These 16 Vintage Pet Photos Show How People Have Always Been Nuts for Their Animals

For the loyalty they show us, and for all the hours they spend cheering us up, our pets are absolutely worth all the effort. They always seem to know when we could use a good laugh or a cuddle. It seems like a no-brainer to some that if they are part of the family, they get to be in the family pictures.

Pet-crazy vintage photos
This dog looks absolutely devoted to this young woman. Via/ Flickr
Pet-crazy vintage photos
Pete, President Warren Harding’s pet squirrel, being fed a nut. Via/ Library of Congress
Pet-crazy vintage photos
Via/ Flickr
Pet-crazy vintage photos
Important business dog takes his lunch at his desk. Via/ Library of Congress
Pet-crazy vintage photos
Via/ Flickr
Pet-crazy vintage photos
You know they are family when you hire a professional to take a portrait of your beloved pet. Via/ Library of Congress

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Pet-crazy vintage photos
It seems unlikely that the goose is doing much of the pulling on this rig. Via/ Library of Congress
Pet-crazy vintage photos
Via/ Library of Congress

We hope you enjoyed these wonderful vintage pet photographs as much as we did. They prove that pet-owners have always been gaga for their pets. We wouldn’t have it any other way.

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