People Share Rescue Pet Photos That Will Warm Your Heart

Another month has passed and we’re here to sum up everything that has transpired for the month of May. And no, we’re not be talking about the negativeness of the world because we already have enough of it. But instead, we’ll be giving you the most heartwarming rescue pet photos to bring some sparks of hope into this seemingly dark world we’re in right now.

So, animal companionship is one of the most special things in the world. The love you give to your pet can make a huge difference in their lives. The same way the affection and loyalty your pets gives to you can change your life for the better. You can save an animal’s life by adopting a rescue pet. And in return, you’ll get a precious companion that can make you the happiest person in the world.


“This Cat Was Abandoned And This Is His Photo Minutes After Being Rescued”

wholesome pet rescue photos teary cat

We’ve previously featured some wholesome photos showing the dramatic transformation of rescue animals, before and after adoption. From some nearly dying or being in very bad shape to becoming a happy, gorgeous pet in just a span of days. You can just see how a little love and care can make a big difference. And there’s no denying the joy every time we see a rescue pet smiling and feeling loved. Stories about kindhearted people who have saved abandoned animals are so inspiring that they somewhat restore our faith in humanity. This is why we always try to bring you the ‘good’ stories to convince you that there’s still some goodness in this world.


It Doesn’t Just Help The Animals Because Animals Can Help Their Owners To

“This Is My Quarantine Cat, Ahsoka, I Adopted Her To Help Manage Her Anxiety And Prevent Her Going To The Humane Society. I Was Told She Would Hide All Day And Generally Avoid People. After About 3 Hours Of Being At My Place I Felt A Tapping On My Arm”

wholesome pet rescue photos cat with anxiety


“We Adopted A Pair Of Kittens Today. My Husband Was A Little Worried About How They’d Do With Our Dog. He’s No Longer Concerned.”

adopted kittens friendly with dog


“Khemjira Klongsanun Found An Abandoned Puppy On The Road Side In Thailand Whilst Running A Marathon, Carrying It For 19 Miles To The Finish Line And Adopting It. That Puppy Is Now All Grown Up!”

runner adopts a stray puppy

We have some of the most inspiring rescue photos for the month of May. So, take a break from all the negative news surrounding you and pay more attention to the positive side of life. Let these lovable animals show you the right way to feel genuine happiness.


“Yesterday I Adopted A Kitten But I Think They Gave Me A Meerkat.”

wholesome pet rescue photos cat meerkat


“Uncontrollable Tippy-Taps Right Before Adoption”

dog dances before adoption


“Just Adopted This Dude. His Name Is Tucker And He Is Good Boye”

happy adopted puppy


Rescue Pet Wants All The Love

wholesome pet rescue photos happy dog


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

rescued senior dog a day apart


“Adopted Her 3 Hours Ago And She’s Already So Comfortable And Happy To Have A Home. I Laid Down Next To Her And She Just Climbed Onto Me. Anybody Who Hates On Pitbulls Has Never Owned One Of These Big Babies.”

wholesome pet rescue photos affectionate pitbull


“This Is Louie, Our Adopted 16-Year Old Pupper! He Makes This Face When He Is About To Get Treats.”

fluffy puppy excited for treats


“4 Years Since We Rescued Her And Her Brother And She Still Holds Onto Us When She Sleeps So We Don’t Leave Her..”

wholesome pet rescue photos clingy cat


“Rescued This Little Guy A Week Or So Ago And He Keeps Peaking Over The Couch At Me Like This.”

adopted dog peaking over the couch

“We Adopted A Puppy Today. He’s Terrified Of The Car Because He Thinks We’re Taking Him Back To The Shelter. But He Loved Bedtime.”

wholesome pet rescue photos puppy loves bedtime


Transformations Like This One Are Amazing

“Lucia Was Skinny And Mangy And Naked And Itchy And Scared When Rescued From A Hoarder. Now She’s Fluffy And Happy And Dare I Say It A Bit Plump. Rescued By Good Karma In Florida.”

before and after adoption lucia the dog


“This Is Little Arietty, Patiently Waiting For Me To Throw Her Toy. I Am Starting To Suspect That We May Have Adopted A Doggo!”

adopted cat behaves like a dog


“Golden Retriever Rescue With A Lot Of Anxiety – He Likes To Just Hold Toys In His Mouth So I Had To Get Him This One. It’s Too Damn Cute”

cute golden retriever with binky


“Husband Was Not Happy About Rescuing This Feral Cat.”

wholesome pet rescue photos feral cat


“A Year Ago Today We Adopted This Beautiful Boy! From The Streets To The Shelter To Our Loving Home!”

wholesome pet rescue photos from streets to loving home


“Look Who I Adopted Today!! Her Name Is Ash And I Was Told That She Is Very Cuddly.”

adopted dog smiling with owner


“My Husband And I Rescued A Five Week Old Kitten Yesterday And I Just Wanted To Share. His Name Is Figaro”

five week old kitten rescued


“Another User Told Me I Should Post This Here. Meet Rimosa, She’s A 3yr Old Staffy I Rescued 11 Months Ago. I Call Her Wonder Dog.”

rimosa wonder dog adoption


A Bond Between An Animal And Owner Is Very Special

“He Spent 5 Years In A Rescue Shelter. I Will Make Sure He Has The Best 5 Years With Us From Now On.”

happy dog finally adopted from shelter


“Little Baby I’m Adopting! She Has One Pink Bean Per Foot.”

adopted kitty has one pink bean per foot


“This Is Daisy, She Was Extremely Abused Before We Got Her, I Could Hardly Pet Her Without A Yelp Or Whimper. We Adopted Her Almost 2.5 Yrs Ago. She’s Now Officially Been In A Loving Home Longer Than She Was In A Bad Home. Such A Sweetheart That Loves Luvins!”

abused dog finally getting loved


“Two Catalan Police Officers Found This Kitten With Two Dead Sibling In A Bush, While Doing A Road Control. They Rescued The Kitten And One Of The Police Officers Adopted The Little Buddy.”

wholesome pet rescue photos police adopts a kitten


“Adopted A Stray Abandoned Kitten, 5 Day Difference In His Eyes”

rescue pet stray kitten 5 days difference


“So The Other Day My Dad Called Me And Told Me His Golden Retriever Found A Baby Squirrel That Was Half Alive In The Yard. He Rescued It And Fed It. This Is Them A Few Days Later. Now It Won’t Leave His Side.”

squirrel found half alive in the yard


“This Is Alan. He Lost His Eyes In A Dog Attack Prior To Us Adopting Him. Despite Not Being Able To See, He Moves With Courage And Confidence. A True Inspiration”

adopted dog lost his eyes


“Just Adopted These Two Loaves.. Meet Quinn And Kit!”

adopted two inseparable cats


“My Rescue Pet Has A Helicopter Tail!”

wholesome pet rescue photos waggy tail


“My Daughter Has Been Asking Every Christmas And Birthday For 5 Years For Her Dream Dog. This Week We Adopted Her New Best Friend. So Far They’re Inseparable.”

birthday girll got her wish new dog


You Will Also Find Unique Animals

“Just Rescued Another Bunny. Momma Ate His Ears So He’s Now Earless. Everyone Meet Skip Evander-Holyfield”

wholesome pet rescue photos earless bunny


“Adopted This Little Floof Over The Weekend. We Hope She Likes Her New Home!”

wholesome pet rescue photos puppy sleeping


“My Best Friend Got A Text Saying That A 10 Month Old Dog Would Be Put Down In A Couple Of Days Unless Someone Adopted Him. Immediately Got In His Car And Picked Up Baloo. They Bonded At First Sight.”

wholesome pet rescue photos dog saved from euthanasia


“Hi! This Is Our New Rescue Pet And We’ve Named Her Apples! She’s Really Shy, Cuddly, And Also Tries To Speak Human!”

adopted dog tries to speak human


“Welcome Home Rosie! Just Adopted Today!”

wholesome pet rescue photos just adopted


“My Grandma Adopted Her This Way After Our Old Cat Died At 13 Years. Currently Undergoing Dechonking.”

chubby cat undergoing dechonking


“When I First Rescued Him And Now! He And 4 Other Kittens Were Left In A City Work Truck.”

kitten left in a city work truck


There Are So Many Different Rescue Stories To


“Jolene Was Rescued From A Lab Where She Was Going To Be Euthanized, Now She’s Safe At Rancho Relaxo Farm Sanctuary.”

wholesome pet rescue photos jolene the pig


“First Camping Trip With My Newly Adopted Pup! 10/10 Will Do Again”

newly adopted dog camper buddy


“Finn’s Loving Life After Being Adopted Yesterday! Took This Photo Before The Drive Home.”

happy adopted dog ride home


“This Is Bert. Today We Rescued Him, And Hope To Give Him A Much Happier Life. He Didn’t Get Much Sleep On The Way Here Due To His Excitement; Here He Is Trying To Fight Off The Snooze.”

excited dog fighting off snooze


“Lost Our Pibble Last Month Due To Epilepsy Complications. Adopted This Rescue Yesterday; He’s Already Family!”

wholesome pet rescue photos new dog


“My Boy Bubba Who Cries If I Don’t Let Him On The Bed. Rescued Him A Day Before The Shelter Was Gonna Put Him Down.”

wholesome pet rescue photos dog on the bed


“It Was Love At First Site Her Pic From The Rescue Center (4 Months). She Just Turned 1! Happy Birthday Nori!”

before and after adoption four months apart


Adoption Can Really Help Animals With More Complex Needs To


“The Shelter Sends Us The Dogs Nobody Else Can Handle To Foster. We Took In Our Foster Tulip A Month Ago, Who Was Code Red For Being Terrified Of People And Biting. She Was Also Terrified Of The Leash, So It Had To Stay On. We Officially Adopted Her On Tuesday And Celebrated By Learning How To Swim!”

code red dog got adopted


“I’m Getting Adopted!”

wholesome pet rescue photos adopted dog shopping


“From Growling To Smiling In An Hour Post-Rescue. Meet Teeny, Everyone”

wholesome pet rescue photos from growling to smiling


“We Just Adopted This Silly Girl. She Always Has A Blep.”

cute corgi dog got adopted