Growing up with a dog is truly amazing, especially when the bond between the human and the pooch extends through childhood to adolescence and adulthood. These four-legged friends have always been there for you: your first day at school, first heartbreak, applying to college...


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In celebration of this, Bored Panda has created the most heartwarming before-and-after pictures showing people with their dogs. Although the physical appearance changes, these photos prove that love and friendship are timeless.

Are you someone who grew up with a dog? Submit a picture below and share the 'now and then' cuteness with Bored Panda readers!

#1 Guy Recreates Photo With His Dog 15 Years Later To Say Goodbye

Guy Recreates Photo With His Dog 15 Years Later To Say Goodbye

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Bree Brents 2 weeks ago

Touching... even wearing the same shirt.

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#2 The First And Last Night With My Pup. Rest In Peace

The First And Last Night With My Pup. Rest In Peace

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Hans 2 weeks ago

Aw...this is touching.

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#3 15 Years Later Still Best Friends

15 Years Later Still Best Friends

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G. 2 weeks ago

Aawww VB

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#4 3 Years Of Friendship

3 Years Of Friendship

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varwenea 2 weeks ago

Adorable!!

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#5 Someone Dear To Me Passed Away Today. This Is My Best Friend Genevieve, On The First Day We Met, And The Last Day

Someone Dear To Me Passed Away Today. This Is My Best Friend Genevieve, On The First Day We Met, And The Last Day

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Missy J. 2 weeks ago

Sweet baby....so sad. I bet she gave a lot of love!

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#6 Vitalijus And Rex 7 Years Apart

Vitalijus And Rex 7 Years Apart

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Jasmine Chen 2 weeks ago

both very handsome

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#7 True Love, 13 Years Later

True Love, 13 Years Later

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Aleksandra Kozłowska 2 weeks ago

He looks like Adam Sandler

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#8 My Dog And I, 1998 And 2012

My Dog And I, 1998 And 2012

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kora1721 2 weeks ago

OMG this dog on the firts pic looks so cute <3

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#9 11 Years Makes A Big Difference

11 Years Makes A Big Difference

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Inurri 2 weeks ago

He kept the pants though. :D

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#10 Before And After

Before And After

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Yvonne Bernal 2 weeks ago

I almost want to cry... anybody who's had an aging dog can relate.

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