Photos: Dogs and cats around the world

Photos: Dogs and cats around the world
In this Wednesday, Aug. 11, 2010 photo, New York Racing Association outrider Omar Pereira gets some affection from his friend's dog Bella atop his saddle at the Saratoga Race Course in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. (AP Photo/Times Union, Skip Dickstein)
Some people can't imagine lives without their beloved dog while others swear by their clever cats.

Whatever their fancy, one thing is for certain: pet lovers love to spoil their critters.

View photos >>>