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Cats and dogs are always surprising us with their funny and interesting behavior. We see videos all the time online of these behaviors like dogs who howl with their owners when they sing or cats who can't resist a swim.

In the shelter and rescue world, often these behaviors help an adoptable pet find a home when we're able to capture it and share it on social media.

What are some funny, strange or just downright adorable behaviors you've seen in your pets at home or in a shelter or rescue?

Comment them below and feel free to add a picture or video if you've captured it!

  • JC    December 01, 2018 at 08:10 PM

    My foster, Ferdinand, will often stick his tongue out our way when he’s very relaxed or napping. I think he’s missing a couple of teeth.

  • Kit    November 28, 2018 at 09:06 PM

    My dog Jaxon harvests apples and depending on his mood he shares them with his pack OR he buries and guards them (all show, no action), hoards (gathers several up) and guards them, or eats them very slowly in front of the youngest, while she pitifully lies next to him hoping for a bite, at which he seems to take great pleasure. He's created a whole very complicated economy around apples.

  • Apanda    October 27, 2018 at 08:25 AM

    My rescue dog, Gracie, enjoys making nests around the house. On my bed, she moves around the blankets before she goes to sleep. Gracie will go under chairs with curtains and just hang out. During the holiday season when our Christmas Tree is up, she will sleep under it. We have a theory that she does this because when she was a stray, she would find shelter under trees and other areas in the woods.

  • Helen @ Shelterluv    October 26, 2018 at 09:44 AM

    Similar to Charlotte's dog Kloke, our dog Mochi also loves to sleep under the blankets. The only difference is she can't quite figure out how to do it herself, so she will paw at your hand until you lift up the blanket for her and then she burrows right in against your body.

    P.S. Here's a fun dancing video we took of her at Strut Your Mutt this past weekend:

  • ElenaB    October 26, 2018 at 08:27 AM

    Nora gingerly picks up her water or food dish and carries it right up to us, no matter where we are in the house, whenever she wants a refill. I can't get a photo of it because she always drops it at my feet just as I try to snap a pic! It's a sweet habit, which matches the sweet personality of our Nora. Thanks to Humane Society Silicon Valley for finding our perfect match :)

  • Charlotte at Maddie's Fund   Maddie's Fund Staff  October 25, 2018 at 08:15 PM

    My dog Kloke is the #1 snuggler and LOVES to sleep under the blankets. Since she was 6 months old and being the spoiled princess she is, she always found her way under the covers no matter who was sleeping. Now she's gotten to the point where she lifts the blanket up with her nose to get under and just plops down. When it gets too hot under there, she pokes just her nose out to get some air.