Best picture galleries of funny dogs, cute cats, adorable baby animals, and every pet in between

Dogs Celebrate Thanksgiving (GALLERY)

(PETS/DOG PICTURES) Thanksgiving is just around the corner! While many of you might be busy prepping for your vegan Thanksgiving dinner, others are looking for a little holiday entertainment. Here are some adorable pictures of dogs who dressed up just for the occasion. — Global Animal

Animals Ready For Their Close-Up (GALLERY)

(ANIMAL PICTURES/WILDLIFE PHOTO GALLERY) Need a little pick-me-up? Check out these animals getting up close and personal with the camera! — Global Animal

Aww! 20 Hilarious Halloween Paws-tumes (GALLERY)

(HALLOWEEN/ANIMAL PICTURES/PETS) What would Halloween be without pets in costumes? We've assembled pictures of our favorite dogs, cats, puppies, kittens and even a guinea pig sporting their Halloween costumes! Check out this hilarious collection of costumed pets below, and have a happy Halloween! — Global Animal
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Halloween Howlers Show Off Their Costumes (GALLERY)

(CUTE ANIMAL PICTURES/DOGS/HALLOWEEN COSTUMES FOR PETS) Halloween is right around the corner and it's time to get creative with not just your own costume, but your furry loved one's as well. You shouldn't be the only one who gets to have a little fun this Halloween! Check out these adorable pets as they "put on the dog" in their perfect Halloween attire. — Global Animal

Portraits Honor 9/11 Search & Rescue Dogs

(DOG PICTURES/ANIMAL HEROES) Nearly 100 search and rescue dogs were deployed to help find survivors at the World Trade Center and Pentagon sites following the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. Photographer Charlotte Dumas located 15 of these now senior-aged heroes and has commemorated them in a touching series of portraits entitled "Retrieved." Traveling to 12 different states in the U.S., Charlotte photographed the surviving rescue dogs, now all well into their golden years, at their homes where they still live with their caretakers a full decade after serving their country during its desperate time of need. Their stories are now compiled in the book "Retrieved," published for the tenth anniversary of the attacks. — Global Animal

These Pups Dream In Kibble (GALLERY)

(PUPPIES/DOG PICTURES) Puppies are already adorable. But puppies falling asleep while eating? Get out of town. We dare you not to 'Ooh' and 'Aw' at these heartwarming photos! — Global Animal

Summer’s Here, & So Are Cute Animals (GALLERY)

(ANIMAL PICTURES) Summer is a time to kick back, relax, and have some fun. Check out these hilarious photos of pets and wildlife getting into mischief, while puppies laze through the "dog days of summer." — Global Animal

Animals Say ‘Happy Birthday, USA!’ (GALLERY)

(ANIMAL PICTURES) It's the 4th of July, and even animals are celebrating Independence Day with a birthday party! Check out the adorable photos of these patriotic pets. And a very happy birthday to You-S-A! — Global Animal

Purrfect Pranks For April Fools’ Day (GALLERY)

(CATS AND DOGS/ANIMAL PICTURES) April Fools' Day is finally here! Celebrated by many cultures, far and wide, the holiday is famous for the practical jokes and hoaxes people play on one another. But as it turns out, humans aren't the only animals engaging in pranks. Cats also have a special love for mischief—especially when it involves tricking a dog. Check out the gallery below for some hilarious kitty antics! — Global Animal
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Celebrity Dog Dads: The Perfect Valentines (GALLERY)

(DOG PICTURES/CELEBRITIES) Valentine's Day is finally upon us, and if you're still in need for a Valentine, look no further! There's no one we would rather spend our day with than these hunky celebrity dog dads. Ryan Gosling (The Notebook), Channing Tatum (Magic Mike), Brad Pitt (12 Years a Slave), Josh Hutcherson (The Hunger Games), and even President Barack Obama are just a few of the best animal-friendly Valentine's Day dates you could ask for. Check out the gallery below for more of the cutest celebrity dog dads around. — Global Animal

Paw-litics: 16 Animals Poised To Win The Presidential Election

(FUNNY ANIMAL PICTURES/ANIMALS & POLITICS) Election Day is finally here! While many are on their way to cast their votes at the poll booths, these animals are having their own political party. In a world currently swarming with political animals, take a look at these paw-litical animals as they encourage everyone to get out and rock the vote today! -- Global Animal

The Life of a Pitbull: Lulu in Santa Monica

(PIT BULLS/DOGS) As Global Animal founders, we have met and worked with many dogs, and want to share our experience with the latest addition to our family. Lulu was adopted at an NKLA (No Kill Los Angeles) event through "Angel City Pitts" three years ago, when she was three years old. She was rescued from an abusive situation and taken as evidence of inhumanity because she was kept in a cage and constantly bred from the time she could reproduce. Her DNA test shows she is 100% American Staffordshire Terrier. She came with medical issues and in order to spay Lulu, the veterinarians had to cut through scar tissue from back-yard C-sections. They also cropped her ears, possibly to prep her for fighting, which results in regular ear infections. Lulu had no real idea how to be a dog, couldn’t climb stairs, and never barked. But we could see that she was a special spirit who simply needed a loving home. We went out that morning to go to a museum exhibit, got diverted by the NKLA event, and came home with Lulu! We were a bit concerned about how she would fit into our household, but our first dog Stanley showed her the ropes, our ancient cat Omar set the boundaries about who was boss, and Lulu slowly began to relax into her new home. Now she’s loving life! A word about the breed: Lulu is the most stable, loving dog we have ever encountered. As gentle as a lamb, she is non-reactive in every situation, whether with an aggressive dog, a two-year-old climbing on her back and even taunting squirrels and speeding skateboarders. We love her (she never leaves my side) and we wanted to share our story and pictures to encourage other dog lovers to consider this breed. They were once the family dog of America and if you watch the incredible documentary on Netflix called Champions, about the rehabilitation of the Michael Vick dogs, you will see their true nature is stable, gentle and forgiving. Like any dog, their loyalty can be distorted through torture and abuse, but the misinformation about this breed is at epidemic levels. A new book called Pit Bull tells the truth. Their jaws don’t lock any more than any other dog, their stability is on par with the Labrador, and they are fantastic with children. Places where breed specific bans have been enacted against pit bulls have not shown a decrease in dog bites. If any dog is unstable, look at the other end of the leash for the reason. Judge the deed, not the breed! -- Global Animal

Woof Woof! Here Comes The Bride (GALLERY)

(PETS/DOG PICTURES) Dogs are more than just pets. In fact, to many of us, they are family. That's why it's no surprise that many people choose to include their dogs in their wedding. Even celebrities like Mark Zuckerberg incorporate their fluffy friends into their special day. With wedding season fast approaching, check out how other people have incorporated their pets into their nuptials. — Global Animal

Game Of Thrones: Cat Cast (GALLERY)

(CATS/FUNNY ANIMAL PICTURES) Do you remember a time when cats didn't rule the Internet? We sure don't. From imitating famous works of art to recapturing The Great Gatsby, cats can do it all. So, if you've ever wished for a gallery of cats who look like the cast from Game of Thrones, you're in for a treat! Check out the hilarious gallery, courtesy of GQ, below. — Global Animal