Like humans, dogs have different personalities and temperaments. Some dogs are playful, some are shy. Some bark or growl at every stranger they see, yet others are extremely caring and can even be trusted to watch over little humans.

Biologically, dogs are predators and they are equipped with strong teeth, muscles and instinct to go after smaller animals, but some domesticated dogs have such warm personalities they get along just fine with cats, rabbits, or even tinier creatures such as hamsters and birds. Bob the golden retriever is one of those gentle giants, and he’s been winning the hearts of Instagrammers with adorable pictures of him snuggling up to his little pals. Check them out!

It is sometimes challenging to keep the peace and harmony between pets of the same species, much less different types of animals. But that doesn’t stop some animal lovers from having more than one kind of pet in the home. Bob’s owner not only has the magnificent golden retriever, he also keeps a few different species of pet birds, as well as a roly-poly hamster.

▼ Bob with his caring owner.


Despite being the big boy of the family, Bob doesn’t treat his smaller housemates as chew toys. Instead, he’s totally zen around them, and doesn’t seem to mind even when they’re all over him. Sometimes they even take naps together! Sit back and let these charming fellows mark a happy start for the weekend!

▼ Is it just my imagination or did my hat just get heavier?

▼ Hitching a ride on Bob’s leash! Wee!

▼ This is what they call arm candy, ladies.

▼ Bob… don’t breathe… it tickles… ahhhhh!

▼ Everybody pose now! Quick, while Bob’s asleep!

▼ Ommmm….


▼ Hey look! That I’m the same color as Bob’s burger!

▼ If you think they can’t get any cuter, wait till you see them in action!

“Aww, that’s all you’re gonna show us, RocketNews24?” you ask? Don’t worry, Bob has plenty of amazing shots on Instagram (@bob_goldenretriever), so if you haven’t had enough, be sure to check out his profile and follow him for new pics!

Source/Images: Instagram (@bob_goldenretriever)