There’s An Online ‘Dog Spotting’ Group Where People Share Unexpected Encounters With Dogs – Here’s 30 Of The Best

Dogs are always picture perfect. They look so good on camera that we can’t help but feel jealous of how photogenic they are. The biggest proof of this is the Facebook group Dogspotting. This online community welcomes everyone to share photos of random dogs they’ve met. If you want to join the group, there is one particular restriction. And that is to NOT post photos of dogs that you personally know. In other words, photos of your pets or dogs that you’ve met before are considered ineligible for submission.

The Facebook group provides innumerable photos of adorable random dogs that people met unexpectedly out of nowhere. It currently has over 1.8 million members and the page has been a favorite hangout for dog lovers. If you’re ever in need of cute canine photos then this page is really worth the visit. Plus, the photos are as random as can be. So, if you happen to stumble upon an adorable dog that you haven’t seen before, snap some photos of it and post them on the page.


People Can Share Pics Of Dogs They’ve Randomly Met On The Facebook Group Dogspotting

dogspotting handshake through the fence
Jordan Simone Adair

But, There are certain conditions that you must meet if you intend to join the Dogspotting group and post dog photos. Aside from posting ONLY pics of random dogs, the page would also reject submissions that are taken from places where dogs are expected to be found. These include dog parks, pet shops, vet clinics, groomers and pet shows. Moreover, the page condemns submissions showing dogs in distress. The admins keep encouraging all members to NOT force any random dogs into posing for the camera just to get a perfect shot.


“My Sister Went To Visit Our Grandparents Today And Our Grandfather (Who Unfortunately Has Dementia) Felt Really Sad For The Dogs Who Had To Stay Outside. So He Spent The Day Entertaining Them By Showing Them Various Paintings.”

grandpa entertains stray dog by showing paintings
Thomas J Morrison


“I’ve Recently Moved House, I’ll Wake Up And My Nextdoor Neighbors Dog Will Be Sat Outside My Door Waiting For Me, I’ll Open The Door And She Comes And Sits On The Door Mat. Her Name Is Edith And She’s My New Best Friend.”

neighbor dog regular visits
Sophie Moore


“My Friend Moved Into A New House And Right Around The Corner Was This Guy! We Saw A Tiny Hole With A Name Above And Figured It Was A Doggy Lookout, So We Called The Name And This Wee Face Popped Up His Owners Had Made A Space In The Fence For Him To Say Hi To People Walking Past.”

neighbor dog fence lookout
Eloise Martin


Dogspotting Shows How Some Dogs Love The Camera To

We also have to understand that dogs are different. While some doggos would gladly pose for the camera, other random dogs may be intimidated by the sight of it. But these dogs don’t seem to mind getting their pics taken by some strangers. We’ve gathered the cutest photos from the Dogspotting page to show that dogs are the purest and loveliest creatures in the world.


“Found A Big Boy Peeking At Us In The Train!”

dogspotting at the train
Calista Jones


So, Let’s Take A Look At Some Of The Best Dogspotting Photos


“Proof That There Is Gold At The End Of A Rainbow!”

dogspotting gold at the end of the rainbow
Cordelia Zhong


“Not Sure If They Saw Me”

dogs peeking through a wall crack
Sachitha Amarasekera


“I Work At Starbucks And This Happened Today In The Drive Thru. I Got Permission To Take This Photo.”

drivethru car full of dogs
Chelsea Brown


“His Name Is Connor And He’s Precious.”

dogspotting dog with snout defect
Valerie Hughes


“I Think This Is What Is Meant By Puppy Dog Eyes.”

dogspotting dog with puppy eyes
Moira Watts


“Was Waiting For A Taxi In Argentina Pre-Covid When A I Heard Sniffling.”

cutest canine photobomber
Amy Sh


“Yes, Hello! I Would Like To Withdraw All Available Treats!”

dog at the bank counter
Becca Schlim


You Will Discover Many Cool Breeds Of Dog To


“I Found A Newfoundland In Newfoundland!”

dogspotting newfoundland
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“A Golden Gate Of Good Boys And Girls.”

canine gate
Nicola Wood


“Good Morning Ma’am!”

dogspotting dog looking out from the fence
Erin Puccinelli


I’m Housesitting For Some Family Friends And They Mention They’re Dogsitting, No Details. Meet Princess, Shes Toothless, Sleeps In An Old Suitcase, And… Yes, Shes Chubby, Look We Just Met. I Can’t Judge.”

chubby dogs sleeps in a suitcase
Baylee Shandler-West


“Coworker Left His Baked Pawtato On My Desk”

coworker dog on the desk
Cameron Coday


“Found This Good Boy Peeking Over A Wall Down By The Sea In Scotland…”

dogspotting dog peeking over the wall
Blair Mowat


“Just Met Ellie Who Likes To Walk Around The City With Her Favourite Micky Mouse Toy (For All The Attention And Pats She Gets). Can Confirm It 110% Worked.”

dog holding a plush toy
Sam Draper


“Met This 14 Year Old Wolf At The Top A Mountain! His Name Is Shadow.”

random dog looks like a bear
Ryder James Hathaway


It Is So Funny Where Some Dogs Are Found


“Spotted This Cute Corgi In A Backpack! Her Name Is On The Backpack. She Was A Happy Girl.”

dogspotting corgi in a backpack
Tracy Korkuc


“Spotted This Daddy Leading His Hoard Of Puppers To The Yard For Playtime. 15/10 Would Get Smothered In Kisses By These Cute Babies Again.”

dogspotting dad leads a hoard of puppies
Nicole Marie


“Three Month Old Mini Australian Shep!!!!!!! Look At That Lil Nose!!!!”

mini australian shepherd puppy
Laura Papp


“Looked Down Mid-Flight And Found That The Passenger In The Row Behind Us Was Not Practicing Social Distancing.”

dog leg under the seat midflight
Brady Wood


“Spotted Little Winnie Falling Asleep In Her Mums Hands!”

cute pup sleeping on mom hand
Lorna Grey


“This Absolutely Cute Floof Ball Came In To Work Today.”

dog with ball came to play
Shivam Bhardwaj


“” Just Met This Absolute Beaut And I’m In Love. Say Hello To Mylo!”

dogspotting friendly canine passenger
Colin Healy


“Small Soft Sausage Taking A Break In South London.”

dogspotting pup in the pub
Rafe Higson


“Spotted Dog At Bar…. Owner Saved Him From Tijuana Mexico Off The Street And He Is The Happiest Dog I’ve Ever Seen Lol Such A Lover!”

dog at the bar carried upside down
Joel Smith


“Spotted This Smiling Cutie On The Bus With His Musical Owner!”

happy dog on the bus
Olivia Fine


“‘Dobby’ Eared Boii Having A Well Deserved Snooze On The Streets Of Rome”

dogspotting boi with dobby ears
Hannah Loomes


“Okay, so I knew no one would believe me so I took pictures.Our family was camping, when people pulled up beside us with their trailer and truck. After they got situated the lady popped over and seen our 4 dogs. She said she has some dogs with her as well, we asked “oh how many dogs do you have?” Said said “19” and walked away.”

owner of 19 dogs
Nicole Perrault


This cute pup looks part dog and part cow with his gorgeous black and white fur.

random dog with cow spots
Michael Winter


“Just Met This Girlo In The Park – She Mlem”

fluffball at the park
Ali Jacob Whelan


Sometimes You Will See Other Unexpected Animals To


“My Mom’s Spot – Huge Doggo With Smol Pony Friend!”

man walks big doggo and small pony
Kelly Hamachi


“My Dad Is Doing Flooring At A House And Has An Elderly Gentleman Called Bob Supervising The Works, 16 Years Young.”

senior dog supervising work
Grace Chambers


“Tried To Photograph This Dog That I Spotted And It Turned Out Pretty Well.”

dogspotting photo turned out well
James Freemantle


“Just Met Itty Bitty Phoebe Who Loves Playing With Leaves And Doing Sits Like A Good Girl.”

puppy loves playing with leaves
Sam Draper


“This Picture Will Make Your Day So Much Happier I Promise, This Made Mine.”

dog flower forehead
Jasmine Lindley


“My Friend Found A Momma Pup In A Parking Lot A Week Ago. Knew She Was Preggo And Decided To Help Her Out. Little Did He Know She Would Have Fifteen (15) Puppies!!! Holy Cow. Can’t Wait To Cuddle These Babies!”

dog gives birth to 15 puppies
Caitlin Grant


“Angus, 7 Months Old, Truly Flawless”

dog with puppy eyes
Claire Elizabeth


“Quite The Surprise To Come Home And Find The Neighbour’s Newfoundland Sat On The Roof! After All The Window Probably Acts Like A Cat Flap For Him!”

dogspotting newfoundland on the roof
Chloe Huggs


“Who Is She?”

dogspotting dog with long blonde hair
Yap Tze Sheng


“This Airbnb Comes With A Miniature Woolly Mammoth.”

wooly mammoth at airbnb
Emily Charlotte


“Spotted This Handsome Doggy! His Name Is Jake….. Never In My Life Did I Think I’d Be Calling A Jake Handsome!”

dogspotting handsome jake
Aaron James Roth


“Rescued Pittie Sniffing The Neighborhood”

dog with long tongue
Bruno Parizotto Agustini


“Angry Boi Protecc Yard”

guard dog is watching
Alex TenikoDesu


“Spotted Ms. Finnegan Posing On The Lake, My Cousins Just Bought The Cutest Mini Golden Doodle 10/10 Best Surfing Prodigy”

mini golden doodle surfing prodigy
Emily Hunt


“Tiny Doggo Making His Superstar Debut Trevi Fountain, Rome”

tiny doggo superstar debut
Holly Orton


“I Know This Is Dog Spotting, But I Saw This Duck In Arlington, Va Today And Had To Share.”

dogspotting duck beak muzzle
Deb Bell

So, which photo was your favorite from the Dogspotting group? Let us know in the comments!