Dogs make everything better. If you’ve had a long day at work or school, you get to come home to a wagging tail and lots of cuddles with your fluffy friend.

Dogs stand by our side through thick and thin, so of course we treat them like a member of our family. Dogs can sense when we’re sad and do their best to comfort us; they might lick our face or jump into our lap for some cuddles to cheer us up.

In short, dogs are amazing creatures, and they deserve nothing but the best from us. For animals who give unconditional love without thinking twice, we would be crazy not to give it right back to them.

If you’re a dog lover, you will enjoy the following photos of dogs and their owners growing up together.

Here are 20 touching photos of dogs and their owners growing old together:

1. These two have been together for 20 years! Most dogs don’t live past 13-14, so this is definitely a huge blessing.

20 years later and still going strong

2. Bernese mountain dogs are so beautiful (and adorable)!

6 weeks vs. 6 months
by inaww

3. This dog and his owner have been together 14 years, and they both have the grey hair to prove it!

(Before/After) 14 years and a lot of grey hairs later
byu/gorillastyle808 inaww

4. Dogs like to show their owner who is boss sometimes. Don’t take it personally!

Once the bos, alway the boss
byu/ruiluipara2017 inaww

5. St. Bernard dogs are quite the handful, but the love these dogs can give is limitless.

Before and after

6. What an adorable ball of fluff!

Exactly 12 years apart

7. Same place, but 11 years later. What an adorable pair they make!

11 years apart.
byu/cloudpad_app inaww

8. These two love to hold hands, as you can see in the photos. Dogs are just so amazing!

Let’s grow up together, friend

9. Dogs that grow up with us from childhood will always have a special place in our hearts.

My boy Lucky was there for my first day of Kindergarten and my Senior portrait
byu/-Gossdaddy- inaww

10. This vet continues to care for his little pal, and it’s clear how close they are from these photos.

Veterinarian caring for the same dog 15 years apart
byu/Mouse_fighter inpics

11. In just one year, this dog is almost as big as her owner standing up!

3 – 6 – 9 – 12 months with my little girl
byu/oosoccerfreak inaww

12. Dogs that fall asleep with us are definitely the best.

“I want to sleep on you hooman”
byu/anudeep30 inaww

13. Aren’t Golden doodles some of the cutest dogs you’ve ever seen?

Puppy progression. Golden doodle puppy to brown bear 9 months
byu/Hghgrad inaww


14. You can tell how happy these two make each other!

Growing together

15. Nine months later and this Golden doodle has taken over everything! Just look at that wink in the 3rd picture; it’s like she’s saying, “You thought I was done growing? Just wait!”

Puppy grows into small horse in 9 months..
by inaww

16. Still snuggling together. So cute!

Then and now. Growing up together.
byu/ModestMoose2 inaww

17. He still just wants to be held by his momma!

Still a puppy at heart

18. 10 years later and still going strong.

My little brother and his dog Domino 10 years apart.

19. What a nice smile from these two in the second pic! Happy dogs are the best dogs.

@jubjubthedog Before and After

20. Dogs that know us from a young age and get to see us grow up are absolutely irreplaceable.

First time they met and now today growing up together as best friends
byu/drakedaaegaming inaww

Aren’t dogs just the best? Which of these photos was your favorite? Let us know in the comments below! If you have a dog of your own, please share some photos with us!

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