We received an abundance of photos of dogs on holiday--talk about cuteness overload! These top reader shots celebrate dogs' free spirits, not to mention the beauty of the West.
Mya enjoying some beach time at Del Mar's dog beach.
On a trip to Tofino, Vancouver Island in the summer, Cooper enjoys the warm breeze and salty air.
Preston, a four-year-old rescued greyhound, loves going for a run on the Long Beach Peninsula in southwest Washington.
This pup strikes a pose after after playing in the water.
Luna loving the open trails in Napa.
Charley at Lake Tahoe.
Kona (an adopted Husky-Malamute mix) loves to run, dig, and enjoy the sun in Cannon Beach, OR.
In Plumas County, Purba looks for the perfect lure for trout fishing.
Hank on the beach in Oregon.
Indi leads the way to stunning lookouts on her first trip to the beautiful San Juan Islands.
With a warm coat, even the coldest days are ripe for adventure for this pup.
Ayden's first camping and canoe trip went off with a splash.
Marty's favorite thing in life is to play fetch at the beach. He will run until his little legs can't carry him any more and then he'll cool himself down by laying his belly in the water.
Ayla loves to go for a good bike ride. She is seen here on the way to the beautiful 401 trail in Crested Butte, CO.
This was one for the books.
Jack all ready to explore the Lake of Bays in Canada. Don't let the lifejacket fool you, he is not a fan of water. At home he won't step in a sprinkler puddle or on damp grass.
Jackson takes an epic leap while playing his favorite game.
This pup has a stunning view of the Methow Valley, WA.
This Bernese Mountain Dog, Guinness, is a lucky pooch. He lives minutes away from great favorite vacation spots in the heart of the Rocky Mountains of Colorado. His favorite is Sylvan Lake where he loves to splash around.
Joel plays ball until he drops whenever he goes to Santa Barbara to visit family.
Leo, a Norwich Terrier, celebrated the 75th Anniversary of the Golden Gate Bridge on Baker Beach.
Jason and Marley make a splash on a hot summer day.
Curle insists on being the hull riding co-pilot on kayak trips on Lake Du Bay, WI.
Daisy on a tour of the California coast.
Anders hikes his first 14 miler at Mt. Huron of the Sawatch Range in Chaffee County, CO.
LeeRoy relaxing on a cool stump.
Brody is always ready to hike trails and explore new places, especially the Boney Mountain State Wilderness.
On a hike in the Pasayten Wilderness in Northwestern Washington, 2-year-old poodle, Sacha, leaps through the meadows of wildflowers in search of the elusive chipmunk. She never did catch one, but was happy nonetheless, as you can see by the wonderful expression on her face.
Zader always returns with a smile on his face.
Oggy and Rowan hiking up Winchester Mountain by Mt. Baker in the Cascades.
Who says you have to go anywhere to have a vacation. From hanging out at the Park Silly Market on Main Street to hiking in the Uintas, Dj knows how to have fun in Park City, UT.
Griff at Horseshoe Bend, Grand Canyon.
German short hair pointer brothers, Jake and Elwood, take in their favorite spot at Cannon Beach, OR.
Boomer loves playing in the Idaho mountains.
Saffey overlooks a high mountain lake in Colorado in the spring.
Ziggy climbing the talus slope on the back of Nelson Mountain near Courtright Reservoir.
Fly keeps watch at Lake Billy Chinook, OR.
Stella spends the summers at Christina Lake, BC. She loves to swim as much as her family does, so much so she climbs on and dives from the diving board.
In the Apen area, Bridget loves hiking, fishing, and the occassional dip in the refreshing water. Bridget has been a loyal hiking buddy for over 10 years.
Daphne loves watching the sunset and posing for photos.
Monte enjoying driving through the vineyards on a wine-tasting adventure in the Dundee Hills, OR.
Sailor at heart, this dog is always up for a paddling adventure.
Ever steady Steve enjoys the paddle sports and hiking.
Olive on the Mogollon Rim
While backpacking in the summer, then nine-month-old Clyde enjoyed his ears flapping in the wind ontop of a 12,000+ ft. pass close to Brush Creek, Crested Butte, CO. He returned to camp tired and happy.
Fred frolics on the beach at Seabrook, near the town of Pacific Beach, on the Washington coast.
Bett, the Border Collie, takes a break from sheep and cattle work on her Lavina, Montana ranch to go on a week long backpacking trip in the Beartooth Mountains, MT.
Four-month-old Georgie at takes to body surfing along a roadtrip to Long Beach, WA.
Kooper hits the trails near Mt. Hood and finds a few patches of snow to roll around in on an otherwise hot day.
Zoula keeps her eye out while hiking Tillamook Head trail at Ecola State Park, OR.