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Meet one dog and you will fall in love with these animals forever. They encourage us to get out and explore the world, they help us find joy in simple things, like riding in a car, and they are always willing to snuggle. What I'm trying to say is, dogs are the best.

So in order to thank them for making us happy, we at Bored Panda have put together a new collection of wholesome dog posts. Whether it's a pup chilling in a flower basin or a diligent K9 "protecting" its hooman's baby, these pictures perfectly portray the pure nature of dogs, and we are lucky to have every single one of them.

Continue scrolling to enjoy the list and check out more of the same here and here.

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This Dog Saved All Her Puppies From A Fire And Put Them All In One Of The Fire Trucks On The Scene

This Dog Saved All Her Puppies From A Fire And Put Them All In One Of The Fire Trucks On The Scene

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No wonder dogs are so great to us. Marissa Sunny, CPDT-KA and senior dog lifesaving specialist at Best Friends Animal Society, told Bored Panda that "dogs typically see their owners as family and their best friends! They grow extremely attached to people in their lives and will remember them even years later."

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If you end up on a dog's good person list, it will definitely show you; dogs typically express affection by soliciting attention, "giving kisses", and actively trying to spend time with you," Sunny explained.

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Fate Always Finds A Way

Fate Always Finds A Way

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Rescue Dog Drags Its Blanket Over To A Homeless Dog So They Can Share It On A Chilly Night

Rescue Dog Drags Its Blanket Over To A Homeless Dog So They Can Share It On A Chilly Night

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Science confirms that spending time with our canine companions does wonders for our wellbeing.

For example, a comprehensive review of studies published between 1950 and 2019 discovered that dog owners had a lower risk of death—studies suggest that dog owners have lower blood pressure levels and improved responses to stress.

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Interestingly, people who had experienced previous coronary events had an even higher level of risk reduction for death.

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The Owner In This Shop Allows Stray Dogs To Come In When It Is Dark So That They Can Spend The Nights Safely .. He Put Blankets To Cover The Cold Tiles So Everyone Has A Comfortable Bed .. Such Initiatives Must Be Shared!

The Owner In This Shop Allows Stray Dogs To Come In When It Is Dark So That They Can Spend The Nights Safely .. He Put Blankets To Cover The Cold Tiles So Everyone Has A Comfortable Bed .. Such Initiatives Must Be Shared!

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#8

Retired Nasa Astronaut, Leland Melvin’s Official Portrait

Retired Nasa Astronaut, Leland Melvin’s Official Portrait

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Also, dogs make us a lot more sociable. Think about it, aren't people with canines more approachable? There's always a conversation starter wagging its tail next to them!

Researchers have found that about 40 percent of dog owners have an easier time making friends—these animals really help us to get to know strangers and form new relationships.

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#9

My Son Was Waiting For The School Bus, When I Walked By And Saw This

My Son Was Waiting For The School Bus, When I Walked By And Saw This

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I Got My Pup A Matching Chair So He Would Stop Stealing Mine. Needless To Say, He’s Very Pleased

I Got My Pup A Matching Chair So He Would Stop Stealing Mine. Needless To Say, He’s Very Pleased

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My Son Always Texts To Say He's On His Way Home. So I Open The Door, Letting His 17 Year Old Cat, And 16 Year Old Doggo Know That He's On His Way. This Is Them Waiting For Him. Thought It Was Adorable, And Wanted To Share

My Son Always Texts To Say He's On His Way Home. So I Open The Door, Letting His 17 Year Old Cat, And 16 Year Old Doggo Know That He's On His Way. This Is Them Waiting For Him. Thought It Was Adorable, And Wanted To Share

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With all of the unconditional love we receive from dogs, it's only fair we do everything in our power to make them feel content too. "For dogs to live a happy, fulfilling life, it is important that their families make sure all their needs are being met, not just the basic ones," Sunny highlighted.

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"Dogs have emotional needs that can be filled by spending time with you and getting attention. They also have mental and intellectual needs that can be met by going on walks and playing games. It is important to look at your dog as a full creature with a developed mind to meet all its emotional, physical, and health needs."

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To learn more about how to take care of your pup, visit Best Friends.

#12

This Will Always Be One Of My Favorite Photos Of All Time

This Will Always Be One Of My Favorite Photos Of All Time

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The Goodest Of Girls

The Goodest Of Girls

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Their Dog Hasn’t Eaten Well Since They Brought Their Baby Home

Their Dog Hasn’t Eaten Well Since They Brought Their Baby Home

Their dog hasn’t eaten well since they brought their baby home - dog kept taking food into the living room and leaving it there. Someone suggested the dog might be worried the baby isn’t visibly eating, so is “feeding” the baby. They tried giving the baby a bowl of food at the same time. It worked!

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Two Years And Tons Of Walks Later, Shiloh Has Reached Her Target Weight!!

Two Years And Tons Of Walks Later, Shiloh Has Reached Her Target Weight!!

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#21

Dad Who Didn't Want A Dog Now Tucks Him In For Nap Time

Dad Who Didn't Want A Dog Now Tucks Him In For Nap Time

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Just An Old Dog And His Little Buddy

Just An Old Dog And His Little Buddy

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Lauren Caswell
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3 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Letting it use the paws for rest! Oh gosh how did we get so lucky to have doggies in our lives!

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My Senior(Ish) Dog Can't Swim By Himself Anymore So I Carry Him While He Takes A Dip

My Senior(Ish) Dog Can't Swim By Himself Anymore So I Carry Him While He Takes A Dip

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Ham Saved My Life Yesterday. He Hurt His Paw But I’m Alive Because Of His Bravery. Thank You, Ham. You Are My Best Friend

Ham Saved My Life Yesterday. He Hurt His Paw But I’m Alive Because Of His Bravery. Thank You, Ham. You Are My Best Friend

I was working on my house where I fell and was critically injured. He ran to me and started howling and crying; he tried to drag me and ripped his foot Oppenheimer. Luckily he got my neighbors attention. I should be dead, but he saved me.

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#26

After 9 Years Of Being My Best Friend, He Gets To Be My Best Man

After 9 Years Of Being My Best Friend, He Gets To Be My Best Man

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Spotted This Cutie At The Grocery Store

Spotted This Cutie At The Grocery Store

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3 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Sweet dog, but breeders must be stopped from creating dogs who live with pain.

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Just A Short-Spined Dog Enjoying Life. His Name Is Quasimodo. Even If You’re Different, You Can Still Enjoy Life

Just A Short-Spined Dog Enjoying Life. His Name Is Quasimodo. Even If You’re Different, You Can Still Enjoy Life

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#30

Find This

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3 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

My dog never listens to me. If they're listening to your dad it means hes good!

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And I Never Thought That 17 Years Later, My Best Friend Would Live To Meet My First Child

And I Never Thought That 17 Years Later, My Best Friend Would Live To Meet My First Child

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Running Through The Lavender

Running Through The Lavender

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My Son Has Noticed How Old Our Dog Is Getting, So He Tries To Comfort Her With His Stuffed Toy Sloth. She Loves It

My Son Has Noticed How Old Our Dog Is Getting, So He Tries To Comfort Her With His Stuffed Toy Sloth. She Loves It

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This Little Dachshund Went From 56 Pounds Down To A Petite 9 Pounds!

This Little Dachshund Went From 56 Pounds Down To A Petite 9 Pounds!

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A German Shepherd Called Capitán Has Slept Next To The Grave Of His Owner Every Night At 6pm For 6 Years (2006-2012)

A German Shepherd Called Capitán Has Slept Next To The Grave Of His Owner Every Night At 6pm For 6 Years (2006-2012)

His owner, Miguel Guzmán died in 2006. Capitán, the dog, disappeared while the family attended the fueral services. A week later reatives of Guzmán were visiting the cemetery when they were astounded to find the dog next to the owner's grave.
The cemetery director says that the dog comes around each night at 6pm, and has done so for the past 6 years!

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3,750 77 Dogs Deserve The Best!

3,750 77 Dogs Deserve The Best!

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#42

Little Dog Doesn’t Like Snow, Bro Human Lays Down Plywood For Her In The Winter So She Can Always Have A Grassy Spot To Potty

Little Dog Doesn’t Like Snow, Bro Human Lays Down Plywood For Her In The Winter So She Can Always Have A Grassy Spot To Potty

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#43

Even After 10 Years, Some Things Never Change

Even After 10 Years, Some Things Never Change

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When It's Bath Time But Your Doggy Doesn't Like His Ears Getting Wet

When It's Bath Time But Your Doggy Doesn't Like His Ears Getting Wet

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#46

This Free Kisses Pup Window!

This Free Kisses Pup Window!

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Stairway To Heaven

Stairway To Heaven

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Our Dog And A Baby Squirrel Just Hanging Out

Our Dog And A Baby Squirrel Just Hanging Out

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I Just Want To Be This Happy

I Just Want To Be This Happy

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He Did Well On Written Portion, But Not In Orals

He Did Well On Written Portion, But Not In Orals

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