Whether it’s a fluffy four-legged pooch, a slinky feline, or something a little more exotic, goofy animals are a joy to witness. There’s no wonder the internet is covered in pictures of pets — personally, we just can’t get enough.
Slowly Sliding Off
Sometimes, pets get themselves into impossible-looking positions and just decide to stay there. This pup started off on the couch and then walked themselves off, leaving two legs sticking out behind, and two legs solidly on the ground. After waiting there for a couple of moments, this flexible pooch slowly slid off the couch.
Knock Knock, I’m Here
Dogs are creatures of habit. They wake up at the same time every morning, they eat their meals at the same times each day, and they go for walks each evening. Structure and routine make dogs feel satisfied and comfortable, and it will soon seem like they’ve got their schedule memorized to a tee.
And often, that’s because they do. This adorable dog must have spent several years going in and out of a door. Much to his surprise, after home renovations, the door is gone.
He’s Seeing Red
It’s always fun to present a dog with a new toy. Being enthusiastic creatures, dogs tend to get excited over most things. Because of this, it’s pretty uplifting to see how they’ll react to new textures, noises, and shapes. When this dog was given a plushie dinosaur toy, he snatched it up immediately.
As you can see from this ridiculous image, when the dog grabbed the toy by the stomach, the dinosaur’s red feet covered his eyes. Typical dog.
I Can’t Even Look at You
So far we’ve looked exclusively at dogs, but let’s not forget about their four-legged counterparts — cats. While some people wrongly think that cats are offish, boring, or cruel, they’re actually hilarious, affectionate, and full of personality.
Just take this dramatic feline as an example. When this kitty’s owner shooed him off their lap, he rested his furry face on the nearest pillow instead. While it looks like this cat is throwing a fit, we know he’s just keen to get back to sleep.
It Fits Perfectly
Dogs are goofy creatures, even if they look a little fierce sometimes. Even dogs that are trained for security or military purposes are sweethearts deep down, and all dogs love to run around and have fun. While playing fetch or running after a ball is great, some pups need to mix things up a little.
This striking black dog has a ball with a hole in it, and he likes to stick his lower jaw inside it. After all, why bother sprinting when you can dress up instead?
So Close, Yet So Far
Anyone with a cat knows that they don’t exactly understand how glass works. A cat may lounge by a window all day, and yet still try and jump up to catch a butterfly passing outside.
Likewise, if you approach a cat through a pane of glass, they’re likely to smear themselves against it in the hope of a few scratches. That’s why it’s no surprise that this little kitty tried to get herself some milk by licking a glass bowl. Sadly, that’s just not how it works.
Snoopy, Is That You?
Comic strip character Snoopy is often associated with his doghouse, where he’s often seen sleeping on the roof. Interestingly, in earlier versions of the comic strip, Snoopy slept inside his house, but in 1958 he ventured to the roof for the first time.
After a while, sleeping on the roof became Snoopy’s norm. In a 1963 strip, Linus suggests that Snoopy sleep inside and everyone thinks it’s a ridiculous idea. Perhaps this pup uses her ears to lock onto the house just like the cartoon dog.
Did You Say ‘Walk?’
When dogs go for walks, it’s not just about stretching their legs. With super strong senses of smells, dogs experience everything in a much different way than humans do. With each new step is a trial of scents, and that’s not even mentioning the multiple noises, passing dogs, and new humans.
For a dog, going for a walk is an adventure, and every little thing they come across or see is exciting. For that reason, it’s no wonder this dog gives their owner puppy dog eyes when they need to go outside.
I Can’t Live Like This
When you’re around the same height as a trunk, couch, or table, it just makes sense to rest your head on top of one when you see it. This dog must have been tired because it decided to use a wooden trunk as a pillow rather than the dog bed itself.
Perhaps this dog isn’t happy that its bed is covered in toys. If only some human would come and clear things up, then this pup could really get snoozing.
Just Perfect for Paws
For years, humans have mistakenly thought that the circular holes inside cars are for holding cups. Foolishly, humans have been putting receptacles of boiling liquid into these holes, and trying to drink from them while driving. Obviously, this is a major safety issue.
As we’ve learned from this image, these circular car holes are actually for dog’s paws. With one paw in each hole, pups can cruise along as if they’re doing the driving.
I Really Need to Lie Down
Life isn’t easy for long-haired dogs, especially when they live in warm climates. Long hair requires all sorts of grooming and brushing, never mind the vigorous shampooing sessions. Of course, it’s all worth it, because long-haired dogs often look like superstars.
This adorable pup was out and about in Korea on a hot day and had to take a break by the fridge. Lying on the cold tiled floor, this dog was hoping to just get a minute to themselves.
Are We Missing a Part?
When you order your dog from the dog site, they come flat packed with a thick manual of instructions. As this post points out, failing to follow the instructions can lead to really weird looking dogs. With legs sticking in all directions and tails coming out of nowhere, a badly put together dog will not be pretty.
Just kidding. We know that dogs don’t come in flat-pack boxes. We also know that some dogs like to flail their limbs in all directions. Strike a pose!
Please Remain Seated
Ordinarily, dogs sit by resting on their back legs, and placing their front legs on the ground. This is the standard “sit” position taught to all dogs from an early age. It’s strange then, that some dogs prefer to sit like humans.
Perhaps they’re sick of being the odd dog out and just want to blend in with their human family. Whatever the reason, dogs that sit like humans always crack us up. It’s super cute and very goofy, and we have no complaints.
Soaking Up the Sun
Next up is a sun-loving Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, stretched out and soaking up the rays. These toy dogs are active and free-spirited, but also love cuddling up to their human family. Dogs can have pretty full schedules — with all of their walking, eating, and playing.
We’re glad that Ms. Ella was able to find some time in her busy day to dedicate just to herself. After all, self-care is important, even for dogs.
No Guests at This Time
It’s a truth universally acknowledged that cats are big fans of cardboard boxes. In fact, when presented with the option between an expensive high-tech new toy and a cardboard box, a cat will almost always pick the box. Actually, it will always pick the box.
For this reason, many cat owners enjoy making cardboard box houses for their kitties. Naturally, these houses are subject to being bitten, chewed, and scratched to shreds. Hooray for cats!
You’re Crushing Me
As well as being totally adorable and full of mischief, cats are also liquid. That’s right, you read that correctly — cats are liquid. What we mean is that cats can slink into all sorts of shapes, and squish themselves into impossible tiny spaces.
The orange cat in this picture has managed to tuck themselves away into a cozy cardboard box, but it was about to get even cozier. Cat number two entered the picture, calmly crushed their sibling, and posed angelically.
Everything Will Be Fine
This poor pup is in a position that makes it look absolutely terrified. While many dogs sleep curled up in a circle, lying on their side, or flopped on their back, this black pooch looks like he’s rocking back and forth after seeing a ghost.
Perhaps the spirit of another household pet appeared before this dog and told it to watch its back. Somebody needs to give this poor creature a calming lavender chew toy, stat.
Did you know that pug dogs can be traced all the way back to ancient China? In fact, the flat-faced toy dogs were favored by Chinese Emperors, and were pets to members of the imperial court.
The small but muscly dogs are popular all over the world now, and feature in any number of internet memes and GIFs. This person’s fat little pug looks just like a potato. In the parlance of Taylor Swift’s “Shake it Off,” “Potatoes gonna potate.”
Everyone Say ‘Cheese’
Excitingly, this is our first funny pet picture that includes both a dog and a cat. And let’s be honest — the only thing better than animal pictures are animal pictures featuring more than one species of animal. It’s double the cuteness!
In this hilarious snap, someone’s dog and cat look like they’re squished together to pose for a family photo. With his eager eyes, the dog is the older brother, and with her anguished expression, the cat is the younger sister.
Got One Going Spare?
One of the many wonderful things about having pets is catching them making strange-looking expressions. This might happen in person, from a particular angle, or when captured on camera. This dog’s strange expression makes him look almost like a person.
Those eyes are definitely saying, “Hello, I’ll take one of the snacks please.” Sadly for dogs, they aren’t humans, so we don’t just give them snacks when they give us funny faces. Rather, we take out our phones and photograph them.
Sorry, Did You Say Something?
Here’s another canine funny face, this time from a dog that’s pretty sure it heard the word “park.” This gorgeous white pooch was lying on top of their human but quickly flopped their head over when they thought they might get a trip outside.
Much like the last example, this dog’s humans made sure to snap a picture before giving in. We’re pretty sure this dog got to go outside. Really, who could say no to that face?
Mama’s Little Baby
Dog owners differ on whether it’s OK to hold your beloved pooch like a baby. While it’s second nature for many dog owners to cradle their fur baby in their arms, others think it encourages the dog to be spoiled. Clearly, this person has no issue with hugging their beautiful fluffy pup.
This dog is only seven months old, so despite its larger size, it still wants to snuggle into its mama’s arms. Personally, we’re all in favor of cradling those babies all day long.
We’re Hangin’ Out
Hooray! Next up is a more unusual pet, and a departure from the dogs and cats we’ve seen so far. Many people become very bonded with their pet birds, and enjoy their intelligence and goofiness. This is a pet budgerigar, usually referred to as a budgie or parakeet.
Budgies are a kind of long-tailed parrot, and are actually the third most popular pet in the world, after cats and dogs. These cute birds can mimic human speech, making them extra exciting to have around the house.
My One True Love
Gorgeous goats are reared and kept all over the world, usually for their fur, meat, and milk. In total, there are over 300 different breeds of goats, and a whopping 924 million goats living in the world. Now, that’s a lot of goat.
This person managed to snap a picture of their goat looking up at them lovingly, complete with exposed goat gap teeth. Have you ever noticed that goats have rectangular pupils? It’s because they need to have a long line of peripheral vision.
Am I Doing It?
Cats are pretty fussy creatures. If their litter tray isn’t clean, they won’t use it. And, if their water is stale, they won’t drink it. If a cat’s water bowl has any type of debris or hair floating in it, chances are the cat won’t go anywhere near it.
Because they prefer fresh water, many cats like to stick their heads under the faucet and drink directly from there. This cat was trying to do that but wedged her head underneath the fixture instead.
I’ll Never Let You Go
While cats are more restrained with their emotions, dogs don’t hold anything back at all. Dogs are at their happiest when they’re bounding, rolling, cavorting, and leaping. And if a dog likes something, you bet you’ll know about it.
This dog got their paws on their favorite ball, and lay in the grass holding it aloft. Full of love and adoration, this delighted doggo gazed at their ball, too beside themselves to even play with it. Now, that’s true love.
I’m Totally Invisible
We already know that dogs are dozy creatures, and here’s yet more proof. This long-snouted good pup decided to stick their nose out of the window, but forgot to include the rest of their head. Either that, or they’re involved in a pretty intense game of hide-and-seek.
We like to imagine that this dog is trying to keep out of sight because it’s being hunted by a boisterous Chihuahua. If it stays extra still, surely no one will ever find it.
Traveling by Tote
Miraculously, we’re around halfway through our list of funny pets and we haven’t used the word “derp” yet. This caption correctly identifies this dog in a tote bag as a derp. With its protruding pink tongue and expressionless face, this pup looks completely ridiculous, by any standards.
The actual word “derp” first came from an episode of South Park, but it’s now used to describe goofy facial expressions, especially on animals. Broadly, it means to be stupid or foolish.
If I Stay Here Long Enough
It can be really tough for dogs to sit politely when their human family is enjoying a meal. They know they aren’t allowed to jump up, and they know none of the food is for them, but still, they must sit there and smell everything. They have to watch as each human munches away on the delicious feast.
This dog’s expression is full of longing and desire. With its nose literally pressed against the table, it’s desperately hoping for someone — anyone — to accidentally drop something.
Dopey Little Derps
And so suddenly we’re faced with two more dopey little derp faces. These two flat-faced doggos have the exact kind of blank, cartoon-like face that’s described as “derpy,” and they even have crooked little front teeth. We can’t cope with them!
As far as we can tell, these two dogs aren’t even putting on a strange expression. It genuinely looks like these pups just have absurd little faces, and walk around looking perplexed 24/7.
Where Am I Again?
Ah, the graceful cat — a majestic beast that flounces from place to place with nary an issue. Well, that’s the case for most cats. This confused-looking fellow looks like he’s just woken up from a very intense dream where he was manically cycling a bicycle down a hill. Yes, we know that cats can’t ride bicycles, but just go with it.
This cat has its paws on display and its eyes stretched wide. To make it even better, its tail is folded along its front.
Giddy With Excitement
What we have here is a derpy dog face that’s also being thrown into amusing shapes by the weather. This pup is absolutely delighted to be bounding across the grass, and its mouth is hanging open in complete joy.
To fully round out this scene, we’d like you to imagine loads of falling confetti behind this pup, with the Kool & and The Gang song — “Celebrate” — playing in the background. If this was this dog’s last day on Earth, we’re pretty sure it would die happy.
Pooch or Puppet?
When looking at this next image, do you see a pup or a puppet? As this person rightly points out, their dog has a cute and fluffy face that almost makes it look like it’s not real. Thankfully it is, because we’d pick a pooch over a puppet any day.
We’d love if this dog’s human could teach it a bunch of sophisticated tricks so that it looks like it actually is a puppet. From our perspective, that’s a very good use of time.
Lounging Long-Eared Lovely
Here we are with the first bunny of the list. Many people now keep their buns inside and let them hop around the house free-range. This bun must have gotten a little overheated because it found itself a vent that it could cool down beside.
With its ears flopped and its paws by its side, this adorable bunny lies snoozing with its tongue sticking out. When it comes to the cutest things we’ve ever seen, this definitely makes the top 10.
Let’s Move Into Dog Pose
From the looks of things, this dog has also been poorly assembled from a flat-pack box. Either that, or this dog is a really advanced practitioner of canine yoga. While humans are stretching their limbs into cat’s pose or child’s pose, this dog is getting right in there and just tucking its parts wherever it can.
We don’t know about you, but we’d definitely tune in each week to watch a dog teach us yoga. Bring on the dog-a! Get it?
Look at My Legs!
It’s not just dogs that like to contort themselves into strange positions. This cat has managed to nail a pretty great chicken impressive, though it’s mainly focused on the leg area. With their striped orange and white fur, and stretched out toes, this playful kitty’s legs really do look like they belong on a farmyard bird.
Now, this cat just has to nail the rest of the impression, and it can go out there and masquerade as a hen.
Bounding at the Beach
Taking a snap of a happy dog mid-run almost always results in a good picture. In this case, this doggo looks extremely engaged, and rather focused on running and splashing as best they can. While someone might look at this image and see the bared teeth of a once wild animal, we just see a playful pupper that’s about to get its human soaked in water.
We bet that just seconds after this picture was taken, this excited dog had a satisfying shake and soaked everyone.
Time to Turn In
Unlike humans, dogs aren’t bothered about how they look. Sure, dogs like to be clean, but they don’t care if they have a weird expression when they fall asleep, or if their nose looks big from a certain angle. When you’re a dog, all you have to do is stick your head back, spread your paws, and relax.
This dog must have had a hard day playing at the park. This is a seriously pooped pooch, so we’re glad it found time to rest its giant paws.
Don’t Call Me a Chicken!
Remember that cat that thought it was a chicken? Well, here we have a chicken that thinks it’s a cat. Someone should introduce these two! This particular chicken must spend time with some cats, because it’s trying to emulate their slinky, liquid-like behavior.
Sadly for this feathered friend, chickens can’t compress their bodies the same way cats and some other animals can. This ambitious bird will have to work on its cat impression for a little longer.
I Just Need a Nap
Cat owners often worry that there’s something wrong with their pet because they sleep all day. Cats do sleep up to 16 hours a day and have no issues falling asleep in all sorts of random places.
Tired kitties might rest their eyes while leaning on someone’s hand, or they could even take a nap in their food bowl like this one. Apparently, it’s best to get pet cats into a routine where they eat, play, sleep and groom in a set order.
We highly doubt that this dog is actually scared for the sake of his plush toy buddy who is getting cleaned in the laundry machine. But let’s just pretend that this is what’s going on for a minute.
Toby is terrified that his best friend is trapped. He keeps going round in circles and seems to be drowning in a whirlpool full of water and bubbles. This explains the look of sheer terror on his face.
If you have seen the ’90s blockbuster Titanic, you are bound to get the reference that this person used in the following Snapchat message. Of course, they are alluding to that defining moment when Jack and Rose are hanging onto the raft.
On the other hand, maybe the cat is actually called Rose and her owner is simply telling her to never let go. At any rate, she looks like she’s terrified of the long drop below.
That’s Gonna Sting in the Morning
Cats are fairly picky when it comes to food, unlike their canine counterparts. With that said though, our furry friends have a tendency to try and wrap their teeth around virtually anything they can get their claws on. Take this cat, for example.
This white ball of fur thought they would try their luck against this cactus that was lying around the home. This photo was taken at the defining moment when some of the pricks drove into the cat’s gums. Ouch!
Here is another classic incident where someone’s pet was doing something that simply made them chuckle. Let’s face it, animals aren’t so clued up when a surface has been recently painted. They can’t read signs like this one.
As a result, this cat just lay down on the pillar like they usually would. Little did they realize though that it has recently been covered in a new coat of white paint. At least their belly is already white.
It’s a Trap!
So many of our favorite pets will try and stick their noses into the tightest of holes, simply to see if there is maybe some food at the end of the tunnel. That’s exactly what this ferret tried to do. It was too late though before they realized that it was a pretty small tunnel.
As a matter of fact, it was simply a toilet paper roll and as you can see, they had a tough time trying to get out.
Hey, even pets deserve to receive some presents when Christmas comes around. The owner of these wolves was keen to treat them during the festive season and even wrapped their gifts with some classic Christmas-themed wrapping paper.
As you can see, the wolves had no problem opening up their presents. We want to know what is in the boxes though… Maybe it’s a couple of steaks? Or maybe it’s some canine toys that they’ll be able to sink their teeth into.
She Nose What’s Up
Truth be told, the smaller the object is, the more likely a cat will try to play with it. Whether or not this tabby was interested in eating this tiny reptile, it seems like they were planning on playing with it, one way or another.
But you can imagine how surprised they were when the little lizard chomped on its nose and refused to let go. This is one of those scenarios where we wonder what happened next.
Get Me Out!
Heck, even birds get stuck every once in a while. It’s not just mammals and reptiles that stick their heads where they don’t belong and need some human assistance to set them free. This beautiful little bird seemed to get stuck in a toilet roll.
It looks though like he isn’t too uncomfortable. This is largely in part to the cushiony toilet paper surrounding the roll. We are sure that he’ll be flying out of there in no time.
I Need to Hit the Gym
Sometimes, it’s not that the hole an animal is trapped in is too small, it’s the fact that the animal is simply too chubby to fit in! It looks like this hamster bit off more than he could chew.
In what appears to be some kind of food tray, the hamster was distracted by the hole and thought that maybe this was where the rest of his food was. We just hope that he wasn’t too distressed while crying for his owner.
Having a Whale of a Time
Don’t you just love it when the perfect photo is taken and it wasn’t even intentional? That is exactly what happened when this dog was playing around on a dock somewhere.
It almost looks as if the pooch was reenacting the classic scene from the movie Free Willy, which is clearly what the sculpture in the background is a reference to. Not only is he doing the same movement as the whale, but he has the same colors.
The Contortionist Cat
This little kitty would make a great assistant for the practitioner of dog yoga we’ve met already. Considering yoga already has a pose called “cat pose,” it should be no surprise that furry felines like to stick their legs in lots of different directions.
Cats normally throw their legs around when they’re grooming themselves. This tabby cat likes to chew on his own ankles, munching away at the area just above his white socks. You do you, Oliver!
Show Us Your Teeth
Just look at the absurd face of this little dog. With its neck cranked up like this, this picture looks just like a grinning selfie of a human. Did you know that many dog experts and vets now recommend brushing your dog’s teeth?
It might sound weird, but it helps avoid a range of illnesses and conditions that might cause your pup pain or irritation. To clean dog teeth, you can use a special canine toothbrush, or treat puppers to a tooth-cleaning chew toy.
The Proudest Polar Bear
At first glance, this picture of a very happy dog looks just like a snap of a polar bear. With its big black nose, wide grin, and closed eyes, this canine could double as a bear any day. This very happy boy was excited to be on a boat ride.
Think about it — so much water, so many smells, and the opportunity to see some other animals. Dogs make particularly good pets because they can be taken almost anywhere.
Sploot and Smile, Ladies
When a dog lies on its stomach with its back legs lying behind them rather than tucked underneath them, that’s referred to as “splooting.” This smiley little pup is having a great time splooting in the grass, and isn’t afraid to show it.
Some dogs are more likely to sploot than others, especially if they have smaller or more flexible legs. For some dogs (and cats), splooting gives an all-over body stretch, and for others, it cools down their body temperature.
Look to the Camera
Finally, we close our list of funny pet pictures with this goofy puppy smile. We sincerely hope that this pup’s humans have trained it to smile on command, because otherwise, that’s a lost opportunity. This soft, sweet pup looks truly pleased with itself, and even has the kind eyes of a happy and gentle dog.
Dogs actually show their happiness in other ways, such as wagging their tails. When some dogs make a toothy grin, they’re actually trying to show submission to their owners. What clever pups!