It was a great year to be a dog, and an even better year for us to watch them be fantastic.
When this guy met his new sister for the first time and determined that she was, in fact, exceptionally adorable.
When this pup triumphantly took on the world and embodied Taylor's lyrics perfectly.
When this puppy smiled and the world smiled back.
When this lady became the bravest little gal to ever cross into the great unknown and jump from a couch.
When this husky loved the snow so much he refused to come inside because that's what a passionate individual does.
When this gal perfectly embodied the universal sentiment of sadness upon being freshly cleaned.
When this courageous darling gave the mightiest howl it could muster.
When these two friends just got cuter with the passing of time.
When this group of dogs discovered the glory that is a basket of kittens.
When this babe did his best Mariah Carey impression and paid the price.
When this gentleman became the reluctant father to one pack of adorable kittens.
When this pup was left to his own devices on a hot day in the backyard.
This incredible pug who rides a bike and wears the boldest, most stylish helmet.
When this heroic model combined with those shoes to embody perfection in every way.
When this husky was raised by felines and melted the world with her hybrid charm.
When this exemplary student mastered the art of blowing bubbles.
When these two unlikely lads became the best of friends.
When Munchkin the shih-tzu looked better than anyone ever has while wearing a teddy-bear costume and walking on a treadmill.
When this lady took one look at the world and realized that she was way cuter than anyone else would ever be.
When this chihuahua burst forth with dramatic emotion.
When this newcomer shook up the household on behalf of all canines everywhere.
When these three humble individuals joined forces to create one of the cutest nap formations of all time.
When this ambassador helped his little sister learn to crawl.
When this pup tried on his future uniform and was a magnificent sight to behold.
And when this darling took just enough steps to be a graceful vision of perfection.