Pets provide immeasurable comfort thanks to their unconditional love.
Dogs who see their owners leave for work will spend hours watching from the window awaiting their return. Just one example of the endless love animals have for their families.
Here are 20 touching photos that illustrate the love pets have for their owners.
1. So sad after his owner went back to work after being at home for a long time
2. Clinging on!
3. Her cat became super-protective just before she gave birth
4. These ducklings have found a new friend
5. His "dad" died of cancer, but each day he waits for him to come home
6. Look at that contented face!
6. We love the tongue... Blep alert!
8. The perfect hand rest
9. A rescue bird thanks its owner
10. This dog's owner also died and he's still patiently waiting for him to come back
11. The day his cat finally accepted there was a new addition to the family
12. Every time this guy prepares his suitcase his cat clings to him and won't let go
13. Another rescue that's happy to feel protected
14. They always take naps together
15. First day in his new home and he's looking pretty relaxed!
16. Happy that their owner has retired and now spends more time at home
17. Nothing's better than a good cuddle
18. Making the most of a long nap before the baby arrives
19. This is the first time this cat snuck under the covers!
20. Neck nuzzling!