Your Heart Will Melt When You See These Photos Of Newly Adopted Dogs

Published on 02/16/2020
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It is common for dogs to feel unsure and scared when they are about to be adopted. Who can blame them when they are going to be taken away from everything they have known all their lives? Even though this is to be expected, there are certain dogs out there who feel the opposite about such a meeting. We are glad that cameras are everywhere these days because others have caught the moment of glee exchanged between humans and pets! We are sure you will be happy to see some of these amazing introductions.

20 Heartwarming Moments Of People And Their Dogs Meeting For The First Time

Your Heart Will Melt When You See These Photos Of Newly Adopted Dogs

First Bite!

Nothing will bring out the animal in us more than the feeling of excitement. In this case, it brought out the dog in this pooch! You only need eyes to see just how thrilled he is to meet his human. He could not help but take a bite of his new owner’s nose while he was at it!

First Bite

First Bite!

Worth Keeping

She found a cute dog by the side of the road. She did what any other human being would do – take the poor dog to the shelter! At the very least, that was what she had in mind in the beginning. It all changed when she saw how adorable this little fur baby was. She took a detour and went home instead.

Worth Keeping

Worth Keeping

First Selfie

There are some dogs who are scared of the camera, but this pup is not one of them. As soon as she realized what was happening, she immediately turned on the charm and put on her biggest smile. The two of them hit it off as soon as possible!

First Selfie

First Selfie

Put Your Hands Up

It is easy enough to see just how this dog feels about the adoption. In the same manner, you can easily figure out how the family feels about their new member. We are sure there is an awesome future together waiting for all of them.

Put Your Hands Up

Put Your Hands Up

Morning Call

We all appreciate a nice breakfast in bed, but there is something even better than that. People who do not have dogs have no idea how pleasant it is to wake up to something like this! All you have to do to convince your pet-less friend would be to show them this picture. They’ll be jealous for sure.

Morning Call

Morning Call

Loving Look

This new partners-in-crime simply could not tear their eyes off one another. We are sure they are already coming up with plans for the next few years. Clearly, there will be lots of adventures and memories ahead of them. They look like they are on the same wavelength!

Loving Look

Loving Look

Happy Smile

How can you not feel jealous of this dog? After all, it seems like she has just about everything anyone could ever want in life. She is basking in the sunlight, enjoying a hug from her human, and smiling like there is no tomorrow. This picture looks just like an ad for shampoo!

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Happy Smile

Lovey-Dovey

When you adopt a dog, it is part of your responsibility to shower them with as many hugs and kisses as you can. This pup looks like she appreciates the attention! She was more than thrilled when she was adopted by her new owner. We are glad to see that her owner looks like they are convinced they made the right choice.

Lovey-dovey

Lovey-Dovey

Cute Christmas Present

This guy had been requesting a puppy every single Christmas they spent together. His wife kept telling him no… until this year! She used to tell him they could not afford to feed another mouth in the house. It seems like she changed her mind because she gave him this cutie for Christmas! Aww.

Cute Christmas Present

Cute Christmas Present

Puppy Love

We would hate to work as a cop. Can you just imagine how stressful it must be to do what they have to do? Without a doubt, it is tough to keep the peace in the community. Although many of them have a rough appearance, you can easily bring out the softie in them by presenting them with puppies. See?

Puppy Love

Puppy Love

Rock-a-bye Baby

The woman in the photo could not stop herself from picking up the pooch and cradling it in her arms. She adores him from the very beginning, and he her! Look at that smile. She likes treating him like a baby, and he likes being treated like a baby. It’s a win-win situation.

Rockabye Baby

Rock-a-bye Baby

A Bear Of A Dog

What was going on here? The Redditor who posted it said, “I went to adopt a dog and ended up with a bear.” His expectations might not have aligned with his reality, but he seems more than thrilled with what he ended up with anyway!

Bear-Dog

A Bear Of A Dog

Cute First Photo

People do not often choose older dogs when they are looking for a dog to adopt. It is primarily because these dogs have a higher chance of having health problems that might set them back by thousands of dollars. However, that was not a problem for this guy whatsoever. The picture was shot right outside the shelter where the two of them first got to know each other!

Cute First Photo

Cute First Photo

Can We Take Him Home?

If you ask us, we think this girl is trying to communicate “Can we take him?” It is also possible that this face means “I love this dog so much”. Of course, those two are not mutually exclusive! As a matter of fact, she was probably thinking of both things at the same time. We are sure they’ll get along well.

Can We Take Him Home

Can We Take Him Home?

Perfect Present

When you adopt a pet, it is a pretty big move. It is only natural for one to be natural when they are doing this! The guy here was so touched by the surprise his significant other had for him. We are sure she was glad to make him cry! That’s a sure sign he appreciates your gift, after all.

Perfect Present

Perfect Present

Similar Expressions

Can you imagine how much fun you would have if you have a dog who can readily pose when you are about to snap a selfie? We are jealous of his owner because he is also capable of mimicking the face his human makes! Talk about getting lucky. We are sure there is going to be more pictures to come.

Similar Expressions

Similar Expressions

Happy Pill

The woman in the photo had been having a hard time managing her depression. When it was bad, she felt hopeless about her future. After she started to feel better, she adopted this dog. It was the right decision because the adorable little pooch has made her feel that much happier! Good for them.

Happy Pill

Happy Pill

Staring Contest

Do you have a grumpy dad you cannot please? The solution here is to adopt a cute dog. Look at these buddies bonding together as they partake in a staring contest. Can you guess who ended up victorious?

Staring Contest

Staring Contest

Power Nap

This photo of a sleeping dog and child is incredible because it looks very peaceful. It is the exact opposite of the vibe they give off when they are both awake. Do not be fooled because this pair is only trying to regain energy after spending a long day messing about. There will be more adventures after this nap!

Power Nap

Power Nap

Lots of Love

The kid in this photo clearly gives his new puppy all the love he has to give. If you didn’t know about it, you might have mistaken this shot as a screencap from a Pixar film or something. After seeing this picture, we suddenly feel the urge to head home and shower our dog with kisses!

Lots of Love

Lots of Love

Dog Kisses

Can you feel the enthusiasm from this photo? We sure could. This adorable little pup seems to love his owner a lot – so much, in fact, that he could not stop himself from licking her nose. Here’s what a Reddit comment said about it: “the camera may have been quick enough to catch this protruding puppy’s tongue, but it still couldn’t capture his fast-flicking tail!”

Dog Kisses

Dog Kisses

Mischievous Look

The little girl in the photo was thrilled to have received this great gift for Christmas. That mischievous look on her face clues us in on the mischief she is hoping to get into in the near future with her new buddy. It seems like the puppy is ready to try everything she’s scheming about!

Mischievous Look

Mischievous Look

Bear Hug

Aww, take a load of the contentment on the boy’s face. Meanwhile, the dog is trying to see if he was doing a good job at hugging. Can someone tell him there is no need to worry? You’re doing good, pup!

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Bear Hug

2 Peas In A Pod

It can be super exciting to get adopted. However, this old fellow shows us exactly how exciting it can get. The owner went in the front seat, fully prepared to drive home… when she decided she might want some alone time with her new furry friend first! How adorable.

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2 Peas In A Pod

Old & Young

After the death of her husband, the elderly woman in the photo started to feel a little lonely in life. Her son eventually decided the solution was to get his mother a puppy! He clearly made the right call. Here was the face she made when she learned that she was going to keep this ball of fur.

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Old & Young

Grateful

Look at the way the puppy is looking at her new human. It looks like she is trying to communicate her gratitude for choosing her! Clearly, she was relieved that she would not to live out her days at a shelter.

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Grateful

Who’s More Excited?

When you adopt a dog, the whole family is going to be thrilled! Of course, the kids are going to be more excited than others. Sarah’s folks came home with a new family member, and she could not believe she was going to be with him for a long, long time.

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Who’s More Excited?

“I Wub You Papa”

Honestly, so few people choose to adopt senior citizen pooches that we should start awarding those who do! This pooch is 12 years old or older, but the fellow here did not mind it at all. Just look at how thrilled the dog is to finally get his chance at a new adventure.

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“I Wub You Papa”

Just Keep Scratching

Do you have any idea what could have been running through this dog’s head? We think this is possible: “Ooh yes, right there. Keep scratching human, you’re doing great”! This was the moment he learned he was going to be adopted! He seems to be thrilled with the idea!

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Just Keep Scratching

“I’m Going Home!”

First of all, let us take a moment to appreciate the matching clothes and the matching smiles! It sure seems like the pup is excited to go home with her. How about his owner? Well, she seems to match his enthusiasm about the new arrangement. The two of them make up a match made in heaven.

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“I’m Going Home!”

Pure Joy

There are a lot of pet stores that hold adoption fairs. During these events, they give out free toys and food to people who adopt. Sasha here has just met the lovely people she will get to call her family soon! She looks like the happiest dog we have ever seen!

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Pure Joy

Eyes, Ears & Mouth Open

We do not know if you have noticed but when we receive good news, it is a common reaction for our eyes, ears, and mouths to pop open. The same rule applies to animals, apparently. Well, he could have seen something he never expected as well, but we’ll stick to our first theory, thanks!

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Eyes, Ears & Mouth Open

Big Hug

We have no idea how you feel about hugs, but we sure love them! This is the best way to express just how happy or excited you are. This dog was excited to be adopted by the kind man you can see below. After getting home, his excitement increased some more when he found out he has a new brother too!

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Big Hug

Nap Time

When animals feel comfortable around you, there is a good chance they will fall asleep without a hitch. This dog looks very content as his new mother cradles him. We doubt that he would wake up no matter what happens! Can you imagine feeling that content?

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Nap Time

Kisses Galore

There are some dogs that like hugs, although others prefer kisses. However, these things are mostly reserved for their owners! This dog was so into it that he jumped on his human to lick his neck, face, and ears. That must have been an awesome welcome home present.

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Kisses Galore

Jus’ Got Adopted #rescue

Aww, isn’t that the most adorable bandana you have ever seen? The color is great because it matches the puppy’s eyes. That facial expression lets us know that he cannot believe he is about to be adopted at long last. The owner looks just as happy as he does!

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Jus’ Got Adopted #rescue

So. Flipping. Excited.

There is nothing ordinary about finding your forever home after waiting for such a long time. This guy can tell you all about it, we bet. His owner appears to feel just as blessed as the dog. If you are not convinced, we would like to redirect your attention to the shirt she is wearing!

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So. Flipping. Excited.

Tongues Out

There are two possibilities here. It could be an extremely hot day outside OR it could be the day this puppy will finally leave the shelter for good. We think the second one is the answer here. Meanwhile, his human seems to be satisfied with her decision! Good for them.

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Tongues Out

Best Friends For Life

She is a special needs teen who finally gets to meet her handicap-assist dog to make her life a little easier. She counted down the months until she finally met Peach! She looks so thrilled to hug him, doesn’t she? He appears pleased with himself as well. We are sure they will get along just fine.

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Best Friends For Life

Can’t Stop Smiling

The woman here was still signing all the adoption papers, but her new dog could not help but express his happiness. Look at that adorable smile! Isn’t that the sweetest thing you have ever seen? If not, it has got to be in the top ten at the very least.

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Can’t Stop Smiling

Secret Time

What are you going to do when you just found out something big but cannot tell anyone? You go and tell your dog, of course. This little girl chose this dog to be her confidante. It works because he cannot spread it to the world. Even better, the secret was that they were about to adopt him!

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Secret Time

A New Pillow

What are you going to do when you just found out that your parents got an Alaskan Malamute? You should go with your instincts and use the fluffy pooch as your pillow! See, this little girl here knows what is up. The dog does not mind at all.

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A New Pillow

Feeling Loved

This adorable little dog was just picked out by his new mommy from Paws in the City, which is based in Dallas. Hallie Noble, the lady below, was thrilled to take her new furry friend home with her. She immediately gave him some loving, and he is enjoying the attention a lot!

Feeling Loved

Feeling Loved

Feels So Right

Oh, we love this amazing picture. We think this amazing photo of Dusty and his new mother in an embrace should be given an award or two. It looks heartwarming, doesn’t it? This is how all adoptions should go if you ask us. We are so happy for them!

Feels So Right

Feels So Right

Is This Really Happening?

As they stayed in the elevator at a certain New York adoption center, Penny then realized that she was about to get adopted. This is the face she made when she figured out that this guy, John Sechrist, was going to be her new father!

Is This Really Happening

Is This Really Happening?

Yeaaaaah!

Everyone, meet Roxy’s new mom. This is Sarah Brown Carter, and she says that their adorable ball of fur is what keeps the whole family happy and social. With such a gorgeous smile, we do not doubt the truth in her words!

Yeaaaaah

Yeaaaaah

Home At Last

Rex experienced some terrible things before he got adopted by Dan. Before he was brought to his forever home, he sustained severe neck trauma from his previous owner. Look at how much this dog has changed! We are glad that those days are finally behind him.

Home At Last

Home At Last

All Smiles

This guy is called Fluke, and he is the most adorable thing we have ever seen! He got adopted by a man called Josh Patrick back in November 2017. The two of them were able to form a special bond in that span of time. This was the first picture they had together, although it was certainly not the last.

All Smiles

All Smiles

Pure Ecstasy

Do you think adoption only brings the dog happiness? That is not the truth at all! Here is what Kelsi Keys, Dax’s mom, had to say about her new friend: “Adopting Dax is one of the best decisions I have ever made. He has been there through all of the ups and downs of my life. He is the best adventure partner and cuddle-buddy. I keep him safe and he keeps me wild.”

Pure Ecstasy

Pure Ecstasy

Now We’re Family

As some people already know, it can be rather challenging to bring in a new pet into a home if you already have a couple of animals living in there. Before Cora, the couple here already own a dog and three cats. They were a little considered if they would all get along with the new family member, although it seems like there was no need to worry whatsoever!

Now Were Family

Now We’re Family

Instant Pals

This cute cattle dog here is called Terabyte. She was discovered abandoned in some field, and the family who discovered her decided to take her in. Even though they soon learned she was deaf, they brought her home and showered her with love. This was the moment she hopped into the car! Aww.

Instant Pals

Instant Pals

Picture Perfect

We want you to say hi to Hazel, Husky and Alsatian mix. She hails from Oakland, where she lives with a family that is completely smitten with her. “My family is quite obsessed with her,” admits her new Aunt Hazel. We love everything about this picture here.

Picture Perfect

Picture Perfect

What’s Going On?

What can Jenna Gunselman say about the day the family decided to bring Oliver home? Here is the answer: “The first time we took Oliver on a car ride, he was shaking and crying (we assume because the only time he had ever been in a car before was to take him to the shelter). Now he loves car rides because he knows he’s going to get to see a new friend or go play somewhere!”

Whats Going On

What’s Going On

Road To Recovery

Christina Haberkern was looking for a new friend for her handicapped Lab when she found Marty. If you want us to be honest, she did not do so much as her pet Zoe did. The Labrador was the one who led them to where Marty was! The two got along right away, so Christina figured out which of the animals there fit the bill.

Road To Recovery

Road To Recovery

Before And After

Below are two pictures that serve as a before and after comparison. On the left, you have Suki when she just got adopted! Meanwhile, the right photo was taken nine years after the first one. Some things stayed the same, but others have changed completely. Her mom said, “Suki has been a major support for me, especially for my mood disorders. Suki has been with me since freshman year of high school.”

Before And After

Before And After

Puppy Eyes

That might be a common saying, but we want you to focus on the puppy you can see below! His name is Kodak, and he is a beautiful Shepherd and Labrador mix who was rescued from hoarding. His name suits him just fine because he is one photogenic pup! Look at how gorgeous that smile is.

Puppy Eyes

Puppy Eyes

Better And Better

Here is Bella when she was picked up by her new mom for the very first time. Beside it is a photo of her after she was brought home, cleaned up, and taken care of. We are glad that she finally knows what it is like to live among people who actually love her!

Better And Better

Better And Better

You Are My Savior

Aww, look at how the dog is looking at the person who rescued her from her fate! There was zero need for us to guess just what she was feeling when this photo was taken. It is easy to know that she knew what was happening!

You Are My Savior

You Are My Savior

In The Arms Of An Angel

We know it is sad, but bull terriers often get neglected at dog shelters for various reasons. Most people are still under the impression that they are more dangerous than other dogs. It simply is not true. We are glad that there are people like her who are willing to give them a second chance!

In The Arms Of An Angel

In The Arms Of An Angel

Best Day Of My Life

What could this dog have been thinking when this photo was taken? Probably something along the lines of, “This is officially the best day of my life!” We are sure that he knew just where he was headed off to. That smile tells us that he is glad to be headed for his forever home at long last!

Best Day Of My Life

Best Day Of My Life

That Smile

Aww! It seems to us that this dog knew that she would never have to return to the shelter again because she finally found people who will treat her right. That look just screams, “You mean I’m actually coming home with you guys???” This gorgeous dog was right to be excited!

That Smile

That Smile

Never Let Go

They are about to go home, and this fella knows that he is literally in good hands. It is going to be the first of several photos they have with their new family member. Although he is still small, he will grow up big and strong to keep them safe and happy.

Never Let Go

Never Let Go

Everything The Light Touches

This was the first time the dog ever saw the backyard. Do you remember that iconic line in Lion King? Mufasa tells his son, “Simba, everything the light touches is our kingdom.” In this version, it was more along the lines of “everywhere the grass touches is your playground.”

Everything The Light Touches

Everything The Light Touches

His First Picnic

After you adopt a puppy, it is a good idea to take him out to his first picnic! There is no way you can go wrong with such an awesome idea. You just need a blanket and some human and pet treats. The sun and the grass will do everything else!

His First Picnic

His First Picnic

Pure Bliss

It is common knowledge that dogs are incapable of viewing all the colors we humans can. However, we are sure that this guy is seeing all the colors of the rainbow when this photo was taken. It suddenly feels like life is a whole lot better now that he has found his forever home.

Pure Bliss

Pure Bliss

Happy Days From Now On

The excitement this dog was feeling at the time was getting too much for him. It was overwhelming, but she was more than happy, trust us. After all, it can only get better from here, right? They say that dogs go to heaven, but we think it would be better if dogs go to forever homes.

Happy Days From Now On

Happy Days From Now On

No Words

We don’t know what else to tell you about this moment here. Words are not going to be enough to describe this amazing moment. You can see the realization dawning upon this pup. He knows that he will finally get the love, security, and care that he has always wanted!

No Words

No Words

Awww

We are having a tough time coming up with something that can be sweeter than this photo. We cannot help but go “aww” when we saw a happy and relaxed dog in the arms of the person he gets to call his human!

Awww

Awww

Energizer

Do you think the Fountain of Youth exists? We do, but our idea of such a thing would just be a pit of puppies. After all, nothing can make humans smile more easily than puppies can. The senior citizen here clearly knows that it is the trick to a long life!

Energizer

Energizer

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