Adopting a pet is a big responsibility, and it will often change the life of the person adopting the pet. It will also, however, absolutely change the life of the pet being adopted as well. These pictures will show you how much difference a single day can make in the life of a pet that has finally been adopted.

It may take a while for some of these pets to get back to proper nutrition, but the change in many of them is psychological, not physical. The look that appears on their face once they've realized that they're going to live in a new forever home is one that probably hasn't crossed their face in a very long time.

Needless to say, if you're thinking about getting a pet, please consider the pros and cons of adoption, too! But if you've already got a cute before-and-after adoptee, we'd love to see their shining face in this post!

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Pillow

Pillow

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Sandy

Sandy

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AnnaMcHugh
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Happy dog - you'd smile every time you saw that tongue.

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Ned On The Ride Home From The Shelter

Ned On The Ride Home From The Shelter

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Amelia

Amelia

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AnnaMcHugh
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Best present of all don't need no wrapping!

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Bandit

Bandit

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AnnaMcHugh
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

That is a beautiful shepherd. They're cute when they're pups, but that is going to be a really (big) beautiful dog. Happy family!

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Little Guy

Little Guy

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AnnaMcHugh
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Lucky little guy! And lucky owner! Such beautiful white teeth, too. Wish I could have got my dog's teeth that white.

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Val

Val

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AnnaMcHugh
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

When a dog passes out that hard, you know they're happy with you!

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A Lucky Golden Retrievier

A Lucky Golden Retrievier

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Chex

Chex

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Dumbo Plakat Betta Fish

Dumbo Plakat Betta Fish

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KarenWilson
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

What a amazing change his colour has totally changed ☺️ that's a happy fish xx

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Mira - Found With Severe Mange - Before And After :)

Mira - Found With Severe Mange - Before And After :)

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SmileyRie
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

A lot of time, effort & love has obviously gone into restoring this gorgeous pups coat & spirit. You have done wonders!

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Carozo Was Abandoned After Being Used By Hunters. Now In A Loving Home.

Carozo Was Abandoned After Being Used By Hunters. Now In A Loving Home.

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Bodza

Bodza

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AnnaMcHugh
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

God, look at the hope in those eyes! And so much happier in the photo on the right :)

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Mazdak(means Wise Little Guy In Persian)lost His Leg In A Car Accident In The Streets Of Tehran

Mazdak(means Wise Little Guy In Persian)lost His Leg In A Car Accident In The Streets Of Tehran

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Moos Before And After

Moos Before And After

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MariaJoãoBarata
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

An astounding difference, looks like a different dog! <3

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Mochi, Months After Rescued From A Backyard Breeder

Mochi, Months After Rescued From A Backyard Breeder

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AnnaMcHugh
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

That's terrible! How could anyone be so cruel - the poor thing's skeletal! Looks much better now :)

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Me Beloved Zoya - Adopt! Change A Life!

Me Beloved Zoya - Adopt! Change A Life!

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AnnaMcHugh
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Nice snake! She looks very well provided-for with softies!

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Mokka

Mokka

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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I've cheated a bit. It's not after a day, but some weeks. She was very ill, and it lasted a very long time to get better.

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Tyron, Found Terrorised And With Pneumonia Crying Under A Car.

Tyron, Found Terrorised And With Pneumonia Crying Under A Car.

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Brillo, Rescued One Year Ago. Don't Buy A Life... Adopt!

Brillo, Rescued One Year Ago. Don't Buy A Life... Adopt!

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TarynWallace
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

It makes me smile to see people take the time to figure out how to help their fuzzy kids instead of just giving up. You're an awesome person

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Lea - When I Found Her On The Street She Was Starving And Couldn't Walk

Lea - When I Found Her On The Street She Was Starving And Couldn't Walk

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1.death Camp Shelter In Romania With Newborn Pups 2.in A Loving Family In Belgium With Her Son

1.death Camp Shelter In Romania With Newborn Pups 2.in A Loving Family In Belgium With Her Son

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BessereWelt
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Thank you so much for rescuing these dogs!!!

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Peque

Peque

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VeronicaSaunders
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Thank You so much for Caring! Veronica from Australia

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Nana After 5 Years Adoption

Nana After 5 Years Adoption

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My Name Is Oz ... And I'm A Little Wizard :)

My Name Is Oz ... And I'm A Little Wizard :)

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Didi, At 2 Weeks Old ( Found In A Bush )and Now,after 3 Years In My Home With Her Teddy Bear.

Didi, At 2 Weeks Old ( Found In A Bush )and Now,after 3 Years In My Home With Her Teddy Bear.

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Theo. Before: Scared And Lonely - Now: The Sweetest Cat Ever.

Theo. Before: Scared And Lonely - Now: The Sweetest Cat Ever.

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Zeus - Adopted At Age 14, And Even Younger Now One Year On :)

Zeus - Adopted At Age 14, And Even Younger Now One Year On :)

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Ponto

Ponto

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My Alanek, Difference Only 12 Weeks

My Alanek, Difference Only 12 Weeks

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TarynWallace
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I think it was probably a prop and I'm sure she is grateful to be in a home where jewelry is the only thing she needs to worry about now.

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Jake :)

Jake :)

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Holly Before And After Adoption

Holly Before And After Adoption

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Cooper

Cooper

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JeanneDeaux
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Wow, impressive, he knows he is saved... That's amazing.

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Cocó

Cocó

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