With all the pet photos that cross social media, you would think that everyone’s fuzzy friends loves the camera. But life as a pet celebrity isn’t for every animal and here’s some of our favorite bashful pet moments. Get ready to smile and enjoy 35 of the best shy pet photos online.
1. Is it safe to come out?
This cute little guy is peeking around the corner while clutching to to the wall like a safety blanket. We don’t know what has the critter so shy, but you can just imagine the owner softly whispering to coax it out. Do you think they managed to get their pet to come out and say hello? Either way, what a cute little photo.
2. Watch out for the tall grass
Maybe Pokemon was on to something. Can you imagine walking through tall grass and stumbling on this cute little guy? But we think this bashful beast won’t stick around to say hello. But maybe if you keep it cool and watch him from afar you can enjoy this adorable sight.
3. The bashful washfull
You turn around for just a moment and your shy critter hides wherever they can. Maybe they just enjoy the soft feel of linens or the smell of freshly cleaned clothes. But we’re glad the owner snapped this shot before pulling the pet out for safety. Hopefully it didn’t steal any left socks while it was hiding.
4. Giving pause for a paw
We know some people aren’t the most confident about hand holding, but we never thought dogs would be. This handsome canine can’t look at their owner while they touch their paw. We bet the dog likes the attention and just doesn’t know how to express it. We wonder if this is how they always respond to touch.
5. Hugs Please
This cat has a look that just sings uncertainty. It clearly loves being held by its human, but there’s a timid little look. You can almost hear the cat asking if being held for a little longer is ok. Judging by the boy’s look and posture, we can guess that hugs are more than alright.
6. Please, no pictures
We love how this dog looks at the camera. It knows it’s a pretty dog and is humble and shy enough to not need to show off for the camera. It makes you wonder if it always hides away from snapshots like that or if this is a one time thing. At least we have this undeniably cute shot to look forward to.
7. Secret sunbathing hound
Uh oh! Did this dog’s owner catch them sunbathing on a lazy afternoon? Maybe this dog just doesn’t want to come out and greet their owner at the moment. The dog’s little peek still makes for an incredibly adorable picture.
8. Is it playtime, yet?
Could you say no to this little guy’s face when they show up? Treats, walks, or playtime, this dog’s cute face gets whatever it wants. But maybe this dog is just having trouble climbing up on the couch to sit and watch the world go by with its favorite human. It brings a smile to your face, doesn’t it?
9. If I can’t see you…
Don’t look too hard at this bashful kitten. The way its curled up into a ball reminds pet owners about simpler times playing peek-a-boo with their children or younger relatives. We bet the owner just had to sit and stare at this serene sight.
10. Hey, no peeking!
This handsome dog was caught at the perfect moment showing off their handsome looks and adorably bashful gestures. But maybe this dog wasn’t hiding from the camera? Do you think it might have been rubbing an eye or scratching at an itch? Or maybe it really was trying to hide from its owners peeking.
11. Modern day pocahontas
This Reddit user volunteers at a local shelter and was told that this cat is particularly shy and people-nervous. But then it buried its nose into her hug and refused to let go for several minutes. We don’t know if she has the love of all animals like Disney’s Pocahontas, but one thing’s for sure. This cat found someone to bond with that brings them calm.
12. Ok, I can explain
Take a look at this shy dog. Did they do something they shouldn’t have? Are they trying to charm their human into letting them stay outside for a little bit longer? Let’s hope that their human speaks dog so we can all find out.
13. I’m not coming out
We’ve all had days like this dog. We just want to wrap ourselves in a blanket burrito and snooze the day away. But unlike humans, dogs can get away with a lot because they are just so cute. But maybe this one will come out of hiding if you bring out a bowl of food.
14. Tag, you’re it
How did this cat even get in there? Judging by the cat’s expressions, maybe they don’t know either. But could you remove the cat from it’s hidey-hole after looking at those sad doe-like eyes? Maybe just close the lid and give them a few more minutes.
15. Why are you looking at me?
This kitty has a look that just whispers, “Please leave me alone.” Maybe its owners woke it up from a lovely afternoon nap. We like to think that this cat just doesn’t want to be bothered until it’s ready for social interaction. Three cheers for cute introvert pets!
16. Are we doing this again?
Have you ever had a friend who always insists on taking pictures of everything? Then you know exactly how this kitty feels. With both paws covering its eyes, it knows that its human is going to take the shot, but it doesn’t have to play along. Still, doesn’t this make the cutest picture?
17. Do you take this cute dog
From the white fur and walls, this picture almost looks like a wedding proposal, but with a dog. But we like to think the owner was just checking the dog’s paws and nails to keep it healthy. The dog seems to not mind, even if they are looking away since it’s a little embarrassing. Don’t worry little guy, you’ll be free to go soon.
18. Act casual
Can you imagine having a camera in your hand and seeing your dogs act like you aren’t even there? Well this picture shows what that might look like. We can just imagine the dogs agreeing to keep it cool and act natural so no one catches them at their games. Or maybe these are just two well-behaved good dogs.
19. I see you, owner
This pretty pug just caught its owner with a camera. The way its paw covers its muzzle and it looks with just one eye shows attentiveness and bashfulness. If this dog could talk, what do you think it might say? We think it would say, “You have to wake up early to get a picture of this dog.”
20. Not quite hide and seek
This cat knows better than to sit on the couch like that. So we imagine it’s hoping that no one notices if it covers its eyes. But we see you kitty cat and…we actually don’t mind. It’s hard to say no to such a fuzzy friend.
21. Doggo going ostrich mode
This fuzzy friend must have heard how Ostriches hide and wanted to give it a try. But we don’t think anyone will overlook this pup, even if they wanted to. But maybe he’s not hiding at all and is just pretending to be a human searching for keys. Let’s just hope it doens’t become a…couch potato.
22. Surprise hiding spot
What do you do when yo uwant to snuggle with your human and feel the sun on your face? Well this dog’s answer is to find a great sunbathing spot between its owners knees. This way, the dog can stay mostly out of sight while enjoying two of its favorite things. What a deal?!
23. Don’t sneak up like that!
This dog must not have heard its owner approach until the last minute. How else can you explain the look of surprise on its fuzzy face? Do you think this dog is jumpy? But don’t call it a bad guard dog, because maybe they were just too relaxed on what looks like a great day.
24. Hello neighbor
This dog was hiding behind its fence, but still keeping an eye out on the neighborhood. We have to ask if this dog always keeps a bashful eye on things or if it was just posing for the camera. Whatever caused this photo, it’s an adorable little peek into one dog’s life. Wouldn’t you love to have it as your neighbor?
25. The Ring…dog
This dog’s owner must have been a fan of The Ring and wanted to dress their dog up to fit the part. We don’t blame you if it’s a little on the spooky side, but this dog is simply being shy. We just wish the owner gave us a front shot so we could see if the dog is as silly or lovable as we imagine.
26. Shy dog and comfort cat
This foster dog has found a true blue friend in this cat. This is our favorite shot that shows how doting and quietly caring this dog is to his pal. He lets the cat have the bed all to himself, It just goes to show you that shy friends are great friends.
27. The shyest baby
This dog was being cared for by a friend while the owner was away. The dog would always hide from the caretaker peeking out to see if they were still around. We hope that the dogsitter didn’t take it personally, since some dogs are just really uncertain about new people.
28. Camera shy dog reporting in
Some dogs were just not made to be on camera, like this cute little fellow. We’re just happy that the dog didn’t run out the room to get away from the camera. After all, we wouldn’t want to miss out on seeing this handsome dog. Do you think it ever got over their camera-fear?
29. Do you see me?
This dog is just doing its best to stay out of sight. We bet the dog slipped away to hide just a moment later because it had more than enough attention for one day. Big props to the dog for managing to balance on its two back feet though. But don’t tell the dog that, since it might get embarrassed.
30. Pause for these paws
This dog knows you’re going to take pictures, and hides so they don’t have to see it. We wish the dog had more confidence since it leaves a very fun and heartwarming image. Wouldn’t you love to have this dog in your home?
31. How shy dogs take selfies
Being shy doesn’t mean you can’t take a selfie. It just means that you might not see the camera flash when it happens. This Greenbay Packers fan looks cute and sharp with this photo. Do you think it has any other eye masks?
32. Tag team peeking
This cat is lucky to have such a willing and useful partner in crime. We don’t know what they were looking at, but two pairs of peeking eyes should be able to see a lot, right? Too bad for them they didn’t notice the camera coming up from behind. But still, a pair like this will always have another chance.
33. Kitty blush marks
It’s amazing what you can do with a small bit of colorful paper. Look at how this cat’s expression turns from uninterested to embarrassed with only a small pair of pink marks. Fans of comic books and warmer cartoons will love seeing this little cat touch up.
34. A place by your heart
Sometimes, the shyest expressions are the most heartwarming and that’s definitely the case here. This cat was a recent addition to this Imgur poster’s home and already it has found a place in their heart. Not only can you see this timid face peeking up at you throughout the day, but it also snuggles up next to its human at night. Undeniably the best.
35. Timid little peeks
Did someone order a cute little cat? Well here’s the picture for you. This little guy has been avoiding the camera to the best of its ability. So the owner tried multiple times to get the perfect shot of their cuddly pal. But maybe they learned that the timid shots are just right since it matches their pet’s personality to a T.
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