The bond between humans and their pets is universal.
Aranna Ifé Galarza, 10, the photographer’s daughter, plays with her cat, Chocolate, at her home in Aguada, Puerto Rico. She rescued the cat from the street in 2022.
Coraly Cruz Mejías,
Every morning, Laxman Kumar Karki plays football with his dog, Tommy, in his front yard in Jhapa, Nepal.
Andjy Bienné, 18, brushes his 11-month-old dog, Bébête, in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.
Anne Myriam Bolivar,
Eight-year-old dog Flash waits as Kim Fuensanta practices yoga at a studio in San Cristóbal de Las Casas, Chiapas, Mexico.
A cat, Messi, waits for her owner to finish a meal on the way to Ulaanbaatar city from Ikh-Uul soum, Khuvsgul province, Mongolia. It’s a 12-hour bus trip, and passengers stop once to eat.
Boneventure Kasana bathes his dog, Daasi, at his house in Kisubi village, Wakiso, Uganda.
Facundo Marticorena plays with Edim, a 3-year-old golden retriever, at his house in Ituzaingó, Buenos Aires, Argentina. Marticorena says, “She is always ready to play, she never cries, and she never growls. She makes a great companion.”
Sol, left, and her daughter, Copo de Nieve, enjoy the morning sun in San Cristóbal de Las Casas, Chiapas, Mexico. Their owner says they bask in the warm sunshine every day.
Adriana Alcázar González,
Semakula Eric, 12, plays with his pet bunny at his grandmother’s home in Kavule village, Wakiso, Uganda.
Saman Shrestha feeds dogs in Kathmandu, Bagmati province, Nepal.
Tracey Mundenga pets her dog, Spike, at her house in Harare, Zimbabwe. Mundenga says Spike loves to be massaged before getting in his kennel.
Sangita Shrestha takes care of her 10-year-old dog, Kali, at her house in Koteshwor, Kathmandu, Nepal.
Yam Kumari Kandel,
Edward Phiri, 18, prepares his dog Chabby for a bath in Mtendere Township in Lusaka, Zambia. Phiri says he washes his dogs once a month to ensure that they are free from ticks.
Karen, 3, stands with cats that her mom shelters at her house in Tecámac, State of Mexico.