Adopting a pet is a big responsibility, and it will often change the life of the person adopting the pet. It will also, however, absolutely change the life of the pet being adopted as well. These pictures will show you how much difference a single day can make in the life of a pet that has finally been adopted.

It may take a while for some of these pets to get back to proper nutrition, but the change in many of them is psychological, not physical. The look that appears on their face once they've realized that they're going to live in a new forever home is one that probably hasn't crossed their face in a very long time.

Needless to say, if you're thinking about getting a pet, please consider the pros and cons of adoption, too! But if you've already got a cute before-and-after adoptee, we'd love to see their shining face in this post!

(h/t: buzzfeed)

#1 Spokey

Spokey

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ClaraIngewati 1 year ago

cuteness overload!

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#3 Jackson

Jackson

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AncaVasile 1 year ago

<3 so sweet

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#4 Pillow

Pillow

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AnnaMcHugh 1 year ago

How could you not love that face?

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#5 Sandy

Sandy

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AnnaMcHugh 1 year ago

Happy dog - you'd smile every time you saw that tongue.

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#6 Ned On The Ride Home From The Shelter

Ned On The Ride Home From The Shelter

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KimberleyWolf 1 year ago

amazing he looks so extremely happy it made me giggle

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#7 Little Stray Cat

Little Stray Cat

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AnnaMcHugh 1 year ago

So wittle!

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#8 Amelia

Amelia

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AnnaMcHugh 1 year ago

Best present of all don't need no wrapping!

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#9 Laurel

Laurel

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BarbaraCampbell 1 year ago

Girl friends!

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#10 Bandit

Bandit

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AnnaMcHugh 1 year ago

That is a beautiful shepherd. They're cute when they're pups, but that is going to be a really (big) beautiful dog. Happy family!

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#11 Little Guy

Little Guy

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AnnaMcHugh 1 year ago

Lucky little guy! And lucky owner! Such beautiful white teeth, too. Wish I could have got my dog's teeth that white.

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#12 Val

Val

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AnnaMcHugh 1 year ago

When a dog passes out that hard, you know they're happy with you!

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#13 A Lucky Golden Retrievier

A Lucky Golden Retrievier

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HannaLehmusvirta 1 year ago

Lauhing out loud!!! My sympaties! Know the feeling :)

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#14 Stray Cat

Stray Cat

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AnnaMcHugh 1 year ago

Awwww...

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#15 Chex

Chex

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AngellaAliaga 1 year ago

That looks like my dog! So sweet :)

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#16 Dumbo Plakat Betta Fish

Dumbo Plakat Betta Fish

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KarenWilson 1 year ago

What a amazing change his colour has totally changed ☺️ that's a happy fish xx

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