There is nothing like coming home to a smiling face and wagging tail after a long day. No, we’re not talking about your spouse or roommate – we mean your dog (just in case the whole tail thing didn’t tip you off)! If you have had the experience of caring for a dog, you know how incredibly amazing it can be. There is always someone to cheer you up when you’re blue, make you laugh with their silly quirks, and offer a helpful paw when it comes to cleaning up spilled snacks.

Really, where would we even be without our pups! Now, we’re not going to make you dig into the memories of those dark times B.D. (before dog), but let’s just say we are much happier thanks to our four-legged besties. Why? Well, besides always being willing to smother us with smooches, our dogs are always there with a giant hug when we need it. Heck, sometimes they’re the ones who need hugs, but either way we will take a big puppy embrace any time of day!


In honor of the awesome love that we have for our pups, check out these pictures of classic dog-human hugs.

“Welcome home human, I’m so glad the Big Bad Wolf didn’t get you while you were out!”

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“Are you sure they’re teaching you things at college, your head feels smaller. You better just stay home.”

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“He might be hiding now, but I SWEAR there was a spider the size of a rat in the kitchen!”

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“Don’t cry little human, I promise that Elsa and Ana make up in the end.”

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We’ve discovered the key to peaceful international negotiations … puppies. Hang in there little guy.

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“I know how you feel little one, I get sad when mom hides the cookies from me too.”

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Anyone else hearing the Love Actually Soundtrack playing? No, just us … alright, carry on.

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Proof your dog will love you even when you’re being weird … like really, really weird.

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“Hmm, they made this tiny person with the perfect sized chin rest … I think I shall keep her.”

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“Errrrmegerd! HUG TIME.”

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Ooh … that awkward moment when you go in for a hug, but they jump for a kiss. “We’re going to need to be three treats deep before we can discuss smooching, mister!”

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“Okay, okay, so you hug the baby … then I’ll hug you both. Ah! Harmony.”

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“You said you were flying to Australia, so I put on a cape. Hold on tight, let’s go.”

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Sometimes you just gotta hug until the whole world looks like rainbows and sunshines. It’s okay, we will wait.

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“Don’t tell mom, but I wrote your teacher a note saying you have to stay home with me from now on.”

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Unexpected hugs are the best kind of hugs. 

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Snoozing and snuggling are two of dog’s most coveted qualities. When combined … well, just look for yourself!

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“Nothing to see here, just undying love and companionship folks.”

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We call this one the Smoosh Sandwich … highly recommended to all.

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So Green Monsters, what are you waiting for? Go hug your pup!