Getting a dog has gotta be up there with the most exciting and emotional times in your life. The first touch of a cold and wet nose, that first slobbery lick and over-enthusiastic jump onto your lap, these are things that stay in your memory forever.
Bored Panda asked people to submit their best first dog meeting pics, and we have now compiled an adorable list of times when it was puppy-love at first sight (or first sniff) for doggos and their brand new humans. You can just tell that through the good times and the ruff, they are destined to become best of buddies fur-ever.
My Mom Had Always Said No When My Dad Asked For A Puppy. For Years She Said No And My Dad Never Expected To Get Another Puppy Ever Again
Meet Luna, Our Shelter Rescue
This Excited Family Just Moments After Adoption
Love At First Sight... I Think She Has My Genes! Same Head!
Husband Surprises His Wife With A Little Pup She Thought Had Already Been Adopted. She Was... By Husband
My Shelter Holds An Annual Dog Adoption Day In A Public Park. Seeing This Lady With Her New Best Friend Made My Day
Officer Montgomery Giving His New Potential Family Member Some Love
Went To Rescue A Dog... Got A Bear Instead
My So Was So Excited When He Found Out What His Early Christmas Present Was
I Adopted An Old Girl. Meet Bellini
My Son And Our Dog 20 Minutes After We Adopted Her
Surprised My Dad With A New Puppy
I Met My Best Friend Today
Went To The Shelter With The Intention Of Petting The Dogs... Left With A Dog
Biggest Dream Come True
The Face Of A Newly Adopted Pupper
Adopted This Girl From The Pound. She Rode Like This The Whole Way Home
After 6 Months Of Being Depression Free, I Adopted My New Best Friend! Everyone, Meet Gilly
This Is Hope Meeting Her New Dad For The First Time. This Is Probably The Best Day Of Her Life So Far
Who Knew A Little Rescue Mutt Become My Best Buddy?
A Few Weeks Ago My Uncle's Dog Died After 14 Years With Him And He's Been So Depressed About It. My Aunt Surprised Him By Taking Him To Pick Up Their New Puppy When He Thought They Were Just Going Shopping. This Is The First Picture Taken Of Them Together When They Got Back In The Car
Meeting My Girl Rosie From Paws Chicago For The First Time. I Don't Know Who Was Happier, Her Or Me
The Day I Met My Sweet Tata For The First Time
Grumpy Meets Happy For The First Time
All 46lbs (21kg) Wanted To Sit On My Lap On The Way Home From Being Adopted. I Love My New Best Friend
Adopted Toffee Today! She Seemed Extra Happy
We Adopted This Pup! Think He's Happy
Kodi Coming Home To A New Family 13 Years Ago
I Rescued This Little Girl, Here She Is Today Going To Her Forever Home. Happy Pup
Love At First Sight!
Doc The Aussie Shepherd
First Trip, We Go Home!
Straight From The SF SPCA To The Headlands To Capture The Beginning Of This Great Story
Surprised My Wife With A Cute Birthday Present
Adopted This Little Guy
2 Minutes After We Asked To Hold Her, This Happened. Guess She Knew She Was Safe With Us
Max And Me. Got Him 2 Weeks Ago, Love My Pupper!
Vet Friend Brought Her By To Visit At Work. Then Said She's Looking For A Home
Our 3 Month Old Newfoundland Puppy. He Was Going To Be Euthanized For Having A Heart Defect
My Wife Just Texted Me This From The Shelter. Looks Like We're Adopting A Puppy
This One Is Still My Favourite
First Day Meeting My Best Friend
Just Met This Baby Girl Today!! I Guess You Could Say It Was Love At First Sight
Got This Pup From A Rescue 2 Years Ago, I Blurred Myself So All The Attention Is On Him. Everyone Welcome Sir Benedict Blanco!
Note: this post originally had 287 images. It’s been shortened to the top 50 images based on user votes.