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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!

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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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Smiling Pup On Adoption Day

Smiling Pup On Adoption Day

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Yvonne Bernal
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7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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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#4

Adopted This Old Man Max From The Shelter Today

Adopted This Old Man Max From The Shelter Today

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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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#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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#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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#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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#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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#11

She Survived Walmart

She Survived Walmart

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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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#13

So We Adopted An Abandoned Puppy

So We Adopted An Abandoned Puppy

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Pearl Dacks
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7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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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#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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#17

Recently Adopted This Dog From Bulgaria

Recently Adopted This Dog From Bulgaria

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Bo Desheva
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7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

What a joy it is to see one of the many suffering street dogs in Bulgaria find a loving home. This is so generous of you! Take good care of the little darling - it's not an easy life for a street dog here. We have three rescues at home and they bring us an incredible amount of joy!

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#18

Meet Patches. We Adopted Him From An Animal Shelter. This Was His First Day At His New Home

Meet Patches. We Adopted Him From An Animal Shelter. This Was His First Day At His New Home

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#20

Girlfriend And I Rescued This Little Girl Today

Girlfriend And I Rescued This Little Girl Today

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#21

First Day Home. He Played With His Squeaky Squirrel Until He Passed Out

First Day Home. He Played With His Squeaky Squirrel Until He Passed Out

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#24

Another Redditor Found This Dog On The Street. I Adopted Her. I Think She's Happy Now

Another Redditor Found This Dog On The Street. I Adopted Her. I Think She's Happy Now

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#25

The Day We Brought Our Sweet Kaia Home From The Shelter

The Day We Brought Our Sweet Kaia Home From The Shelter

peaceloveandpitties Report

#28

Sister Just Rescued This Guy From A Local Shelter. Face Of Pure Joy

Sister Just Rescued This Guy From A Local Shelter. Face Of Pure Joy

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#29

The Face You Make When You Realize You've Just Been Adopted

The Face You Make When You Realize You've Just Been Adopted

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#31

Welcome Home, Leo. You've Already Stolen Our Hearts

Welcome Home, Leo. You've Already Stolen Our Hearts

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#32

His First Day In Our Home After We Rescued Him

His First Day In Our Home After We Rescued Him

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#34

Finally A Place To Call Home

Finally A Place To Call Home

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#35

My Sister Just Might Have Adopted The Cutest Puppy Ever Today

My Sister Just Might Have Adopted The Cutest Puppy Ever Today

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#36

First Day Home And I'm In Love

First Day Home And I'm In Love

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Ariane Kok
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7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

How in the world did this puppy got in a shelter. Who dumped her? Why??? ????

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#37

My Uncle Adopted This Former Russian Guard Dog. He Warned Me Not To Get Too Close

My Uncle Adopted This Former Russian Guard Dog. He Warned Me Not To Get Too Close

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#40

My Rescue Puppy His Very First Day Home

My Rescue Puppy His Very First Day Home

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#41

My Sister And Her Husband Adopted This Cutie, This Is His First Snow

My Sister And Her Husband Adopted This Cutie, This Is His First Snow

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#43

2 Years Ago Today I Drove All The Way From Arkansas To Ohio To Be With My Furever Family

2 Years Ago Today I Drove All The Way From Arkansas To Ohio To Be With My Furever Family

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#45

Meet Jagger - The Newest Addition to Our Family

Meet Jagger - The Newest Addition to Our Family

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#48

Throwback To Rikku's Adoption Day, Over 2 Years Ago

Throwback To Rikku's Adoption Day, Over 2 Years Ago

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#49

We Rescued This Tired Little Chocolate Lab From The Shelter Today

We Rescued This Tired Little Chocolate Lab From The Shelter Today

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#50

Today, We Adopted A 9-month Old Fluffy Friend. Meet Nook!

Today, We Adopted A 9-month Old Fluffy Friend. Meet Nook!

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#52

Congrats To Loki Of The Marvel Mutts On His Official Adoption Day!

Congrats To Loki Of The Marvel Mutts On His Official Adoption Day!

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#53

Just Adopted This Little Girl. Meet Maya

Just Adopted This Little Girl. Meet Maya

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#54

All Tuckered Out After Her First Day Home

All Tuckered Out After Her First Day Home

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#55

Update - Forever Home Found

Update - Forever Home Found

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#56

First Day After Adoption

First Day After Adoption

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#57

This Was The Day I Met My Parents

This Was The Day I Met My Parents

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#60

I Just Got Adopted Today And Helped My New Aad Propose To My Mom

I Just Got Adopted Today And Helped My New Aad Propose To My Mom

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#61

She Just Had A Bath In This Pic

She Just Had A Bath In This Pic

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Mandy Harker
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6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

My dogs love the drying part after the bath. Looks like your puppy does too :D

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#63

Lady Is Loving Life In DC

Lady Is Loving Life In DC

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#64

Meeca On Her First Day Home :)

Meeca On Her First Day Home :)

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Angelia Giannini
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7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Wow some pups are just comfortable right from the start as if they knew you were coming for them all along.

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#68

This Girl And I Were Made For Each Other

This Girl And I Were Made For Each Other

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#69

We Have A New Family Member

We Have A New Family Member

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#70

Meet Harper Everyone! She's Settling Into Her New Home With New Toys

Meet Harper Everyone! She's Settling Into Her New Home With New Toys

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#71

First Day Home And She's Made Herself Comfy!

First Day Home And She's Made Herself Comfy!

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#73

My First Day With My New Parents

My First Day With My New Parents

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#74

Today Marks One Whole Year With This Monster

Today Marks One Whole Year With This Monster

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#76

Meeca In The Car On Her Way Home From The Shelter.

Meeca In The Car On Her Way Home From The Shelter.

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#77

When I Was No Bigger That Daddy's Shoe. Thank You For Rescuing Me That Day

When I Was No Bigger That Daddy's Shoe. Thank You For Rescuing Me That Day

wheresmybabe Report

#78

Heard From Joy's New Family. They Are Loving Her

Heard From Joy's New Family. They Are Loving Her

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#80

Found This Little Guy Wandering Around On A Very Cold Winter's Day, Couldn't Just Leave Him To Freeze To Death So We Took Him Inside And Never Let Him Go!

Found This Little Guy Wandering Around On A Very Cold Winter's Day, Couldn't Just Leave Him To Freeze To Death So We Took Him Inside And Never Let Him Go!

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#81

Molly And George - Looks Like They're Hitting It Off!

Molly And George - Looks Like They're Hitting It Off!

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#83

My Sweet Babygirl...adopted Off The Streets

My Sweet Babygirl...adopted Off The Streets

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Jana Bazoosh
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7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I think that Cezar, the labrador that I'm adopting next Tuesday, is mixed with this breed. The result is awesome :D

#85

Daisy's First Day Home!

Daisy's First Day Home!

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#86

Rescued Dog - Border Collie Mix

Rescued Dog - Border Collie Mix

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#87

Lottie And Her Adopted Puppy Beau All The Way From Greece!

Lottie And Her Adopted Puppy Beau All The Way From Greece!

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#88

Crash And His Forever Friend

Crash And His Forever Friend

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#89

Meet Nox, Else Know As Batdog. We Adopted Him A Year Ago ... Best Decision Ever Made!

Meet Nox, Else Know As Batdog. We Adopted Him A Year Ago ... Best Decision Ever Made!

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#90

Our Once Abandoned Puppy....

Our Once Abandoned Puppy....

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