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15 Adorable Photos of Puppies Playing in Leaves

Dogs love the fall just as much as we do.

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Puppies in leaves

The autumn leaves bring out the puppy in every dog, no matter their age. We’ve gathered up some of the cutest pups playing in leaves to help you celebrate the fall season. Here are some funny dog photos that you need to see.

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Pumpkin carrier


Look at the grip on that pumpkin. Impeccable! These adorable animal pictures will make you say, “aww.”

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Soft smiles


Hoover knows his coat looks good with the autumn backdrop and he wants everyone to know. Check out these funny photos of dogs “working from home.”

dogs in leavesCourtesy Cathy Huffman

Happy face


He has to carry every stick he finds, no matter the size. These before and after dog adoption photos will melt your heart.

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Louie the chocolate lab likes to throw the fall leaves up into the air. See if you can guess the dog breed based on its puppy picture.

dogs in leavesCourtesy Malia Severt

Blue-eyed beauty


This pup is so excited about the leaves they don’t know how to act. You’ll definitely want to check out these adorable photos of puppies and babies playing together.

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Curious leaf peeper


Can I smell it? These adorable puppy pictures will make you melt.

dogs playing in fall leavesCourtesy Lisa Spoone

Action shot


Oh my god! Leaves falling everywhere! If you don’t have a pug, these pictures are going to make you want one.

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All smiles


Snickers the mini Aussie is enjoying fall in Texas. Here are the cutest photos of puppies sleeping.

dogs playing in fall leavesCourtesy Christy Warden

Jump high


This pup isn’t afraid to get buried under the leaves. Check out these funny photos of pets acting like people.

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Puppies first fall


Bear, a bulldog Chow Chow mix, can’t contain the excitement for leaves.

dogs playing in leavesCourtesy Kallie Kantos

Autumn eyes


This beauty stands out against their leaf pile. If you want your pup as happy as these dogs, make sure you know about these habits of great dog owners.

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In the breeze

Charlie could sit on the grass all day long and watch the leaves fall.

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Yummy snack

Momo thinks this leaf is a treat. These adorable animal friendships will fill your heart with happiness.

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Jumping for joy

During his first fall, Bodhi went crazy for all of the crunchy leaves on the ground.

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Tiny pup, big leaf pile

This Boston Terrier will pose for a pic, but when the camera is away it’s time to play. Next, you have to see these puppies that look like teddy bears.

Morgan Cutolo
Morgan is the Assistant Digital Managing Editor at Reader’s Digest. She graduated from the University of New Hampshire in 2016 where she received her Bachelor of Arts in Journalism. When she’s not writing for or keeping the 650+ pieces of content our team produces every month organized, she likes watching HGTV, going on Target runs, and searching through Instagram to find new corgi accounts to follow.