This week's runners-up include a hunter/gatherer cat, a young-at-heart black Labrador, and stray-turned-house cat.
Sophie the mini dachshund's first tentative steps among the white stuff have been a source of delight on social media
In an original essay, Megan Donoghue tells Newsweek of her dog's long recovery following an incident.
Over 4 million people have watched the video within 24 hours—the top comment, with 29,600 likes, said: "He said thank you for visiting ME."
"It's always the dads that don't want the dog that end up loving them the most," a TikToker wrote. "My dad became best friends with my dog after a few weeks."
Over 4 million people have viewed the viral video, with one user quipping: "Your puppy needs a puppy,"
Over 400,000 people have watched the viral clip, one user said: "He's so lucky to have you."
"Watching the dogs enjoy this meal is just the best feeling," said shelter supervisor Kayla Riding, and chef Shon Foster added, "I get to be a hero for a day."
Elton the dog walks into his owner's shower and lies down, without being prompted.
Luna the British longhair appeared happy to squeeze itself into the cat bed in the footage shared online
Over 3 million people have watched the video, and one user said: "Poor baby just needed some medicine and love."
Over 1 million people have commented on the video, one user said: "The other humans don't get her attention."
The cats were abandoned in cages in temperatures as low as 30 degrees.
Newsweek spoke to TV personality and author Wendy Diamond on the dangers of feeding dogs leftover Thanksgiving food this holiday season.
It's not entirely clear what Zoey the cat thinks of her doggy pal in a video but her expression suggests it's not necessarily positive.
"I just know that puppy will have the best life ever," wrote one TikTok user.
Noise sensitivity is the most common anxiety trait in dogs, according to a March 2020 Finnish study.
Dogs can spend as much as half of their days asleep, but have two windows of "activity peaks" during the day, according to a December 2020 study.
A rescue dog with a permanently disappointed look on his face amuses TikTok commenters.
With Thanksgiving around the corner, here's a list of all food your dog can and cannot eat from your festive plate.
A dog who developed a phobia of the rain after being tied up in a hurricane melts hearts in her forever home.
Ragdoll cats were developed by American breeder Ann Baker in the 1960s and have become very popular in recent years.
"I promised [my cat Connie] on the day I adopted her from the shelter that I will always take care of her. I am keeping that promise," the Redditor wrote.
"Each of them will need a cart, or prosthetic to aid them in mobility," rescue owner Zach Skow told Newsweek.
"She wants to play and he's having NONE OF IT HAHAHA," joked one TikTok user.
Mia the cat starred in the video shared by Edgar and Ivy's Cat Sanctuary, with one viewer declaring: "Should have named her Mariah."
Sphynx cats are hairless due to a genetic mutation, and they have been bred since the 1960s.
Over 14 million people have watched the viral TikTok video, and one user said: "I think this is the only cat-proofing of a tree that I've seen work!"
Augusto Deoliveira, aka The Dog Daddy, told Newsweek that Molly the dog "needed to realize that she didn't need to fear people."