Most of us tend to outlive our pet dogs, but for the short time that they’re with us, we feel like we’re never truly alone. Over the course of their short lives, we form a truly special bond with our adorable pets that isn’t quite like anything else in the world. With that in mind, we wanted to share these 21 before and after photos of dogs growing up with their owners.

One of the most surprising things about these dog photos is just how much little puppies can grow in a few short months. If you see them every day, you might not realize just how much your cute dog has changed!

We’ve created a post full of beautiful before-and-after animal photos like these before. If that post (or this one) has inspired you to create a photo like this with your adorable puppies, we’d love to see it! You can share it with us at the bottom of this post.

7 Months Apart

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Morris Then And Now

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5 Months Apart

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Then And Now

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10 Years Apart

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Then And Now

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4 Years Apart

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Puna 8 Years Apart

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The Growth Of A Golden Retriever

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1 Year Apart

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7 Months Apart

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Rescued Puppy Smoke 5 Months Apart

The second image of Smoke is 5 months after his owner Donny found him while deployed in Afghanistan!

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Two Years Apart

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Leo Then And Now

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9 Years In Photos

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14 Years Apart

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Ozzy 10 years apart

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Then and Now

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9 Months Apart

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13 Years Apart

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10 Years Apart

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