Rescuers are hoping to find a home for a poodle shih-tzu who's pleading gaze resembles that of a human face.
The dog, named Tonik, was due to be put down before he was saved in the nick of time and taken to the Homeward Bound Animal Welfare Group in Mishawaka, Indiana.
Tonik's survival and newfound fame mean he joins a growing menagerie of creatures that bear an uncanny resemblance to human beings.
The benefits of any pet companion that looks human are self-evident (who's walking who?), but - if you had to (and since it's Friday, you do) - which one would you adopt? Take a look in the gallery above.