Smiling animal pictures for National Smile Week

Celebrate National Smile Week and good dental health with cute photos of smiling animals -- dogs, cats, goats, pigs, horses and even wildlife!
By Jennifer Hayes

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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Dog with a big smile out on a walk in Southern Utah
I’d smile bigger, but my mouth isn’t wide enough.
Abbott is available for adoption.

Smiling happy cat
My toy does the smiling for me.
Alexa is available for adoption.

Smiling happy goat
No, no, not by the hair on my chinny chin chin.

Corgi dog smiling with a woman
Now this is the life!


Smiling pig enjoying a belly rub
Ahhh, that’s the spot!


Horse smiling and playing with another horse
Come on honey. How about a little smooch?


Goat smiling with his head tilted
This is my Mona Lisa smile.


Horse with a big smile
I just love those “Hee-Haw” reruns.


Horse smiling
I haven’t laughed that hard in a really long time.


Gopher smiling
Teeth whitening strips? What are those?


Smiling tan Chihuahua
"Alright Mr. DeMille, I'm ready for my close-up"


Cute and smiling pig
So much mud, so little time.


Happy dog out on a walk
Am I ready for a walk? Heck yes I’m ready for a walk!


Happy tortoise
Tiny houses? Yeah, I kinda invented that.


Gray pit bull smiling
I’m smizing!


Cat smiling while cleaning himself
OMG, you crack me up!
Piko is available for adoption.

Gray pig smiling at Best Friends Animal Sanctuary in Utah
Hardy har-har

Happy white and tan dog
Throw the ball, throw the ball, throw the ball ...


Pig smiling


Tan dog with a happy smile
Did I just hear the can opener?


Photos by Best Friends staff

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