16 photos showing grateful pets this Thanksgiving

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Gratitude is in the air at Best Friends. The cats, dogs and other animals are appreciative for all that they have and for the supporters who make it possible. Happy Thanksgiving and enjoy these photos of Sanctuary residents giving thanks.

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Dog grateful for toys at Thanksgiving
I’m thankful for having lots of fun toys.

 

Parrot grateful for volunteers at Thanksgiving
I’m thankful for the many volunteers who come to the Sanctuary every day to help care for us.

 

Dog grateful for treats at Thanksgiving
I’m thankful for delicious treats and the kind people who provide them.

 

Horse thankful for Parelli training at Thanksgiving
I’m thankful for positive training programs, which help promote the bond between humans and animals.

 

Rooster thankful for a place to crow at Thanksgiving
I’m thankful to have a place to crow.

 

Parrots thankful for warm sock sweaters at Thanksgiving
We’re thankful for stylish sweaters to keep us warm when it’s cold.

 

Cat thankful for a lap at Thanksgiving
I’m thankful for comfy laps and even more grateful when the lap comes with a hand to pet me.

 

Dogs thankful for friends to play with at Thanksgiving
I’m thankful for friends to play with.

 

Goat thankful for agility equipment at Thanksgiving
I’m thankful for fun activities like agility, to keep my mind and body engaged.

 

Kitten thankful for medical care at Thanksgiving
I’m thankful for top-notch medical care that keeps me happy and healthy.

 

Dog grateful for a bowl of food at Thanksgiving
I’m thankful for full bowls of food ― every day.

 

Cat grateful for canned food at Thanksgiving
And I’m thankful for extra tasty canned food.

 

Dog grateful for a food puzzle toy at Thanksgiving
And I’m thankful for food ― even when I have to work for it.

 

Dog grateful for belly rubs at Thanksgiving
I’m thankful for belly rubs. More please.

 

Rabbit grateful for kisses at Thanksgiving
I’m thankful for all the love I receive ― especially the kisses.

 

Dog grateful for adopters at Thanksgiving
I’m thankful for wonderful people like you who adopt animals like me.

 

Photos by Best Friends staff