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Pampered pooches! How owners treat dogs like babies

June 26, 2013 at 4:08 PM ET

Submitted By: Jennifer Whitworth
Submitted By: Jennifer Whitworth

In light of a recent study suggesting that dogs bond with their caregivers much like human babies do, we asked readers to send in photographic evidence of the wonderful ways they like to dote on their four-legged family members.

Looks like many pet owners have long understood what the research now suggests: These pups have experienced some of the best perks of being a little one, from birthday photos to couch cuddles to eccentric costumes.

Here are some of our favorites: