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Celebrate the Cute! It’s International Dogs Tilting Their Heads Day

Celebrate the Cute! It’s International Dogs Tilting Their Heads Day

What are Fifi and Fido up to today? Better go ask them — perhaps in a funny voice or while shaking a favorite toy. It’s International Dogs Tilting Their Heads Day!

Photo website DogsTiltingTheirHeads.com highlights the curiosity of our canine companions and decreed June 29 as the official day to celebrate it. If you’ve snapped a pic of your pup looking inquisitive, you can upload it and share with the world! The competition is pretty stiff — er, “tilty” — though.

But as we take today to pause and smile at the cuteness, let’s remember the dogs (and other pets) with more to worry about than paparazzi. As many as 7 million pets enter animal shelters every year in the United States and the ASPCA estimates that 60% of shelter dogs and 70% of shelter cats are later euthanized.

Please spay and neuter your pet; according to the ASPCA, only 10% of shelter animals have been spayed or neutered. If you’re looking for a new companion, try adoption. Your new pet will thank you with a lifetime of love and adorable, head-tilting wonder.

 

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7:59PM PDT on Apr 27, 2012

Pugs are notorious for head tilting. This is just only one of their endearing traits.

7:44PM PST on Dec 18, 2011

so cute

6:41AM PDT on Sep 2, 2011

If you care about animals, the best thing YOU can do to help them is not eat them.

YOU can protect and save innocent animals EVERY DAY by not eating them. It's YOUR choice, every meal, every day.

YOU decide whether to support torture and murder of innocent animals who think, feel, and experience fear and pain OR whether to support kindness, compassion, good health, biodiversity, and eco-sustainability.

It's up to YOU and it's as simple as that.

Eco-Eating

www.brook.com/veg

4:44PM PDT on Aug 29, 2011

cute :)

8:47PM PDT on Jul 1, 2011

I miss my dog on my picture,he died March 2010.He understood everything I said.

1:54PM PDT on Jul 1, 2011

What a great day to celebrate!

12:08AM PDT on Jul 1, 2011

just beautiful!!!

6:51PM PDT on Jun 30, 2011

They look like cute little pansy flowers! Awwww! So cute!!!

6:02PM PDT on Jun 30, 2011

I love it when I get the head tilt from my dogs.

I preach spay & neuter to everyone I can, whether they want to hear it or not. I have 2 adopted dogs - 1 was not neutered when he was found as a stray (but he was neutered 3 days before I adopted him); 1 dog was in a shelter and she had already been spayed as a puppy. :)

4:45PM PDT on Jun 30, 2011

Simply ADORABLE!!!!!!!!!!~

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