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25 of the most adorable photos of dogs and their little humans on the Internet

Dogsarefamily_thumb By Dogs Are Family | February 19, 2014 | Comments (2)

Growing up with a dog is an amazing experience and many parents are happy that their kids have the opportunity to do the same. Dogs and children often have an indescribable bond. They are the best of friends, as close as siblings and love each other unconditionally.

Our members (and fans) have shared their favorite family photos with DogHeirs and we think you'll agree that these are some of the cutest and sweetest photos of dogs with their little humans.

Here are 25 photos that demonstrate that Dogs are family™ and should only be cherished more when new family members arrive.

 

Photo by Heather Oliver on DogHeirs
"Waiting for daddy." Photo credit: Heather Oliver

 

Bohlin lays his head on his mom's belly.
"My wife is 8 months pregnant now....This has been his favorite hangout for last 3 months." Photo credit: Nic Restrepo

 

Penny and Joey by Anne Petraro on DogHeirs
"Penny and infant Joey resting. Since Joey came home from the hospital, Penny has been very maternal and his protector." Photo credit: Anne Petraro

 

Bodie and Dylan by Jennifer Ray on DogHeirs
"Bodie, our otherwise crazy, hyper 11 month old Yellow Lab, was unbelievably gentle when we brought Dylan home from the hospital. Their bond was immediate." Photo credit: Jennifer Ray

 

 Bogey and Hogan by Andee Smith from DogHeirs
Bogey and Hogan. "They both love each other to pieces and have since day one." Photo credit: Andee Smith

 

Baron and Jimmy by Jim Yex on DogHeirs
"Before Jimmy was born, the grandparents (and others) warned us "you'll have to get rid of the dog". We didn't, and Baron quickly became Jim's best friend and babysitter." Photo credit: Jim Yex

 

Leandro and Lola by Sonia at DogHeirs
"My son Leandro and Lola at the park." Photo credit: Sonia

 

Rachel and Thor by Cassie on DogHeirs
"Rachel and Thor waiting for Santa." Photo credit: Cassie

 

Lulu with daughter by Nora on DogHeirs
"Lulu is a mixed breed, her mother died in a car crash, we adopted her when she was a baby... now my daughter and Lulu are very good friends." Photo credit: Nora

 

Julian and Lil Mia by LaLa on DogHeirs
Julian and his best friend Lil Mia. Photo credit: LaLa

 

photo by Karen Sullivan on DogHeirs
Nap time. Photo credit: Karen Sullivan

 

Duke and Jade by Genjie Kirsten Toletino on DogHeirs
Duke and Jade. Photo credit: Genjie Kirsten Tolentino

 

Blanche and Trey by Denise Turner on DogHeirs
"Blanche come here you are my best friend." Photo credit: Denise Turner

 

Prada and Mason by Kelly Charron on DogHeirs
"This picture was taken when my son Mason was sick...I left the room once he fell back asleep...when I returned to my son's room, this is what I found...Prada next to Mason hugging him asleep also." Photo credit: Kelly Charron

 

Haatchi and Owen
Haatchi and Owen. Photo credit: Colleen Drummond

 

Running water by Lauren on DogHeirs
Smokey and Cayleigh. "The water is running and they both had to go investigate. It looks like they're thinking "whos going in first?" Photo credit: Lauren

 

Hellas and Fedra by Natassa Kost on DogHeirs
Hellas and Fedra. Photo credit: Natassa Kost

 

photo by Callie on DogHeirs
What's down there? Photo credit: Callie

 

Photo by Cori on DogHeirs
"My two girls knocked out on the way back from the dog park." Photo credit: Cori

 

Ben and Julie by Janet Morjoseph on DogHeirs
"Ben was such a gentle dog. When my first daughter Julie was born he was her best friend. As this picture shows, she could lay her head on him and cuddle his leg to drink her bottle and he didn't mind." Photo credit: Janet Morjoseph

 

Blanche and Trey by Denise Turner on DogHeirs
Trey gives Blanche a kiss. Photo credit: Denise Turner

 

Munson and Caroline by Gina Kurtz on DogHeirs
"We were told by many that we should get rid of Munson, our English bulldog, before our daughter was born because of the breeds recent bad press for attacking children... She's now 3 1/2 months old and he's 2 years old in a week and has protected her from day 1. He even offered her his favorite toy (that he NEVER shares) when we first brought her home and she'd get upset and cry. He's constantly checking on her if we have company & they're playing with her or holding her. He thinks she's his so we were surprised when he snuck this kiss and we were glad that we were already taking pictures to capture such a sweet moment. I'd say it's safe to say that he loves her." Photo credit: Gina Kurtz

 

Bogey and Hogan by Andee Smith on DogHeirs
"Little brother & big brother, Hogan and Bogey, love each other so much. They are best friends and will be fore a lifetime!" Photo credit: Andee Smith

 

Then and Now by Amelia Perry on DogHeirs
"It had to be done... Happy 18th Birthday Scruffles, nothing much has changed! I've had my gorgeous furfriend for nearly 18 years!! This photo had to happen!" Photo credit: Amelia Perry

 

Big bro checking on baby sis
"This is my dog, Yogi, also known as my first born. He was 10 in this photo (he's 14 now). That little itty bitty is my daughter at just under 2 weeks old. Preemie twin, hence her itty bittiness." Photo reprinted with permission.

 

If you have a photo that you would like to share that captures something special about our best four-legged friends, just upload your photo here on DogHeirs and TAG the photo "Shareable".

 

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Comments on this Article

All of these picture are beautiful . I myself find it so important to have a dog and or a cat in the lives of children. It teaches them how to be gentle and compassion for others. The people that think that you should get rid of your pet because of the baby are fools !!!! The bonds between the baby and pet are special and memories that will live with all forever. These pictures capture the unconditional love dogs have for us and their little humans. We could definitely learn from them :)
After looking at all those photos, I think that it's pretty safe to say that dogs are family. I grew up with a dog and I can identify with some of the pictures. Looking out the window with the dog to see if my father was home. On the floor with a blanket watching a movie with the dog curled up beside me. I can tell you from personal experience that I hold those memories close to my heart and consider them precious. Dogs can teach valuable life lessons. From caring and understanding to respect and empathy, ending in the reality of mortality. Dogs can teach these things by their very nature. Beautiful pictures, beautiful memories, and beautiful families. Thank you for sharing them.
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