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...

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

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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#3

15 Years Later Still Best Friends

15 Years Later Still Best Friends

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#4

3 Years Of Friendship

3 Years Of Friendship

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

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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#8

My Dog And I, 1998 And 2012

My Dog And I, 1998 And 2012

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#9

11 Years Makes A Big Difference

11 Years Makes A Big Difference

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#10

Before And After

Before And After

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

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

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#11

This Is Brandy And I On Her First Birthday, And 14 Years Later On Her Fifteenth

This Is Brandy And I On Her First Birthday, And 14 Years Later On Her Fifteenth

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#12

Best Friends Since 1997

Best Friends Since 1997

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

I love their smiles in the second pic

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#13

The Day We Got Our Puppy, And 11 Years Later

The Day We Got Our Puppy, And 11 Years Later

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

Love that they still have the helmet! lol

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#14

And In Between, 13 Years Of The Best Dog A Kid Could Ever Have

And In Between, 13 Years Of The Best Dog A Kid Could Ever Have

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

Still the same positions.... 13 years later!

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#16

My Dog Midas And Myself After A Decade Together

My Dog Midas And Myself After A Decade Together

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#17

My Best Friend For The Past 15 Years

My Best Friend For The Past 15 Years

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#18

I Had To Put My First Dog Down After 14 Years Of Wonderful Companionship, Rip Docker

I Had To Put My First Dog Down After 14 Years Of Wonderful Companionship, Rip Docker

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

Ha ha.... he still has his 'Curious George' book! I love it.

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#19

My 15 Year Friendship! Meet Monty

My 15 Year Friendship! Meet Monty

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#20

My Lifelong Companion And Friend, 2001 And 2014

My Lifelong Companion And Friend, 2001 And 2014

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#21

My Best Friend And Me 10 Years Ago And Now

My Best Friend And Me 10 Years Ago And Now

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

The Old man belly is the proof he did manage to get those Cheetos in the last 10 years. Cute thx for sharing 😍

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#22

A Girl And Her Dog

A Girl And Her Dog

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#23

Me And My Weenie 13 Years Apart

Me And My Weenie 13 Years Apart

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#24

First Picture To Your Last. You’ve Taught Me So Much, Zoey

First Picture To Your Last. You’ve Taught Me So Much, Zoey

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#25

The Day We Said Hello And The Day We Said Goodbye

The Day We Said Hello And The Day We Said Goodbye

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#26

This Is My Old Dog Lucy. She Passed Away At 16

This Is My Old Dog Lucy. She Passed Away At 16

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Savage1621
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

My dog is my best friend his name is Toro and he is the most loyal dog ever I love him so much

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#27

Aaron And Skye, 14 Years Later

Aaron And Skye, 14 Years Later

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#28

Dylan Was About 14 Months Old And Kobe Was About 9 Weeks In The First Picture. Now Dylan Is 12 And Kobe Is 11

Dylan Was About 14 Months Old And Kobe Was About 9 Weeks In The First Picture. Now Dylan Is 12 And Kobe Is 11

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#29

20 Years Later And Still Goin Strong

20 Years Later And Still Goin Strong

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#30

Suggested I Drop This Here. Meet Sasha And I, Then And Now

Suggested I Drop This Here. Meet Sasha And I, Then And Now

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#31

My 16th Birthday Present. I'm 31 Now

My 16th Birthday Present. I'm 31 Now

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#32

From The First Day To The Last, We Were Bestfriends. I'll Miss You Mikie

From The First Day To The Last, We Were Bestfriends. I'll Miss You Mikie

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#33

We Recreated Our Favourite Photo With Our Dog Of 16 Years Before Putting It To Sleep

We Recreated Our Favourite Photo With Our Dog Of 16 Years Before Putting It To Sleep

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#34

Been With Her For 13 Years Now, Not Much Has Changed

Been With Her For 13 Years Now, Not Much Has Changed

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#35

Sixteen Years Later

Sixteen Years Later

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#36

18 Long Years We Spent Together & You’ll Always Be My Best Friend

18 Long Years We Spent Together & You’ll Always Be My Best Friend

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

18? Unbelievable! And hopefully a wonderful time for both.

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#37

15 Years Of Friendship (and Counting)

15 Years Of Friendship (and Counting)

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#38

My Dog's Last Mark On The World. Rip Chica

My Dog's Last Mark On The World. Rip Chica

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sunnyrei82
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

aww, girl. I get you. All of us who had lost a pet understand the pain in your eyes.

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#39

13 Incredible Years With This Guy

13 Incredible Years With This Guy

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#40

7 Years Of Best Friends

7 Years Of Best Friends

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#41

Still My Favorite Christmas Present - My Best Friend For 13 Years

Still My Favorite Christmas Present - My Best Friend For 13 Years

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#42

What A Nine Year Friendship Looks Like

What A Nine Year Friendship Looks Like

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Savage1621
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Luv the cast it is so cute I am happy he has such a good friend so do my dogs (pit bull) name is Toro

#43

Me And Jester, Then And Now

Me And Jester, Then And Now

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

The girl looks like a doll in the first photo

#44

Me And My Dog 15 Years Later

Me And My Dog 15 Years Later

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

That's so weird you can see the time where they had color and now it's all white that amazes me for some reason because it shows that they are getting old just like how people get white hairs

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#45

Dog And Little Brother 13 Years Then And Now

Dog And Little Brother 13 Years Then And Now

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#46

Me And My Dog. 1994 And 2016

Me And My Dog. 1994 And 2016

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sunnyrei82
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

22 years?!?! I hope my dogs get to live that long!! I envy you!

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#47

Me And My Pup 14 Years Later

Me And My Pup 14 Years Later

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#48

14 Years Later And We're Still Best Friends

14 Years Later And We're Still Best Friends

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#49

Fifteen Years Apart To The Day, And She's Still Going Strong

Fifteen Years Apart To The Day, And She's Still Going Strong

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#50

My Very First And Very Last Day With My Dog, Coco

My Very First And Very Last Day With My Dog, Coco

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#51

On The First Day Together, And On The Last. He Was A Real Homie

On The First Day Together, And On The Last. He Was A Real Homie

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#52

My Girlfriend And Her First Dog. 11 Years Apart

My Girlfriend And Her First Dog. 11 Years Apart

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#54

Sparky And I

Sparky And I

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#56

Celebrating A Decade With This Old Pup

Celebrating A Decade With This Old Pup

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Savage1621
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Love the bandana ...I put them on my dog too:)

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#58

Me And My Big Man 10.5 Years Apart

Me And My Big Man 10.5 Years Apart

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#59

13 Years Later. Dusty's First And Last Days With Us

13 Years Later. Dusty's First And Last Days With Us

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#60

My Girlfriend's Dog, Nala. She Lived To The Ripe Old Age Of 17 And A Half

My Girlfriend's Dog, Nala. She Lived To The Ripe Old Age Of 17 And A Half

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Savage1621
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6 years ago

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Different dogs...the first one is a Pitt bull terrier and the second one is a different dog not a butt bull though

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#61

Max The Pug On The First Day After The Adoption, And A Week Before He Passed Away

Max The Pug On The First Day After The Adoption, And A Week Before He Passed Away