School’s out: Animal pictures of summer fun

Need a cure for the Monday blues? Our photo feature is here to help provide a brief diversion from your workday routine with a small dose of squee, wow and awwww. Enjoy!

Summer break 2016 is here and school’s out. For the animals at the Sanctuary, it’s all about having fun. Did you know that at Angel Canyon, the home of Best Friends Animal Sanctuary in Kanab, Utah, there are natural swimming holes and dog parks for our canine residents to play? For example, Kanab Creek runs right through the lower canyon. When you visit and volunteer, you can even take a pet on an outing or even a sleepover! Learn more here.

Animal pictures of summer fun: dogs chasing each other
Nah nah, you can’t catch me.

 

Animal pictures of summer fun: horses playing in creek
Try snorkeling, they said. It’ll be fun, they said.

 

Animal pictures of summer fun: dogs playing tag
Tag, you’re it.

 

Animal pictures of summer fun: two dogs howling together
On top of Old Smokey …

 

Animal pictures of summer fun: reading to a dog
And they all lived happily ever after!

 

Animal pictures of summer fun: dogs playing with a king of hearts card
I’m the king of the preschool!

 

Animal pictures of summer fun: dogs going on hike to the creek
LOOK OUT!

 

Animal pictures of summer fun: playing tug 'o war with a dog in a creek
Hold on Paul! I’ll pull you to shore! I saw it on Baywatch!

 

Animal pictures of summer fun: two dogs sharing a toy
Mine! No, it’s mine! OK, let’s share.

 

Animal pictures of summer fun: dog riding a car with the sun setting
OK the sun’s down. I’m ready for the fireworks to start.

 

Animal pictures of summer fun: pit bull terrier type dog in a little pool
Nope — water is still fine!

 

Animal pictures of summer fun: pit bull terrier type dog wearing sunglasses
Joe Cool!

 

Animal pictures of summer fun: horses running and playing
Betcha can’t catch me.

 

Animal pictures of summer fun: Dachshund running in a creek
Oooh, this water is cold!

 

Animal pictures of summer fun: pig holding a hose
Come on, let’s set up the slip-and-slide.

Have fun at the Sanctuary

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Photos by Best Friends staff