Pets in the Garden

You love your pets. We love ours too. HGTV readers and staff share images of their furry critters at home in the garden.

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Lawn Buddies

HGTV operations director Paul Cox says his beagle Shoeshine loves to play on the lawn.

Fall, Y'all! editor Jessica Yonker says her step-dog Dobbie loves fall.

Kitty Loves This Fairy Chair

"Here's little Ebony the kitty, posing by a fairy chair I made. Such a ham!" says HGTV writer and contributor Lynn Coulter.

Stay Cool

The family pet prefers the second tier of this water feature for a cooling place to relax after playing ball.

Squirrel Patrol community manager Mallory Ziglar's adorable dog Henry loved to help his mama water plants out on the patio of her loft. Now that Mallory and her husband have upgraded to a house, Henry's got a lot more room to play!

A Closer Look

The contents of this garden pond couldn't be more interesting.

Adventure Time

A feline adventurer enjoys RMS user pumpkinpuss' garden.

Fall Husky

We adore this shot of a gorgeous husky basking in bright red fall leaves shared by HGTV community member Montoyae4.


Don't let the cute face deceive you— editor Jessica Yonker caught her old roommate's cat, Oliver, prowling in her freshly sown seeds one winter morning.

Looks Can Be Deceiving

Ali doesn't always look this good, says RMSer composthappens. She and Lucy, another Shih Tzu, are "partners in grime."

Gobble Gobble Sunrise

"Our pet turkey enjoying the crisp autumn morning in Weaverville, N.C." — HGTV community member Sparkleisme


Great Pyrenees love hostas, says RMSer edwardsh.

Furry Photo Bomb

RMSer winterpark says her "camera hogs" always try to get into the picture. The subject of her photo was supposed to be her ponytail palm, registered as the oldest in Florida, until one of the dogs popped in.

Around the World in 80 Gardens

"Our world traveler Malibu with us in a beautiful garden along the Amalfi Coast in Italy!" - HGTV community member Jill Bellobuono.

Dogs Love Summer Gardens, Too

Max loves taking the path through the perennial garden, says RMSer mccrazy4hgtv.

Container Life

Gardening in containers "keeps my three 'kids' out of trouble — and me loving my gardens," says RMSer ThreeDogMom.

Alpacas: The Other Backyard Pet

"What's a backyard without pet alpaca?" asks RMSer Fixitmom. She and her husband built a "loafer barn" for alpaca they purchased at a county fair.

The Baby

Petunia, RMSer Eddie Wood's potbellied pig, explores the turf. She's "my biggest baby," says Eddie.

Tuckered-Out Pooch

Assistant editor Keri Sanders' dog Boone couldn't be happier playing outside and taking a break from chasing his tennis ball (but only a short break!). 

Striking a Pose

Just like her pal, Boone, Keri's dog Roo loves posing for the camera.

Picture Window

When Keri's playful kitty Stitch can't be outside, he loves taking in the view from the back of the sofa.

Unlikely Pets

If you're willing to put in the time and effort, bees can be a welcome addition to your garden and extremely rewarding (fresh honey, anyone?). HGTV writer and contributor Melissa Caughey, who took this shot, is a bee enthusiast.

I See You!

A curious goose, another resident in RMSer Eddie Wood's yard, checks out the camera.

Chickens Love Hugs

HGTV writer and contributor Mick Telkamp believed that chickens made the perfect pets.

Cool Cat Tunnel

Using this ingenious wire tunnel, RMSer decor8tor's cat can travel to and fro from the house to a screened gazebo, made just for her, where she can enjoy the breeze and survey the goings-on in the yard without her owners having to worry about her safety.


RMSer marciataylor says the new pergola with its propane "bread oven" is the perfect place to hang out. Rock, the dog, agrees.

Garden Representative

"He's not furry. . .but we made him our official Garden Representative! We found him basking under the iris, and we just couldn't resist disturbing his little nap with this shot. The look says it all!" - Missio Terra, HGTV community member.

Let's Take a Peek

Check out RMSer thehappygardener's lily pond!

Relaxation Station

Who wouldn't want to enjoy the sun on this colorful balcony?

A Cat Snack Garden

"We grow cat grass from seeds in container gardens on a windowsill for our indoor cat," says HGTV community member Marylea of Pink and Green Mama.

A Helping Paw

The National Gardening Association shared this cute snapshot of a pup hanging out in the garden.

Nap Time

A little dirt never hurt anyone; just ask community member Paula Hite Le Duigou's cat, Maurice.

Terms and Conditions

Community member Sarah @ Roots & Shoots says her Crested loves the garden, "except when the grass is wet."

Team Effort

These two pups trek through a gorgeous field of blooms with their newfound "toy." 

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