During this time of physical isolation, the love we share with our animal companions is as precious as ever. While sheltering in place, some have gained the rare opportunity to spend more hours of the day with their furry companions, going on walks or giving extra snuggles and attention. Others, through fostering or adoption, have just discovered — or rediscovered — the joy of caring for (and being loved by) animals.

We recently invited animal lovers of all ages to channel their inner artists by sending us shelter, foster, and adoption stories in the form of MUTTS comic strips. It is our hope that, through art, we can tell the stories of our shared experiences, and spread some happiness and hope, during this unusual and difficult time.

We’ve loved seeing your submissions, and are so appreciative of the time taken to create and submit your heartfelt stories. Here’s a small sampling of the artwork we’ve received so far.

Submitted by Margaret Donnelly (Laconia, New Hampshire)


Submitted by Marleen Brunet (Veurne, Belgium)


Submitted by Kim & Andy Green (Redlands, California)


Submitted by Francisco Rodriguez (Puerto Rico)


Submitted by Luis Merino (Valencia, Spain)


Submitted by Elaine Kotler (West Hartford, Connecticut)

Want to join the fun? We’re accepting submissions throughout the month of May (and beyond)! Select drawings will be shared on our blog and social media, and some may even be re-drawn by Patrick for publication in newspapers worldwide!

If you’d like to draw your own cartoon, templates are available here, along with other helpful info. If drawing isn’t your cup of tea, we also welcome written stories. You can see examples of MUTTS comic strip “stories,” written by author Glen David Gold, here.

Please send questions or submissions to blog@mutts.com.

Comments (3)

I loved every single story ! : )

Nancy Shaw

You are not alone! FREE GUARD DOG!!!! . . . . It’s time.

Cathy Karpinski

They are wonderful! Wish I could draw. I would submit one that freed Guard Dog & had him adopted into a forever home. I’ll literally cry the day I see that happen!

Jan S Arrigo