The Labradoodle that loves to ambush its owners won Pet of the Week.

Joe from a dog The answer to Harry Potter’s spells to a Cat’s cute greeting Every morning for its owner, we’ve seen a series of interesting viral pet stories this week. But along with popular internet pets, we’ve been enjoying our readers’ submissions of cats, dogs and other pets for our weekly Pet of the Week.

If you want your pet to be part of next week’s Pet of the Week lineup, be sure to follow the instructions at the end of this story to be included.


Pictures of a 4-year-old squirrel dog who loves to jump on his owners and canine friends.

Archie Lamont

This week’s Pet of the Week is Squirrel, a Labradoodle who likes to attack his owners and fellow canine friends.

From Perth, Scotland, the squirrel was named after her resemblance to a squirrel when she was just 8 weeks old.

Now almost five years old, she is gentle and loves playtime.

“(She) likes to hide from us and surprise us by jumping,” said owner Archie Lamont. Newsweek. “I assumed we were the target on the beach but he targeted other victims who, luckily, were very tolerant of his behaviour.”

When she’s not making mischief on the beach, she loves toys, especially her cuddly teddy bear that she’s had since she was a puppy.

“His best feature is his gentle nature, but the lack of cast hair and minimal dog smell is a bonus,” Lamont said.


Max the dog
Photos of Max and his adorable owner Michael.

Michael Garcia

Our first finalist this week is Max, a shelter dog who came from an abusive home with anxiety and PTSD.

Now living in Colorado with owner Michael Garcia, he is living his best life with an owner who truly understands him.

“I fell in love with him because I also have anxiety and PTSD. We hit it off immediately and have been comforting each other ever since.” Newsweek.

His name is apt, too, as his owner explained: “He does everything to the max – licking, barking, jumping.”

At around four years old, he and his owner have an extra special bond and are barely ever separated.

London and Sunny
Best friends London and Sunny pose for the camera.

Misty Donaldson

Next up this week are London and Sunny, four and three-year-old rescue dogs.

“They are the sweetest kids ever,” said owner Misty Donaldson.

“I’ve been around a lot of dogs,” he said. “But I’ve never seen two dogs that kept touching like these two.”

Despite not being siblings by blood, Donaldson says their touching love for each other is a source of great joy.

Ollie Cat
Ollie the cat resting on the grass in the sun.

Emily Robinson

Last but not least is Ollie the cat. Just 18 months ago, Ollie and his friend showed up on Emily Robinson’s porch in Michigan.

“His friend Billy wasn’t very friendly, but Ollie was very clingy. He wanted a lot of love. My husband and I would feed both boys,” Robinson said. Newsweek. “We noticed Ollie’s eye was very swollen and milky. We brought him to the vet.”

Ollie was diagnosed with glaucoma and the specialist told him that he would need to have his eye removed.

“Unfortunately, we can’t afford it so we put in eye drops and are doing our best to save,” he said.

Since the doctor’s visit, Ollie hasn’t left her side, staying at home ever since.

And the cat is always nearby, with its own insulated and warm home on the outside deck.

“They chose us, and we couldn’t be happier,” said the loving owner.

Do you have funny and adorable videos or photos of your pets that you want to share? Send them. With a few details about your best friend and they could appear in our Pet of the Week lineup.