Pet love is a special type of love. It may be the only true unconditional love that we experience outside of our immediate family and friends. It’s the type of love that we look for in a partner and rarely find. But because our pets can’t simply tell us how much they love us, they have to express it in other ways–often with adorable gazes and make-you-melt facial expressions. Check out these 50 pets who silently found the perfect way to express their unconditional love for their owners.
1. Simon the adorable cat.
Nothing takes the edge off of a bad day like having your cat lay on your chest and look into your eyes. It makes all stress melt away. Simon seems to know his role and is performing it purr-fectly.
2. The seduction kitty.
Sometimes it really is all in the look. And this cat has mastered his. One glance at his owner with this stare and there’s nothing that his owner won’t do for him.
3. Relationship goals.
Look out ladies, you’ve got some stiff competition. Good luck gazing at your boyfriend as deeply as this dog gazes at her owner. Better start paracticing…
4. The ultimate belly rub.
Sometimes all it takes is a little belly rub to get an animal to adore you. It worked for this chunker of a cat. But good luck getting him off of you afterward.
5. Dinner for three.
Don’t expect too many one-on-one romantic dinners if you’ve got a cute cat in the house. Odds are you’re going to have to share your significant other with them from time to time. Something tells me that you won’t mind too much though.
6. Personal space ain’t a thing for cute pups.
How would you like to wake up every morning to this view? Not bad, huh? You’d never have a rough morning again.
Maybe the most beautiful thing about animals is their lack of discrimination. They don’t care about your age, weight, color, or gender. They just want to be loved in return.
8. Puppy eyes.
I don’t know where they learned it, but puppies have the ultimate get-anything-I-want look down to a science. Call it innocence if you want, but I’m starting to think they know exactly what they’re doing.
9. Tough-guy cuddles.
Nothing says tough like tattoos and a pitbull… except for when you’re both cuddled up on the couch toegther. I don’t care how manly you think you are, you can’t ever turn down a good couch cuddle with your pup.
10. Who needs a boyfriend?
Don’t even bother trying to find a boyfriend that will be as compasionate with you as this dog is with his owner. Just stick with your dog. They’ll never dissapoint.
11. Puppy love.
I hope I meet someone who looks at me the way that this puppy looks at his owner. But if not, then I’ll just get myself a puppy of my own. Problem solved.
12. The carpool cat.
Do you get tired of having to drive everywhere on your own? Then get yourself a carpool cat. They make great road companions.
13. Kitten cuddles.
If there was ever an instant cure for anxiety, this is it. Go get yourself a few kittens and lay down in bed with them. Just be careful not to roll over in your sleep…
14. The look of all looks.
There are a lot of things that we can learn from dogs. But one of the most important lessons is how to look at someone. If you’re able to look at anyone the way that this dog looks at her owner, you’ll become a very successful person.
15. A cat and a couch.
This picture reminds me not to over-complicate my life. When it comes down to it, all you really need is a cat and a couch. Keep it simple.
16. A super cute silver lining.
What would you do if your wedding was canceled due to COVID? You could be like this guy and buy a puppy. Now that’s what I call a silver lining.
17. Those eyes.
I’m telling you, once we learn to master the I’m-just-a-cute-little-kitty look, we’ll never have to lift a finger again. The problem is that most of us aren’t as cute as this cat. So we may just end up looking kind of creepy.
18. Puppy’s first car ride.
Is there anything more exciting than that first drive home after adopting a pet? The little animal is happy, your happy, and everything feels good. Just remember to keep your eyes off their adorable face and on the road.
19. The Dr. Suess Dog.
Is it just me, or does this cute little pup look like a real-life character out of one of Dr. Suess’s books? For all we know, he had one of these breeds and that’s were the inspiration for is characters came from. The world may never know.
20. The perfect life.
This guy is living my dream-life. Beautiful girl, beautiful dog, and… well I don’t know what else he’s got but those two things are huge. Well done, sir.
21. Sometimes, they just know.
One of the best things about having a pet is their surprising ability to understand what you are feeling. This guy was having a bad day and his dog could tell. So she decided to lay on him until he felt better.
22. The melting stare.
Not all puppies are created equal. Sure, they’re all pretty cute. But some, like this little guy, have the ability to make you melt with just one look.
23. Cat-pouch hoodie.
Are you tired of having to leave your cat everything you leave the room? Well, now you don’t have to. Get yourself a cat-pouch hoodie and never leave your cat behind again.
24. Before the cat-pouch hoodie.
You know, we didn’t always have access to the things that we do today. You used to have to ciarry your cat around in your shirt before the cat-pouch hoodie was invented. Some still prefer it this way.
25. Bus-ride companion.
Don’t you hate sitting on a crowded bus with no one to hang out with? This lady does. So she decided to bring her cat along for the commute.
26. Evil or cute?
I’ve always been a little skeptical of cats. Sometimes they’re your best friend, other times you’re nothing but a scratching post to them. I think this cat has a dark side.
27. Best buds.
There’s nothing better than relaxing with your dog after a long day. This is especially true during COVID. When you haven’t been within six feet of another human in months, a cuddly dog is a welcomed sight.
28. Kitty arm-hug.
It’s usually pretty easy to know if a cat likes you. Once you get their motor-mouth rumbling, you know that you’re in. But for all the purrs I’ve received over the years for my ear scratches, I’ve never received an arm-hug like this cat is giving to his owner.
29. Cat distraction.
Getting work done at home is hard enough with all of the distractions out there–Netflix, YouTube, and beer to name a few. But when your cat jumps on your belly and demands attention like this little guy, you can kiss any potential productivity goodbye.
30. Evil or cute? #2
Once again, I’m at a loss about whether or not this cat is evil or cute. On the one hand, she looks harmless, a little goofy, maybe, but harmless. But the other hand, I can’t help but imagine her hiding some evil intent behind that strange little smirk of hers.
31. Wholesome dog.
This may be the most wholesome-looking dog that I’ve ever seen. It conveys loyalty, unconditional love, and admiration all in one simple expression. I need a dog like this.
32. Appreciative dog.
This dog was going to be put down if it wasn’t rescued. Although it’s hard to imagine that he knew this would happen, he does seem very appreciative to be with his new owner.
33. A couple of good ole’ boys.
These two are a match made in cool-guy heaven. They seem totally interested and uninterested in what you have to say at the same time. Ain’t nothing cooler than that.
34. Prom-date kitty.
This guy is my hero. I wish I would have had the courage to take my childhood cat to prom when I was in highschool. It sure would have beat taking my mom.
35. Cutest dog award.
This is the most adorable dog that I’ve ever seen, hands-down. If he could talk, I would do anything that he asked me to. Forever.
36. Wienerdog happiness.
We should all strive to be as happy as this goofy little guy here. If I was half as happy as he is in this picture, my life would be ten times better. What’s your secret, buddy?
37. The happiest man on earth.
This may very well be the happiest man on earth. I don’t think that I’ve ever looked at anything the way that this man is looking at his cat. That is one lucky animal.
38. Forever appreciative.
We can’t be sure just how much dogs understand. But one this is for sure, this dog knows how much better his life is at his owner’s home than at the shelter. Enjoy it pup, you’re one of the lucky ones.
39. First kitten.
This woman’s husband wasn’t allowed to have pets growing up. So when they bought their first house, she decided that she ought to get him a little surprise to go with it. Emphasis on “little.”