You’ve just given your adorable dog a bath. You’ve brushed its coat and now it’s gleaming like burnished copper. But you forgot to close the back door and off your silly doggo goes, bounding outside. And then you realize: it’s rained recently, there’s dirt everywhere outside, and your pooch is already frolicking across muddy puddles like Peppa Pig.

That’s just one of the many possible situations how your beautiful floof of a doggo can get muddy, messy, and mucky. Bored Panda has compiled a list of adorable and funny photos showing why you should never let your dog take a mud bath. So scroll down, upvote these funny doggers, and let us know in the comments if your pet’s ever done something similar. Oh, and when you’re done enjoying this list, have a look through our previous post about muddy canines.

This post might make some of you want to adopt a pet dog or become a better person by volunteering at your local animal shelters. If that’s what’s on your mind, read on for our interview with the Central California Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.

#1

Before And After Playdate

Before And After Playdate

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Janine B.
Community Member
7 months ago

Who do they think they can fool? They obviously left their poor dog in the woods and took a bear cub instead. Tzzz.

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#2

As Expected I Got Super Super Muddy And Had A Great Time, However I Partied A Bit Too Hard

As Expected I Got Super Super Muddy And Had A Great Time, However I Partied A Bit Too Hard

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Danish Dynomummy
Community Member
7 months ago

Oh, the "party is over" face.

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#3

Dog Playing In River Evolves Into Supermodel

Dog Playing In River Evolves Into Supermodel

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Janine B.
Community Member
7 months ago

This dog has better legs than me.

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Walter Salvari of the Central California SPCA told Bored Panda that dog and animal lovers can find plenty of ways of contributing to any of their local shelters if they’re looking for ways to make the world a tiny bit better one step at a time.

“There is not a ‘best way’ to support a shelter since everyone has different abilities, availability, talents, and resources. However, everyone can help a shelter.”

According to Walter from the CCSPCA, there are a number of things that people can do to help out their local animal shelters, including adopting or fostering pets, donating money or items on the shelter’s wish list, and volunteering.

However, that’s not all: even sharing good stories about pets and shelters online can make a difference. The same goes for reporting abuse and neglect. Walter also stressed that everyone comes out a winner if we all take excellent care of our own pets and share our know-how and experience with our family, neighbors, and community.

#4

Dandelion Zoomies

Dandelion Zoomies

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Janine B.
Community Member
7 months ago

Is it already Fashion Week again?

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#5

Before And After Mud Bath

Before And After Mud Bath

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Sori
Community Member
7 months ago

That smile

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#6

Jude And His Hound Dog Puppy "Chicky-Dog" After Playing In The Mud

Jude And His Hound Dog Puppy "Chicky-Dog" After Playing In The Mud

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gibsonpic
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7 months ago

What a fantastic picture, this could be in a gallery!!

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For those of you lucky enough to be living in Central California, Walter said that there are no special qualifications to volunteer for the CCSPCA—all you need is the willingness to help. “We have tasks ranging from dog walking and animal socialization to cleaning; customer service to office work; community education presenting to fundraising, and assisting with special events.”

“We have positions for all levels of physical ability and our current volunteers range in age from 8 to 75,” Walter explained that people of all ages are pitching in and helping animals out. “People wishing to volunteer need to complete a volunteer application on our website and attend an orientation/training class before beginning. We also accept groups for one-day projects.”

#7

"Today I Discovered Mud Puddles. Best. Day. Ever"

"Today I Discovered Mud Puddles. Best. Day. Ever"

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Sori
Community Member
7 months ago

Pure bliss

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#8

Our Babies When They Play Too Much. Alice And Figo

Our Babies When They Play Too Much. Alice And Figo

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Iris Engler
Community Member
7 months ago

But look how happy they are

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#9

So That’s How Chocolate Labs Are Made

So That’s How Chocolate Labs Are Made

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Kathy Baylis
Community Member
7 months ago

So then, doggie’s actually a chocolate-covered lab?

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The CCSPCA (and plenty of other animal welfare organizations) has a screening process for those of us who want to adopt an animal. Walter explained that the CCSPCA checks if the people willing to adopt a pet have had previous experience with the breed they want to give a forever home to.

“We do this to make sure they are breed knowledgeable, and not adopting simply due to the breed being pretty, or for any negative factors. We also like to make sure that if the customer has more than one person living in the household that everyone is in agreement in adopting a pet. We prefer that everyone in the home spends time with the pet to make sure the pet is a good fit in the household.”

He added: “Lastly, we ask if the customer has dogs at home. We recommend doing meet and greets first with the potential adopters in order to not have any issues at home with their beloved pet and our shelter animals.”

#10

Wat, Mahm? Dirt? Where? I See Nuffin

Wat, Mahm? Dirt? Where? I See Nuffin

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Danish Dynomummy
Community Member
7 months ago

Omg cuteness overload!

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#11

Ran Through The Tall Weeds With Her Velcro Fur. Took A Bath And Nearly 2 Hours Of Brushing To Get Them All Out

Ran Through The Tall Weeds With Her Velcro Fur. Took A Bath And Nearly 2 Hours Of Brushing To Get Them All Out

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Danish Dynomummy
Community Member
7 months ago

I feel sorry for you both

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#12

Anyone Knows How To Clean A Bath? Asking For A Friend

Anyone Knows How To Clean A Bath? Asking For A Friend

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Ronel du Plessis
Community Member
7 months ago

First you... uhm, never mind. Will be easier to buy a new house

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#13

Is This Not Good?

Is This Not Good?

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Janine B.
Community Member
7 months ago

Aw, of course it's good sweet baby. :)

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#14

Mud Dogger

Mud Dogger

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Hans
Community Member
7 months ago

Why is there a dog only on the left picture?

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#15

Happy Hippo Ralph

Happy Hippo Ralph

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Iris Engler
Community Member
7 months ago

That sassy look on the left and the pure innocence on the right

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#16

Very First Time I Stuck My Head In Thick Mud. Mum Was Absolutely Horrified But Then Start Laughing. No One Wanted To Pet Me On The Walk Home Tho

Very First Time I Stuck My Head In Thick Mud. Mum Was Absolutely Horrified But Then Start Laughing. No One Wanted To Pet Me On The Walk Home Tho

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Hans
Community Member
7 months ago

"this is not what I meant with taking a bath"

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#17

Someone Found The Only Mud Puddle In The Dog Park

Someone Found The Only Mud Puddle In The Dog Park

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Janine B.
Community Member
7 months ago

Congratulations, what a clever doggo you have.

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#18

Oh You Dirty Dog

Oh You Dirty Dog

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Teresa Thomas
Community Member
7 months ago

Purely majestic 😍😍

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#19

She Found The Mud Puddle

She Found The Mud Puddle

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Chris Jones
Community Member
7 months ago

THIS is why I stopped buying nice cars!

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#20

I See Your Muddy Pupper, And I Raise You Mine

I See Your Muddy Pupper, And I Raise You Mine

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Eva Bryson
Community Member
7 months ago

Beautiful Springer!

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#21

Found Her Playing In The Mud In The Backyard

Found Her Playing In The Mud In The Backyard

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Laugh Fan
Community Member
7 months ago

Aw! That cute bent over ear after the mud romps!

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#22

Can You Believe It’s The Same Dog In Both Pictures?

Can You Believe It’s The Same Dog In Both Pictures?

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Janine B.
Community Member
7 months ago

Not I can't. Obviously that's a seal in the photo on the right side.

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#23

Gabby Found A Mud Hole To Cool Off In

Gabby Found A Mud Hole To Cool Off In

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Danish Dynomummy
Community Member
7 months ago

Good for her... I'd choose mud over that dress any Day

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#24

The Little One Is Learning From His Big Brother

The Little One Is Learning From His Big Brother

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Kathy Baylis
Community Member
7 months ago

Um, Little Pupper, you’re not supposed to EAT mud pies (what am I talking about? I tried to eat one when I was little too...).

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#25

Was Asked If Martha Ever Got Muddy. Well, Yes. A Little

Was Asked If Martha Ever Got Muddy. Well, Yes. A Little

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mummy pig
Community Member
7 months ago

Just a little

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#26

Rare Pupper Having A Hecking Good Time In The Mud

Rare Pupper Having A Hecking Good Time In The Mud

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Ninja Kitty
Community Member
7 months ago

awwww. what kind of rare pup is he?

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#27

Doesn't He Look Fetching In His Mud Suit?

Doesn't He Look Fetching In His Mud Suit?

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Sori
Community Member
7 months ago

Yes he does!

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#28

Hands Up If You Love Mud Puddles

Hands Up If You Love Mud Puddles

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Luisa Vasconcelos
Community Member
7 months ago

I do, kids do and you too. It rhymes.

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#29

Sunday Funday! Dog Park + Mud Puddles + Puppacinos

Sunday Funday! Dog Park + Mud Puddles + Puppacinos

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Laugh Fan
Community Member
7 months ago

So cute! Photo on the left all innocent - Oh No! I'd never get muddy, not me.

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#30

It’s Safe To Say Wrigley Had The Most Fun At The Park Yesterday

It’s Safe To Say Wrigley Had The Most Fun At The Park Yesterday

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Janine B.
Community Member
7 months ago

Well, at least his teeth are still clean.

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#31

Oh Ellie

Oh Ellie

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Natalie KS
Community Member
7 months ago

This one should be higher on the list

#32

Sorry Mummy

Sorry Mummy

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Danish Dynomummy
Community Member
7 months ago

Uh Uh You're just sorry you got caught

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#33

Sorry Mum, But It Was Stronger Than Me. Those Ducks At That Empty Pond Needed Some Exercise. But Be Cool, No Bathing, Ok. You Know That I Hate Getting Wet

Sorry Mum, But It Was Stronger Than Me. Those Ducks At That Empty Pond Needed Some Exercise. But Be Cool, No Bathing, Ok. You Know That I Hate Getting Wet

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#34

A Little Mud Never Hurt Anyone... Right?

A Little Mud Never Hurt Anyone... Right?

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Karen Johnston
Community Member
7 months ago

That's a lot of dog to wash.

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#35

A Dirty Dog Is A Happy Dog

A Dirty Dog Is A Happy Dog

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Danish Dynomummy
Community Member
7 months ago

A dirty dog is a whole new dog

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#36

I Found One Of My Favorite Puddles

I Found One Of My Favorite Puddles

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Iris Engler
Community Member
7 months ago

Zombie eyes lol

#37

Dog Park

Dog Park

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Dana
Community Member
7 months ago

How'd you get so close to that polar bear without getting eaten? Although this one looks more cuddly and not very ferocious

#38

Dog Wash Then Car Wash

Dog Wash Then Car Wash

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Danish Dynomummy
Community Member
7 months ago

And lastly human wash

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#39

Sweet Puppy Discovered Mud Today

Sweet Puppy Discovered Mud Today

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Janine B.
Community Member
7 months ago

That's what you can discover in mud??? If someone asks, you find me in the park!

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#40

As Soon As Fox Gets Wet, It Gets Totally Stylish - It Makes Him Look Kind Of Angry And Cute At The Same Time

As Soon As Fox Gets Wet, It Gets Totally Stylish - It Makes Him Look Kind Of Angry And Cute At The Same Time

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Roos Dillema
Community Member
7 months ago

Even a Keeshond needs a mudbath from time to time

#41

Should I Be Allowed To Become A Swamp Monster At Least Once Again This Spring?

Should I Be Allowed To Become A Swamp Monster At Least Once Again This Spring?

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#42

This Boy Had A Great Day. He Got To Play In Mud, Snuck In A Goose Poop Snack, And Got To Play In The Hose While The Humans Rubbed Soap On Him. It Was The Best Day Ever

This Boy Had A Great Day. He Got To Play In Mud, Snuck In A Goose Poop Snack, And Got To Play In The Hose While The Humans Rubbed Soap On Him. It Was The Best Day Ever

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#43

My Golden Decided To Cool Off In The Mud While We Were Hiking. Many Baths Were Had

My Golden Decided To Cool Off In The Mud While We Were Hiking. Many Baths Were Had

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Susi Moffitt
Community Member
7 months ago

Many baths 😂😂😂😂😂

#44

The Best Part Is That Smile

The Best Part Is That Smile

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Gro Sellevold
Community Member
7 months ago

So happy 🥰🥰🥰

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#45

Precious Make Up

Precious Make Up

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Geek In the Blue Toolbox
Community Member
7 months ago

You missed a spot there.

#46

Hoodrat Ways

Hoodrat Ways

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#47

Swamp Creature

Swamp Creature

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Kismutt
Community Member
7 months ago

Great scarf! Guess not too many kisses now...:)

#48

How Milton Became Internet Famous

How Milton Became Internet Famous

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#49

Someone Had A Good Day Today

Someone Had A Good Day Today

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#50

We Had A Really Big Snowfall But I Still Know How To Find The Mud

We Had A Really Big Snowfall But I Still Know How To Find The Mud

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#51

That Moment You Go To The Park And Get A Magnificent Tan

That Moment You Go To The Park And Get A Magnificent Tan

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Danish Dynomummy
Community Member
7 months ago

Aww look at that smile!

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#52

Found Myself A Perfect Mud-Hole, Got To Sit In Front And Got Some Treats When Got Home. Perfect Sunday

Found Myself A Perfect Mud-Hole, Got To Sit In Front And Got Some Treats When Got Home. Perfect Sunday

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Danish Dynomummy
Community Member
7 months ago

Nananananana batdog!

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#53

This Is Bodhi, My Parents’ New Puddle Checker

This Is Bodhi, My Parents’ New Puddle Checker

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Laugh Fan
Community Member
7 months ago

Doing an excellent job there!

#54

Little Pig In A Mud Bath

Little Pig In A Mud Bath

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Geek In the Blue Toolbox
Community Member
7 months ago

"Who are you calling a pig?"

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#55

I Know I Did A Bad Thing Rolling In The Mud, But It Was Sooo Much Fun

I Know I Did A Bad Thing Rolling In The Mud, But It Was Sooo Much Fun

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Dana
Community Member
7 months ago (edited)

He looks like a whole new dog with markings!

#56

Well, It Was Like Time To Swim Again

Well, It Was Like Time To Swim Again

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Janine B.
Community Member
7 months ago

Aw, isn't this the cutest little stinker? :)))

#57

Great Day As Always

Great Day As Always

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#58

Mud Bath

Mud Bath

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Janine B.
Community Member
7 months ago

I feel really sorry for the one who has to take the doggo home afterwards.

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#59

Bailey Lost His Ball In A Mud Puddle. In True Retriever Form, He Didn't Stop Until He Found It

Bailey Lost His Ball In A Mud Puddle. In True Retriever Form, He Didn't Stop Until He Found It

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Janine B.
Community Member
7 months ago

Good boy. Never give up.

#60

Ok, Guess Who Is Having A Bath Later? These Boots Are Made For Walking. And It Stinks

Ok, Guess Who Is Having A Bath Later? These Boots Are Made For Walking. And It Stinks

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Laugh Fan
Community Member
7 months ago

Like my stylish wellies?

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#61

I Can Explain Human. You See, There Was A Ball, I Had To Save, In The Mud

I Can Explain Human. You See, There Was A Ball, I Had To Save, In The Mud

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#62

What? It Wasn’t Me

What? It Wasn’t Me

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Susi Moffitt
Community Member
7 months ago

Not meeeeee 😂😂😂

#63

My Lovely Lola

My Lovely Lola

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Janine B.
Community Member
7 months ago

Lola looks like a zombie dog feeling guilty. :D

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#64

Who Sticks Their Entire Head In A Mud Puddle?

Who Sticks Their Entire Head In A Mud Puddle?

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Dana
Community Member
7 months ago

The picture on the left is incredible!! They both are, but that one is cool!

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#65

Muddy Friday

Muddy Friday

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Kathy Baylis
Community Member
7 months ago

Where’d doggie’s face go?

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#66

That Was A Fun Day In The Park. My Humans Learned Something New As Well: Always Bring A Towel In The Car

That Was A Fun Day In The Park. My Humans Learned Something New As Well: Always Bring A Towel In The Car

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#67

This Is What I Opened My Door To

This Is What I Opened My Door To

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#68

This Boy Had Some Fun Today

This Boy Had Some Fun Today

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#69

She Thought The Mud Puddle Was A Swimming Pool

She Thought The Mud Puddle Was A Swimming Pool

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Bored Birgit
Community Member
7 months ago

And she did a good diving job.

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#70

Loki Once Again Located A Puddle, And Managed To Submerge Himself To The Point Where I Started Fearing It Was Quicksand

Loki Once Again Located A Puddle, And Managed To Submerge Himself To The Point Where I Started Fearing It Was Quicksand

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#71

Because Who Doesn’t Love Mud? The Stinkier The Better, Right?

Because Who Doesn’t Love Mud? The Stinkier The Better, Right?

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Janine B.
Community Member
7 months ago

Errr... no.

#72

Fun Times. Except The Baths After

Fun Times. Except The Baths After

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Danish Dynomummy
Community Member
7 months ago

Oy, doggo knows shits about to go down

#73

Today Was A Good Day

Today Was A Good Day

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#74

Mud Mask For The Beauty

Mud Mask For The Beauty

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Anna roberts
Community Member
7 months ago

That dog has an evil look

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#75

Mud Baths All Around

Mud Baths All Around