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10 undeniable signs that you're obsessed with getting a dog

Happy International Dog Day!

IT’S INTERNATIONAL DOG Day today – a tough time for all us aspirational dog owners out there.

All across the world, dogs are being loved and spoiled by their adoring owners, while the dog-less dog lovers watch on.

You want a dog. Nay, you NEED a dog. And here’s how you know.

You squeal at every dog you meet on the street



Occasionally, you even stop and ask to pet them. SO FLUFFY.

You smile at dogs more than you smile at people

Oh I’m sorry, did you think I was smiling at YOU?

Puppies make you want to cry

So small. So helpless. So infinitely huggable.

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You follow ‘famous dogs’ on Instagram/Twitter

How else would you get your fix?

@mackenziefaye says Little hurricane (red and white) and Autumn (grey wolf) #dogsofinstagram #dog Source: dogsofinstagram

(Try Manny the Frenchie, Tuna and Dogs of Instagram, if you need more.)

You already have names picked for your future dog(s)

Sir Fluffy-Ears of Barkington. It’d totally work.

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You’re deeply, deeply jealous of all your friends that already have dogs

Off walking your dog, are you? I’ll just walk my IMAGINARY dog in the IMAGINARY park on my INVISIBLE dog leash that I totally didn’t buy, I swear.

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You loathe renting

wheres-the-rent Source: Funny Or Die

Sure, it’s annoying and expensive and mostly crap – but it’s also the one thing between you and the dog friend of your dreams.

You have a favourite breed that you’re almost 100% sure you want

@janeyc_ says Bailey the pug and Aila the frenchie x pug! #dogsofinstagram #dog Source: dogsofinstagram

Pugs, Jack Russells, Huskies… All so great. But only one breed owns your heart.

But when the time comes you’ve already decided to adopt

Because stories like these make you so mad:

puppiesfound Source: TheJournal.ie

And you’d feel bad if you didn’t do something to help.

You feel more than ready to deal with poop, wee and vet visits

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And that is the true test of the dog owner. All the best in your canine quest.

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