Are Human Pups Just Dog Lovers Gone Wild? [Video]

Amy Tokic
by Amy Tokic
Loving dogs is one thing… but pretending to be a dog is another. There’s a growing movement in the UK called Human Pups, and they’re committed to the Pug Life.

Puppies and dogs need to fit into your lifestyle, but what about a lifestyle that revolves around dressing up as a dog?

Welcome to the world of “human pups.” These are grown men who enjoy dressing up as dogs, and the movement in the UK is 10,000 strong. Men dress up in full doggy regalia and are walked around – in public – by their ‘handlers.’

There’s even a competition, and Tom – the Dalmatian puppy shown above – scampered away with Mr Puppy UK.

Costumes range in the thousands of dollars, and human pups sleep in a crate, eat food from a bowl and demand belly rubs. Participants say it’s not sexual, but rather an escape from the stresses of the busy human world.

There are no words… so watch the trailer of UK Channel 4’s latest documentary Secret Life of Human Pups.

[Source: The Mirror]

Amy Tokic
Amy Tokic

Amy Tokic, Editor of, is a passionate animal lover and proud pet parent of Oscar, a Shih Tzu/Chihuahua cross, and Zed, a Japanese Chin. Her love of animals began in kindergarten, when she brought her stuffed dog Snoopy into class with her every day. Now, she writes about her adventures in pet ownership and tirelessly researches products, news and health related issues she can share with other animal enthusiasts. In her free time, Amy loves perusing used book and record stores, obsessing over the latest pet products available and chasing squirrels with wild abandon (a habit attributed to spending too much time with her pooches).

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