We completely understand why some dogs are terrified on the day of their adoption. Just think about it. How would you like to be taken to a new and unfamiliar place after spending all your life in a shelter? The good thing is that this is not always the case, as these photos will show you…
When you take “I’ve got your nose” literally, this is what you get. It is a good thing that his new owner did not mind at all. His new friend clearly understands that he only did this out of excitement.
This lady found this adorable pup on the sidewalk and picked her up. She planned to bring this dog to the shelter, but she did not go through with it. No, she was so charmed that she took the dog home instead!
This is one dog who is not at all shy about posing for the cameras. Look at the way she was grinning from ear to ear! There was nothing wrong with his decision to adopt this adorable little pup at all.
Put Your Hands Up
This cute pup feels very excited about the adoption, that much is clear. We are glad to tell her that her new owners feel the same way about what was going on! Get ready for a life of love and fun, pup.
It is nice to get served breakfast in bed, but we are not at all kidding when we tell you that it is better to wake up to a puppy wakeup call. Trust us, nothing will beat waking up to a face like this one right here.
Look at these two. They only have eyes for another. They must have been thinking about the future they will have together when it was taken. Well, maybe the pup was also trying to get more food out of him.
This dog is truly living the good life. We cannot think of anything better than the sun on our face and a hug from our favorite person. Her winning smile already tells us everything that we need to know.
When you adopt a dog, you cannot just opt out of kisses and hugs. This little puppy was having a great time when this was taken. She was super happy about her adoption, we do not doubt that at all.
Cute Christmas Present
This guy had always wanted the dog, but his wife always shot down that idea. After all, it is never easy to have another mouth to feed. Luckily, his luck has turned around this Christmas. What a nice surprise!
It must not be easy to be a cop. After all, it is a lot of hard work to ensure the safety of the community. While they need to be tough, they still have soft spots for adorable pups like this one. Aww!
This woman just could not stop herself from showering her new dog with as much love as she could. What an amazing way to start a life together! We have no doubt they will get along just fine.
A Bear Of A Dog
“I went to adopt a dog and ended up with a bear,” said the Reddit user. Even if this was the case, he sure looks happy about the way it all turned out. No one will dare mess with him with a dog like this.
Cute First Photo
It is not rare for people to get old dogs when they adopt. It is primarily because elderly dogs suffer from health problems that can get costly. Fortunately, it did not stop him from adopting this senior dog!
Can We Take Him Home?
Cast your votes, ladies and gentlemen. Is this an “I love this dog very much” face or a “Can we keep him?” face. It is hard to tell, but we have zero doubts that she and this dog will get along very well.
It is perfectly normal to get rather emotional when you adopt a new pet. This dude here wanted to show how moved he was after seeing the surprise his partner had for him. Needless to say, he loves the gift.
It is going to be a lot of fun if you have a pup to gamely pose with you for a photo. This pup does not only do that but can also make the same face his owner does. He sure got lucky when he got a pet!
Depression is always tough. This woman knows that better than most people out there. When she felt a bit better, she got a companion in the form of a dog. Great news – it improved her general disposition!
Trust us, nothing will make your grumpy dad happier than a cute little pup. Here is exhibit A. The two of them had been bonding through a staring contest. Who do you think won the round?
There is nothing quite like seeing a kid and dog sleeping beside one another. Doesn’t this photo make you feel happy? However, be warned. They are only resting before they get up to more fun!
Lots of Love
This is one kid who can give this new puppy a lot of loving. The photo looks like it was taken from an animated film or something. We can see just how much love there is between this child and his dog.
This photo is simply oozing with enthusiasm! There is no denying how much this pup loves his new owner. A Redditor even said, “The camera may have been quick enough to catch this protruding puppy’s tongue, but it still couldn’t capture his fast-flicking tail!”
The little girl in the photo was so thrilled to have such a cute little gift for Christmas. That look on her face tells us just how much mischief she plans to get into with her new friend.
How contented does this little guy look? The dog is probably checking if this hug was doing the trick. Do not worry, dog. There is more of that where it came from. They are getting along very well thus far.
2 Peas In A Pod
Adoption is an exciting time for everyone involved. The old guy here was so excited about this incredible moment. In fact, his new owner loves him so much that they got all lovey-dovey in the backseat.
Old & Young
After her spouse passed away, this elderly woman got rather lonely. Who can blame her? We are glad to hear that her son knew what would make her feel better. He got her a puppy, of course!
This little dog was so grateful that she got adopted at long last. Look at that adorable face! We are sure that she is happy that she would not have to live out her days at the shelter.
Who’s More Excited?
The whole family was excited to have a pet at long last. The kids were the happiest ones, of course. When her parents introduced her to their new member, she could not believe her luck. How sweet!
“I Wub You Papa”
Someone should reward people who take in senior dogs. This dog must be older than 12 years old, but this was no issue for the guy in the photo. We just know that he has a heart of gold!
Just Keep Scratching
“Ooh yes. That’s the right spot, human. Keep scratching. You’re doing great!” this little guy must have been thinking. He just learned that his foster mother was adopting him at last and was happy to hear it.
“I’m Going Home!”
Yes, her shirt matches his collar. However, we are more impressed by their matching smiles. This dog was clearly happy that he finally had a good home. We are sure that they will be very happy together.
Many pet stores have adoption fairs in which they hand out toys and food for free. This dog just learned that she was going home with the sweet humans in this photo. It is like she saw heaven at last!
Eyes, Ears & Mouth Open
Have you ever noticed that we humans involuntarily pop open our ears, eyes, and mouths when we hear good news? Animals do the same thing too. Well, maybe he just saw a bear pass by.
A hug is a good way to show just how excited or happy you are. This huge dog was so excited that he was finally going to a good home. His excitement doubled upon finding out he was getting a brother!
When you feel comfy and safe, it is very easy to fall asleep soundly. The dog in the photo looks quite happy in the arms of his new mom. Do you think that he would wake up even if there is loud noise?
There are dogs that prefer hugs, while others like kisses. In general, they only reserve the latter for their owners. The dog below just could not get enough when it comes to showering his new pal with love.
Jus’ Got Adopted #rescue
Aww, how adorable is that bandana? It truly brings out the eye color of this pup. Based on his facial expression, the dog could not believe he was getting adopted after all this time. They look so happy!
So. Flipping. Excited.
Getting a forever home at last is the stuff of miracles. It is quite a huge deal, mind you. We have no doubt that the cutie in the photo knows all about it. The new owner looks rather blissed out as well.
Now, it is either very hot outside or this dog was just excited to finally leave the shelter. What a happy dog! The new owner looks quite satisfied herself. Any guesses what it is that made her look so excited?
Best Friends For Life
The special needs teen and her handicap-assist dog met for the first time when this photo was taken. She waited a long time for Peach, so you can just imagine how happy she was to meet him at last.
Can’t Stop Smiling
His new owner was still dealing with his adoption papers, but this dog just could not help but smile really widely. We are glad that this dog is finally getting the happiness he deserves. How sweet is that?
Who do you plan to tell your big secret? No one, ideally, but perhaps it is a good idea to tell your new dog. After all, the secret was that they were going to adopt this adorable little pooch.
A New Pillow
This little girl knew just what to do when her parents brought home the fluffiest Alaskan Malamute on the planet. Why, there is nothing else for her to do but to use this dog as a pillow.
Meet Paws, who just got adopted from Paws In The City in Dallas. His new mommy Hallie Noble was thrilled that he was finally going home with her. We are sure that he will get the love he deserves!
Feels So Right
We want to give an award to the person who caught this amazing moment between Dusty and his new mommy. What a great shot. That hug is hitting us right in the feels. How beautiful is that?
Is This Really Happening?
They had been in the elevator of the adoption center when she realized what was actually going on. That expression on her face is simply priceless. Yes, pup, your dad John Sechrist is taking you home!
Sarah Brown Carter is the new mother of Roxy. Apparently, the little furball is what keeps them smiling, happy, and social. That smile makes us understand why this is the case. Dogs are just so precious!
Home At Last
Before Rex was adopted by Dan, he underwent a lot of trauma. In the past, he suffered severe neck trauma from a shock collar. However, things have changed for this dog. Those days are gone, pup.
The little guy in the photo is called Fluke. What an appropriate name, right? Josh Patrick adopted this dog in November 2017. This was the first picture they took, but it was most definitely not the last.
“Adopting Dax is one of the best decisions I have ever made. He has been there through all of the ups and downs of my life. He is the best adventure partner and cuddle-buddy. I keep him safe and he keeps me wild,” said Kelsi Keys. It is nice to know that adoption does wonders for the owners too!
Now We’re Family
Just so you know, it is not always easy to bring a new pet home if you have other animals already. The couple here was concerned, but it turned out they had nothing to worry about. What a relief!
The adorable cattle dog in the photo is called Terabyte. This family found her all alone in a field, so they took her in. They later found out that she has hearing problems, but they did not give a damn at all!
What a beautiful Husky-mixed-Alsatian, right? She is from Oakland and spends her days with a family that is in love with her. Even her new aunt admitted, “My family is quite obsessed with her.” Aww!
What’s Going On?
Jenna Gunselman is Oliver’s new mom. She said, “The first time we took Oliver on a car ride, he was shaking and crying (we assume because the only time he had ever been in a car before was to take him to the shelter). Now he loves car rides because he knows he’s going to get to see a new friend or go play somewhere!”
Road To Recovery
Christina Haberkern had been hoping to find a companion for Zoe, her handicapped Lab. What do you know, her dog did not need much help looking for one! She found Marty, and they clicked right away.
Before And After
Here is a photo of Suki on her adoption day, and here is one of her nine years later. Her mom said, “Suki has been a major support for me, especially for my mood disorders. Suki has been with me since freshman year of high school.”
The little guy in the photo is called Kodak. This lovely Labrador-shepherd mix got rescued from hoarding. His name is great because his photogenic smile is unrivaled. He looks so happy in this photo, doesn’t he?
Better And Better
Here is a photo of Bella and her new mom Krystal. They just met when the first photo was taken. The second one, meanwhile, shows her after they took her in, cleaned her up, and looked after her.
You Are My Savior
Will you look at the way this pup is looking at her savior? Clearly, there had been zero need to comfort this girl. She knew what was happening. More importantly, she was over the moon about it.
In The Arms Of An Angel
We are sad to tell you that bull terriers are often neglected in dog shelters. One reason would be the misunderstanding that they are dangerous dogs. This is not true at all, and this woman knows it.
Best Day Of My Life
“This is definitely the best day ever!” the pup must have been thinking. He probably realized that this car ride was en route to paradise. We can see that he was aware of what was going on and his good luck.
This dog does not need to stay at the shelter any longer. Yes, he is headed for his new home! We are sure that he was excited about finally meeting his new family. He was more than ready for this.
Never Let Go
They were on their way home, and this pup knows that he was in literally good hands. This was the first of many photos they had. While he was still small when this was taken, he has grown up into a fine dog.
Everything The Light Touches
We bet you also have fond memories of Lion King. “Simba, everything the light touches is our kingdom,” they said in the animated movie. Here, it was more like “everywhere the grass touches is your playground.”
His First Picnic
When you get a puppy, you should take them out to a picnic. It is a great idea to spend some time on the grass under the sun. Just do not forget to bring a lot of treats for your furry new friend, of course.
Even though dogs cannot see the colors that we can, it is safe to say that this dog was figuratively seeing all the colors of the rainbow. All of a sudden, life has gotten that much better for her.
Happy Days From Now On
The excitement in the photo was so palpable. She was clearly very happy. While folks say dogs go to heaven, it is a lot sweeter to say that dogs go to forever homes. All dogs deserve such a good fate.
Do we really have to tell you about how perfect this moment was? We have no words to describe the amazing moment of finally getting home. This pup will now get security, care, and love on the regular.
We have seen many sweet photos, but this one takes the top spot. How can you stop yourself from going “aww” after seeing that look on this dog’s face? They look so happy together! Good for them.
There are many theories about the Fountain of Youth, but it might as well be just a pit full of pups. We all know the rejuvenating effect that these cuties hold. This elderly lady can tell you all about it.