You don’t need us to tell you that things have been rubbish this year.
If there’s one thing that’s always there to cheer us up, though, it’s the sweet gift of dogs .
They’re not called man’s best friend for nothing, and have lightened the load with some funny moments and feats of bravery and loyalty.
Even if you don’t have a dog yourself, we’re sure you’ll agree that these ones are amazing and adorable.
Here are our top picks from 2020.
Dexter the musical dalmatian
‘Britain’s naughtiest dog’ Cooper
Rescued Lily-Mae’s pregnancy photoshoot
These well-dressed elderly dogs
Maxine the corgi
Wilbur, the mayor of Rabbit Hash, Kentucky
Joe Biden’s rescue dogs Champ and Major
INTERESTING FACT ABOUT YOUR PET: Dachshunds were originally bred to fight badgers.
Gentle giant Hammer
Surfer dude Rothstein
These curious fence-peekers
Halloween king Toad
All of this postie’s best dog pals
Basketball star Lilo
Greedy Max who ate his lead
Cancer survivor and therapy dog Jeanie
Formerly stray car company mascot Tucson
Silly blue whippet Bessie
Goodest boy ever Niño
Sk8r boi Darrel
Golden oldie August
Pampered pups Romeo and Reggie
Excitable cat flap thief Jock
INTERESTING FACT ABOUT YOUR PET: 94% of pet owners say their animal pal makes them smile more than once a day.
CPR hero Pixie
Sad isolation dog Big Poppa
Our favourite wine courier Soda
Ping, the little chihuahua that could
Coco the waving party pup
Record-holding bigmouth Finley
Lulu the vanishing pup
Environmentalist queen Molly
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