25+ Photos Of Dogs Before & After Their Adoption That Will Melt Your Heart

For us, adopting a pet is a huge responsibility, but it’s the best thing that can happen to shelter animals. To prove the power of a loving home, proud owners from all over the world are sharing photos of their new dogs before & after they were rescued. Bored Panda has decided to compile these heartwarming images into a list, and it will clear any doubts whether or not it’s worth picking up a pup from a kennel.

From sad faces in cramped cells to wide smiles on king size beds, these k9s found happiness in their new homes and can’t hide their emotions. You can understand the difference adoption makes to a shelter pet only if you see one, so scroll down and meet the lucky ones!

#1 Before And After Adoption

Before And After Adoption

#2 My Ex Worked At The Spca And Refused To Let This Piglet Be Euthanized, So She Took Him Home. She Did An Amazing Job.

My Ex Worked At The Spca And Refused To Let This Piglet Be Euthanized, So She Took Him Home. She Did An Amazing Job.

phil2146

#3 Before And After Adoption

Before And After Adoption

BittersweetSymphony

#4 My Dog Wynter – From Living In The Streets To Relaxing In My Backyard

My Dog Wynter - From Living In The Streets To Relaxing In My Backyard

Coolmorecooties

#5 From Cellmates To Lifemates

From Cellmates To Lifemates

RecurrentlyDisturb

#6 Ripley At Around 6 Months In Iran And Again At Around 1 Year In Her Forever Home In The United States

Ripley At Around 6 Months In Iran And Again At Around 1 Year In Her Forever Home In The United States

besidethebed

#7 Hank! Abuse Left This Poor Pup With Scars And Timidness, But Now He Smiles Ear-To-Ear

Hank! Abuse Left This Poor Pup With Scars And Timidness, But Now He Smiles Ear-To-Ear

thecoiner

#8 Before And After Adoption

Before And After Adoption

Klaudija Sigurnjak

#9 Frank The Tank. Before And After Adoption

Frank The Tank. Before And After Adoption

frankthedoggotank

#10 So My Sis Adopted Her Very First Dog And His Before And After Pics Have Me Crying

So My Sis Adopted Her Very First Dog And His Before And After Pics Have Me Crying

meriah_j

#11 Adopted This Little Dude While On Vacation In Mexico. The Litter Was Found In The Jungle In Terrible Shape But Were Nursed Back To Health By The Local Animal Rescue Foundation. Here He Is Today Healthy, Happy And Adapting Well To His New Life As A Canadian

Adopted This Little Dude While On Vacation In Mexico. The Litter Was Found In The Jungle In Terrible Shape But Were Nursed Back To Health By The Local Animal Rescue Foundation. Here He Is Today Healthy, Happy And Adapting Well To His New Life As A Canadian

shmandala

#12 To The Person Who Left Her In A Park To Die 2 Years Ago… Look At Her Now! With Your Horrible Neglect Came A Whole Lot Of Happiness.

To The Person Who Left Her In A Park To Die 2 Years Ago... Look At Her Now! With Your Horrible Neglect Came A Whole Lot Of Happiness.

missblueyouwho

#13 The Night We Found Him On The Street Vs 1 Week After Adoption. Meet Pablo

The Night We Found Him On The Street Vs 1 Week After Adoption. Meet Pablo

imostlyobserve

#14 Before And After Adoption

Before And After Adoption

TrioAnimalFoundation

#15 This Is My Koda Bear The Day Before He Got Adopted And A Few Months After

This Is My Koda Bear The Day Before He Got Adopted And A Few Months After

mwisni

#16 After 4 Years In The Street, Annie Found Her Home With My Parents. First Day Vs 1 Week Later

After 4 Years In The Street, Annie Found Her Home With My Parents. First Day Vs 1 Week Later

Echo_hello_world

#17 My Friend Rescued This Sweet Girl From Being Put Down Over A Minor Skin Condition. Meet Scarlett

My Friend Rescued This Sweet Girl From Being Put Down Over A Minor Skin Condition. Meet Scarlett

effexxor

#18 Before And After

Before And After

mycatseatbetterthanIdo

#19 Before & After Of My Adopted Pup

Before & After Of My Adopted Pup

norightbrain

#20 Before And After Adoption

Before And After Adoption

#21 Before And After Adoption

Before And After Adoption

socks4tay

#22 My Name Is Rey! I Was On Death Row Yesterday But Today I’m A Free Woman!

My Name Is Rey! I Was On Death Row Yesterday But Today I'm A Free Woman!

animatedrussian

#23 Meet Waldo. From Crusty And Underweight To A Very Fluffy Boy

Meet Waldo. From Crusty And Underweight To A Very Fluffy Boy

priceisalright

#24 Before And After Adoption

Before And After Adoption

rosieposiepit

#25 Meet Kasper! He’s Only A Pup And Travelled All The Way From Romania To Join Us In The Uk. Has Yet To Integrate And Learn The Language. Very Good Boy Nonetheless

Meet Kasper! He's Only A Pup And Travelled All The Way From Romania To Join Us In The Uk. Has Yet To Integrate And Learn The Language. Very Good Boy Nonetheless

LittleMissZombiebait

#26 Before And After Adoption… Nacho The One Eyed Dog

Before And After Adoption... Nacho The One Eyed Dog

arubanmac88

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