25 Adorable Photos Of Babies & Pups, Because 2018 Is The Year Of The Dog

Ad failed to load

There is one thing we can all agree on: Nothing is cuter than a baby with a dog. And as we are approaching 2018, the Year of the Dog according to the Chinese Zodiac, it only makes sense for us to share these adorable photos of babies with dogs with you. How can you resist tiny humans interacting with furry, slobbery, four-legged animal friends? Thankfully, the Internet has no shortage of such wonderful content.

Besides, there are just so many benefits to letting a baby hang out with a dog. Studies show that it lowers the risk of allergies, especially during the first few months of life, according Today's Parent. Plus, the adorable interactions can pave the way for building and maintaining emotional bonds, even if it is a relationship between a pet and a baby, as reported Parents. Finally, you can snap millions of sweet and cuddly photos that will get you all the likes on social media. And if you get them printed and framed? Hello, perfect nursery decor.

To top it off, looking at photos of babies and dogs is the best way to get that warm and fuzzy feeling after one rollercoaster of a year. Se we won't hold you up any longer: Here are 25 adorable photos of babies and dogs to remind you that there is still goodness in this world.

Ad failed to load

1Got Your Nose

When so many adults pull the "I got your nose" joke on you, it only makes sense to do pass it on to your favorite pup.

2Stare Down

They may not speak our language just yet, but it's pretty obvious that these two cuties are having some intense conversation.

3Eye To Eye

How can you resist humans and pups that are basically the same size? Actually, they look like they might be the same age as well.

Ad failed to load

4Stop Crying

Don't worry, mamas. Even dogs don't understand those random temper tantrums, but they will try to soothe the baby just the same.


When your kid is so sweet that you can gobble him up, you'll probably end up with a photo like this one, especially if your pooch agrees with you.

6Forehead Kisses

Forehead kisses are already cute, but when it's given to a dog by a baby, how can you not die a little inside?

Ad failed to load


Honestly, few things are cuter than a baby and dog napping together. And OMG they're practically holding paws/hands.

8Eskimo Kisses

Nothing beats an Eskimo kiss from the one you love, especially when it's furry and has a wet nose.


If you don't smother each other, does the love even really exist?

Ad failed to load

10Sloppy Kisses

Sometimes, you just have to focus on getting a big ol' sloppy and wet kiss from your other half.

11Dog Pony

Who needs a rocking horse when you have a dog? It doesn't hurt that it is comfortable and does tricks, too.

12Christmas Memories

This is prime holiday season material, you guys.

Ad failed to load

13More Smothering

Like I said, true love doesn't exist without a healthy dose of smothering. Extra points when you turn into a sandwich.

14Feeling Cheeky

Something tells me this little one is an aspiring dentist. The dog, on the other hand, probably thinks — and hopes — otherwise.

15Look Of Love

Nothing is better when you find a friend that you can see eye to eye with, especially if they're a tiny human or a tiny pup.

Ad failed to load


But seriously, why do some dogs have tongues that are half the size of their head? I can relate to this kid's confusion.

17Couch Potoates

Watching television just isn't the same without your best friend by your side.

18Dog Sofa

Who needs a pillow when they've got a trusty bulldog? When you're still a tiny human being, few things are comfier than a cuddly dog.

Ad failed to load

19Beauty Sleep

I can't handle all of this sleepy cuteness.

20Sloppy Kiss

The more kisses, the better. It's a sign of true friendship, so keep 'em coming, pup.

21Travel Buddies

Not sure where these two are going, but where ever it is, I'd like to come along.

Ad failed to load


Between the fluff and the cute, nearly bald baby, this photo is just too adorable for words.

23New Friends

Fact: Baby humans and dogs are really just meant to be together.


Like I said, dogs make the most comfortable friends, and you can tell that this babe knows that she's found a keeper.

Ad failed to load


milofrenchie on Instagram

This precious little lady is basically all of us when we see a dog. The excitement is real, people.

Check out Romper's new video series, Romper's Doula Diaries:

Watch full episodes of Romper's Doula Diaries on Facebook Watch.

Ad failed to load
Must Reads

8 Ways Your Baby Is Trying To Say That, Yes, You Are Their Favorite

For a baby to show a preference for a specific person is not only normal, but an essential part of their development. Babies need to form strong attachments to their caregivers for their emotional, social, and physical wellbeing. Usually, but not alw…
By Kimmie Fink

10 Reasons Why I Won't Apologize For Giving My Toddler A Pacifier

My first child had no interest in a pacifier. I tried a couple times to get him to take one, but he always spat them out and gave me an incredulous, judgmental look. But my second? It was love at first suckle. And after a while, the incredulous, judg…
By Jamie Kenney

Being A Dog Parent Prepared Me For Having A Baby, Really

I’ve always wanted kids; I was never as sure about raising a puppy. Then I spent six months living with someone who brought home an eight-week-old golden retriever puppy, and I see no way to make it out of that experience claiming not to love dogs. I…
By Heather Caplan

20 Of The Most Popular Unisex Names Of All Time, That You'll Be Hearing More Of For Sure

You might think of unisex names as a fairly recent trend, but the truth is these versatile monikers have been commonly used throughout history (well, some more commonly than others). That's why the team over at Names.org recently compiled a list of t…
By Jacqueline Burt Cote

How To Have A Date Night With No Babysitter, Because It's Easier Than You Think

After having children, many couples feel that their love lives immediately go out the window, but it's so important to make your romantic life a priority so both you and your partner can be the best versions of yourselves you can be. As we all know, …
By Abi Berwager Schreier

9 Ways Baby No. 3 Made My Family Feel Complete

My husband and I decided to have another baby right after we got married and, well, we had no idea what we were getting into. I got pregnant right away, endured a high-risk pregnancy, and, before I knew it, my third baby had arrived. Together, we emb…
By Steph Montgomery

8 Stereotypes About New Dads That Are *Totally* True

Much like new mothers, new fathers have a lot on their plate. Parenting can be scary and complex, especially at first and regardless of your gender. People want to do right by their kids, after all. And since all new parents are a hot mess, dads are …
By Priscilla Blossom

8 Differences Between Being Pregnant In Your 20s Vs 30s, According To Science

Whether you're planning a pregnancy, or just thinking about your future family, it's typical to think about things like child-spacing, how many kids you want, and when to start trying to conceive. When making your pro/con list, you might also conside…
By Steph Montgomery

16 Moms Share Remedies For Their Most Intense Chocolate Cravings During Pregnancy

For better or worse, pregnancy is usually synonymous with odd cravings. Sure, there are the stereotypical combos like pickles and ice cream that plague gestating women the world over, but there are other mind-boggling combinations, too, including but…
By Candace Ganger

Putting Sunscreen On Your Kid Doesn't Have To Be A Fight — Here's How To Do It

I am almost translucent, so me and sunscreen are basically besties at this point. Even though my children are beautifully deep brown thanks to my husband's genetics, I still slather them like biscuits being buttered because I refuse to take risks wit…
By Cat Bowen

7 Things A Mom Really Means When She Says She Doesn't Want Anything On Mother's Day

Every year my family asks me what I want for Mother's Day, and every single year I tell them the same thing: Nothing. So, by now, they know that when I say "nothing" I absolutely do not mean "nothing." In fact, there are more than a few things a mom …
By Candace Ganger

19 Moms Share The Way They Cured Their Pregnancy Comfort Food Cravings

I was obnoxiously sick during the first trimester with, "lucky" for me, both of my pregnancies. For the first three months I lived on saltines, lemonade, and fresh bread. Once I was able to eat, however, all I wanted was savory and sweet comfort food…
By Dina Leygerman

8 Fascinating Facts About Babies Born In May, The Luckiest Month Of All

The height of all things fresh and springy, May is an excellent month to have a baby. It's a time of growth, graduations, and outdoor celebrations. And these fascinating facts about May babies will give you more reasons than ever to appreciate childr…
By Lindsay E. Mack

I Used To Judge Formula-Feeding Moms — Until I Became One

The other patrons in the hip Brooklyn restaurant probably couldn’t care less what I was feeding my baby, but I’ll always remember the shame I felt as I quickly mixed up his bottle of formula in front of them. I admitted to my childless friend that I …
By Katherine Martinelli

7 White Lies It’s Necessary To Tell To Keep Your Relationship Healthy

Telling lots of lies typically isn't associated with a healthy, strong, lasting relationship, and that's still certainly true, but not all lies are exactly the same. Though you've probably heard from someone at least once or twice that the lie they t…
By Lauren Schumacker

The Skinny Jeans That Saved Me Postpartum

Accepting my post-pregnancy body is hands-down one of the most difficult things I’ve ever done. It’s something that I still work on every single day. During my first pregnancy, I was 20 years old, so I managed to bounce back quickly. In fact, I dropp…
By Allison Cooper

7 Ways Your Baby Is Trying To Say They Feel Safe

In those first weeks of new motherhood, it can feel like you need an interpreter for your newborn. With their limited means of communication, figuring out what message your baby is trying to get across to you can be a challenge. With time, however, y…
By Kimmie Fink

Here's Why Dogs Are Obsessed With Babies' Poop, According To Science

Most family dogs seem to understand babies, and they're more than happy to make friends with the newest member of the pack. It's adorable... for the most part and until you go to change your little one's diaper. Suddenly, you're wondering why dogs ar…
By Lindsay E. Mack

6 Signs You're Meant To Have A Big Age Gap Between Kids

There's a five year age difference between my two children, to the day. Their age gap wasn't planned but, for a variety of reasons, works well for our family. And since I was so focused on having a second baby, I totally overlooked the signs that wou…
By Candace Ganger

Here's The Right Birth Method For You, According To Your Zodiac Sign

If you're pregnant, you've probably given childbirth some serious thought. Some moms-to-be prepare a meticulous birth plan, while others are comfortable just going with the flow. And me? Well, I made a plan... but that plan was useless when faced wit…
By Steph Montgomery

My Dog Knew I Was Pregnant Before My Family Did

Growing up, I was 100 percent sure I'd be a mom one day. To a dog, that is. My baby plans came later. And once my husband and I were sure we wanted both a dog and a baby, we'd add to our joint dog-and-baby name list over Sunday brunch or on date nigh…
By Melissa Mills