Adorable Pets

Life's not a popularity contest. But if it were, these 15 dogs would be winning. With their wagging tongues, wet noses, and over-the-top costumes, these four-legged Instagram stars have racked up more than 10 million followers, combined. If your feed could use some doggy goodness between all the salad photos and selfies, we suggest you jump on the furry bandwagon. Slobber ahead.

Some might call it an ornament, but we know anything on the bottom branches is something for her to paw at.

Just the thing for cleaning up spills by the water bowl—and $1 of your purchase goes to pets in need.

Or for a cat owner to drop her keys and change at the end of the day.

The real thing's not welcome in your home, but this plastic critter should keep her just as entertained.

Exciting news for rock 'n' roll pet owners: Petco just announced that Gwen Stefani designed a Harajuku Lovers line—for pets! Yes, your animals can now play with a design-driven assortment of dog toys while they're dressed in chic accessories and rock-star-approved apparel. What could be cuter?

This limited-edition pet collection features more than 30 products ranging from $5 to $20, and for those pet parents who want to go all out, you better believe there's a way. Petco's grooming salons will offer dogs a Harajuku Lovers spa package featuring custom shampoo and conditioner, fashion "pawlish" and accessories from the collection.

Scrolling through photos of cute dogs on the Internet is a pastime as old as, um, the Internet. But the 50 pictures below are more than puppy dog eyes and waggy tails. (Though there are plenty of those.) Each of the dogs here—one Petfinder pooch from every state—is currently living in a shelter or foster care, and they're all looking for loving homes. Have a little room in your apartment and your heart? There's no better way to fend off chilly fall gusts than with a shelter dog on your lap.

Each listing has a few basic stats (name, size, age, sex), a quote from the pup's "bio," a link to his or her Petfinder page, and a link to the shelter, so you can find more four-legged friends in need after these fellas get scooped up—and we're guessing they will quickly. Obviously you need to get more info to decide if one of these is the right dog for you—but consider this list a furry little push to get your search started.

Your pet guinea pig may be a total ham, but you can turn him into a Pilgrim turkey this Halloween thanks to PetSmart's new line of Halloween costumes, accessories, and services for all your furry friends. Released this week, the megastore's line includes costumes inspired by the trending Marvel Universe superheroes, Disney's Frozen, and holiday classics from pumpkins—and pumpkin spice lattes!—candy corn, and creepy crawlers.

Your dog can go back to the dark ages in the store's dinosaur costume, with tie-dye-like hues and bright orange horns, or have him invite a cat—a costume one, of course—along for the evening with the store's black cat rider costume. You can also give your feline a taste of what it's like to be seen as prey by dressing her up in the store's mouse cat costume.