28 Vintage Photos of Dogs Being Our Best Friends
If you’ve ever owned a dog, you know how quickly they become a member of the family.
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“My mom invited my then-girlfriend (now wife), Dorothy, to meet the family in 1957. Our relationship was going so well that the family dog joined Dorothy for a serenade at the piano,” says Norman Clark of Holliston, Massachusetts. You’ll also love these hilarious cat and dog photos.
A dog for best friends
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“For 74 years, my best friend, Jean Conklin (right), and I have shared good times and bad. Here we are in 1948 with Jean’s twin, Jerry.” If you enjoy these cute dog pics, you’ll also want to take a look at these funny dog photos.
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Kerysa Ford’s grandma, Martha (Knowles) Ford, wearing a plaid skirt, plays with friends and a dog in the winter at the family farm in Newmarket, New Hampshire. The farm once had cows, chickens, horses, dogs, cats, fruit trees, and an abundant garden. You’ll get a kick out of these photos of dogs dressed for work.
Second place pride
“My dad thought I was crazy to enter Cinder in a contest in 1950. Imagine his surprise when we came home with a second-place ribbon and trophy! My mother laid on the horn for two blocks to announce our success, and then we proudly posed with my little sister Rosemary,” says Carolyn Nagy of Aiken, South Carolina. (These vintage Halloween photos will make your day.)
Good girl, Jo
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“Here is Jo, a very special part of our family, with my daughter Tiffany in 1993. Jo spent many years loving us. And we will spend the rest of our lives loving her,” says Carol Oberlechner of Smithfield, Pennsylvania. Make sure to avoid these things you do that your dog actually hates.
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“Bobo was devoted to my older sister, Kathryn, and me. When I was a toddler, he kept me from falling into a brook. My father took this picture in 1953,” says Diane Bingham Stevens of Hoosick Falls, New York. These dog adoption photos will make you melt.
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Lady guards two of her favorite humans, Lars and Chris Erickson, at the family home in Eveleth, Minnesota. The boys’ father rescued her as a pup in a remote Canadian village in the late 1960s. These vintage Macy’s parade photos will teach you a history lesson.
Always coming back
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“Jake stuck to me like glue and came to school with me every day. In 1950, my fifth-grade teacher tried to scare him away, but Jake always came back,” says Hazel Almendinger of Johnstown, Ohio. This is what your dog actually wants from you.
Spot the protector
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“Mother always said she was never afraid while Daddy was serving overseas in the Navy from 1943 to 1946 because we had our precious dog, Spot, to protect us. He would be on the back steps every morning and wouldn’t allow any strangers to come into our yard,” says Jeanette Poehlmann of Brenham, Texas.
Barking birthday gift
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“Fiffy was my present for my 10th birthday in the spring of 1966, and then my companion for the next 11 years. That little dog was the best birthday gift ever. In this photo, my sister Evelyn is sitting beside me outside our house in Prairie Village, Kansas,” says Suzy Moffitt of South Bend, Indiana. For more smiles, check out these adorable puppy pictures.