Adorable Four-legged Easter Egg Hunts

April 16, 2017
Kerry Lengyel

Easter egg hunts are fun for everyone, right? Egg hunts for dogs are popping up more and more across the country, and some of these dogs really get into the spirit of the hunt.

Easter egg hunts are not just for children — now they’re for the dogs, too! Doggie Easter egg hunts are growing in popularity across the country, and they feature some of the most adorable pet costumes and photo ops. What’s even better, many of these events also serve as fundraisers for local animal shelters or welfare associations.

Lots of these furry friends really get into the holiday spirit to support their community. Ready for cuteness overload?

Credit: Mary Swift, Daily Record

This festive pup put on its bunny ears before searching for Easter eggs (filled with doggie treats, of course) at the annual ARRF Animal Rescue Easter egg hunt in Roslyn, Washington. About 45 pups scoured the field for treats during the event.

Credit: Joshua McKerrow, Capital Gazette

Rosie sniffs out treat-filled eggs at the Easter Egg Hunt for Dogs, a fundraiser for the Delmarva Poodle Rescue, at Cozy Canine Camp in Crownsville, Maryland.

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Nube, a golden retriever, and Tara, a border collie mix, enjoy treats inside the eggs they found at the Dog-Gone Easter Egg Hunt and Raffle at Dogwood Park & Daycare in Gainesville, Florida. Proceeds from the event benefited the Gainesville Pet Rescue.

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Two pups soak up the sun in their colorful Easter outfits at the Will County Forest Preserve District’s “Hugs for Hounds” Easter egg hunt for dogs at last year’s Hammel Woods dog park in Shorewood, Illinois. At this year’s event, being held today, more than 3,000 eggs filled with prizes and treats will be scattered throughout the dog park.

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Rosie, a 9-year-old basset hound, smiles for the camera and shows off her bunny ears and tutu at the Easter Bone Hunt at Franke Park in Fort Wayne, Indiana. All proceeds for the event benefited Fort Wayne Animal Care & Control’s adoption and volunteer programs.

Credit: Kristi Craven, Salisbury Post

Adorable pup Raleigh sniffs at the Easter egg he just discovered at the Spring 2017 Sniff N’ Snag Easter egg hunt for dogs at the Faithful Friends Sanctuary in Salisbury, Maryland. About 1,000 eggs containing gift certificates, dog treats, and other small prizes were strewn across 10 acres for the dogs to find.