20 Adorable Pets From Across Canada

We challenged you to photograph Canada's most adorable pets, and you delivered! Check out these "aww"-worthy shots of our four-legged friends from coast to coast.

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Little girl walking her pet sheep around family propertyPhoto: Sharon Peters

Pasture Time

Sharon Peters of Three Hills, Alberta, writes: "Our granddaughter, Ella, walking Bathsheba, their pet sheep. Bathsheba enjoys the children and following the dogs, Colt and Cowboy, around their yard."

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Two horsesPhoto: Ann Lane

Reining It In

This photograph by Ann Lane proves that large pets can still be adorable!

Here's what it's like photographing wild horses in Alberta.

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Child with bearded dragon petPhoto: Paula Brown

Lounge Lizard

Meet Pascal: the beloved bearded dragon belonging to photographer Paula Brown's granddaughter, Emily. The two are the best of friends—apparently, Pascal really perks up when the camera comes out, too!

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Dog relaxing by the lake during summerPhoto: Carol Groeneveld

The Dogs of Summer

Carol Groeneveld of Tillsonburg, Ontario, snapped this picture of her dog, Ember, enjoying quiet time by the lake.

Check out these spectacular shots celebrating summer in Canada.

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Dog digging in the sand on the beachPhoto: Debbie Wright

Sea and Sand

According to Debbie Wright, Parker loves to play in the sand. Can you guess his favourite part of the activity?

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German Shepherd in a blizzard in Newfoundland and LabradorPhoto: Greg Noel

Put On Your Winter Shoes

Greg Noel of Paradise, Newfoundland, snapped this wonderful shot of his 10-year-old German Shepherd during a blizzard.

These stunning shots showcase the beauty of the Canadian winter!

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Cute dog posing next to windowPhoto: Tammy Green

Indoors vs. Outdoors

According to Tammy Green of Harrington Harbour, Quebec, when he hears the word "outside," this is the face he makes!

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Close-up of cute catPhoto: Evan Lane

Close-Up

Evan Lane's cat, Lucky, has quite the look!

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Dog posing next to St. Lawrence River, QuebecPhoto: Russ Hayes

Strike a Pose

Russ Hayes captured this moment along the shores of the St. Lawrence River in Quebec.

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Black cat watching bird through windowPhoto: Rena Nixon

Best of Friends

"I believe the bird feels pretty safe on the outside of our window—so close but not close enough for the cat," writes Rena Nixon of New Minas, Nova Scotia. "We were looking after this cat for a short period of time and being an indoor-only cat, there were lots of temptations looking out our window."

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Pet dog with his toy ballPhoto: Gillian Clarke

A Dog's Best Friend

Meet Scout: a rescue that Gillian Clarke and her family adopted in Edmonton. Obviously, Scout loves his toy ball! According to Clarke, he's been settling in nicely as the newest member of the family, and has even played a hand in keeping them active!

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Black dog having fun with winter weatherPhoto: Alexandra Fontaine

Winter Warrior

Alexandra Fontaine's grand-puppy, Ellie, gets her family out enjoying the day no matter what the temperature is. (In case you were wondering, this photo was taken in -15 Celsius weather—with wind chill!)

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Chocolate labrador dog playing fetch with frisbeePhoto: Lynn Mabley

Perfect Timing

Lynn Mabley captured her chocolate Lab playing fetch with his Canada frisbee last summer.

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Dog wearing Saskatchewan Roughriders jerseyPhoto: Candy Seifert

Roughrider for Life

As per family tradition, Ryder reps the Saskatchewan Roughriders, too!

Check out this photographer’s journey through Saskatchewan.

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Cute dogPhoto: Marianne Detmar

A Knowing Look

According to Marianne Detmar, this is Miley's "where are my treats" face!

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Dog sleepingPhoto: Connie Herman

Sleep Accessories

Blankie? Check. Elf? Check. Now, I can sleep!

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Black cat sitting on stair railPhoto: Jillian Manton

Balancing Act

Jillian Manton grabbed her camera went her 15-year-old cat, George, decided he wanted to hang out on the stair rail for the day. "As he lay there for quite some time, his sister played with his tail, which never seemed to bother him," she writes.

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Japanese Shiba InuPhoto: Laura-Lee Locheed

Calm, Cool and Collected

"This is Odayaka-Na, my Japanese Shiba Inu," writes Laura-Lee Locheed of Vernon, British Columbia. "His name translates to 'calm, cool and collected,' and he's also a proud daddy!"

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Cute dog wearing Christmas decorationsPhoto: Alice Hill

Why Couldn't It Be Christmas Every Day?

Alice Hill's adorable pet thinks the holidays can't arrive soon enough—we're inclined to agree!

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Cute cat with big eyesPhoto: Noella Shank

Big Eyes

Meet Grace: the newest member of Noella Shank's family!

Next, check out our gallery of hauntingly beautiful Canadian photography.

Originally Published on ourcanada.ca