Most of the time, when a pup spends a long time in the shelter, they don't really know what it is to call a place "home". So when a stranger adopts a dog from the shelter and takes it home, the furry friend isn't really sure what's happening. Sometimes they look confused, sometimes they look frightened - the reactions vary from pup to pup, but they all have one thing in common - they're just adorable.

Keep on scrolling to take a look at Bored Panda's list of adorable newly adopted puppies and what they looked like when they entered their new home for the first time. Have any similar photos? Add them to the list!

#1 Still Not Sure If We Adopted A Deer Or A Dog

Still Not Sure If We Adopted A Deer Or A Dog

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Katie Bear 2 months ago

Part dog, part deer, all awesome

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#2 Smiling Pup On Adoption Day

Smiling Pup On Adoption Day

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Yvonne Bernal 2 months ago

I'd smile like this too if I needed a forever home. PLEASE - Adopt a rescue dog, they need us.

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#3 First Ride Home From The Shelter - Finally A Home At 11 Years Old

First Ride Home From The Shelter - Finally A Home At 11 Years Old

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Lell Gee 2 months ago

Aww I LOVE people who adopt older dogs, thank you!

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#4 Adopted This Old Man Max From The Shelter Today

Adopted This Old Man Max From The Shelter Today

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Melody Lanzatella 2 months ago

bless you for adopting a senior!

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#5 My Name Is Ripley And I Was Adopted Today

My Name Is Ripley And I Was Adopted Today

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Sara Šuntić 2 months ago

This is the most beautiful dog i ever seen... Look at his eyes!

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#6 My Buddy Royal. Adopted And Returned Twice - No One Wanted Him. Best Buddies, We Are

My Buddy Royal. Adopted And Returned Twice - No One Wanted Him. Best Buddies, We Are

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Naima Ivansdóttir 2 months ago

chin pillow! LOL

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#7 We Adopted This Dog During My Tour In Afghanistan

We Adopted This Dog During My Tour In Afghanistan

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Marieange Dobresk 2 months ago

Thanks for your service!

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#8 Dog Waits 8 Months To Find A Home, Gets Adopted By Caretaker On Christmas

Dog Waits 8 Months To Find A Home, Gets Adopted By Caretaker On Christmas

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Katt Thomasson 2 months ago

Way to go!

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#9 My Friend Adopted A Stray, Meet Duncan, Possibly The Happiest Looking Dog On Crete

My Friend Adopted A Stray, Meet Duncan, Possibly The Happiest Looking Dog On Crete

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Yvonne Bernal 2 months ago

The smile speaks VOLUMES!

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#10 One Year Ago We Spontaneously Got This Little Nugget And It Was The Best Decision We Ever Made

One Year Ago We Spontaneously Got This Little Nugget And It Was The Best Decision We Ever Made

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Yvonne Bernal 2 months ago

It is wonderful how these dogs "know" they're finally going home!

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#11 She Survived Walmart

She Survived Walmart

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Ellen W. 2 months ago

What a face. Just makes me melt....

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#12 My Wife And I Just Adopted Our First Dog

My Wife And I Just Adopted Our First Dog

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Kim Dudley 2 months ago

Those markings are amazing! Beautiful!

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#13 So We Adopted An Abandoned Puppy

So We Adopted An Abandoned Puppy

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Pearl Dacks 2 months ago

I'm going to live in a real home with a family who will love me happily ever after.

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#14 3 Years Ago I Met My New Family, They Are Nice They Took Me From The People Who Didn't Care

3 Years Ago I Met My New Family, They Are Nice They Took Me From The People Who Didn't Care

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Melody Lanzatella 2 months ago

CUTE!!!!

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#15 Mom And Dad's Favorite Picture They Took Of Me When They First Got Me

Mom And Dad's Favorite Picture They Took Of Me When They First Got Me

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P.Brux FHell 2 months ago

How YOU doin'?

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