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
6 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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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
6 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.
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6 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
6 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
6 months ago

That smile

Gherkin
Community Member
6 months ago

Ikr it's an amazing smile

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Jaamelia
Community Member
6 months ago

Omg! So much joy in one picture

Janine B.
Community Member
6 months ago

This dog is obviously having a day in the spa.

Tara Brooks
Community Member
6 months ago (edited)

I want to be him. He’s living his best life

Danish Dynomummy
Community Member
6 months ago

That face is totally worth it

Elina Kuusisto
Community Member
6 months ago

That is one happy dog! 😆💕

Chaz83
Community Member
6 months ago

That is a face of pure happiness!

Mandira Basu
Community Member
6 months ago

What a satisfied smile!

Jonah King
Community Member
6 months ago

Never Ever? Because it looks to me like your giving me more reasons

Zarih Sundberg
Community Member
6 months ago

Pure joy

Kathy Shann
Community Member
6 months ago

He is mud bathing

Brenda Owens
Community Member
6 months ago

Now that’s a happy puppy.

Joan Shepherd Hurtado
Community Member
6 months ago

happy dog

WaitingtokissGregDavis
Community Member
6 months ago

Little pudding looks such a happy chap.

elfin
Community Member
6 months ago

He looks happier after. Perhaps the rest of us should try it.

Jane Alexander
Community Member
6 months ago

My sweet pit enjoyed mud to the fullest. I loved seeing him smile like that!

Judy Rofe
Community Member
6 months ago

A picture of sartorial bliss!

Tony Drake
Community Member
6 months ago

He's happy 😊❤️ (or she).

Karen Klinck
Community Member
6 months ago

Totally exhausted itself!

Kimberley Thomas
Community Member
6 months ago

looks like a happy statue

Blood Queen🖤❤️🩸
Community Member
6 months ago

this is the life.

Vickie Browning
Community Member
6 months ago

bliss....

Speedlimit78
Community Member
6 months ago

Pure happiness and joy, don’t see that often these days

Marlene Ricker
Community Member
6 months ago

Oh yeah, he's having a good time!

Jenny Pugh
Community Member
6 months ago

There's an old saying 'happy as a pig in mud'. This picture totally sums that up <3

Ayasophya Alturas
Community Member
6 months ago

he looks happy in the mud

Abigail Kreiss
Community Member
6 months ago

Oh, the pure joy of it!

Oonagh O'Brien
Community Member
6 months ago

Bliss

Patricia Mclean
Community Member
6 months ago

Looks great mine loves to put her belly in the mud.

Johanne Trudeau
Community Member
6 months ago

Such a happy boy!! LOL!!!

Lola
Community Member
6 months ago

I don’t think I’ll ever be as happy as this dog playing in the mud.

Andrea Whitehurst
Community Member
6 months ago

Oink

Claire Armstrong
Community Member
6 months ago

So happy lol

nala simba
Community Member
6 months ago

So happy, like a pig in mud. Aahh, bliss.

Elizabeth Byars
Community Member
6 months ago

Oh my gosh look at that smile.

Kathy Franks
Community Member
6 months ago

LOL look at that smile <3

MaryBored Pasaribu
Community Member
6 months ago

he is happy

Rachel Green
Community Member
6 months ago

hahaha prayyyyyiiinnggg that God will turn this mud into chocolate for dogs

Fátima Melo
Community Member
6 months ago

Ohhhh

Kym Bracegirdle
Community Member
6 months ago

He looks so happy here 😃

Cecilia Garcia
Community Member
6 months ago

the pure joy on his face!!

Vivi
Community Member
4 months ago

He look very happy!

Selena the moon
Community Member
6 months ago

That is a happy dog

Judy Hofer
Community Member
6 months ago

Oh but look at the smile on the face and tanning in the sun... what fun!

sharron lynn parsons
Community Member
6 months ago

Happy as a pig in mud !!!

Linda C Warner
Community Member
6 months ago

Hot fun in the summer time!!

Imogen Hannah
Community Member
6 months ago

Ahh the life of a hot elephant

Theory Buchannon
Community Member
6 months ago

He so happy

Kim Bush
Community Member
6 months ago

Pure joy

Matthew Adamson
Community Member
6 months ago

thug life XD

Wendy Yim
Community Member
6 months ago

that there is a happy doggo

AINSLEY RADFORD
Community Member
6 months ago

doggo treating its self

Giles Gallie
Community Member
6 months ago

Heavenly.

berna zapominszki
Community Member
6 months ago

A pig. PIG. :-)

Bored Birgit
Community Member
6 months ago

Eek, no spot left to touch

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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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6 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
6 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
6 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
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6 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
6 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
6 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
6 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
6 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
6 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
6 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
6 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
6 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
6 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
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6 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
6 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
6 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
6 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
6 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
6 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
6 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
6 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
6 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
6 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
6 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
6 months ago

Well, at least his teeth are still clean.

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