Martha’s Vineyard resident and “pho-dographer” Lisa Vanderhoop creates the Vineyards Seadogs calendar each year, snapping crazy-cool images of pups (like Bergamasco Enzo) as they run on the beach. This year, a portion of proceeds will benefit the new Animal Shelter of Martha’s Vineyard. ($16)
OK so there aren’t actually animals in this cute calendar, which boasts “12 months of Betty at her best,” but there are great-looking guys to look at, and of course, the screen legend takes center stage. Plus, she’s donating her royalties to the Morris Animal Foundation. ($12.99)
Sexy dudes with puppies, kitties and lambs? Yes, please! Hot Guys & Baby Animals returns for 2011, packed full of photos featuring shirtless men and the animals that, um, love them. Sales benefit the San Francisco SPCA and the Milo Foundation. ($14.99)
Jeanne Carley of the Ferret Education Foundation has created her ferret-filled calendar for nearly 20 years, putting the little creatures in poses and scenarios that are totally entertaining. None of them are her pets; people from around the country offer their ferrets for her photographic skills. ($14.95)
The 2011 Orvis calendar features an extra-special cover model: Dylan, a dog who survived cancer. Inside, it’s full of 12 super-sweet shots of puppies and pooches at their finest. Proceeds benefit the Morris Animal Foundation, earmarked especially for canine cancer research. ($14.95)
It’s cuteness panda-monium! There are fewer than 1,000 of these bamboo-eating endangered species remaining in the wild – and these may well be the 12 most adorable. These photos show them cavorting in their natural habitats in China.
Nama-stay! These funny photos give a whole new meaning to “downward dog” and “cat pose.” Photographer Dan Borris teamed with his yoga-teacher wife to create this litter of adorable images featuring real kitties and pups finding their zen.
Kibbles ‘n Bits co-sponsors this annual calendar, which offers 12 months of celebrities like Jane Lynch, Justin Bieber and Jessica Biel – plus their pets! – discussing their favorite animal charities. It’s available for free inside the January issue of Animal Fair magazine.