Proof That Puppies and Kittens Are Better Together

A kitten and puppy taking a nap together.

kitty.green66 / Flickr 

These days, we could all use a bit more kindness, acceptance, and understanding. That said, whether you're a cat person or a dog person, it's time to set aside your differences and accept the facts: While puppies and kittens are pretty great on their own, they're even better together. How you may ask? Well, when puppies and kittens are paired up, you get double the cuteness, double the cuddles, and double the baby animal hijinks. It's pretty basic math here.

Of course, some of you sole cat or dog owners might need even more proof that these cute creatures are even better together—and that's why we've rounded up the most downright adorable pictures of kitty and puppy pals out there (you can't argue with photographic evidence, after all) and laid out the facts!

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    They Practice Good Personal Hygiene Together

    A puppy sniffing a kitten.

    StockSnap / Pixabay

    Puppies and kittens practice the unspoken rule of telling their best friend when their personal hygiene is not so hygienic—except their version just might involve a bit more poop or dead mice.

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  • 02 of 12

    They Take Fashion Risks Together

    A kitten and puppy wearing matching bandanas.

    @avathecorgipup / Instagram

    Planning your duds with your best friends knows no generational bounds. Whether it's to avoid dressing unattractively or to have a little bit of a safety net when they want to take a fashion risk, we are here for it when puppies and kittens wear the same exact outfits as their friends.

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  • 03 of 12

    They Keep Secrets Together

    A kitten giving a puppy a kiss.

    JACLOU-DL / Pixabay

    Here's a pro tip: The next time you have a huge secret to tell, just spill the beans to a puppy or kitten. They probably won't tell anyone (except each other).

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  • 04 of 12

    They Binge-Watch Their Favorite TV Shows Together

    A puppy and kitten lounging on the couch together.

    @neha.minibergeraustralien / Instagram

    If people love binge-watching their favorite TV show with their best buddy, puppies and kittens love it even more. Pass the salty snacks and coziest blanket, please. It's time to rock and roll with eight straight hours of Dogs and Homeward Bound.

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  • 05 of 12

    They Hit the Great Outdoors Together

    A puppy and kitchen walking outside.

    @mellow_n_logan / Instagram

    There's nothing better than spending some time in the great outdoors with your friends, whether you're braving the wilds on a hike or relaxing at an outdoor restaurant. If you're in good company, why not do both?

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  • 06 of 12

    They Take the Most Adorable Selfies Together

    A puppy and kitten cuddling in the grass.

    Free-Photos / Pixabay

    Puppies and kittens know: Selfies with your friends are the absolute best way to take a picture—and it's not just because they capture your friendship.

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  • 07 of 12

    They Face the Consequences Together

    A golden retriever puppy with a kitten.

    @my_calvin_and_hobbes / Instagram

    When puppies and kittens get together, they have a guaranteed furry partner in crime. Whether they're punished by enclosure in a playpen in the kitchen or the loss of snack privileges after dinner, they have each other's paws.

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  • 08 of 12

    They Take Naps Together

    A kitten and puppy taking a nap together.
    kitty.green66 / Flickr / CC BY-SA 2.0

    There's nothing like taking a nice, cuddly, cozy nap after a long day of work (or being adorable). Puppies and kittens just happen to be the cutest when they snuggle during good naps.

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  • 09 of 12

    They Pretend Not to Hear Their Parents Together

    A puppy and kitten shot from overhead.

    @daydaycats / Instagram

    Pretending they don't hear their parents calling for them could be a national pastime among puppies and kittens. At least they're playing dumb together!

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  • 10 of 12

    They Pretend to Fight Together

    puppy and kitten play fighting

    @pipandtilda / Instagram

    With puppies and kittens, playing is fighting and fighting is playing—but when things get out of hand, they can always go hide behind their parents' reliable legs.

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    They Mean Mug Together

    A cat and Corgi looking into the camera.

    @frodoandsweeney / Instagram

    When a puppy and a kitten see a household injustice (like unequal distribution of treats or staggered mealtimes), there's only one thing to do: Mean mug 'em together.

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    They're Just Plain Adorable Together

    puppy and kitten sitting on bench

    JACLOU-DL / Pixabay

    Whether you're a dedicated cat person or a truly loyal dog person, there's no denying it: Puppies and kittens are just really, ridiculously cute—especially when they're paired together. When you combine puppies with kittens, you get double the whiskers, double the paws, double the hilariousness, and double the adorableness. What more could you possibly ask for?