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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#2

Smiling Pup On Adoption Day

Smiling Pup On Adoption Day

Genetta Report

Yvonne Bernal
Community Member
6 years ago Created 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

sanantoniojackson Report

Lell Gee
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

LonelyVelociraptor Report

#5

My Name Is Ripley And I Was Adopted Today

My Name Is Ripley And I Was Adopted Today

Jacknotjillskiii Report

Sara Šuntić
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

John Vrydaghs Report

#7

We Adopted This Dog During My Tour In Afghanistan

We Adopted This Dog During My Tour In Afghanistan

XaVierDK Report

#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

Meems138 Report

#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

blkswrdsman Report

#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

lunatheborderaussie Report

Yvonne Bernal
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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#11

She Survived Walmart

She Survived Walmart

andreastagg3 Report

Pearl Dacks
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

It's ok, the store manager gave us permission.

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#12

My Wife And I Just Adopted Our First Dog

My Wife And I Just Adopted Our First Dog

potato_hygienist Report

#13

So We Adopted An Abandoned Puppy

So We Adopted An Abandoned Puppy

vik1106 Report

Pearl Dacks
Community Member
6 years ago Created 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

axlethepitbull Report

#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

thenorsedog Report

#16

Charlie's First Day Home

Charlie's First Day Home

ManiacComet Report

#17

Recently Adopted This Dog From Bulgaria

Recently Adopted This Dog From Bulgaria

I8TheLastCookie Report

Bo Desheva
Community Member
6 years ago Created 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

hec187 Report

#19

Adoption Day

Adoption Day

Vic_Valiant Report

#20

Girlfriend And I Rescued This Little Girl Today

Girlfriend And I Rescued This Little Girl Today

ggskater Report

#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

xkuroinekox Report

#22

So I Adopted A Puppy Yesterday

So I Adopted A Puppy Yesterday

captcutty Report

#23

What A Gorgeous Looking Boy

What A Gorgeous Looking Boy

jessmcardle90 Report

#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

sampants23 Report

#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

thebbman Report

#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

panda628 Report

#30

Furever My Home, Furever A Bengal

Furever My Home, Furever A Bengal

ohiobikenobi Report

#31

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

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

newmsk3 Report

#32

His First Day In Our Home After We Rescued Him

His First Day In Our Home After We Rescued Him

MrHappyGram Report

Raquel Bacardi
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

He looks like he can't quite believe it! So cute!!

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#34

Finally A Place To Call Home

Finally A Place To Call Home

imgur Report

Ann Jeppesen
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Like the sign on the bed, restful sleeper.

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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

some_person2026 Report

#36

First Day Home And I'm In Love

First Day Home And I'm In Love

MagellanArts Report

Ariane Kok
Community Member
6 years ago Created 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

Promt69 Report

Amanda Gray
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Yup, looking highly threatening there :-D

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#38

I'm Adopted

I'm Adopted

walrashish Report

#39

Olive The Chiweagle

Olive The Chiweagle

behindtheseoliveeyes Report

#40

My Rescue Puppy His Very First Day Home

My Rescue Puppy His Very First Day Home

samhouse09 Report

#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

stephy151 Report

#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

brinniebrindle Report

#45

Meet Jagger - The Newest Addition to Our Family

Meet Jagger - The Newest Addition to Our Family

xolauraelizabeth Report

#46

The Day Mommy Took Me Home

The Day Mommy Took Me Home

boomertheaussie Report

#47

Adopted This Cutie From The Shelter Today!

Adopted This Cutie From The Shelter Today!

Goatmo Report

#48

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

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

koolie_dog_rikku Report

#49

We Rescued This Tired Little Chocolate Lab From The Shelter Today

We Rescued This Tired Little Chocolate Lab From The Shelter Today

outdoorbean Report

#50

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

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

wishful_cynic Report

#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!

bellareedpitbullrescue Report

#53

Just Adopted This Little Girl. Meet Maya

Just Adopted This Little Girl. Meet Maya

rightn0w_ Report

Perdy Rai
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

What a lovely name. "Maya" means "Love" in Nepalese x

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#54

All Tuckered Out After Her First Day Home

All Tuckered Out After Her First Day Home

ChristianMarino Report

#55

Update - Forever Home Found

Update - Forever Home Found

wolftrapanimalrescue Report

#56

First Day After Adoption

First Day After Adoption

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Savannah Skye
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Looks like she had too much fun on her first day :)

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#57

This Was The Day I Met My Parents

This Was The Day I Met My Parents

athena_the_brave Report

#58

I Love This Girl So Much Already

I Love This Girl So Much Already

skyleigh90 Report

#59

My Adopted Dog

My Adopted Dog