Just Try to Resist These 10 Floofy Columbia Canines for National Dog Day
Even though we paid serious homage to some of the sweetest Columbia cats earlier this month, that doesn't mean we play favorites when it comes to the love of our furry friends. In fact, Columbia is a haven for dog-lovers, a place where you can frequently find pups of all ages bounding across our plentiful green space.
Ahead of National Dog Day on August 26, we've collected 10 photos of the most spirited Columbia canines that we've seen on campus over the past few years.
This list barely scratches the surface, though: You'll have to take a spin through #DogsAtColumbia to meet even more of the pooches who remind us that "the world would be a nicer place if everyone had the ability to love as unconditionally as a dog.”
Pups on a Pedestal
Charlie and Sebastian are two Columbia doggos that deserve to be put on a pedestal, er, sundial. Charlie, right, is also known as @charliethescientist on Instagram, where he identifies as a "dogoscientist at Columbia University studying canine memory and time perception in relation to canine-human interactions."
The Snow Nose Knows
This professorial pup, Guapo, knows that a snowy snout is the key to complete and utter cuteness. Add in the backdrop of College Walk's holiday lights and we say this pupper has earned his name.
We can't think of a better buddy for a cram session than Study here, sporting a dogdana that really drives home the spirit of inter-species collaboration.
Everyone knows a snow day at Columbia is the best day, but sweet Kaia here knows how to bring the flair to make the best day even better.
Gettin' Figgy Wit It
Only icons here. Figgy, a Rhodesian Ridgeback mix, brings a fabulous flair at the entrance to Low Beach. Though we can't be held accountable for her baseball team fandom, we respect a pup that wears team spirit loud and proud. You can follow Figgy's adventures at @figgyolive.
Meet Udon, also known as @samoyedudon, who some might say is a local celebrity, just like Alma Mater.
Ruff to Be So Cute
Boba, a pomeranian-husky mix, has eyes that shine as bright at Butler Library, even on the darkest of nights. You can follow her adventures at @bobapomsky.
Walk This Way
Cassie, Cassie, Cassie. Only a pup as cute as you could distract us from the regal Scholars' Lion on Columbia's Morningside campus. You can keep up with the adventures of this cavachon puppy at @cassandra_the_cavachon.
An M. Bark in Barkitecture
This distinguished cocker spaniel received her M. Bark in Barkitecture in 2019, showing us all how Commencement style is done. That bow! Incredible. You can follow Hallie's adventures at @life.of.hallie.