Celebrate National Pet Day With These 15 Amazing Cat and Dog Photos
April 11 is National Pet Day, and to celebrate, we're highlighting some of our readers' beloved animal companions with a gallery of reader-submitted photos. We receive so many wonderful pet photos every day, but these are the ones that stood out; they showcase incredible photography, adorable pets and amazing stories. We hope you enjoy the photos and that you take time to celebrate your pets — and all pets! — today.
It's hard to resist Boston Terrier Matilda's happy, smiling personality.
Bodhi, a playful Labrador Retriever, enjoys an afternoon at his local dog park during wildflower season.
Even when there's snow on the ground, Diego, a Doberman Pinscher, loves living near the beach.
Max, a Domestic Shorthair, naps peacefully near some spring flowers. His owner refers to him as "living yard art."
Sammy, a Lhasa Apso, plays in a tunnel at his local dog park.
Rescued yellow Labrador Retriever Jasper looks dashing in his red bandanna.
Mia, a Turkish Angora, reflects as she watches the birds and squirrels outside.
This Maine Coon, Nala, is a therapy cat who brings cheer to patients and staff alike when she visits nursing homes.
Nicoya, a Labrador Retriever, takes a break while hiking up Rocky Peak.
Nero is a stealthy Savannah, ready to pounce.
This Australian Cattle Dog, Little Bit, loves attention and treats — no wonder she's such a good model!
Sanders, a German Shorthaired Pointer, pauses for a picture during a hike at Makoshika State Park.
With her mesmerizing eyes, Kittywampus the gray tabby cat looks like a feline supermodel.