Best Pals 2011 Photo Contest
Josie, a black Labrador from Albany, Minnesota. "A precious moment captured of our little boy sleeping with his new puppy!" writes jklasen.
Sierra and Scout, rough collies from Solon, Ohio. "Just adopted, 6-week-old Sierra taking a nap with Scout," writes erikoadrian.
Hoku, Mimi, Zeke, Noe, Roxy, and Winsten, Pomeranians and Chihuahuas from Aiea, Hawaii. "It was Mimi's 8th birthday," writes Meilee. "Her best fur friends all got together to 'paw-ty'!"
Riley and Bailey, shelter mutts from San Diego. "Riley and Bailey both love the water," writes stacie1010. "So, when they get to have their day at the beach they take full advantage, diving into the waves, rolling in the sand, trying to outrun each other to get the tennis ball. They have the life together!"
Three It Be
Orion, Leo, and Cassie, domestic medium-hair cats from Aberdeen, Virginia. "These three -- a sister and two brothers -- always sleep together, no matter where," writes Wishsong. "They hug each other, touch each other to be sure they are there, in a circle, in a row, legs stretched out and entwined."
Lucy, Brooke, Sophie, and Mattie -- a Lab, German shorthaired pointer, and keeshond from Medfield, Massachusetts. "A group of doggy cousins, enjoying a family vacation in Maine," writes vicolane. "Here, they are happily posing while soaking up the summer sun and fresh air."
Gizmo and Kilo, boxers from Brantford, Alabama. "Tired after a day playing in the sun," writes TheBakers2.
Evan, a hound mix from Manchester, New Hampshire. "Evan and Eva, snuggling," writes mbcare.
Taking a Time-out
Lola, Mojo and Oliver, pugs from Aurora, Illinois. "The three amigos, taking a break," writes MarkHartman.
Kramer, Bogie, Chinny, and Tootsie, shih tzus from Newbury Park, California. "The LeClair family loaded in their wagon, awaiting their daily trip to get the mail," writes HoMaid. "Whee!"
Yin and Yang Copycats
Monkey and Tikki, Siamese cats from New York City. "My two beloved Siamese, Tikki and Monkey -- sisters one year apart -- are an endless source of 'Kodak moments,'" writes ebabe906.
BFFs 4 Ever!
Sprinkles and Oreo, Maine coons from Westfield, Massachusetts. "Brother and sister," writes floraandfauna.
Taffy and Hersheys, Maine coons from Westfield, Massachusetts. "Taffy looks comfortable. Hersheys does not," writes floraandfauna.
Major and Lexi, a golden retriever and an English cream retriever from Dallas. "Best friends, nuzzling noses!" writes ItalGal.
Koko and Nobu, Siamese cats from Palmdale, California. "These Siamese brother and sister are inseparable," writes vjc350. "They get up bright and early and wake the family. Then, like clockwork, they pick a nice spot and sleep together."
Curioso and Smokey, a horse and a miniature donkey from College Station, Texas. "My Peruvian paso, Curioso, and his pal Smokey, one of my miniature donkeys, bonding over a meal," writes lisawcbs.
Sophie and Walker, a Pekingese and a cairn terrier from College Station, Texas. "Sophie and Walker love to look out the window at anything -- birds, squirrels, horses, etc.," writes lisawcbs.
Abby and Opal Go Fishing
Abby and Opal, dachshunds from Tucson, Arizona. "Abby and Opal love to romp together through streams and fields when we go fishing," writes uofafan. "They stick together like glue, and tag along on all of our adventures."
Smokey and Salem, a barn kitty and a miniature donkey from College Station, Texas. "One of my miniature donkeys 'grooming' Salem, the barn kitty," writes lisawcbs. "The donkeys love Salem, and can't get enough of her!"
Chelsey and Lacey, Scottish fold kittens from Nashville, Tennessee. "Two female Scottish fold siblings at 7 weeks old," writes ScottishFoldLVR.
Teaching the Ropes
Izzy and Ziva, mixed breeds from Fayetteville, North Carolina. "Izzy, teaching Ziva where they can go to chase some ducks and go for a swim," writes jm57113.
George and Miss Looloo, French bulldogs from Marblehead, Massachusetts. "I used this pic of my babies on my 2009 Christmas card," writes lilhoot. "They are besties."
Digging a Hole Together = Priceless
Gracie Lu Freeway and Maximus Squirtamus, an affenpinscher and a "shorkie" from Marietta, Georgia. "Max had been an 'only dog' until we found Gracie on the road, covered in ticks, almost dead from heatstroke, and -- we would later discover -- with seven cancerous tumors and a rock in her stomach," writes sandra007lewis. "We were worried Max wouldn't accept Gracie -- until the first day they were outside together, when Gracie came over to help Max dig a hole in the backyard. From that point on, Gracie was his sister and his friend for life."
Jack and Spots
Spots, a mixed breed from Geneva, Illinois. "Jack and Spots are inseparable! Every morning, when my son wakes up, he goes straight to Spots," writes Resweater. "In this picture, they were watching a truck go by, and their heads moved slowly in unison as it passed."
Pablo and Mr. Yellowhair, a mixed breed and an orange tabby from Window Rock, Arizona. "Mr. Yellowhair, the giant baby, and Pablo, the babysitter, will have long 'bathing' sessions after a big breakfast while they retreat to their bed," writes desiree1. "Both rescued as kittens, they don't have the slightest clue how lucky they are to have a couch to call their very own. Did I mention I have to open the drapes to let the sunshine in for them?"
Calvin and Penelope, mixed breeds from Las Vegas. "Ready to get some cookies!" writes sophcalpen.
Roxy and Darla, golden doodles from North Salem, New York. "Roxy and Darla came into our lives a few months ago," writes reneatopp. "It was wintertime, but the sun was shining through the windows in the kitchen. The pups were lying quietly (for once!). I got down on the floor, positioned my camera and said, "Hey, pups!" They both looked up, and snap, snap, snap! Perfect pair."
Pawsha and Koonsley, soft-coated wheaten terriers from Winston-Salem, North Carolina. "These two love the water about as much as they love each other," writes jandem. "When the sun is shining, they are playing chase in the creek."
Suki and Gunner, a Pomeranian and a cairn terrier from Miami Beach. "A tree near my house was shedding beautiful flowers, so I gathered them together, grabbed the dogs, and took this photo," writes Mikemason.
Contributed by DBsRedVett.
Popping Up for Spring
Roxy and Maudie, Westies from Austin, Texas. "This is Roxy, 6, and Maudie, 3, pausing for a brief moment while enjoying the fresh monkey grass of spring," writes kateatx.
Jettson and Cashmere, a domestic shorthair and domestic longhair from Omaha, Nebraska. "If only that darn glass weren't there!" writes dd442.
Share and Share Alike
Koonsley and Pawsha, soft-coated wheaten terriers from Winston-Salem, North Carolina. "These two love chasing sticks and each other," writes jandem. "Sometimes they share a stick and run in unison together."
Brother and Sister
Henry and Violet, an orange and a tiger cat from Brooklyn, New York. "Neither brother nor sister will give up the favorite chair, so they share!" writes heartbreakerbaker.
Keepin' Cool in the Pool
Nomi and Nellie, Labrador retrievers from Magna, Utah. "The girls and I spend a lot of hot afternoons in the pool," writes JenHolbert. "They are so spoiled, but we love them lots!"
Sharing a Laugh
Bella and Dodger, shelties from Rowlett, Texas. "This is Bella and Dodger, running together. Its one of their favorite things to do," writes marymaybe. "They love each other so much, they can't stand to be apart. They appear to be sharing an inside joke with one another in this photo."
Shea and Lucy, a Weimaraner and a domestic shorthair from Belle Plaine, Minnesota. "My two sweethearts!" writes charbartels.
Darby and Aspen, a mixed breed and a shiba inu from Boulder, Colorado. "Darby and Aspen spent the day prancing around in the snow," writes janelle2. "Aspen might be a little puppy, but she sure had fun keeping up with Darby!"
Buddha and His Family
Buddha, a Holland lop-eared rabbit from Los Angeles. "Buddha and his siblings," writes sharpeigal.
"The Destroyer" Takes Care of His Little Bro
Conan and Castle, an orange tabby and a shorthair mix from Columbia, Missouri. "This is Conan 'The Destroyer' and his younger brother, Castle, on just a regular day," writes ChristyChristensen. "They play and run all over the house, and afterward they cuddle."
Crazy for Lhasa Apsos
Bear, Chunk and Daisy, two Lhasa apsos and a Lhasa apso-shih tzu mix, from San Diego. "Inseparable," writes srod68. "This is the first professional studio photo done of Bear, Chunk, and Daisy."