Photos Of Shelter Dogs The Moment They Get Adopted

Jul 19, 2021Dano

Many people found themselves spending a lot of time alone at home this year. This was the perfect opportunity to get a dog for a lot of families. Dogs are often referred to as man's best friend and these people were thrilled when they adopted their new four-legged friends. These pictures of dogs the moment they were adopted, is super cute. On their faces, you can see the relief they experienced while being rescued. Let's take a look. 

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THIS 3-MONTH-OLD BOY WAS THRILLED WHEN HE GOT ADOPTED

Just look at this cutie. He was only three months old when this girl adopted him. Abandoned at birth, he needed love and tender care. We are sure after spending a couple of weeks at the 'Livingston Parish Animal Shelter', he was very happy when he found his forever home. Sweet!

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SHE LOVES HIM TO BITS AND PIECES

The love between this owner and her gorgeous dog was clearly meant to be. From the moment she brought him home, he was comfortable. He knew with her, he would get the love and attention he deserves. His owner was alone for a long time, but now they have each other. A happy ending indeed. 

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HIS NAME PHOENIX HAS A SPECIAL MEANING

His owner chose him after he was left abandoned at only 11 weeks old. Unfortunately, the shelter was so full that they only had three days to find a new home for him, or he would be euthanized. Even though he was severely infected and needed a lot of medical attention, his new owner was up for the challenge. 

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BADLY CRUISED CHAD FOUND SOLACE WITH HIS NEW OWNERS

This dog saw a lot of tragedy, being abandoned at a house with a bunch of other dogs. Eventually, he was bitten by a dog bigger than him in a fight for survival. It's been a year since he was adopted by a loving family and he has now fully recovered. He might have a phobia of men, but otherwise, he is perfectly normal. 

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RILEY HAD THE BEST SUMMER BECAUSE HE WAS ADOPTED

This beauty was locked up in a shelter for a few months before anyone noticed her. Luckily a family in Georgia saw her, and the innocence in her eyes has caught their attention right away. Nowadays she is very happy, demanding belly rubs and kisses around the clock.  

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THIS GIRL AND HER NEW DOG IS INSEPARABLE

Since watching 101 Dalmations when she was little, she's wanted a Dalmation of her own. She has been a supporter of adopting a dog, over shopping for a dog. When she found him, she knew it was a match made in heaven. These days they do everything together, and when she goes on a run you would always see him by her side. 

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MEET LUKA THE HAPPY DOG

Jenn Lackman volunteers frequently at animal shelters, and when her volunteering day at a local Petsmart was canceled she was sad. Not for long though, because then she volunteered at her nearest animal shelter. There she met Luka, and although she wasn't looking for a dog at all, she couldn't say no to his cute face. 

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OTIS WAS FORMERLY KNOWN AS CHUBBY

Unfortunately, something sad happened to this dog's family. His owners' child was struck by a car. The owners knew their child needed constant care and attention. Therefore Otis's mom and all her puppies were surrendered to the local shelter. Otis stole his new family's heart instantly with his chubby face. 

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IT WAS A CLOSE CALL FOR WESSON

This poor dog was found shaking and injured in an animal control cage. A staff member at Stray Rescue took control of the situation and immediately had him transferred to receive urgent medical care. They discovered he had been shot as well. Shame. Luckily this baby is sound and safe with that exact staff member. 

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WHISKEY THE 5-YEAR OLD TERRIER MIX

He was abandoned by his previous owners due to the fact that he had a low positive test for heartworms. He was staying at the local vet clinic for about 4 months when he met a new volunteer that started working there. Despite being labeled aggressive, his new owner managed to calm him down and the two are not living happily ever after.

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FAMILY PICNIC DOG

With a face like that she would have never spent a long time at the local animal shelter. Although her situation was dire, being located in a kill shelter, her smile saved her. She used it to connect with her new owner, Sarah Snyder, who finally found the perfect dog for her and her family. 

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SAFELY TUCKED AWAY IN HIS MOMMY'S ARMS

Atari clearly hit the jackpot when this girl adopted him. Being looked over for months, due to his appearance, the people at the shelter didn't have much hope for his pending adoption. Luckily for him, looks didn't matter to his new owner and her boyfriend. Their little family of three is now complete. 

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FORMER 'BAIT' DOG FROM CAMDEN FINDS CHRISTMAS HAPPINESS

You would never say that this dog was once a 'bait' dog used in dogfighting. After he was rescued Brittany Elder rescued him. Despite being severely injured, he still had enough love in him to lick her face. That's when she knew that she and Pacino were soulmates. 

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EVERY SINGLE ONE OF HOPE'S DREAMS CAME TRUE

This dog was lost and was spotted by a local resident in a nearby wild reserve. After she was eventually found after 5 days, she was severely dehydrated and starved. What's more, is that she had a broken hip. fortunately for her, a wild reserve employee fell in love and Hope is staying with her now. 

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BEAR THE BLIND PIT

The poor dog was hit by a car when he was still a puppy. His owner was not able to afford his expensive life-saving surgery and just left him there in the vet room. Luckily a staff member opened her house and heart to Bear and despite the fact that he is blind, she and her daughter adore him deeply. 

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THE ADVENTURES OF COLUMBO

Look at how lovely Columbo is looking on his owner's back! When his owner Jarrett took a bike ride back in 2018, he spotted a dog that has just been hit by a car. He simply couldn't have left him there to die. He took him to the vet where he got much-needed surgery. These days they take bike rides together.

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CHESTER WAITED 5 LONG YEARS TO BE ADOPTED

This is probably one of the saddest adoption photos ever. The shelter shared the post on their Facebook page writing "Why doesn't anybody want me? I've been waiting five years." Needless to say, everyone that saw the post was in tears, and hours later he was adopted by a lovely young family.

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BEAGLE BROTHERS FIND HOME TOGETHER

First, the family rescued one beagle, from a laboratory. For four years he had never stepped outside, saw grass, or felt sunshine. 3 years later when they moved to a bigger house, the owners decided to get another beagle from the laboratory. Little did they know they would be getting the first dog's brother. After 3 years the brothers are finally reunited. 

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HE CONVINCED HIS SMALL DOG LOVING OWNER TO ADOPT HIM 

Ferdinand was the first dog she met when volunteering at ALIVE shelter. She said, "I had grown up with small dogs, and this behemoth of a dog was a bit much to handle." Eventually, this big dog crept all the way into her heart and after 4 months she gave in. Ferdinand is now happily adopted. 

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ADOPTED BY A LONG-HAUL TRUCK DRIVER FOR HIS WIFE

Kodak was adopted as a gift for his wife. She was found next to the road starved and on the verge of dying. After a local woman took her in and cared for her, Dave saw her and adopted her for his wife. A gave her a picture of Kodak and the moment she opened it, she went looking for Kodak around the house.

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CAROLINE KEEPS HER NEW OWNERS VERY BUSY

Due to these times, her owners were spending an awful lot of time at home and decided it was the perfect time to get that dog they've always wanted. It's allowed them to have more than enough time to train Caroline and make her used to the house. 

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SAGE IS NOW THE THIRD WHEEL TO THIS LOVELY COUPLE

This couple has been looking for a dog forever, so when Sage came along they knew they had to take him. Sage has a lot of energy so it's a good thing that she has such young owners. Unfortunately, she was rather neglected by her previous owners, who failed to give the necessary attention to her. 

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A HAPPY CHRISTMAS FOR THESE TWO HUSKIES

These two huskies spent a year and nine months at the Associated Humane Popcorn Park Shelter, before finally being adopted by a loving family. After such a long wait, the dogs got the best home ever. As you can see they look great with their new dad. Salt and Pepper also got to stay together which is great!

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ROBO STOLE THIS GIRL'S HEART

The director of Detroit Dog Rescue's daughter took a special liking to Robo. She wanted Robo to come home with her a few nights. Robo has never slept more comfortably in his life, and it was clear they had to adopt him. As you can see above it was all smiles when Robo was finally adopted. 

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NICKY ROONEY'S FOSTERING TURNED INTO ADOPTING

Nicky Rooney is a senior dog with various health issues but that didn't stop his foster mom from adopting him. This is often a deterrent for many people, as they don't want to pay the high costs of veterinary bills. He is now a Yorkie prince who literally wears pants. How cute!

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FANCY RIDE HOME FOR A LUCKY PUP

This little charismatic lady came into the Potcake Place K-9 Rescue looking rather malnourished. She was also infected with ticks. Despite this, she always had a smile on her face. When she was adopted by her new family, she couldn't stop smiling. On top of that, she traveled home in a private jet.

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HE IS SLOWLY BUT SURELY BECOMING A COUCH POTATO

This cutie was overlooked for so long. This was perhaps because he acted like a total goofball when he first saw people. He played around and jumped endlessly. Randy finally was taken home by a family who has no problem with his energy and their children also have lots of it. 

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OLAF THE SNOWY PUPPY

Look at his gorgeous beautiful eyes. This winter Olaf probably didn't expect to be adopted so soon. He had only been at the shelter a few months. A lovely family adopted him, and he was immediately home in their backyard which was covered in snow. Now that's a happy ending for a Husky.

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TUCKER THE TERRIER MIX IS VERY COMFORTABLE IN HER LAP

After her previous dog sadly passed away, she had a broken heart. She had her previous dog ever since she was a little girl. Tucker also had a broken heart since he was just left at the house after his owners moved away. With good food and lots of love, he is back to his old self.

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SHY AND RESERVED BOXER MIX

Her eyes tell the story of being tossed around between people all her life. All she was looking for was some love and stability. After being adopted by a lovely lady she was very shy and at first, didn't want to embrace her new home. Thankfully she warmed up to her new owner quickly. 

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SITTING IN THE BACK SEAT LIKE A CHILD

When this dog was brought into the shelter it was clear that he went through severe trauma. The people at Southside SPCA worked tirelessly to ensure the dog transforms back to his old self. After 7 months he was completely socialized and was adopted by his new dad who made him feel right at home. 

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BALTO IS THE ULTIMATE UNDERDOG

Balto is one of those dogs that has a kind, loving soul deep down. Unfortunately due to the trauma, he had endured the staff at Romanian Underdogs didn't anticipate that he would ever function normally around humans. A lovely couple surprised them however when they spent a weekend upon weekend training with him. Needless to say, they are a happy family now. 

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TINSEL IS NOW HIS FAVORITE THING

We are so happy that many dogs are finding their forever homes this Christmas. Panda here settled in perfectly under the Christmas tree when he arrived at his new home. He doesn't have to spend a second longer alone, and his owners are ready to spoil him rotten. Look at this love, cute!

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THIS GIRL WAS THRILLED AT HER SUPRISE

Of course, there would be tears of joy when presented with such a cute bundle of joy. The puppy's mother was abandoned with the entire litter, and the girl's parents chose this cutie for their daughter. His signature dot on his forehead made him unique to them. 

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IT TOOK LESS THAN A MINUTE TO ADOPT HIM

Doesn't your heart just melt when you look at Sonny's eyes? Well, that's exactly what his new owners thought when they saw him. Therefore they didn't have to think too long about adopting him. A few minutes later they walked out of the shelter with their new puppy. 

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HIS DREAMY BLUE EYES STOLE HER HEART

It didn't take long for this cutie to make it onto the family Christmas card. It was almost like a new baby was born into the family. He was pampered with gifts, but most of all he was showered in love. He looks super cute in his elf outfit. We are sure he will get a lovely Christmas dinner as well. 

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HE DIDN'T ONLY GET A NEW FAMILY, HE GOT A BROTHER DUSTY TOO

When he was found next to the road by Gray Face Acres Senior Dog Rescue, he was named Ketchup. He reportedly took a liking to this sauce. His new owners however would like to give him a different name. Regardless, after having been fostered by a family three times, they decided to adopt him. Yay! 

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NOT A PUPPY AFTER ALL

Shandee Messer and her boyfriend left early one morning for Vegas. They were excited as they were going to pick up their new 'puppy.' Little did they know that they would be met with a 7-year-old pooch. Regardless they fell in love, and after a lot of medical attention, including dental work, she is a completely different dog. 

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RIGHT AT HOME WITH THE OTHER DOGS IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD

Hans, the German Sheperd is home for Christmas! This senior dog was embraced by his new senior owner. The moment they arrived home, they went on a walk to meet all the other dogs in the neighborhood. Immediately Hans made a bunch of friends and a range of playdates was set. 

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THIS LITTLE GIRL COULDN'T HOLD BACK THE TEARS

This little girl was very emotional when she received her Valentine's present. We don't know who was happier, the dog or the girl. The puppy had been waiting forever to be adopted, and finally, the little girl's parents noticed him at the shelter. Now he will grow up with his new best friend. 

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ORIGINALLY BRODIE, NOW EGON 

It's not uncommon for families to rename their dogs which they adopted. Brodie was adopted by a lovely family with two little boys. They wanted to give him a new name and named him Egon. He took a liking to the family couch the moment he got home, and it's still his favorite place. 

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THIS BOY AND HIS DOG IS THE ULTIMATE BEACH DUO

Affectionately named by her new family as Xena the Princesstaff, she loves going to the beach with her favorite family member, the youngest boy in the family. They realized this when fostering her a few times, and after adopting her, they go to the beach almost every day. 

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AFTER OVERCOMING SERIOUS ILLNESS, LACEY IS LIVING A BLISSFUL LIFE

This poor baby had to fight off heartworms the moment she was brought into a shelter. Her tenacity and determination got the attention of Logan and his girlfriend when they volunteered at the shelter. Her name was Sadie, but the couple renamed her Lacey to celebrate her victory. 

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BEING BLINDFOLDED SHE HAD NO IDEA

This girl was told to sit in the lounge and wait for something. This happened while she was blindfolded, and the moment she saw her new puppy, the tears came rolling down her face. Her parents decided to give the local animal shelter a visit and adopt this cute pooch for her. 

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LEO WAS WAITING FOR 3 LONG YEARS

After Leo had to wait a long time, a loving family adopted him after 3 long years. He has adapted well to his new family, and despite being scared that he will not do well with children, he has surprised everyone. The children are now his best friends.

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RED, THE DOG THAT ALWAYS SMILES

Red has always had a smile on his face, despite his many challenges. From the moment he was taken home by his new family, he's had the biggest smile ever, and it hasn't stopped. We are happy that he has found his forever home. He will produce endless hours of joy for his new family. 

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THREE-LEGGED JOY FINALLY FINDS SOLACE

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Being a three-legged boy, not many people took notice of this beauty. Coka Hedwig fell in love the moment their eyes locked. The moment they got home she took him to the beach close to their house and he loved it! We are happy they are living happily ever after. Seeing these abandoned dogs find their forever homes, warmed our hearts. It's so great how so many people opened up their homes to these fur-beauties. If you liked this heart-warming story, please share it with your friends. We'll be sure to see you next time!

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