VOTE The Cutest Before and After Pictures of Adopted Dogs  

Anabel Conner
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Our pets bring us joy and happiness every single day. They help us get through the bad days, and are happy to be there for the good. At the same time, many fantastic and kind humans have rescued dogs and changed their lives. Animal shelters and rescue centers around the world put countless volunteer hours into helping abused and homeless animals and rescues find loving homes with people who will be their best friend and guardian for the rest of their lives. These rescued dogs before and after will melt your heart and show you the power a loving human can have on a sweet pup.

There is nothing as sad as a dog that wants and needs its forever family. Shelters are not happy places for dogs and puppies waiting to be adopted. They are noisy, confusing and scary to a displaced or surrendered dog. Once these animals get out of that uncomfortable living situation, though, the happiness can shine through. What a difference a home makes. If you're looking for your next best friend and beloved family member, these before and after pictures of rescue dogs show that these animals don't take the term "rescue" lightly. Your choice to save a rescue dog will be rewarded a thousand times over. Just like people, every dog has it's own story, and it shouldn't have to end in a shelter or on the streets. No one will be able to doubt the power of a forever home after looking at these pets' smiling faces!

The most inspiring quality these photos capture is the complete shift in the demeanor of the rescued dogs before and after. The transformations that these pets experienced after they were saved show how adoption can completely change a dog's life. If you were looking for a pick-me-up, search no further: these before and after pics of rescued dogs will make your heart melt and your soul soar!

Upvote the cutest rescues and adopted dogs with the most inspirational stories below and be sure to give your furry friends some love!
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Now This Is a REAL Joyride!

Now This Is a REAL Joyride! is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Cutest Before and After Pictures of Adopted Dogs
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Why adopt? Because 3.9 million homeless dogs enter shelters every year, and 1.2 million of them are euthanized. Adopting a dog is saving a life, without question. Just look at these happy faces - they know it, too!

Source: ASPCA
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Ahhh... This Is the Life!

Ahhh... This Is the Life! is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Cutest Before and After Pictures of Adopted Dogs
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This lucky little guy with the nice, juicy bone, is almost as lucky as his new owner. Just look at those beautiful pearly whites on this sweet face!
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Spokey Gets a Second Chance

Spokey Gets a Second Chance is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Cutest Before and After Pictures of Adopted Dogs
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Spokey was found in rural West Virginia and ended up at the local SPCA. Like so many dogs that end up in shelters, most of her life story is unknown. Good thing that she found a happy new home! Now she can start a new chapter.

Source: Reddit
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Rilind... Reborn!

Rilind... Reborn! is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Cutest Before and After Pictures of Adopted Dogs
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Rilind came to the nation's attention when he was dumped over the fence at a city shelter in Jacksonville, FL. He weighed only 37 pounds, was infested with fleas, and had a near deadly case of heartworm. Still, he was loving, kind, gentle... and determined to live.

Rilind was saved by an organization called Pit Sisters, and taken into foster care, where they discovered he had a condition called EPI (exocrine pancreatic insufficiency) which prevented him from retaining nutrients from his food. Thankfully, this condition can be treated by simply adding an enzyme to an animal's daily food, and Rilind thrived.

He was adopted into his forever home and lives in Florida, boasting a large following on his Facebook page, Rilind Reborn. Rilind was named Pit Bull of the year in 2012.
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