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Stressed out this holiday season? Try puppy therapy

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20 Cute puppies to make you smile

Feeling the holiday strain? Grab a soothing cup of herbal tea and sit down with some adorable puppies. Picture their little paws and warm noses and you'll feel better in no time.

Need some warm fuzzies? Soothe your holiday stress with puppy love. Meet 20 little girls and boys who are bound to bring you some cheer. From floppy mutts to eager retrievers, these puppies are here to make you smile.

1

Otis

Otis

Photo credit: SizzleSays

Adorable spots and little pink paws. What more could you want?

2

Duke

Duke

Photo credit: shaunaglenn

He's basically a living teddy bear.

3

Wrigley

Wrigley

Photo credit: BindsTheTuna

Everyone needs a sleepy little puppy buddy.

4

Roxy

Roxy

Photo credit: shandonsmith

It's impossible not to spoil a face like this one.

5

Hayden

Hayden

Photo credit: Divinelixer

Are those eyes even real?

6

Abbott

Abbott

Photo credit: Tanis Miller

This little guy is about to become downright enormous.

7

Cookie

Cookie

Photo credit: sherilynsensarus

Is this a puppy or a stuffed animal?

8

Kato

Kato

Photo credit: katothedoge

This little pup is ready for big adventures.

9

Esther

Esther

Photo credit: esthertique

She may look grumpy but she's 100 percent loveable.

10

Lucy Loo

Lucy Loo

Photo credit: lucyloo_the_Doodle

Everyone needs quiet time every once in a while.

11

Campbell

Campbell

Photo credit: 23am.com

He's looking for kisses. Watch out for the drool.

12

Princess

Princess

Photo credit: Scott Schrantz

Those velvety ears are begging for some scratching.

13

Roxas

Roxas

Photo credit: Matthew Roberts

His tiny whiskers and button nose are irresistible.

14

Samantha

Samantha

Photo credit: Andrew Magill

Fact: Little pink puppy tongues are basically the best thing in the world.

15

Opas

Opas

Photo credit: smerikal

This sleepy little lab may cause drowsiness.

16

Lara

Lara

Photo credit: Trine Juel

There's nothing like the natural smile of a retriever.

17

Lucy

Lucy

Photo credit: DB Photography / Demi-Brooke

We dare you to gaze at Lucy without squeaking.

18

Belle

Belle

Photo credit: Kevin Tostado

Someone needs a good snuggle.

19

Pumpkin

Pumpkin

Photo credit: Julie Falk

Don't mistake those sweet wrinkles for sadness.

20

Fay

Fay

Photo credit: George Hawkins

This little pup looks impossibly soft.

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