Dogs
10+ Adorable Photos Of Animal Friends Growing Up Together
These friends stick together through thick and thin!
Rachel Shapiro
04.20.18

Animals are capable of forming amazing bonds with other creatures. These bonds are often especially strong if the animals grow up together. Animals who grow up together help each other learn about the world, and they also protect each other. If you need a good smile today, here are some heartwarming photos of animals growing up together!

Three Lab BFFs

These three labs have gone from little puppies to big adult dogs, and they’ve helped each other every step of the way. From the photo, it’s clear the yellow lab is the goofy one—he helps his more serious friends see the lighter side of the life. What a cute trio!

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Juniper the Fox and Moose the Australian Shepherd

This fox and dog have been best friends since they were little—it’s like “The Fox and the Hound,” but with a much happier ending! The pair has a popular Instagram page with over 2.2 million followers who love seeing their antics. These two may be from different species, but they haven’t let that stop from being BFFs!

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Juniperfoxx via Instagram

The Ginger Brothers

These two ginger cat brothers have been inseparable since the day they were born. Their owner found them abandoned in a garden in Moscow, and she nursed them back to health. Now, the two cats are adults, and they still love spending all their time cuddled up together.

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Anyagrapes via Instagram

Nap Time

Amazingly, these two photos were taken just three months apart—that puppy went through quite a growth spurt! The two dogs had to rearrange their napping position as the younger dog grew older, but they’re still making it work.

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Dog and Bunny BFFs

When this dog was a puppy, he was the same size as his best friend, a little black bunny. Now, his head is the same size as the bunny’s whole body! But they don’t let their size difference stop them from being best friends.

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Oreo the Dog and Pumpkin the Raccoon

These adorable interspecies friends have grown from babies to adults together, and they’re still as close as can be. They absolutely love playing together, and they love relaxing and hanging out with their owner.

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Nap Buddies

When this dog was a puppy, he discovered how comfortable it was to rest with his head on his brother’s back. Now, the dogs are both adults, but they still nap in the same positions as they did when they were puppies!

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Yin and Yang

When her cats were kittens, this owner captured an amazing photo of the two of them asleep on their bed, looking like the Yin and Yang symbol. Now that they’re older, they don’t fit on the bed quite as perfectly, but they still love cuddling together.

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Ducklings and Their Dog Friends

How cute are these four? These ducklings and dogs all grew up together, and they all love spending time together. Even though the ducks are a bit bigger, the dogs still don’t mind giving them rides around the backyard!

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Lifeofpikelet via Instagram

Sharing the Couch

It was a bit easier for these two dogs to share the couch when the younger one was smaller. Still, these two sweet best friends don’t mind being a bit squished—it’s worth it if they get to nap together!

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Big and Little Friend

Believe it or not, these two dogs are around the same age! The dogs’ owner jokingly says she forgot to water the little Westie, which is why there’s such a big size difference. Even though these two grew up to be very different sized dogs, that hasn’t stopped them from being best friends.

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By Rachel Shapiro
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Rachel Shapiro is a contributing writing at Shareably. She is based in New York and can be reached at hi@shareably.net.
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