Heartwarming Dog Before And After Adoption Photos

If you’re having a very miserable day, you only need to look at your pet dog to instantly make yourself feel better. But if you don’t have a dog, we’ve got this list of dog photos before and after adoption to show you how a loving home and a caring family can change their lives. Having the companionship of a dog is perhaps one of the best experiences that we could ever have. These affectionate canines will do everything to make our lives better. But are they also getting the love they deserve?

Statistics show that dogs are the most popular pet in the world. In the U.S. alone, there are approximately 46 million dogs residing in American households with cats next at 38 million. Unfortunately, 83% of the global dog population are free-ranging unowned dogs or what we commonly call ‘stray’ dogs. So while some fortunate dogs are having a cozy life with their loving family, most dogs are homeless and have to endure a brutal life on the streets every day.


Dog Photos Before And After Adoption


“My Foster Dog’s 2 Month Glow Up”

dog photos before and after adoption

Animal rescue groups and shelters are trying to save as many stray dogs the best that they can by getting them off the streets. To help these homeless canines find a happy home, they put them up for adoption. However, only few of them are getting adopted. With approximately 3.3 million stray dogs entering animal shelters every year, some shelters are left with no choice but to consider euthanasia due to overcrowding. In most cases, senior dogs and those suffering from diseases or injuries are euthanized to make room for younger and healthier dogs with higher chances of getting adopted.


“Miley, Who Came To Me As A Hospice Foster Dog Since She Wasn’t Expected To Live And We Just Wanted To Make Her Comfortable. This Is Her, A Year And A Half Later!”

adopted dog photos transformation


“How It Started vs. How It’s Going”

rescue pup transformation


“Yesterday Was Lupa’s Gotcha Day, This Is The Difference A Year In A Good Home Makes!”

then and now adoption happy doggo

So when you adopt a rescue dog from a shelter, you’re essentially saving an animal from getting killed and freeing up a space for new rescue animals to enter. This is why many animal welfare organizations are encouraging everyone to adopt from shelters instead of shopping at pet stores and puppy mills. Also consider the fact that most rescue dogs are previously owned. Hence, giving them another chance at a happy life also restores their faith and relationship with humans. Let these dog photos before and after adoption show you how a little love goes a long way.


Rescue Dogs Amazing Transformation


“Our Foster Pup When She Was Found On The Streets As A Sick, Discarded, Breeder Mama And Then A Few Days Ago, Napping Peacefully On Our Bed”

skinny foster pup transformation


“1 Year Update. 100% Team Work!”

amazing transformation adoption dog photos


“Meet Julie. This Is About 6 Weeks Of Progress”

abandoned pup rescued transformation

From being neglected to being pampered with love, look at how these rescue canines transformed from being miserable to becoming beautiful and happy. If you have an adopted pet, feel free to share some of your dog photos to share the amazing transformation. Are you a cat lover? Check out our list of before and after adoption photos feline edition here.


“PB From The Cat House PH. Unbelievable Transformation”

hairless rescue pup transformation


“This Is Lucy, From Nov 1 To Today. My Amazing Wife Saved Her From The Streets And Disease”

stray dog rescued then and now


“Harvey Was Born The Runt Of A 12 Puppy Litter. The First Picture Is His First Day With Us At 3.5 Pounds And Lots Of Health Issues. He’s Now 32 Pounds And Getting Quite Handsome!”

dog photos puppy growing up


Before And After Adoption Transformation


“From A Hoarder House With 100+ Dogs To A Home Of Her Own! I Had Fostered Her Since November And Officially Adopted Her Last Month!”

dog photos pup rescued from a hoarder house


“Patron Was Found Discarded In A Trash Bag On The Side Of The Highway At 4 Weeks Old. 8 Weeks Later, He’s A Very Happy Boy And We Couldn’t Love Him More!”

dog photos transformation discarded puppy


“Hiya, This Is Rimosa! I Rescued Her Back In June Of 2019. She Had Yeast, Heart Worms, Lots Of Other Infections, Missing Teeth, She Was Missing Most Of Her Hair, And She Had Been Beaten. She’s Fine Now, Top Picture Was The Day I Brought Her Home And The Other Was Last Week. Working On Her Manners Now.”

rescued doggo recovers then and now


“This Boy Came To My Partner And I As A Foster Dog, But Within Hours Of Meeting We Knew We Wanted To Keep Him Forever. Introducing Hades, My Big Soft Goofball”

foster dog photos before and after adoption


“Izzie, Rescued By Muttville Senior Dog Rescue”

senior rescue doggo before and after adoption


“He Went From Mistreated, Frail And On The Verge Of Death To A Happy Pupper With A Heart Of Gold! Meet Jack”

mistreated frail pupper transformation


“It’s Been 4 Months Since I Caught Marley And Her Puppies. She Was Living As Part Of A Feral Pack For 13 Months After Being Abandoned, And It Took Me 3 Months To Gain Her Trust. She Seems To Know Everything’s Going To Be Alright Now.”

dog photos mom and puppies rescued


Adopted Dogs Then And Now Photos


“My Friend Adopted A Senior Dog That Had Been Shot In The Leg And Left To Die. These Pictures Are A Day Apart.”

dog photos transformation shot in the leg


“Mary, The Dog Rescued From The Street With A Collar Ingrown To Her Trachea. Before And After In 2 Months.”

dog photos transformation collar ingrown to trachea


“I Adopted My Sweet Girl From A Kill Shelter In Atlanta, Georgia. She’s Living Her Best Life In Halifax, Nova Scotia!”

puppy adopted from kill shelter then and now


“Wilbur Was Found As A Stray, Missing Hair, Underweight And His Whole Body Was Inflamed Due To Allergies. Two Years Later My Boy Is Happy, Healthy And The Love Of My Life!”

dog photos transformation pup grows up healthy


“Charlie Before And After His Adoption”

dog photos sad to happy transformation


“The Car Ride Home, She Trembled And Hid Her Face; Now, Her True Personality Shines Through! She’s Silly!”

rescue pet transformation from shy to silly


“Three Short Weeks And Lots Of Love”

puppy three weeks of love


“Coco Came To Us Skin And Bones. Fast Forward A Few Months And She’s A Happy, Healthy Pup With A Forever Home To Boot!”

dog photos transformation skinny to healthy


“From The Little Girl On Doggy Death Row (Hours From Being Put Down), Too Scared To Come Out Of Her Crate To Eat, To Today. Happy Gotcha Day To Wags!”

rescue pet saved from euthanasia


“What A Difference A Month Makes!”

rescue dog photos sad to happy


“Rescued Peanut 6 Months Ago From An Abusive Home. He Had Fleas Everywhere And Was Very Matted So I Had To Shave Him.”

abused puppy before and after adoption


“My Foster Dog The Day He Was Rescued From Animal Hoarders, And Today”

foster dog photos transformation then and now