12 Dogs Who Are Putting Our Smiles to Shame

Published by Angela Henderson.

Few things make us smile more than our dog friends—from their endless enthusiasm when we get home from running a five-minute errand to the abundance of excitement they show when we utter the “W” word. Dogs are the best. They can even outshine us with their smiles. To celebrate #NationalDogDay, here are photos of 12 dogs who didn’t get braces in middle school and still have better smiles than we do.

This guy who’s clearly enjoying his Saturday:

Omg. The flowers, and the sunshine, it’s all just too much 🌺☀️ #happiness

A photo posted by Ashley Frohnert (@ashfroh) on

This gal who loves what you did with your backyard:

Special backyard explorations happening today 🌱🌱

A photo posted by Salami the Dog (@salamiadventures) on

This dude who stands up for equal rights:

Because dogs love everyone equally ❤️ #AdoptDontBuy #LoveWins

A photo posted by PETA (@peta) on

This Chihuahua mix who loves road trips …

Sooo hot out! #Bax #Baxter #chihuahuasofinstagram

A photo posted by King Baxter (@king_baxter_chihuahua) on

… but also staying in for a mellow night with a friend.

And just loves smiling in general:

♡ #Baxter

A photo posted by Kim Johnson (@polkadot_kim) on

This pup who’s overjoyed by such a thoughtful birthday gift:

White dog with toy

This guy who can’t wait to gossip with you at lunch:

This dog whose selfie game is strong:

A photo posted by Melon (@melon_23) on

This Pomeranian who’s even smiling with his eyes:

A photo posted by Melon (@melon_23) on

This pup who’s having the best dreams ever:

Best dreams ever 💤💕😍 #happygirl #adoptdontshop #chimix #chihuahua #illovemydog

A photo posted by angulalamarie (@angulalamarie) on

And this dog who can’t believe that he got adopted:

Dog SmilesMario Forcherio

When you adopt a dog, you get so much in return—including a lifetime of smiles. Every time someone purchases a dog from a pet store or breeder, a dog in a shelter or on the streets loses a chance at finding a home—which can be a death sentence. Millions of adoptable animals must be euthanized every year because animal shelters are filled to capacity. You can help combat this by choosing to adopt your animal companions and always having them spayed and neutered!

Put a smile on a dog’s face today. Adopt.

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