I've got to admit that the Jack Sparrow poodle made me smile. As did the Panda Bear poodle.
But really I've never been a fan of spray painting animals - even though I know people use non toxic paints that are harmless and wash out ... it just seems so weird and unnatural to me.
I definitely don't put it in the "cruel" category - even though a couple of those dogs look very sad in their photo shoots. As one of the comments in the story says, cruel is chaining a dog outside with no shelter, beating a dog, and other things that truly cruel. It's not dressing your dog up (or cutting/dying their hair.
Can you imagine Trooper as a panda bear? hahahaha
h/t Carpe Diem