Smiles all around with smiling animal pictures

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!

Everyone looks better wearing a smile, so the second week of August has been chosen as National Smile Week to promote dental care. However, it’s not just humans who look good flashing their pearly whites. Animals do too. Seeing happy Sanctuary residents, including dogs, cats, pigs, horses, a goat, gopher and even a tortoise, grinning from ear to ear is sure to put a smile on faces as well.

Know what else brings a smile to your face? It’s the companionship of a beloved pet.
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Abbott the dog with a big smile
I’d smile bigger, but my mouth isn’t wide enough.
Abbott is available for adoption.

National Smile Week: Alexa the cat
My toy does the smiling for me.
Alexa is available for adoption.

National Smile Week: Belle the goat
No, no, not by the hair on my chinny chin chin.

National Smile Week: corgi dog with woman
Now this is the life!


National Smile Week: Buster the pig getting a belly rub
Ahhh, that’s the spot!


National Smile Week: Chuck the horse
Come on honey. How about a little smooch?


National Smile Week: Cupid the goat
This is my Mona Lisa smile.


National Smile Week: Dillon the horse
I just love those “Hee-Haw” reruns.


National Smile Week: Falcor the horse
I haven’t laughed that hard in a really long time.


National Smile Week: gopher smiling
Teeth whitening strips? What are those?


National Smile Week: Gordo the Chihuahua
"Alright Mr. DeMille, I'm ready for my close-up"


National Smile Week: Grunty the pig
So much mud, so little time.


National Smile Week: Jazmin the dog
Am I ready for a walk? Heck yes I’m ready for a walk!


National Smile Week: Kalahari the tortoise
Tiny houses? Yeah, I kinda invented that.


National Smile Week: Marley Miley the dog
I’m smizing!


National Smile Week: Piko the cat
OMG, you crack me up!
Piko is available for adoption.

National Smile Week: Rex the pig
Hardy har-har

National Smile Week: Sashay the dog
Throw the ball, throw the ball, throw the ball ...


National Smile Week: Squeaky the pig


National Smile Week: Veronica the dog
Did I just hear the can opener?


Photos by Best Friends staff

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