Published by Danny Prater.

Does your newsfeed have you feeling blue? Well, we have the perfect solution to distract you for a moment and get your heart feeling all warm and fuzzy once more: adorable pictures of pooches enjoying the snow.

It’s important to keep your companion animals active all winter long, so be sure to check out some of these simple tips to help everyone stay comfortable and safe when you venture out into the cold.

Now, let’s get to the dogs!

“WHAT IS THIS STRANGE MAGIC?”

That natural, wind-blown look.

“OMGOMGOMGOMGOMG.”

It’s all about air time.

Dog … or majestic Arctic dragon?

“Let it go, let it goooooooooooo!”

The longer the tongue, the more snowflakes you can catch.

This dog is every kid on a snow day.

Bye, Felicia.

“That was fun and all, but now let’s go snuggle and warm back up, plz.”

For some dogs, however, winter is an inescapably cold and harsh reality.

While the dogs pictured here were likely ushered into a warm home shortly after their winter adventure in the snow, not every dog is so lucky. Some face the bitter cold without even a permanent structure to protect them from the elements. Their water bowls and blankets (if they even have any) freeze. They may even be tethered by a short chain that prevents them from getting out of a snow drift or into a dry place, however inadequate.

Cold Dog Chained Outside

You can be an “angel” for a cold dog this winter.

When you sponsor the construction of a doghouse, you’ll be making a big difference in the life of a neglected “outdoor dog.” PETA delivers doghouses and straw bedding to dogs with inadequate shelter, and your gift can help us do it.

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