‘Where’s Waldo’ is the past—it’s all about ‘Where’s Doggo’ now! Pet owners are going nuts over the #HiddenDogChallenge. They’re sharing photos of their dogs hiding in the 1.1-million-member strong Dogspotting Society Facebook group and they’re making our day. It turns out, it’s not just our feline Overlords that are great at blending in with their surroundings.
Some of these dogs are so hard to find, they look like they’re wearing ca(nine)mouflage. Others are straight-up impossible to spot while some are just goofing off. Can you find all the hidden dogs, dear Pandas? Can your friends? Let us know in the comments.
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Done scrolling through this list and upvoting your fave hidden doggos? Don’t worry, we’ve got plenty more canine buddies for you to pet through the screen. Check out Bored Panda’s posts about the previous wholesome best boy and girl Dogspotting challenges here (#SmilingDogChallenge), here (#GuiltyDogChallenge), and here (#DidntWantADogchallenge).
#1 Can You Find Her?
Image credits: Ashley McAlpin
#2 Please Don’t Ruin It For Others That Are Still Looking For My Really Sneaky Dog
Image credits: Andi M. Johnson
#3 Cookie Is In Both Photos, But You Can Only See Her In The 2nd. This Was Almost 2 Years Ago. She Decided Not To Answer When I Called & I Was Having A Mild Panic Attack Trying To Find Her. Turns Out She Was Asleep Behind Some Books
Image credits: Katherine Cone
While the dogs in this list are hiding because they’re having some fun and a bit of a laugh (or bark), these aren’t the only reasons to be sneaky. Some dogs find dark spaces comforting and they sneak into them when they feel stressed or scared, explains Dr. David Dilmore. They can also do this when they feel confused or if they’re in an unfamiliar situation and need reassurance.
If there’s a lot of change going on recently and your pet keeps disappearing, you might want to consider spending some extra time with your dog. Calm it down and make sure that it isn’t feeling stressed.
#4 There Is In Fact A Ghost In This Picture
Image credits: Natashia Saurey
#5 I Promise There Is A Dog In This Photo. Not My Dog But A Very Clever Dog That Is Good At Camouflage
Image credits: Patricia McCarthy
#6 Can You Find The Pup?
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Bored Panda previously spoke to a representative of the Dogspotting team and they explained that it’s their community members who are initiating a lot of these hashtag challenges on Facebook. Now that’s the kind of active community we can get behind!
We’ve seen a lot of wholesome challenges so far and we can’t wait to see what the future brings, too. Even though these future challenges are still a mystery to us, we can be sure about one thing—they’ll feature lots of gorgeous dogs that will melt our hearts.
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#7 How Many Of My Babies Are In This Pic?
Image credits: Vanessa Ryan
#8 I Promise There Is Indeed A Pupperoo In This Picture
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#9 This Challenge Is Way Too Fun My Dog Abby Is In Here Somewhere, How Long Did It Take You To Spot Her?
Image credits: Bryson Leggitt
And in case this list made you want to get a dog (or to expand the friendly zoo you’re keeping at home), the Dogspotting team told us to just go for it and adopt.
“Now is a great time to do it! With so many people working from home, you’ll have more time to bond with your new best friend!” they said. “Contact local animal rescues and shelters in your area and they’ll be able to help you! We know this year has been very difficult for a lot of our members and the challenges have added a bit of levity for everyone.”
#10 His Is My Dog Freya.. She Hides Very Well At The Beach So I’m Pretty Glad She’s A Good Dog
Image credits: Tamatha Lee Hallam
#11 An Easy One But His Face Makes Me
Image credits: Megan Elizabeth VandenBosch
#12 This Is Easy Compared To The Others. But I Have To Participate
Image credits: Jessica Vidales
#13 Roscoe Prefers Under-The-Tree-Stealth-Mode
Image credits: Erin Binx
#14 “Where’s Phil!?”
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#15 I Was Looking For Her In The Whooole Backyard
Image credits: Konstantina Tsaliki
#16 I Know She’s Not The Best In Hiding But Please Don’t Find Her Yet. She Tried So Hard
Image credits: Clarisse
#17 Can You Spot My Girl??
Image credits: Kimberly Krueger Brownlee
#18 Ok, This Is The Current Theme I Guess. Find My Doggo
Image credits: Rachel Ann
#19 I Thought It Was Obvious Where He Was At When I Posted This On My Own Page But Everyone Just Kept Commenting On The Yellow Chair. I Think Only A Couple People Realized My Dog Was In The Pic. Lol
Image credits: Brianna Bodin
#20 Well This Makes The Most Sense Ever
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#21 Lady Excels At This Challenge. Can You Spot Her?
Image credits: Genevieve Hills
#22 Aving To Fold Laundry Plus Not Wanting To Disturb Abigail Means Getting A Cute Reward Once All The Laundry Is Put Away
Image credits: Alyssa Ann Brose
#23 Told Him It Was Bath Time & He Ran. Took Me 20 Minutes To Find Him
Image credits: Nadia Arabella
#24 Where Did Lola Go?????
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#25 Shhhhh, He’s Not There
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#26 I’ve Been Searching For Hours, And I Just Can’t Find Her
Image credits: Melanie Loyley
#27 Chester That’s The Best Hiding Spot Ever
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#28 I Can’t Seem To Find Her. Level Champion Hider
Image credits: Mindy Halsey-James
#29 There Certainly Is No Bucky In This Picture. Nope
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#30 Nope, No Dogs Here – Just Plushies!
Image credits: Mel Ody
#31 When Asked If She Wants To Go For A Walk, This La-Z-Girl Tries To Blend In With Her Bed
Image credits: Kristen Muir
#32 I Know This Is A Tough One, But Look Closely! She’s A Master Of Disguise!
Image credits: Michelle Mabarak Steiner
#33 Does This Count As A Hidden Dog Challenge?
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#34 Where Did That Puppy Go???!!
Image credits: Jenni Marisch
#35 Hidden Dog Challenge
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#36 Hidden Dog Challenge And It’s Not Piglet
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#37 Bet You Can’t Find The Second Dog In This Photo
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#38 How Many Dogs Are In This Picture?!?
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#39 Mum Is Leaving And Will Never Find Mehhh.. Shhh, No One Can See Me!! Where Is Snoops
Image credits: Mindy Hardy Adams
#40 This Pic Is Years Old He’s Not Good At Hiding
Image credits: Katie L Tankesly
#41 My Man Is Practicing His Camouflage Skills
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#42 This Is Wendy “‘tinky” Darling And She Is A Jedi Granny Pup That Too Often Looks Like The Carpet When She Walks Around With Her Bedtime Blanket Still Draped Over Her In The Morning
Image credits: Ariel Belen
#43 If Taco Can’t See You, You Can’t Find Him!
Image credits: Melissa Budetti Murphy
#44 This Was At The Big Dog Park In Calgary Across Hwy 2 From IKEA. Summer Of 2016
Image credits: Jennifer Los
#45 Harley Loves To Play “Hide And Seek”…i Can Never Find Him
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#46 Y’all Don’t Say Anything, She Thinks She’s Winning
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#47 My Great Dane Goof Thinks He Can Hide Behind Curtains
Image credits: Sarah Waller-Payton
#48 Miss Betty, Camouflage Expert
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#49 Cooper Wanted To Get In On This Challenge. I Bet You Can’t Spot Him Xx Lol Xxx He Loves A Game Of Hide And Seek
Image credits: Ruth McCracken
#50 How Many Can You See? #hiddendogchallenge Haha Definitely 6! Poor Gizmo On The Bottom Always Gets All The Snuggles Because He’s Long Haired!!
Image credits: Vanessa Ryan
#51 Diamond Isn’t Very Good At This
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#52 Ooo Oooo Echo Wants To Play! Please Don’t Ruin It
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#53 He Loves Warm Laundry
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#54 Oh No, Bear Is Missing!!!
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#55 Luna Doin A Blennnd
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#56 Archie The Scottie Got Caught Trying To Steal Something That Wasn’t His And Tried To Hide
Image credits: Alix Brewster
#57 I Spy With My Little Eye
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#58 Does This Count? Because I’m Pretty Sure Hotshot Thinks He’s Invisible When He Does This
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#59 I Can’t Seem To Find My Boy. Daddy Is Covered In A Fluffy Blanket In His Chair, But Where’s The Dog? He Was Hiding From His Medicine
Image credits: Stacey Akin
#60 Has Anybody Seen Dottie? She’s Got To Be Around Here Somewhere
Image credits: Laura Gibbs
#61 She Always Spies On Us. Super Covert
Image credits: Kym Hoversten Ohnå
#62 I Don’t Know About You But I’ve Been Trying To Find My Dog For Hours To No Avail
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#63 She Thought If She Couldn’t See Me I Couldn’t See Her She Didn’t Want Her Antibiotic
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#64 Going… Goooooingggggg… Gone!
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#65 I Don’t Even Know, Y’all
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#66 Got A New Mysterious Plant From Bunnings
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#67 Hank The Brittany
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#68 It’s Bathtime But I’m Only Seeing Plants
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