A photo of Lulu, a Schipperke, on Facebook group Hudson Valley Pets in Pictures. “This site brings me so much joy,” owner Chris Gerhardt says. Photo: Facebook / Chris Gerhardt A photo of Lulu, a Schipperke, on Facebook group Hudson Valley Pets in Pictures. “This site brings me so much joy,” owner Chris Gerhardt says. Photo: Facebook / Chris Gerhardt
A photo of Lulu, a Schipperke, on Facebook group Hudson Valley Pets in Pictures. “This site brings me so much joy,” owner Chris Gerhardt says. Photo: Facebook / Chris Gerhardt

The cute dog photos helping pet owners deal with Covid-19

  • Member numbers are soaring for social media groups dedicated to cute photos of dogs and other pets during coronavirus lockdowns
  • Focusing on their pets keeps owners’ minds off their own plight, a psychoanalyst says: ‘Animals don’t know what’s going on. They’re just being animals.’

Topic |   Wellness
A photo of Lulu, a Schipperke, on Facebook group Hudson Valley Pets in Pictures. “This site brings me so much joy,” owner Chris Gerhardt says. Photo: Facebook / Chris Gerhardt A photo of Lulu, a Schipperke, on Facebook group Hudson Valley Pets in Pictures. “This site brings me so much joy,” owner Chris Gerhardt says. Photo: Facebook / Chris Gerhardt
A photo of Lulu, a Schipperke, on Facebook group Hudson Valley Pets in Pictures. “This site brings me so much joy,” owner Chris Gerhardt says. Photo: Facebook / Chris Gerhardt
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