Northumberland, like the rest of the country, is getting to grips with a second lockdown.
There’s no doubt it’s a very tough time – but having little cuties like these to care for is real spirit-raiser.
Whether they’re new arrivals or old friends, here’s a dozen of your perfect pets.
1. Puppies at play
Two of a litter of five pups, from Abi Johnson.
Photo: Abi Johnson
2. Fine and Dandie
"Our Dandie puppy" from Ann Deegan.
Photo: Ann Deegan
3. Out for a ride
Carol Cooper says this is "a throwback snap of my Molly and Georgie."
Photo: Carol Cooper
4. Birthday girl
Elsie has just celebrated turning a year old.
Photo: Devonn Leigh Wilce