Dogs are famous for making friends, but the 14 canine companions in this list take it to the next level, pairing off with some of the ittiest, bittiest, cutest pals imaginable.
We recently covered the science of cute; now, we’re putting it to the test by examining (read: looking at and getting a little misty over) big, adorable dogs next to small, adorable friends.
Is big + little the equation that equals cute? I don’t know for sure, but I do know these dogs and their tiny friends are sure to make you say “awww!”
The Golden and the Hare
Things are looking up for this adorable duo!
Big Sleeper, Little Peeper
“Come on, buddy, time to get up and play!”
Say hello to my lizard friend
There’s nothing cold-blooded about this adorable pair (well, okay, except for the fact that one of them is actually cold-blooded).
A Prince Among Dogs
I’m a little concerned about a kiss between these friends of vastly different sizes, but you have to admit, a dog-frog prince story would make a great animated film.
Tiny Human, Meet Enormous Dog
No, I’m not crying, I’m just allergic…to my feelings.
Wish I could be part of your world
It’s the tragic love story of friends separated by size, distance, and completely incompatible respiratory systems.
Friendship in Metamorphosis
Their brief but intense friendship lasted until the wind changed.
Big Floof & Little Floofs
There’s nothing like a springtime roll in the grass between friends!
Cuddle up with your favorite guinea pig
All together now: awww.
Slow and steady, big and small
What happens when a big, squishy Newfie meets a tough little tortoise? Friendship, of course.
Dogs and cats living together…mass hysteria!
There’s nothing cuter than dogs and cats putting centuries of animosity behind them for a good snuggle in the sun.
Hey, quit hogging the floor
Dobermans have a reputation for being big and intimidating, but this one is unbelievably patient with her little piggy friend. Further proof that friendship transcends stereotypes!
Avengers, assemble (around the dog)
Because we couldn’t not include this super pup and his duo of devoted Captains America.
These dogs and their comparably tiny pals prove that friendship comes in all shapes and sizes. Does your great big dog have a teeny-tiny friend? Let us know in the comments!