While it is tempting to buy an animal from a kennel, the fact is that shelters are bursting with animals of every breed and different ages. They are all eagerly waiting to find their perfect home and be your perfect companion.
The users of the r/BeforeNAfterAdoption subreddit are sharing pictures of their shelter dogs before and after being adopted, and there’s hardly anything more heartwarming. See a selection of the best photos posted to this group below!
Our Sweet Toby Was Found In A Ditch And Couldn’t Use His Back Legs. Now He’s King Of The Road In Two Wheels
”She’s The Sweetest Creature I’ve Ever Met. I Don’t Always Know What To Say About Her Transformation Other Than Look.” The First Picture Is A Month Before The Second. The Last Is Her 2-Year Gotcha-Versary
My Girlfriend And I Adopted Buck In August Of 2019. He’s Changed Our Lives More Than We Did Him And Has Been The Best Choice We’ve Made. I love This Guy To Death!
Maya’s One Year After Adoption. From Severely Underweight To One Happy Pupperoni
Joker Dog Was A Bait Dog For I Don’t Know How Long. It Amazes Me. From The Moment I Met Him, All He Needed Was Love To Heal
I Posted Luna’s Glow-Up Here A Few Years Ago, But Today We Are Celebrating Her Sixth Gotcha Day Anniversary. I Love Her So Much And Want To Share Her Again
We Took Home This Sick Pup That Had Cirrhosis Of The Liver And Wasn’t Expected To Live More Than Three Months. Today Marks One Year Since We Brought Him Home, And Now He’s Healthier Than Ever
Mighty Marmalade At Intake vs Almost A Year In Her Furever Home
The Evolution Of Our Foster Pup’s Ears. From Day One With Us, After Being Found As A Stray, To Now
Magnum Was Rescued By A Local Shelter Where I Live. Thank You To All Of You Who Work Tirelessly To Save These Angels’ Lives
What It Was Like Before vs What’s Going On
My Local Shelter Posted A Post-Adoption Update Of This Pup – Check Out That Glow Up! (Not My Dog)
I Adopted This Baby From The Dominican Republic 1 Month Ago – My Mom Didn’t Believe Me That It Was The Same Dog. I Named Him Remi, And He Suffered From Mange And Malnutrition, Not Anymore!
The Day We Met And Present Day. 11 Years Later
Olly Was Rescued By A Group In South Korea That Rescues Dogs Held By Restaurants (To Be Eaten) And From Other Bad Situations. He Was Unlikely To Be Adopted There Because of His Bald Spot & He’s A Dark, Mixed Breed. They Sent Him To A Rescue In Our City. I adopted Him Over 2 Years Ago.
My Sweet Girl, When She Won Me In Nov ’19 Versus Apr ’20
Mr Rogers. Blind, Emaciated, Famished, And So Weak He Couldn’t Walk. His Literal Bones Were Jutting Out Through His Skin. Like White Bone. I Brought Him Home From The Shelter For The Night But Decided He Needed To Stay At The Veterinarian After I Saw His Condition
We Got Her At 2.5 As A Foster When She Was Used As A Bait Dog, Eating Zip Ties, And Had A Crushed Hip Joint. Now She Has Had One Best Friend (Who Passed Last Year) And Now Is The Best Friend Of Our Newest Rescue, Lindsie!
My Foster Dog The Day We Rescued Her From An Animal Cruelty Case And 3 Weeks Later
First Photo Is One Year Ago When We Got Him From The Shelter – Insecure And Nervous. Many Hikes And Plays Later – He’s The King Of Our Home. Dude’s First Adoptiversary!