Dogs deserve so much better.
All dogs deserve to be loved and spoiled in their forever homes. Life on the streets is very difficult and dangerous. People and other animals can be cruel. Dogs are prone to disease and accidents when they live on their own in the streets. The world is a cruel place and people do not spare even helpless animals trying to survive. Dogs are so pure and precious, they don’t deserve a tough life like that. If only people would understand how adopting a dog can impact both the dog’s life and their own, they would start adopting instead of buying from breeders. It doesn’t matter what breed or age a dog is; All dogs are capable of giving unconditional love to their owners.
However, it takes more than just medicine and a vet to rescue an injured or sick dog from the streets. They need a lot of kindness, love, and care from humans to restore their faith in us. Once we take them in, we realise what we were missing out on. Adopting a dog can save its life, quite literally. You will see a lot of examples of that in the r/BeforeNAfterAdoption subreddit. “This is a place to share the amazing difference a loving family can make on an abandoned or mistreated animal,” reads the group’s description. We compiled some of the latest adoption transformations. Scroll down below to see them:
The Day We Met And Present Day. 11 Years Later
I Adopted This Baby From The Dominican Republic 1 Month Ago- My Mom Didn’t Believe Me That It Was The Same Dog. I Named Him Remi And He Suffered From Mange And Malnutrition, Not Anymore!
Millie, When She Was Rescued In Mississippi And Now. The Best Doggo
Olly Was Rescued By A Group In South Korea That Rescues Dogs Held By Restaurants (To Be Eaten) And From Other Bad Situations. He Was Unlikely To Be Adopted There Because His Bald Spot & He’s A Dark, Mixed Breed. They Sent Him To A Rescue In Our City. Adopted Him Over 2 Years Ago
Bored Panda reached out to Hannah Baker, who is one of the heads of communications at FOUR PAWS, UK. This organisation was founded in 1988 in Vienna by Heli Dungler and is a completely non-profit charity organisation. The organisation has grown worldwide and preaches humans to be kind and helpful towards animals.
My Foster Dog The Day We Rescued Her From An Animal Cruelty Case And 3 Weeks Later
I Was Told Y’all Would Love This Survivors Big Beautiful Smile! In Order To Really Appreciate It You Need To See What He Looked Like The Day He Was Rescued. Best Smile Ever
Meet Bebe: Rescued After Being Thrown Out Of A Moving Car And 5 Years Later Is My Music Buddy
Found In Plastic Bag And Now She Found Away To Our Home And Heart
“Adopting a pet is so rewarding for all involved,” said Hannah “Not only are you rescuing an animal and offering them a second chance but you’re also freeing up the space to help another animal in need in the rehoming centre. Plus, you get a new four-legged friend to build a life-long bond with.”
He Was Scared Of Crates, Brooms, Gloves, And Walking Anywhere New Or Loud. Now He’s A Happy Adventure Dog Who Loves Every Person And Animal He Meets
Went From Crouching In Fear From Anyone Raising There Voice To Shamelessly Begging For Treats In Less Than A Year
My Sweet Girl, When She Won Me In Nov ’19 Versus Apr ’20
Found My Girl On My Way To Work One Day, A Rural Dirt Road In The Middle Of Nowhere. It’s Obvious Someone Has Hit Her In The Past So I Think She Was Abandoned There. She Is Now Our Sweet Nipsy And Lives With Us On Our Farm
Happy Girl Gingko With Us For 9 Months!
A lot of rehoming centres offer support for you and your rescue after adoption. Hannah said, “So if you have a question about helping them settle in or a new behavior that develops, they are on hand to help, whether it happens two weeks or two years after the adoption.”
We Got Her At 2.5 As A Foster When She Was Used As A Bait Dog, Eating Zip Ties, And Had A Crushed Hip Joint. Now She Has Had One Best Friend (Who Passed Last Year) And Now Is The Best Friend Of Our Newest Rescue Lindsie!
She’s The Sweetest Creature I’ve Ever Met. I Don’t Always Know What To Say About Her Transformation Other Than “Look.” The First Picture Is A Month Before The Second, The Last Is Her 2 Year Gotcha-Versary
My Girlfriend And I Adopted Buck In August Of 2019, He’s Changed Our Lives More Than We Did His And Has Been The Best Choice We’ve Made. Love This Guy To Death!
“At FOUR PAWS we’ve been able to really see the life-changing difference rescuing and adopting a dog or cat can be as we have saved victims of the dog and cat meat trade in Southeast Asia and offered them a chance at a life free from the fear of the cruel trade.”
We Took Home This Sick Pup That Had Cirrhosis Of The Liver And Wasn’t Expected To Live More Than Three Months. Today Marks One Year Since We Brought Him Home And Now He’s Healthier Than Ever
Joker Dog Was A Bait Dog For I Don’t Know How Long. It Amazes Me From The Moment I Met Him All He Needed Was Love To Heal
Maya’s One Year After Adoption. From Severely Underweight To One Happy Pupperoni
Hannah explained how a little bit of love and kindness can change a pet’s behaviour completely. “Dogs and cats are social animals and whilst some may be a bit more aloof, they generally like company and we humans are great at making a fuss of them. Some of those dogs and cats rescued from the dog and cat meat trade in Southeast Asia were initially timid and scared but with the patience and love from our teams, they have thrived.”
Our Sweet Toby Was Found In A Ditch And Couldn’t Use His Back Legs. Now He’s King Of The Road In Two Wheels
The Evolution Of Our Foster Pup’s Ears. From Day One With Us, After Being Found As A Stray, To Now
I’ve Posted Luna’s Glow-Up Here A Few Years Ago, But Today We Are Celebrating Her Six-Year Gotcha Day Anniversary And I Just Love Her So Much And Want To Share Her Again
Soon after adopting the pet, “We hear reports from their new families that this change is continuing and many are embracing their inner puppy and loving their newfound families and security.” said Hannah.
How It Started vs. Hows It Going
Magnum Was Rescued By A Local Shelter Where I Live. Thank You To All Of You Who Work Tirelessly To Save These Angels’ Lives
Mighty Marmalade At Intake vs. Almost A Year In Her Furever Home
My Local Shelter Posted A Post-Adoption Update Of This Pup – Check Out That Glow Up! (Not My Dog)
Mr. Rogers. Blind, Emaciated, Famished, And So Weak He Couldn’t Walk. His Literal Bones Were Jutting Out Through His Skin. Like White Bone. I Brought Him Home From The Shelter For The Night But Decided He Needed To Go Stay At The Veterinarian After I Saw His Condition
First Photo Is One Year Ago When We Got Him From The Shelter – Insecure And Nervous. Many Hikes And Plays Later – He’s The King Of Our Home. Dude’s First Adoptiversary!
Ivy Grimm Went From A Sickly Street Dog To A Spoiled And Healthy 9-Month-Old
Brought Chino Home As A Foster To Get Through Leg Amputation And He Ended Up Never Leaving. Happy 1 Year Since You Got Your Leg Chopped Off And Found Your Forever Family!
My First Foster Failure Lala. First Pic Is How She Was Found Chained Under A Back Yard Table For 6 Months, Her Owners Wanted To Euthanize Because Of Her Mange. Next Pic Is Her At The Rescue, And Finally, 6 Years Later Of A Life Filled With Love!
My Little Old Man, Buck. Started Fostering December 12, Adopted Christmas Eve! One Look Into His Eyes Melted My Heart. Adopting Him Was By Far The Best Part Of My 2020
Three Months Later
Our Rescue Dog Holly! The Day We Got Her vs. 8 Years Later
From Dumped In The Road, To Home Sweet Home! This Is Birch Baby!
2017-2020. Help Them Flourish And Enjoy The View When They Bloom. It Will Always Be Worth It
This Is Hana. We Rescued Her From A Shelter Two Years And A Half Ago. On The Left Is How The Shelter’s Volunteers Found Her, Wandering In The Woods. On The Right Is How She Looks Now. Best Decision Of My Life
Adoption Update! When We Brought Her Home, 1 Day Later, 1 Week Later
Piggie In The Shelter & Piggie On His Couch After Adoption
Oliver Was Underweight, Had Mange, A Distended Belly And We Were Told He Might Fail To Thrive. He’s 8 Months Old Today And Hasn’t Stop Growing!
Have you ever adopted a pet? How did it influence both you and your pet’s lives? Share your experiences with us in the comments below.