While some of us are trying desperately to cling onto the last few days of sweet summer heat, Toronto Maple Leafs fans can't help but look forward to the cooler weather, and the start of another new season of hope and determination. With pre-season set to begin in mid-September, the dog days of summer are really dragging along for Leafs fans. Recognizing the struggle, the team have blessed supporters' Twitter timelines with some of the most adorable Toronto Maple Leafs dogs you've ever seen!\nThat's right, this week has given Leafs diehards the perfect opportunity to meet the pup behind their favourite players.\nThe Dog Days of Summer tweets all started with the team's young defenceman Travis Dermott and his adorable fur baby Niylah.\nMore adventures with Niylah and @Travis_Dermott. pic.twitter.com/hMhKFqbJDH— Toronto Maple Leafs (@MapleLeafs) August 17, 2019\nThis inspired some fans to start demanding the Leafs get a team dog. A few even joked that it worked for the St. Louis Blues, this year's Stanley Cup winners and proud owners of their own team pup, Barclay.\nget a team dog cowards— Nik (@leafsfannik) August 17, 2019\nGet a team dog. It worked for the Blues.— Michael (@Breakieee) August 17, 2019\nDermott and Niylah were followed closely by everyone's favourite goat, Frederik Gauthier.\nTo no one's surprise, Gauthier's dog is just as big and sweet as he is. The adorable pair inspired even more team dog demands, amidst the sea of dog and goat admirers.\n🐐 & his 🐕 pic.twitter.com/C3KoX5ItdZ— Toronto Maple Leafs (@MapleLeafs) August 19, 2019\nGet a team Labrador Retriever...PLEASE— Paul Ross (@RealPaulRoss) August 18, 2019\nCAN WE GET A DOG PLEASE— AZ (@GoJays1) August 18, 2019\nI thought he'd have a pet goat.— Endllis (@rsidnell) August 18, 2019\nMy heart .. oh goodness 😍— T 💙 (@macbananas) August 19, 2019\nOMG @burnthewood look at Gauthier’s dog!!! 😭😭😭— Reggie (@cherrypicker68) August 19, 2019\nSome took this chance to voice their hockey frustrations, including grievance felt about the still-pending Mitch Marner contract.\nOthers were joking that coach Mike Babcock would give the goat's dog too much ice time.\nBabcock will play her 14 minutes in game 7.— TrueNorthStrong (@TrueNorthStron5) August 18, 2019\nThis isn't Marner— Alex M 🍁🇨🇦 (@geeklex) August 18, 2019\nOh hey. U guys plan on signing Marner before dec?— Leafnation (@paintpro99) August 19, 2019\nStop screwing around and sign @Marner93— Eric J. Dunnett (@ericjdunnett) August 18, 2019\nOverall though, everyone was undoubtedly loving the Dog Days of Summer tweets.\nFans, of course, demanded more doggo content, so Leafs twitter gave us Moore - Trevor Moore, that is.\nBefore & after pic.twitter.com/xZEIvpP0E3— Toronto Maple Leafs (@MapleLeafs) August 20, 2019\nMoore, one of the team's newer wingers, and his best pal Murphy inspired an overwhelming flood of fans dog photos, and they're so precious we can't handle it!\nMurphy meet Murphy. 🐾 pic.twitter.com/aW5cngpaTi— Jamie McFadden (@ProudPapaJ) August 20, 2019\nmy name is Murphy too!!! pic.twitter.com/qQnOlWo0xK— Shauna (@typeysma) August 20, 2019\nGood Leafs pups pic.twitter.com/1V9xlnPetM— Spawty (@spawty) August 20, 2019\nHello my name is Maggie! pic.twitter.com/rFCTH0Q7FZ— Michael Anderson (@BVgourmet) August 20, 2019\nPuck, Tiger and Ace💙💙💙 WE LOVE OUR LEAFS🍁🍁🍁 pic.twitter.com/2PsKFGdDtM— Rachel Lamb (@RachelRiverbend) August 21, 2019\nWhile it may not be the affordable Marner contract that everyone wants, and it certainly isn't making pre-season come any faster, the doggo pics are the perfect end of summer distraction that fans need right now.\nThe team has promised to release even more precious doggo content, so keep your eyes peeled for those real good pups!\nThere are stories everywhere. If you spot a newsworthy event in your city, send us a message, photo, or video @NarcityCanada on Twitter and Instagram.