16 Before and After Photos of Dogs Who Got Adopted


It’s amazing to see the transformation that animals go through after they are adopted and given unconditional love.

In the before photos, you can see how dejected, sad, and depressed these dogs were. But the after pics? A completely different story. A 100% turnaround!

You might want to get a box of tissues because these photos are very sweet.

Here are 16 moving before and after pics of some lucky pooches.

1. Look at her now.

My gorgeous pupper with her puppies before I adopted her and now 3.5 years later from BeforeNAfterAdoption

2. From the streets.

Reddit, meet Anna! She was living on the streets of Italy before my mom brought her to Germany. Now she’s happy and loves her buddy Iluq. from BeforeNAfterAdoption

3. An amazing transformation.

The shelter I volunteer for has incredible before and after’s from BeforeNAfterAdoption

4. Awful “before” photo.

A Korean family rescued this golden from a breeding facility. Went from 15 lbs to a healthy 60 lbs. from BeforeNAfterAdoption

5. Living her best life!

From a severe case of mange and dumpster diving in the streets of San Antonio to 3 months later loving life, growing, and learning sign language! Meet our deaf dog, Rue! from BeforeNAfterAdoption

6. Not scary at all.

No one wanted to adopt him because of his cropped ears and "scary" looking face. He had stopped eating at the pound and was severely underweight. Now Bronco is healthy, always smiling, and loved by everyone he meets. from BeforeNAfterAdoption

7. Spoiled rotten!

Adoption Day vs Today. She has come a long way and is spoiled rotten. from BeforeNAfterAdoption

8. Say hi to Gus Gus.

Gus Gus was saved from the meat trade in China. He just moved into his forever home and now gets to spend his vacations in Tahoe. from BeforeNAfterAdoption

9. You’ve come a long way.

New foster pup Nic, she’s come so far already! (Donation page in comments) from BeforeNAfterAdoption

10. A new lease on life.

Timmy was hit over the head with a blunt object by his racing trainer. After surgery to repair his broken skull, therapy to help him regain proper use of his legs and plenty of TLC he was rehomed and lived everyday to the fullest! from BeforeNAfterAdoption

11. “The love of my life.”

I found her 4years ago, covered in blisters, no hair and starved…who knew she’d be the love of my life. She’s the greatest from BeforeNAfterAdoption

12. Happy as a clam.

Rescued a skeleton and ended up with this sweet girl who is always smiling. from BeforeNAfterAdoption

13. Fluffy, fat, and happy.

Lucia, right after she was rescued from a hoarder. You couldn’t touch her. Curious but terrified. Fast forward 2 years she’s fluffy and fat and happy. ❤️ from BeforeNAfterAdoption

14. All settled in.

Rescued Last Night, Settled In 2 Hours Later and Slept With Me All Night from BeforeNAfterAdoption

15. Look at this guy!

Our pug had a hard start to life. Raised by a trucker who couldn’t take care of him and get him the treatment he needed. Then a vet who didn’t diagnose him correctly. Now he’s a healthy stud-muffin! from BeforeNAfterAdoption

16. Dex is a survivor.

This is Dex. He fought for his life after having been left for dead on the streets of Austin. After 10 weeks of being nursed back to health by Pug Rescue Austin, we were lucky enough to adopt him in our loving home. from BeforeNAfterAdoption

That just warms the heart, doesn’t it?

Do you have a pet that you adopted from a shelter?

Share a pic and tell us about them in the comments! We’d love to meet them!