Dogs make amazing companions, fantastic snugglers, stellar exercise buddies, and even better binge-watching couch pals.
But sometimes, they also make major messes that their humans then have to clean up. And it’s usually not limited to just one mess. Dogs who make messes tend to do it routinely, due to separation anxiety, boredom or just plain not knowing any better, among other reasons.
And even though a chewed up shoe, or a shredded couch cushion can be a bummer to discover and try to repair, the guilty dog will ultimately get away with it, because man, are they the cutest.
That face! That nervously wagging tail! Those big, sad eyes! They get you every time.
And your adorable little terror isn’t the only one. Here are 14 dogs who can clearly get away with everything because they’re cute.
1. The Tattletale
Yeah, right. We know you’re both guilty. Guilty of being cute!
2. The Escape Artist
With eyes that look straight into your soul, how can you stay mad?
3. The Paper Shredder
But I didn’t touch the bags #instagood #instapic #insta #instapet #igdc #dog #dogs #doggy #dcdoglife #dcdoglife #dc #doglover #DogsOfDC #dogslife #dogsofinstagram #dogstagram #dogoftheday #dogs_of_instagram #destroyer #dogshaming #pup #puppy #puppies #puppiesofinstagram #maltese #poodle #papillon #maltipoo #mutt #muttsofinstagram #chico A photo posted by Chico (@what.is.chico) on
How can such a little creature make such a big mess though?
4. The Partners In Crime
Double the trouble, but also the cuteness.
5. The Bed Butcher
Someone is in trouble! Trying to wash dog bed covers and Jimmy decides to eat the bed. ???????? #jimmytherescue #dogproblems #donteatthat #dogshaming #rescuedogsofinstagram A photo posted by ???? April aka Crazy Dog Lady ???? (@pupsandpaleo) on
Aww, clearly he feels bad, right? That’s punishment enough.
6. The Stuffed Animal Slayer
Remorse is radiating off this pup, but how can you not immediately want to snuggle him to bits?
7. The Darling Digger
I’m not a bad dog I swear ???? by theo Ollie is a magician and opened a door he shouldn’t have. We were playing and accidentally shut the door with us inside. We were trapped! Panic set in because our chance of survival was minimal. We tried to dig our way out with no success. So we took a final poop on the rug and awaited our fate. Then dad came upstairs and let us out. Maybe we overreacted. #shameface #petshaming #dogshaming A photo posted by Theodore The Golden Retriever (@theodorablegolden) on
The carpet’s a goner, but this puppy stole all the hearts anyway.
8. The Doll Decapitator
Yikes… Let’s all forget this ever happened, yeah?
9. The Cocky Criminal
Returning to the scene of the crime with the main piece of evidence in your mouth? That’s a bold move. Somebody knows exactly how adorable they are.
10. The Hair Hitman
Oh man, not the paw on the nose! Heart = stolen. Totally forgiven.
11. The Couch Chewer
And the reason we bought a new couch in the first place… #dogshaming #wagsandwalksalumni #pitbulllove A photo posted by @1girl3dogs on
Seems like an impossible repair, but who even cares when there’s a sweet little Pit Bull who clearly needs a hug?
12. The Hat Assassin
This dog legitimately thinks she did her owners a favor. And you know what? Let’s just pretend she did.
13. The Map Murderer
Somebody got bored today and decided to chew on the road map #dogshaming #reallypeanut #itsgrandpasfault A photo posted by @jessollergiveaholler on
So no road trips for a while, but you still deserve all the belly rubs, little pup.
14. The Stuffing Sadist
Nobody can resist the charm of a Frenchie.