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!

(h/t: buzzfeed)
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Spokey

Spokey

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ClaraIngewati
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6 years ago

cuteness overload!

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#2

Bumble Bee

Bumble Bee

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KimBaxter
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6 years ago

<3

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Jackson

Jackson

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AncaVasile
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6 years ago

<3 so sweet

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Pillow

Pillow

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AnnaMcHugh
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6 years ago

How could you not love that face?

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#5

Sandy

Sandy

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AnnaMcHugh
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6 years ago

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

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#6

Ned On The Ride Home From The Shelter

Ned On The Ride Home From The Shelter

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KimberleyWolf
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6 years ago

amazing he looks so extremely happy it made me giggle

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Little Stray Cat

Little Stray Cat

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AnnaMcHugh
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6 years ago

So wittle!

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#8

Amelia

Amelia

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AnnaMcHugh
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6 years ago

Best present of all don't need no wrapping!

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#9

Laurel

Laurel

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BarbaraCampbell
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6 years ago

Girl friends!

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#10

Bandit

Bandit

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MattLightbourn
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6 years ago

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Did he bite someone's I penis off?

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Little Guy

Little Guy

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AnnaMcHugh
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6 years ago

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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#12

Val

Val

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AnnaMcHugh
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6 years ago

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

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#13

A Lucky Golden Retrievier

A Lucky Golden Retrievier

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HannaLehmusvirta
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6 years ago

Lauhing out loud!!! My sympaties! Know the feeling :)

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Stray Cat

Stray Cat

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AnnaMcHugh
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6 years ago

Awwww...

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#15

Chex

Chex

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AngellaAliaga
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6 years ago

That looks like my dog! So sweet :)

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#16

Dumbo Plakat Betta Fish

Dumbo Plakat Betta Fish

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JPolaczyk
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6 years ago

Hahahahahaha :D

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#17

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

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

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SmileyRie
Community Member
6 years ago

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

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#18

Lucy Loo

Lucy Loo

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TheresaHoudeshell
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6 years ago

Love Lucy loo!!!!!!!

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#19

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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AnnaMcHugh
Community Member
6 years ago

And his mouse. That's cute xxx

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#20

Ara:)- Adopted Her 2 Months Ago

Ara:)- Adopted Her 2 Months Ago

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РобертинаБожкова
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6 years ago

She is beautiful !

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Nora Budulis

Nora Budulis

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Brix-TX
Community Member
6 years ago

Bless you

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#22

Bodza

Bodza

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AnnaMcHugh
Community Member
6 years ago

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

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#23

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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JodiGriffin
Community Member
6 years ago

cute - what a brave puddy

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#24

Moos Before And After

Moos Before And After

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Brix-TX
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6 years ago

Bless you

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#25

Mochi, Months After Rescued From A Backyard Breeder

Mochi, Months After Rescued From A Backyard Breeder

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AnnaMcHugh
Community Member
6 years ago

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

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#26

Me Beloved Zoya - Adopt! Change A Life!

Me Beloved Zoya - Adopt! Change A Life!

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AnnaMcHugh
Community Member
6 years ago

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

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Mokka

Mokka

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Maria Cristina Ciocoiu
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6 years ago

moaca

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Cinnamon

Cinnamon

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HanneHermens
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6 years ago

He/she is beautiful!!! <3

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#29

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

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

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Brix-TX
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6 years ago

Bless You

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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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Community Member
6 years ago

Lovely!!! Brillo in my Heart! for ever!!!

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#31

#dana 1 Year Later!

#dana 1 Year Later!

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Brix-TX
Community Member
6 years ago

Bless you

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#32

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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YvonneFurichichi
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6 years ago

sweety

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Penny Lane

Penny Lane

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AnnaMcHugh
Community Member
6 years ago

Cuddlebug.

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#34

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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6 years ago

Thank you so much for rescuing these dogs!!!

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Peque

Peque

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Brix-TX
Community Member
6 years ago

Bless You

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#36

Nana After 5 Years Adoption

Nana After 5 Years Adoption

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Brix-TX
Community Member
6 years ago

Bless You

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#37

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

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

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Brix-TX
Community Member
6 years ago

Bless you

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#38

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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Brix-TX
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6 years ago

Bless You

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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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Brix-TX
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6 years ago

Bless You

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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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Brix-TX
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6 years ago

Bless You

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#41

Ponto

Ponto

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AnnaMcHugh
Community Member
6 years ago

All spruced up and beautiful!

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#42

My Alanek, Difference Only 12 Weeks

My Alanek, Difference Only 12 Weeks

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KhristyMonigold
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6 years ago

Animals do not need to wear jewelry! What if it breaks and she eats it?!?

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#43

Jake :)

Jake :)

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BessereWelt
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6 years ago

So looks a happy friendship...

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#44

Drako

Drako

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RileyDavid
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6 years ago

Awww one happy dog!

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#45

Bella Moose

Bella Moose

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Brix-TX
Community Member
6 years ago

Bless You

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#46

Holly Before And After Adoption

Holly Before And After Adoption

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FejesAttila
Community Member
6 years ago

I love her face! SO CUTE! :D

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Cooper

Cooper

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JeanneDeaux
Community Member
6 years ago

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

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#48

Masni

Masni

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EmDiNawawalangBata
Community Member
6 years ago

Looks classy :)

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#49

Dini

Dini

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TarynWallace
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6 years ago

What a handsome mustache.

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Cocó

Cocó

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GeorgiaMo'twasha
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6 years ago

So happy and beautiful

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