Anyone who owns a pet knows that our fur babies have the biggest hearts. You will never find anyone who will love you as much as your pet does – and although they may not always show their feelings in the most obvious ways, to them you really are their whole life.
Have you ever just been going about your day when you happen to glance over at your pet and realize that they’re giving you the purest look of love? It’s a look that would melt even the coldest of hearts and shows just how much your pet appreciates you being in their lives.
There’s nothing more adorable than when your pet stares at you like this, so we’ve compiled 40 of the best pics of pets looking at their owners with love. We guarantee that these sweet pictures will have you rushing over to cuddle your pet.
1. “Her favorite person”
It can be quite scary being a puppy. Moving into a totally new house and having to leave your parents and siblings behind is a daunting prospect, but the love of a human makes that transition just a little bit easier. Judging by the way that this little cutie gazes into his papa’s eyes, we can tell that he’s already settling into his new home perfectly.
2. The first car journey
This might be this little guy’s first time in a car, but he’s gazing up at his new owner like he already knows that everything is going to be okay. This is already the beginning of a beautiful bond. Just look at that little face!
3. “My 4 month old puppy is always by my side.”
This sweet baby is a “Miniature Datchshound x Jack Russell & Foxy,” and according to his owner, “he has taken the best traits from all the breeds has a beautiful nature.” Looking at the adorable picture, we would certainly agree that this pup has a good heart. Those eyes look full of innocent curiosity, and we can’t stop staring at them.
4. “My 14 year old boy on my wedding day.”
This loyal pooch has been beside his owner through most of her adult life. He’s experienced all of the highs and lows with her and has probably comforted her through some breakups along the way. So seeing his owner on her wedding day makes this old boy so proud, and his face says it all! How beautiful.
5. “Two days ago, my wife’s lifelong best friend Whiskey turned 21. Today, he blessed me with this moment.”
The owner suggests that his cat is ‘immortal’, and we secretly agree. How else can a 21-year-old cat look so good? It’s rare for a cat to make it to such advanced age, and even rarer to do so while being such a looker. This puss’ owner is blessed to have such an experienced, beautiful, and loving animal in his life. We hope his remaining time is filled with love, adoration, and lots of treats!
6. An unbreakable bond
Dogs are super easy to please, and we’d hedge a guess at exactly what this blissed-out pooch is thinking right now. He loves his human for giving him treats, walks, tennis balls, and cuddles- and that’s all he needs in life! He feels like the luckiest dog in the world.
7. From fear to love
According to the owner, this gorgeous kitty hasn’t always been this affectionate. Apparently, when she first adopted Penny from a shelter ten years ago, she was scared and aggressive. Today she is the most loving cat anyone has ever met. This just goes to show that you should never give up on your rescue pets!
8. “My dog Stella, my boyfriend”
If there was ever a look that said “I’m going to steal your man,” then we think we’ve found it. This sweet pooch is giving her owner a look that his girlfriend could never even come close to giving. We’re still waiting for someone to look at us that same way.
9. Feeling the love
The owner might be trying to take a selfie, but all her loved-up pooch wants to do is stare affectionately up at her face. You can just see the love pouring out from this pretty pupper. Who needs a man when you have a dog who looks at you like that?
10. “This is how this old man always looks at me.”
We’d bet any money that this sweet old boy brings happiness to everyone he meets. It’s clear to see from this heartwarming picture that all the love in the world lives in his eyes. What a blessing!
11. “Enough love to make a kitten smile.”
Most animals struggle with car journeys to unknown places, but not this little cutie. “My sister and brother-in-law just rescued a kitten,” the poster tells us. “Look at how happy he is!” Judging by that look of pure contentment on this kitten’s face, he certainly knows that he’s off to his furever home. His face seems to say, “This will do very nicely, thank you!”
12. “We brought Charlie home a month ago now and I can’t get over that look of pure love in his eyes.”
Who says rescue animals can’t open their hearts to love again? The adorable look of love that this little sweetie is giving his owner shows us just how grateful he is that he’s been given another chance at life.
13. Nobody can love you like a dog does
We don’t know about you, but we love seeing bonds like this. You can definitely see both the dog and the human truly care about each other, and it’s a beautiful thing. We simply cannot take our eyes off that smile and those chocolate eyes.
14. Seeing the world together
We never thought a picture of an old man and a cat would make us feel emotional, but it’s day we-don’t-even-know-anymore into lockdown and we might be feeling a bit more fragile than normal. Just look at the way they’re gazing at each other! So much purity in one photo.
15. A welcome surprise
This picture is the perfect snapshot of a truly beautiful moment. “My husband couldn’t have pets growing up,” an Imgur user said. “When we bought our first house I got him a little surprise…”
And the award for best wife goes to…
16. “Just Adopted This Dude. His Name Is Tucker And He Is Good Boye.”
One of the best things about adopting a pet is that somehow they seem to know they’ve been rescued. You can totally see how thankful he is, and he knows he will never be in that shelter again! You can tell from the look in his eyes that he was just waiting for a family to love.
17. “The Way My Dog Looks At My Dad.”
There’s too much cuteness in one photo! The sweet expression on this pooch’s face, how he’s rested his head so tenderly on his owner’s arm, and that little paw on top of his hand. They say until you have been loved by an animal, you will never truly understand unconditional love- and we have to agree.
18. “My Brother Took Our Cat To Prom. Just Take A Look At How The Cat Stares At Him.”
We don’t know much about the context of this photo, but the fact that this guy managed to persuade his kitty to wear that adorable dress in the first place, without getting his hands ripped to shreds, is already a marker of the love between the pair. Best prom date ever!
19. “She Wanted Me To Stop Working.”
That face! Those eyes! Those ears! This little kitty has to be one of the most gorgeous cats we’ve ever seen, and with a face that cute, we don’t think we’d be able to get any work done. What a little sweetie.
20. “Zoey Doesn’t Understand Social Distancing.”
The thing with our fur babies, is when they look at us like that, we just can’t say “no.” If Zoey wants cuddles, then cuddles is what Zoey gets. It doesn’t get better than being able to social distance with a dog.
21. “Recently adopted Moose”
This big baby is all about cuddles with his momma, and he doesn’t care who sees him! Dogs really do have the purest of hearts. We wish we could cuddle him too!
22. “My dog when my boyfriend gets home… all smiles!”
Here we have an example of another dog who is out to steal your man, and this shot really captured that look of absolute devotion perfectly! She might prefer the boyfriend, but you can tell that this dog would do anything for her owners. We also adore the color of her fur!
23. “My baby and me.”
This rescue pup has got nothing but love for her owner, and it shows as clear as anything. Just look at how she’s lying with her paws up like a little baby! It’s almost too cute to handle.
24. “My friend’s dog is admiring my wife while they’re talking.”
We’ve had dogs about to steal your man, and now here’s a pooch who wants to steal your wife! He’s looking at her with an expression of pure devotion- or maybe he’s just after a tasty treat. If he could talk, we’d imagine him to be saying, “do go on. I find your story fascinating.”
25. Best friends for life
They do say that owners choose dogs who look like themselves, and that’s certainly the case for this adorable duo. Matching hair? Check. Identical smiles? Check. It’s no wonder this pair get along so well.
26. “Delta loves her dad! This picture just cracks me up.”
These eyes are honestly the sweetest thing we’ve ever seen, and we’d do anything to give this pooch a big cuddle. She looks like a daddy’s girl through and through.
27. “My girlfriend has a secret admirer.”
We’re not so sure about ‘secret’, but this lucky girl certainly does have an admirer! It looks like there’s no place he’d rather be than snuggled up with his favorite human. Just look at those big Disney eyes.
28. “Sweet Penny, the first time we met each other”
Penny is looking up at her new owner with an expression that clearly says, ““I’ll depend on you forever. But I’ll never let you down and I’ll be your best friend and love you no matter what.” What’s even more beautiful about this pic is that Penny’s owner followed up a couple of years later and said that although two and a half years have gone by, the sweet pooch still looks at him like this when he comes home from work. Absolute goals!
29. “I only adopted him an hour ago.”
This sweet rescue cat has almost certainly claimed his human, and we have no doubts that he knows that he is safe and loved now! This photo indicates off-the-chart levels of love and happiness over the next 15+ years for both the cat and the owner. How precious.
30. “The face she makes when my husband holds her”
Most cats aren’t too fond of being picked up, but this little bean is happy doing anything as long as she can do it with her human dad. We’re sure that her expression is saying, “I’d rather not be held like this, but I love you and you give me tasty food, so I’ll allow it.”
31. “He Was Purring The Entire Ride Home.”
Now that is a face of happiness and contentment. It’s almost as if this cat is saying, “Thank you for saving me!” Have you ever seen such a look of pure love before?
32. An old lady and her cat
What is it with pictures of old people on the bus with a cat that make our hearts melt so much? When you are elderly you are often alone, and the affection that animals can give is truly priceless. These two might only have each other, but each other is all they need.
33. “My Dad And My Kitty Honey Adoring Each Other.”
We hope that this picture got printed and framed, because it’s one of the most wholesome things we’ve ever seen. The photo has captured a truly magical moment, and we can’t get enough of the cat’s little paw resting on her owner’s hand! How precious.
34. Making a bad day better, always
Dogs can be a great comfort especially when things are tough, and according to the owner, she’d had a fairly rough day at work that day. But when she arrived home, this sweet girl wouldn’t leave her side.
“As soon as I laid down, she jumped up and hugged me.”
This is why dogs are the best.
35. “Me And My New Baby Tarzan.”
This German Shepherd mix already loves his daddy, and we just know that this pair is going to have an amazing bond. This sweet pup’s face could melt butter, but we also detect a playful streak that says “terror in the making!” Our hearts can’t take much more of this.
36. “We just adopted Bella and she really likes my Fiancé”
They say that if the dog or cat likes a new person, it means that person has a right to be in your life- so it looks like this guy picked a good fiance! Though we hope he’s okay with sharing, as Bella looks smitten with her. They both have such beautiful eyes!
37. “Meet Harper. She likes to lay on my chest and just stare at me like this.”
With a face like this staring at you every day, we can guarantee that you’ll never be sad again. This photo really made us giggle, and those big innocent eyes are full of love as well. He looks like he could be a cartoon character!
38. The Ride Home
“Are we there yet? Are we there yet? Are we there yet? How about now? Now? Are we there yet?”
This photo marks the first day of the best years of their lives! Animals can truly sense when they’re going off to a good home.
39. Cleocatra and papa
First off, this is the best name for a cat we’ve ever heard, and we plan to steal it asap. Second, we think we’ve fallen in love with this picture because the cat is simply so adorable! Just look at the way shes wrapped her little paws around her papa’s hand.
40. A man and his kittens
Can anything get more pure than this? We’d give anything to trade places with this man- falling asleep with a handful of kittens around you has got to be the sweetest thing in the world! We’ll take them all, please.