Our 22 Favorite Photos of 2013

Sunday, December 29, 2013
I've seen so many moments of joy over the last year, it was quite the challenge to narrow down my top selections. Here are PetSmart Charities top 22 photos of 2013.

There's no doubt about it, I have a unique job. As part of managing PetSmart Charities online communications, I have the pleasure of sourcing hundreds of photos of adopted pets with their new pet parents. I've seen so many moments of joy over the last year, it was quite the challenge to narrow down my top selections—in fact, this story was originally titled "Our Top 10 Favorite Photos of 2013!"

Well, I made it down to 22. But as you can imagine, the cutting room floor is rather cute and fluffy.

Here are PetSmart Charities top 22 photos of 2013. 


Dog and cat at adoption event

Something tells me she just let him in on where they hide the treats.


Dog plays with bone

Determined Tulip hardly noticed all the commotion over her at an adoption event in Des Moines, Ia. Just. That. bone.


Little girl talks to cat

We can only imagine what sweet little Autumn is saying to Max the cat.


Two dogs looking up

You can just see the anticipation in their eyes! Two pups, patiently awaiting the finishing touches on their adoption paperwork. 


Cat ready to go in carrier

This beauty can't wait to get to her new forever home, but she had to say goodbye to all of her friends at the shelter first.


Owner hugging dog

The beautiful Seniorita strikes a pose as her new pet parent gives her a big squeeze.


Three black cats

Three black cats meant three times the fun at this adoption event.


Cat playing with camera

Looks like this Kentucky kitty is considering becoming a photographer.


Man pets dog's face

You can just feel the love between Jim and his newly adopted dog, Diesel.


Cat playing in condo

Ashlyn shows off her catwalk strut.


White dog jumping excitedly

Denali was jumping for joy after he found his forever home.


Dog laying on pavement

Liesel was a bit worn out after all the fun she had during our adoption event.


Young girl with newly adopted dog

Mary Therese was thrilled to be adopting her new furry friend.


Cat playing in adoption center

This playful cat entertained the crowd outside the adoption center with a little peek-a-boo.


Two beagle dogs playing

These two Beagles were hamming it up for potential adopters.


Feral cat in trap

A resident hospice cat greets a newly arrived feral cat as she waits for her spay surgery.


Woman taking dog off of truck

A volunteer brings an adoptable dog off of PetSmart Charities Rescue Waggin’, one step closer to finding her lifelong, loving home.


Dogs playing outside

There’s nothing like a little puppy playtime in the dirt!


Woman hugs cat

Jaime hugs her tamed feral cat, Waffles, before she heads out to feed her free-roaming colonies.


Woman bathing dog in shelter

A volunteer bathes one of PetSmart Charities Rescue Waggin’ pups before she heads out to the adoption floor.


Man holding puppy

This little bundle of cuteness was feeling right at home in his new pet parent’s arms.


Cat with cast

A little love heals everything, even tiny broken kitty bones.



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