ADVERTISEMENT

There aren’t many things that can beat an impromptu meeting with a friendly, tail-wagging dog. The delivery drivers from UPS know this joy all too well. Since 2013, they’ve been sharing delightful encounters with dogs they meet on their routes through the Facebook group ‘UPS Dogs’. The page has grown to nearly 2 million followers, along with 640k followers on its Instagram counterpart.

Here at Bored Panda, we’ve featured this group many times, so we decided to round up the best posts. Check them out below and don’t forget to upvote your favorites!

#1

My Husband Eric Nocon Is A UPS Driver. Just Before Thanksgiving A Hungry Feral Kitten Hopped Up In His Truck Cuddly And Desperate For Food

My Husband Eric Nocon Is A UPS Driver. Just Before Thanksgiving A Hungry Feral Kitten Hopped Up In His Truck Cuddly And Desperate For Food

She was underfed and all alone on an isolated rural route. Eric fed the kitten some of his work snacks, and the kitten never left his lap. We brought the little girl home, and named her Duchess. She’s been one of the most cuddly and loving animals we’ve ever met

Report

The page was created by Sean ‘Dawgzilla’ McCarren, who’s been dedicatedly working at UPS for an impressive 24 years. “When you’re running into dogs all the time, it creates a bond when you see them every day,” he told HuffPost. “It’s cool to meet some of the same dogs on the route because they know who you are and they are excited to see you.”

At first, Sean posted by himself, but as the community expanded, more drivers began sharing their stories. Some dogs on the page even dress up in matching UPS uniforms.

#2

Hey, We Want A Treat... Olympia, Washington

Hey, We Want A Treat... Olympia, Washington

upsdogs Report

Add photo comments
POST
multanocte avatar
Multa Nocte
Community Member
1 week ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I would pay to send packages to this house just so I could see these two more often.

View more commentsArrow down menu

Apart from dogs, the group occasionally features all sorts of animals: alpacas, sheep, deer, cats, geese, you name it! The company is aware of Sean’s initiative, and a spokesperson noted in conversation with Buzzfeed, “It’s a good example of the relationships our employees build with their customers, two- or four-legged!”

ADVERTISEMENT
#3

Rudy Is Blind As A Bat, But That Doesn't Stop Him From Following The Sound Of My Truck Until I Feed Him! - Saint Joseph, Michigan

Rudy Is Blind As A Bat, But That Doesn't Stop Him From Following The Sound Of My Truck Until I Feed Him! - Saint Joseph, Michigan

upsdogs Report

#4

Ben Happened To Be Present Moments After A Baby Alpaca Was Born. Valley Center California

Ben Happened To Be Present Moments After A Baby Alpaca Was Born. Valley Center California

upsdogs Report

The adorable pups that show up on ‘UPS Dogs’ embody the heartwarming aspect of being a delivery person. As we scroll through their feed, it’s a gentle reminder for both drivers and pet owners to approach each other with care and kindness. However, not all interactions between dogs and drivers go smoothly.

#5

After Months Of Hearing These Guys Barking Inside The House I Finally Had A Signature Required And Got To Meet These Two

After Months Of Hearing These Guys Barking Inside The House I Finally Had A Signature Required And Got To Meet These Two

This is Stella and Zeus. Stella is 4 and was the runt of her litter and Zeus is 7 and was a rescue Love the Pitis on my route

upsdogs Report

With 65 million American households owning dogs, it’s no surprise that dangerous situations sometimes occur. According to the US Postal Service, there were nearly 6,000 cases of dog attacks on their employees last year. The overall number is likely higher if you take into account numerous delivery services like UPS, Amazon, and FedEx.

#7

Another One Of Those Weird Looking Dogs In Illinois!

Another One Of Those Weird Looking Dogs In Illinois!

upsdogs Report

ADVERTISEMENT
#8

Her Name Is “Little Bit” And This Is Her First Time Ever Coming Near The Big Scary Brown Truck. She Got Extra Biscuits For Being So Brave

Her Name Is “Little Bit” And This Is Her First Time Ever Coming Near The Big Scary Brown Truck. She Got Extra Biscuits For Being So Brave

upsdogs Report

ADVERTISEMENT
#9

She Always Has To Bring Me A Stick To Play Fetch And Can’t Get Enough. No Stick To Big, No Stick Too Small. The Older One Just Wants The Treats

She Always Has To Bring Me A Stick To Play Fetch And Can’t Get Enough. No Stick To Big, No Stick Too Small. The Older One Just Wants The Treats

upsdogs Report

Add photo comments
POST
sarah-jones avatar
sbj
Community Member
1 week ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

That's an impressive sized stick, she's definitely earned her treats

View More Replies...
View more commentsArrow down menu

To spread awareness and educate dog owners on how they can help, USPS launched a ‘Don’t let your dog bite the hand that serves you’ initiative. This campaign encourages owners to take control of their pets to prevent any potential injuries.

#10

I Stopped My Truck And Before I Knew It, I Had A Helper. Sugarland, Texas

I Stopped My Truck And Before I Knew It, I Had A Helper. Sugarland, Texas

upsdogs Report

Add photo comments
POST
sarah-jones avatar
sbj
Community Member
1 week ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

They look very pleased to see you and I'm sure they're going to be a perfect helper

View More Replies...
View more commentsArrow down menu
#11

Here Is A Photo Of Me, Sesame The Opossum, With My Friend Joe In New Orleans, Louisiana

Here Is A Photo Of Me, Sesame The Opossum, With My Friend Joe In New Orleans, Louisiana

I'm so grateful that Joe is sweet to me!!! He's a true animal lover with a truck full of treats

upsdogs Report

#12

Bentley The Beggar Is Bellowing At The Injustice Of Being Limited To 3 Biscuits. Oh, The Suffering

Bentley The Beggar Is Bellowing At The Injustice Of Being Limited To 3 Biscuits. Oh, The Suffering

upsdogs Report

Various sources offer useful tips for delivery drivers on staying safe around unfamiliar dogs, which can benefit everyone in their daily lives. First, when you’re near a dog, make sure to announce your presence so you don’t startle it. For instance, greet it with a friendly hello and gauge its reaction.

ADVERTISEMENT

One of the other things you should do is keep a sufficient distance. Dogs are territorial, and maintaining space helps them feel secure. Avoid petting them without permission or the owner present, as this can trigger a negative reaction.

#17

This Is Buzz!!!! He Was 18 Sadly He Passed Away Not Too Long Ago. Even With Wheels He'd Still Meet Me

This Is Buzz!!!! He Was 18 Sadly He Passed Away Not Too Long Ago. Even With Wheels He'd Still Meet Me

upsdogs Report

#18

Half A Box Of Treats At One Stop! Courtney Bernasky Mcalester Ok

Half A Box Of Treats At One Stop! Courtney Bernasky Mcalester Ok

upsdogs Report

If you spot a dog you’re interested in meeting and its owners are around, kindly request that they restrain or secure the dog. This precaution ensures both your safety and the animal’s comfort.

#19

“A Different Kind Of Dog” Mark Cooper

“A Different Kind Of Dog” Mark Cooper

upsdogs Report

#21

The Thing Is, I Am Basically Just A Rock Star In A Big Brown Limousine

The Thing Is, I Am Basically Just A Rock Star In A Big Brown Limousine

I pull up, open the door, and a throng of my adoring fans is waiting to mob me. Keeping them all happy is a tough job, but someone has to do it!

upsdogs Report

ADVERTISEMENT

According to DW Dog Training, there are multiple reasons why dogs can act out. Most commonly, it’s because they’re trying to protect themselves or they’re afraid. Sometimes, they have trouble containing their excitement, so they redirect it in the form of aggression towards someone.

#23

There's A New Sheriff In Town...and Her Name Is Cupcake

There's A New Sheriff In Town...and Her Name Is Cupcake

Her job....is maintaining law and order at the Bells Up Winery on the mean streets of Newberg, Oregon. Like the rough-and-tumble saloons of the old Wild West, the Bells Up Winery attracts more than its fair share of wine tasting drifters, cattle rustlers, outlaws, gamblers, horse thieves and assorted ne'er-do-wells...all of whom require a firm hand to keep them in line. Its a big job indeed, and one that only Cupcake can handle. She is predatory perfection personified; a pint-sized Pomeranian powerhouse in pink pineapple pajamas. A full forty-four ounces of fearless, fiery, four-legged, flesh-eating fury. She combines the tenacity of a pit bull, the razor-sharp fangs of a rattlesnake, the bone-crushing jaws of a hyena, the speed of a gazelle and the shrill, deafening howl of an air raid siren into a potent and compact package that can be concealed in a coat pocket or handbag until such time as her awesome power is deployed against the miscreant who dares to misbehave in her establishment. When the forces of evil conspire to prey upon the law-abiding citizens of the Newberg frontier, you can sleep easy knowing that the mighty Cupcake will be there to stop them! co.
By Scott Hodges

upsdogs Report

Add photo comments
POST
ymhelms74 avatar
CaliCoast
Community Member
1 week ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

What a great description, Scott! Bells Up sounds like a great place, with a adorable guard dog!!

View more commentsArrow down menu
ADVERTISEMENT
#24

To: Charlie, Our Friendly Neighborhood UPS Guy From: Jade And Jasper, To Share With All The Doggos On Your Route Jonesborough, Tn

To: Charlie, Our Friendly Neighborhood UPS Guy From: Jade And Jasper, To Share With All The Doggos On Your Route Jonesborough, Tn

upsdogs Report

Watch out for signs that indicate whether a dog is being aggressive. DW Dog Training highlights that while growling, barking, biting, and lunging are well-known, there are also more subtle forms of communication. These include lip licking, yawning (if the dog is not tired), freezing in place, and avoiding eye contact.

#26

Debbie De Goose Thinks She Is A Dog. Every Time She Hears Steve The UPS Man Coming, She Comes Running For A Hug

Debbie De Goose Thinks She Is A Dog. Every Time She Hears Steve The UPS Man Coming, She Comes Running For A Hug

upsdogs Report

#27

Deliver A Package In A Garage Turn Towards My Truck, Then I Hear A Meow From Behind. Portland, Tn

Deliver A Package In A Garage Turn Towards My Truck, Then I Hear A Meow From Behind. Portland, Tn

upsdogs Report

However, once you’ve confirmed that the dog is friendly, this four-legged companion can make life much more fulfilling. For example, a recent Korean study found that playing with dogs promotes relaxation, emotional stability, concentration, and creativity.

#28

Champ Is A Distemper Survivor, He Uses A Special Quad Wheelchair

Champ Is A Distemper Survivor, He Uses A Special Quad Wheelchair

He wanted to meet the big brown beast, which he thinks is his own personal goodies truck! Champ is my foster boy who is looking for his forever home. He is available with Shenandoah Shepherd Rescue in Virginia

upsdogs Report

#30

Shop Friend Nikita Is Waiting On A Special Delivery. Waiting Patiently For Whatever Goodies Maybe In Browns Pockets

Shop Friend Nikita Is Waiting On A Special Delivery. Waiting Patiently For Whatever Goodies Maybe In Browns Pockets

upsdogs Report

So, approach dogs with care and enjoy their presence as much as you can. Just remember that they’re animals and need to be treated with caution and respect.

#32

Yeti Likes When Dave Comes To Visit Always Gets A Biscuit... Windsor, Pa

Yeti Likes When Dave Comes To Visit Always Gets A Biscuit... Windsor, Pa

upsdogs Report

See Also on Bored Panda
#34

Sometimes "Ewe" Don't Know Who's Coming Into Your Truck

Sometimes "Ewe" Don't Know Who's Coming Into Your Truck

This is Elsa. She's a house dog. I dare you to tell her otherwise!!! Her human told me to see if she'd like puppy treats. She did! He was impressed. West Central Minnesota

upsdogs Report

#35

Awwww. Prospect, Ky

Awwww. Prospect, Ky

upsdogs Report

Add photo comments
POST
arindown-art avatar
Lil Miss Hobbit
Community Member
1 week ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I like how he's not touching it. Just letting it wait for mom to come back.

View more commentsArrow down menu
#37

We Have Some Strange Looking Dogs Here In Nyack, NY

We Have Some Strange Looking Dogs Here In Nyack, NY

upsdogs Report

Add photo comments
POST
thirium_310 avatar
Marika
Community Member
1 week ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

The pig looks absolutely adorable, like one of these Capukoron plushies ^__^

View More Replies...
View more commentsArrow down menu
#41

Totally Worth A 10 Min Break To Get Acquainted With This Momma And Her Two Pup

Totally Worth A 10 Min Break To Get Acquainted With This Momma And Her Two Pup

upsdogs Report

See Also on Bored Panda
#44

The Is Jen With Benny In Northville. Benny Is Blind And Deaf, But Still Likes To Socialize. Jen Works Out Of The Livonia, Michigan

The Is Jen With Benny In Northville. Benny Is Blind And Deaf, But Still Likes To Socialize. Jen Works Out Of The Livonia, Michigan

upsdogs Report

#45

8 Corgis Decided To Greet My UPS Husband Looking For Treats And Attention. Keene, New Hampshire

8 Corgis Decided To Greet My UPS Husband Looking For Treats And Attention. Keene, New Hampshire

upsdogs Report

#46

This Big Ol’ Meathead Is A Real Sweetheart. A Tongue With 90 Lbs Of Pit Bull Attached To It

This Big Ol’ Meathead Is A Real Sweetheart. A Tongue With 90 Lbs Of Pit Bull Attached To It

upsdogs Report

#49

Who Gets The First Cookie? One Big Happy Family - Whitingham Vermont, Thank You Josh Kissell

Who Gets The First Cookie? One Big Happy Family - Whitingham Vermont, Thank You Josh Kissell

upsdogs Report

#50

My New Best Friend! Thanks Chris

My New Best Friend! Thanks Chris

upsdogs Report

Note: this post originally had 120 images. It’s been shortened to the top 50 images based on user votes.