1. Jeremy Veach and Norm the pug
Jeremy and Norm go around taking awesome pictures like this one. Sometimes Norm does selfies, too.
2. Theron Humphrey and Maddie the coonhound
Humphrey discovered Maddie’s amazing ability to balance on nearly anything while taking a road trip, and the two are now working on an animal rescue project.
3. Tasuku and Muu the French bulldog
These Toyko-based Instagram stars sleep, play, watch TV, and read together.
4. Grandma Misa and Fukumaru
The 88-year-old Japanese woman still goes out every day to farm with her cat Fukumaru.
5. Katherine and LiLu Blue Royal Lady
Four-year-old Katherine, daughter of Russian photographer Andy Prokh, has grown up with this six-year-old British Shorthair cat in St. Petersburg.
6. John Unger and Schoep
This photo of a Wisconsinite holding his 19-year-old shepherd mix in Lake Superior to sooth the dog’s arthritis pain went viral last year. (And Schoep just turned 20!)
7. Julian Becker and Max the Newfoundland
Julian and Max have many adventures together on the island just north of Seattle where they live with mommy blogger Stasha Becker.
8. Isabella and Miso
Miso, a Shitzu-Chihuahua mix, covered 10-week-old Isabella after the baby fell asleep on top of her blanket. Two years later, they’re still best friends.
9. Sam’s Mystery Owner and Sam
Together, the cat with eyebrows and his owner (who likes to remain anonymous) use proceeds from their website to benefit Empty Cages Collective, a Brooklyn, NY, animal rescue organization.
10. Courtney Dasher and Tuna
Dasher adopted Tuna, a chiweenie, despite his massive overbite, and the two brighten the Instagram feeds of over 450,000 followers!
11. Mimi and Stoosh the skunk
Seven-year-old Mimi cares for one-year-old Stoosh, who is said to smell lovely and has only sprayed anyone once, in Rugeley, England.
12. Andrew Knapp and Momo the border collie
Knapp, a graphic designer in Ontario, takes Where’s Waldo -style photographs of Momo for the internet.