears. He is just too precious.
13. Sleeping Buddies
These little puppies play together and sleep together. They even cuddle as close as they can with their paws over the pup in front of them. They must have worn themselves out to fall asleep in the grass.
Blu was rescued from a shelter to a new family. How could anyone walk past this adorable little guy and not have their heart instantly melt? His two-colored eyes just draw everyone in.
15. New Friends
When he moved into a new house, he met his neighbor’s dogs before he actually met his neighbor. These good boys are a wonderful first hello to the neighborhood. They want to let him know that they are willing to play anytime.
16. Protecting Mama and Baby
This adorable pup might not understand words but she knows her mom. Once her mom became pregnant, instead of laying on her bed like she usually does, she sleeps right on mom. She is even giving the baby some love with her paws over the stomach.
This doggy loves when his owner gets home and he wants to show it. He gives the greatest hello ever, with a giant hug. That owner knows it coming, like it does every day, and prepares for the catch and all the face licks.
18. Stay Warm
This little baby must have looked cold because this adorable pooch made sure to keep him warm with a blanket. He is looking out for his fellow little one, the little ones do have to stick together. What a sweet dog.
19. Water Dog
When his owner was sick he made sure to take care of him as much as he could. He even knew the importance of staying hydrated when a human is sick. This cutie pie makes the perfect nurse.
Tony was living on the street when Jesus Hueche rescued him. So, when Jesus fell off his roof onto the concrete and lost consciousness, Tony would not leave his side. Tony and Jesus have both wanted to save each other. What a loyal dog.
21. Hurry, Hurry!
He is so excited for his tiny human to be home that he makes sure to help him get inside quicker. He runs towards his best buddy, grabs the backpack and runs back to the house. Now that he has done the work, his little guy should get home faster.
22. Mama’s Baby
It does not matter how old this dog gets, it will always be her mama’s baby. These two are staring straight into each other’s eyes with pure love. These two were meant to find each other.
23. New Coat, New Me
This little guy played in a charcoal bag when his owner was not looking. Hey, everybody wants a new hair color every now and then. He is lucky that it will come off if he does not like it.
24. Tennis Ball Time
These beautiful dogs know when their owner is about to bring out the tennis ball. Their faces have no appearance of patience. They want that ball and they want it now, their owner needs to hurry up.
25. Flat Ball
This good boy might have completely destroyed the ball but he does not mind in the least. He still has plenty of fun with a flat ball. That smile on his face cannot get any bigger or happier.
26. Log Sitting
Ashe was told to sit and so Ashe did as told. Ashe is a great listener but Ashe’s owner was completely befuddled when Ashe sat like a human on the log. Ashe also has pretty good balance!
27. Best Friends
Rusty and Watson had only seen each other online from their parents’ Instagram pages. When they finally met for the first time in person it was all fun, water, and cuddles. These Instagram pooches clicked immediately and they give great cuddles.
28. Nap Time
Every dog deserves a bit of a nap after playtime. He is making sure the ball stays close to him though because he is not running after it until he is ready. Also, no one is going to touch his favorite toy while he closes his eyes.
29. New Coach
He did not miss one game for his favorite basketball team, so they made him part of the team. He was given a jersey and a VIP section in the stands. He is watching closely to make sure they are playing well because if they are not he is going to have some choice barks during halftime.
She has the perfect passenger for her drive. This huge boy is loving life and probably cannot wait to feel the breeze blow through his fur. He is making sure that no one comes close to his mom with that protective glare.
31. Hugs All Day
Louboutina is famous for her hugs. She loves to hug as many people as she can. When people see her on the streets of New York City they all stop to get a hug. Who could blame them, her hugs look amazing?
32. Saving a Life
Kelsey heard cries from his owner and immediately went to him to save his life. Kelsey laid on his owner and licked his hands and face until he was found. Kelsey saved his owner from frostbite and severe hypothermia. What an amazing dog!
33. Moral Support
He knew he could not help his dad in feeding the baby but he can give moral support. This dog is learning the exhaustion that comes with a new baby. That good boy looks as tired as actual new parents.
Just like every baby, this little guy needs a stuffed animal to fall asleep with. That giraffe helped this cutie fall right to sleep. That cute smile shows that he is having a great sleep.
35. Customer Service
Holiday Inn Express came up with the greatest idea, dogs as receptionists. Everyone becomes a bit happier when they see a dog, so after a long travel, it is a sweet respite to be greeted by a dog. It does not hurt that this dog is the cutest!
36. Holding Hands
This is one great dog. His owner explains,
“My service dog is trained to respond to anxiety. One of the ways he responds is by making you hold his paw.”
37. His Hero
When he fell into an icy pond it was his mother who jumped in after him. When they came home he knew that his mother saved him and wanted to make sure she was ok. So, he slept with her the entire night.
38. So Small
Zoey became obsessed with hew new housemate from the very beginning. The baby is only three days old but Zoey cannot stop staring. She is making sure to keep her small distance because even she can tell that the baby is super fragile.
39. Crawling Pals
This Jack Russell is getting very excited that he has someone his size that can crawl with him. He is making sure to be a great crawling trainer, so they can go on crawling adventures. These two cuties are going to be double trouble.
Goodbyes are always hard but this was a really hard one for this good girl. She saw the luggage packed and knew goodbye was soon but did not want to accept it. She made sure to get one last hug in before she had to be driven away.
41. Love at First Sight
When her owners brought home their new baby boy, it was love at first sight for her. She watches over him, will follow anyone who is holding the baby, and even whimper when the baby cries. Their attachment is going to be a beautiful bond as the baby boy grows.