25 Adorable Photos of Puppies Playing With Other Animals

Whether a cat, a horse, or even a turtle, there's no one man's best friend can't befriend.

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Dogs aren't just man's best friend: They can form a close bond with practically any species. It doesn't matter if you're a human, a horse, a turtle, or yes, even a cat. Take the story about a dog that adopted nine ducklings or these viral photos of puppies playing with lion and tiger cubs at the Beijing Wildlife Park. Dogs can love—and want to play with—just about any other animal. Not convinced? Well, we've rounded up 25 adorable photos of puppies and other animals just to remind you how loving these canine companions can be.

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This dog and horse running after each other

dog and a horse running through a field together
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What we wouldn't give to be galloping in the fields alongside them!

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This pig-pup duo getting real friendly

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Touching noses together is basically the new way to say, "Hey, we're BFFs!"

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This goat and dog locked in eye contact

dog and goat locked in eye contact with each other
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We wonder who will win this friendly staring contest.

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This dog and rabbit chomping leaves together

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Honestly? We're unsure if two cuter animals even exist. Look at them!

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This dog sniffing his tortoise friend

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This seems like quite the unlikely pair, but we're here for this animal friendship.

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This cat and dog just chilling with each other

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Does this look like the face of a dog who hates cats? We don't think so! They're the best of friends.

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This chick just along for the ride with a canine companion

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Have you ever seen two friends simply coexisting so perfectly before?

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This dog licking a cow's snoot

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In a field full of cows, it seems this pup has literally marked his best friend.

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And this cow trying to lick the dog's snoot

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Guess you could call this friendly payback!

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This dog and goat hanging out in the fields

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It looks like they're communicating about what game they're about to play!

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This dog riding on a horse's back

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Dogs want to go horseback riding, too!

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Another chick just chilling on a dog's head

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Do chicks and dogs have an agreement we don't know about? Either way, we'll admit that it's pretty adorable!

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This dog and frog making friendly eye contact

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Perhaps this dog is actually looking for a prince?

14
This sheep pack assembling behind a dog

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If this is a game of hide-and-seek, we've got bad news for our canine companion.

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This dog sitting beside a fishbowl with his underwater buddies

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No mere bowl is going to keep a bunch of friends from hanging out!

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This dog staying close by a hedgehog friend

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Just two friends trading secrets back and forth—and keeping a safe distance.

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These two dogs hopping behind a squirrel

dogs just hopping alongside a squirrel
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These friends have learned how to synchronize hops!

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This bunny sneaking up on a dog's back

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That bunny hopped right on and said, "Tag, you're it!"

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This dog trying to keep up with his horse pal

dog and a horse running in the water together
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Nothing like splashing in the water with your best friend on a warm day.

20
These big cows hanging out with a little dog

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No fence can keep these animal pals apart.

21
This butterfly landing on a dog's nose

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We should all start looking at our friends the way this pup looks at his butterfly buddy.

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And this dog in a butterfly field

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What's better than a dog and one butterfly? A dog with many butterflies!

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This monkey playing with his canine friend's ear

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Just be gentle, please. We hope we look this relaxed when hanging out with one of our pals!

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This little pup and kitty looking up at the sky

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Perfect size, perfect pair, perfect friendship! These tiny, and utterly adorable animals are proving that cats and dogs can get along.

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This big dog and all his little friends

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Size can't keep true friends apart. This is an adorable group ready to play at any moment!

Kali Coleman
Kali is an assistant editor at Best Life. Read more
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