Many pets are often abandoned and left homeless by their owners. Adoption gives these furry babies another chance at a life filled with warm hugs, play dates, and a family to call their own. And once they feel like everything is going to be alright, the transformation is quite drastic. These pictures are proof:
#1. Spokey, who lit up right away.
#2. Pillow, whose face full of relief can melt any heart.
#3. Bumble Bee, who became almost unrecognizable.
#4. Jackson, who did the perfect puppy move: the streeeeetch!
#5. Ned, the hilariously overeager ball of fluff.
#6. Sandy loves open spaces, OBVY.
#7. The little stray cat, who perked right up after a loving bath.
#8. Amelia, who looks like she can make even grown men cry.
#9. Laurel, who looked stupidly pleased knowing she finally found a friend.
#10. Bandit, who went from scared to wide-eyed and adorable.
#11. This little guy, who was just looking for someone to play with a bone to chew on.
#12. Val loved his doggie bed so much he passed out instantly.
#13. This golden retriever who took out his excitement on the poor pillows.
#14. The grumpy stray cat who finally got to sleep somewhere cozy.
#15. Chex, the loving little pup.
#16. The Dumbo Plakat Betta Fish who became radiant after being saved from a pet store that didn’t take proper care of him.
#17. Mira, who transformed with the help of her Fairy god-human.
#18. Lucy Loo, who grew a beautiful chestnut brown coat with a little TLC.
#19. Carozo, who was neglected after being used by hunters, now has a family and a mouse.
#20. Bodza, with the pleading eyes.
#21. Mazdak, who lost his leg in a car accident in the streets of Tehran.
#22. Ara, who magically turns into a beautiful kitty when loved.
#23. Nora Budulis, whose life went from dreary to colorful. JUST LOOK AT HER.
#24. Didi, now 3 years with a family after being found in a bush at 2 weeks old.
#25. Mochi, months after rescued from a backyard breeder.
#26. Penny Lane, the adorable cuddlebug.
#27. Zoya, who turned out to be quite a charmer beneath the mangy fluff.
#28. Cinnamon, who grew healthier and happier as the years went by.
#29. Bella Moose, who bred until she couldn’t anymore. Now, she’s so happy she melted into the sofa!
#30. Tyron, found terrorized and with pneumonia crying under a car.
#31. Mėta, who went from animal shelter to television screen.
#32. Holly, the grumpy kitty.
#33. From a death camp shelter, this mom and her pups now have an even bigger family.
All pet owners say the same thing after adopting a pet: at some point, you’ll look over at them and wonder who rescued whom.