Best Friends Day 2016: A day to celebrate

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There’s no question that people and pets form special connections in the same way that animals bond with each other. So with National Best Friends Day coming up June 8, 2016, here are some  photos of animals showing that close connection. Enjoy these Best Friends Day images that honor how much we love and appreciate our besties — both two- and four-legged.

Best Friends Day 2016: Spotsy and Bodhi the dogs tugging on a toy
Toys are always more fun when you share them with a friend.

 

Best Friends Day 2016: Frosty, Phoenix and Blizzard the puppies
Just a little smooch between friends. Awkward.

 

Best Friends Day 2016: Williams family
I’ll keep all your secrets.

 

Best Friends Day 2016: Tucker and Ann the brown tabby cats
They say best friends begin to look like one another. Personally, I don’t see the resemblance.

 

Best Friends Day 2016: Livi grooming Saffron the cats
Hold still. Lemme fix your hair.

 

Best Friends Day 2016: two feral cats with tails entwined
When you don’t have hands to hold, you improvise.

 

Best Friends Day 2016: Billy, Monty and Jordan the goats butting heads
All for one and one for all!

 

Best Friends Day 2016: Boomer the dog adoption
Smooches for pooches

 

Best Friends Day 2016: Bert and Eugene the ducks in the water
Birds of a feather ...

 

Best Friends Day 2016: Thebes the dog with a young girl
You’re my very best friend. Funny, I was thinking exactly the same thing.

 

Best Friends Day 2016: woman holding rabbit
Sealed with a kiss

 

Best Friends Day 2016: Alice and Ruby a cat and dog together
Who said that cats and dogs can’t be best friends?

 

Best Friends Day 2016: Timon and Pumba the puppies
I love ya, but dang it, you snore.

 

Best Friends Day 2016: Raccoon and Possum the puppies
A best friend keeps all your secrets.

 

Best Friends Day 2016: Timella the parrot and a young boy
Best buds always help you look your best, even if it’s one eyelash at a time.

 

Best Friends Day 2016: Tilly and Teddie, two kittens with food on their mouths
Best friends always let you know when you’ve got a little something on your face.

 

Best Friends Day 2016: Pair of opossums eating
There’s nothing like catching up with an old friend over a good meal.

 

Best Friends Day 2016: Pair of pigeons
Oh, yeah. That’s the spot!

 

Best Friends Day 2016: Morgan and Perfect Tommy the cats grooming
Don’t mind us — we are just necking.

 

Best Friends Day 2016: Helen and Cassia the horses, one neighing
OMG, you’re killing me! You always tell the best jokes.

 

Best Friends Day 2016: Lillie and Lilah the goats
Twinsies!

 

Best Friends Day 2016: Feta and Gouda the malamute puppies
Cheeze!

 

Best Friends Day 2016: Incitato and Chewy the horses with their heads together
When you’re with a best friend, words aren’t necessary.

 

Best Friends Day 2016: Pair of horses in a beautiful landscape
Let’s take a stroll.

 

Best Friends Day 2016: Dana the dog being adopted
If this is a dream, I hope I never wake up.

 

Best Friends Day 2016: Doc Holiday the rabbit upside down on a person's legs
Now I see a giant carrot in the clouds.

 

Best Friends Day 2016: Demi the dog being adopted
Looking into your eyes is like looking into my soul.

 

Best Friends Day 2016: Pair of cockatiels grooming each other
We’re not lovebirds, we’re best friend birds.

Though Best Friends Day only comes once a year, adoption can provide a best friend in your life 365 days a year.

Adopt your best friend

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Photos by Best Friends staff