25 Heartwarming Photos That Prove How Loving Dogs Are

There’s never a dull moment when you have dogs at home. So, they’re literally the best housemates one could ever ask for. Even though they get involved in their fair share of crazy shenanigans, life in general just gets better with a canine companion.

In fact, having a pet pooch means there’s always someone who eagerly waits for you to come home. It also means that you always have someone to go on walks with and share your meals with. Basically, having a furry friend means you’ll never feel alone, and that’s why they’re heaven-sent.


Bath time!

dog wearing a shower cap while sitting on the tub


“My new baby sitter.”

toddler leaning on a dog


“Parenting sure is difficult…”

dog leaning on a man feeding a baby



lady hugging a german shepherd

So, you’ve probably already heard that canine companions have the ability to improve our overall well-being. But it’s a claim that’s not solely based on the testaments of fur parents. In fact, there are several scientific studies that can back it up.


“A labrador retriever became a foster father for nine ducklings.”

labrador retriever with nine chicks


“Golden Retriever Kelsey heard his cries and stopped him developing severe hypothermia and frost bite by lying on top of him and licking his hands and face.”

golden retriever licking the face of a patient in hospital


“My friend’s dog found a kitten in the yard, brought it inside in her mouth and has been fostering the kitten since. Nobody told the kitten she isn’t a dog yet.”

brown dog and a black kitten


Canines can even assist us with daily tasks. For instance, look at this helpful pup.

pooch carrying owner's bag

For example, an Australian study in 2019 has determined that owning a pup can reduce loneliness. Similarly, a comprehensive review of studies ranging from 1950 to 2019 has associated pup ownership with decreased cardiovascular risk.


A basketball team gave this good boy a jersey shirt and a place in the VIP section.

german shepherd wearing a basketball jersey shirt


“She found out what time my wife gets home.”

pooch waiting for owner to come home


“My friend saying goodbye to his dog.”

hospital patient petting a dog


Here we have a little guardian.

black dog looking after boy with diabetes

That’s not all because multiple studies have also shown that pooches can help people cope with trauma and alleviate their stress and this explains the emergence of therapy animals. So, there’s no doubt that pooches are really good for your heart.


Their furry friend seems tired of walking

big siberian husky lying on the laps of a man and a woman


And, this pup has chosen sleep over food.

dog sleeping beside a bowl of cutlets


While here, we have a well-behaved passenger.

dog sitting on the front passenger seat of a car



lady hugging a wolfdog

Aside from enhancing our mental and emotional health, having a canine companion also encourages you to be more physically active. Indeed, those long walks outdoors mean more than just bonding with your fur baby.


So, lets take a look at some more super cute photos


“Casually slow dancing with the famous Louboutina on the streets of New York…”



“Pups and hugs at work today.”



View this post on Instagram


Repost via @a_rose87 Pups and hugs at work today [email protected]

A post shared by Louboutina (Loubie) (@louboutinanyc) on


Best Travel Companion



View this post on Instagram


Happy International Women’s Day to all you strong, beautiful, courageous, adventurous, amazing women ?? @ourwildspirits

A post shared by Henry + Baloo (@henrythecoloradodog) on


Ultimate Adventure Buddy



View this post on Instagram


Earth Day is right around the corner, April 22, and we are all pretty excited! We have partnered up with @sierraclub to celebrate this special day by getting outside and hiking in our corner of the world, Colorado, and there are two ways YOU can help! • • 1. Get outside on Earth Day in your corner of the world (it’s a Sunday y’all!) and help raise funds for our planet. When you raise $30 for your Earth Day adventure, you get an exclusive Earth Day T-Shirt! Just click the link in my bio, click join our group, and get started! I am so excited to see where your corner of the world is on this amazing planet! • 2. Donate directly to my group/Earth Day adventure. • • GIVEAWAYS: (swipe to see all giveaway items + Earth Day shirts) 1. The first person to donate to my personal group/adventure will win the “Doing Good by Nature” T-Shirt. 2. The first person to create their own group and raise $50 will win the Klean Kanteen Water Bottle. 3. The first person to create their own group and raise $150 will win both the T-shirt and water bottle. We hope you get outside to celebrate Earth Day! • Sierra Club was founded by the legendary John Muir and is the largest grassroots environmental organization. They do a lot of things to protect our planet, but my personal favorite is that they have protected 250 million acres of land so far. We only have one planet, so let’s protect it. #EveryCorner #EarthDay #TeamSierra • Sierraclub.org/henry

A post shared by Henry + Baloo (@henrythecoloradodog) on




In 2019, UK researchers found that people who own a dog are four times more likely to meet the physical activity guidelines than those who don’t have a furry friend. So, pup owners typically spend 300 minutes per week walking their pets. As a result those with a canine companion walk roughly 200 more minutes.


You’re not going on a trip without me!



View this post on Instagram


A post shared by ????? ???????? ?? (@chillwildlife) on


A True Masterpiece



View this post on Instagram


A post shared by ????? ???????? ?? (@chillwildlife) on


“Today I got a hug from Watson.”



Our furry friends really benefit our lives in more ways than we could ever possibly imagine.

So, that’s why as fur parents, it’s our responsibility to take good care of them and reciprocate their love for us. After all, it’s almost certainly impossible to find a companion that’s more loyal than your fur baby and that’s why they’ve been hailed as man’s best friend for the longest time.


This cat is not pleased with this post!



View this post on Instagram



A post shared by ????? ???????? ?? (@chillwildlife) on

Finally, which photo is your favorite? And, you can also let us know if you have any heart-warming stories about your canine friends!