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8 autumn Instagram pet photographs that will get you excited for the gorgeous season ahead

Fall Instagram pet photos sweeter than a pumpkin spice latte

a dog and woman cuddling on fall woodland walk
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Fall is such a fun and inspirational time of year. Nature offers up some awesome colors as leaves turn from lush green to stunning shades of red, yellow, and orange. Farm fields are dotted with orange pumpkins, and people and pets get to dress up for Halloween. It’s the perfect season for taking photos of your pet. We scoured social media. Here are our favorite autumn Instagram pet photos.

Couple looking at map on fall trail with dog.
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Dogs falling for autumn on Instagram

These pups have an extra pep in their steps as the seasons change. They’re dressing up, winding down, and taking scenic routes.

All smiles

“Suns out, tongues out” clearly isn’t just a summer thing. No fall sweaters are needed for these two pro-leaf peepers.

Remi: Adventure Dog

The fall leaves provide the perfect backdrop for this image of Remi posing on a bridge in the Boyce Thompson Arboretum, Arizona. Described as a “bad***, road-tripping Australian shepherd,” Remi enjoys exploring the great outdoors. He has enjoyed many fun adventures in Arizona, including hiking in Gold Canyon, swimming in the Salt River, and paddle boating on Canyon Lake.

Keira

Just look at how Keira’s stunning coat blends so well with nature in this fall shot. This girl happily poses for the camera because she always gets a treat after. Expect to smile and laugh out loud as you browse images of this “goofy girl” sporting a flannel shirt as she poses in front of a farmer’s truck, drying off in her robe after a swim, and looking adorable in a crown of flowers in celebration of Easter.

Ziggy

Fall leaves make a wonderful carpet for this handsome Australian shepherd. Visit Ziggy’s account to track his life from puppyhood. He was such a little fluff ball. It looks like this boy loves swimming, hanging at the beach, chasing sticks, and eating ice cream.

Dipper

It wouldn’t be a fall photo roundup without a Halloween shot. Dipper was dressed as a “sexy pumpkin” in this shot, and we think he nailed it. This mixed-breed cutie is described as “just a pup, living life, chewing snacks, and taking naps.” There are more than 1,000 uplifting photos of Dipper hanging out with friends and family. Looks like this pup has one amazing life.

Cat smelling a flower
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Don’t count out these ‘Halloween’-ready cats

Dogs don’t get to have all the fun. These pretty kitties are taking fall fun to new heights — literally — and adding to the family decor.

Pawfuramily

Dogs aren’t the only pets to enjoy cool autumn breezes. Just look at this stunning photo of Ollie the cat going along for a fall hike. The orange on her coat perfectly matches those spectacular leaves. Scroll through this account to enjoy hundreds of photos of Ollie and her doggie friends, including some amazing seasonal shots. It’s so awesome that Ollie gets to enjoy the great outdoors along with her canine siblings.

Scouts Family Adventures

What a terrific shot of Scout lounging in a tree under fall leaves and a beautiful blue sky. This handsome kitty was just 2 days old when his family found him under a bush. According to Scout’s parents, he has turned out to be a “crazy, sassy, and amazing cat.” Climbing trees seems to be one of his favorite pastimes.

The Bento Box Cats

Maki looks adorable posing in the middle of his mom’s fall decor. Scroll through his account to check out photos of this kitty looking dapper in a bow tie, showing off a cool bandana, and relaxing in his treehouse. Seems like Maki enjoys posing for the camera.

a woman petting a dog in a park with fall foliage
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What are good fall captions?

An adorable fall Instagram photo of you and a pet really says it all — there’s no need for a caption. Still, it’s fun to include one, and the opportunities for creative, punny autumn Instagram captions are endless. A few favorite fall Instagram captions include:

  • Happy fall, ya’ll
  • Leaf peeping with my peep (and pup)
  • Pumpkin spice and everything nice
  • Sweater weather (bonus weather if your pet is in a sweater, too)
  • Cozy season (perfect for snuggling with my best dog/cat)
  • Falling in love with this dog/cat
  • Meet the cutest pumpkin in our patch
  • This little one is as sweet as apple pie
  • Sweater weather is better together
  • You’re the pick of the patch

While it’s fun to include our pets in seasonal photoshoots, remember that not all our animal friends enjoy the experience. Never force your pet to pose or wear a costume if it upsets him. However, if you’re lucky enough to have a dog or cat who enjoys the attention, then let the clicking begin. Fall Instagram and seasonal photos of our pets make terrific keepsakes.

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