Rescuing animals is a life-changing experience for both humans and animals. It gives humans the chance to save and look after another living creature. On the other hand, it gives the animals a new chance at life, particularly those that have been neglected, abused, and abandoned.
To show how special adopting pets is, here are 50 photos of rescue pets living their best lives in their new homes.
1. From a cardboard box
This poor girl was found in a cardboard box. It’s hard to imagine how someone could leave such a pretty cat like that. Just look at its coloring!
2. Because the dog was aggressive
This dog was nearly put down because he was too aggressive. The neighbors adopted him and now, he spends a lot of time hanging out with his best friends.
3. All warmed up
The family was warned about the chaos that could come after adopting a cat. They were told it’ll take weeks for a cat to get used to their home. The cat they adopted, however, managed to warm up to them and his new home in just 30 minutes.
4. Adopting the kitten
This kitten didn’t just
get adopted by his new human parents. The family dog took him in as well.
5. The first pet
This man grew up with no pets because he wasn’t allowed to have one. Now that he’s moved into a new home with his wife, she surprised him with his very first pet.
This pretty and sweet boy was adopted and named Pickles. I’m not sure how his human was able to come up with that name, but I think it suits him well.
This woman couldn’t be any happier. After a long wait, she was able to hold her dream cat.
8. Adopting a senior dog
This senior dog finally found her forever home after being in 4 different homes in a year. She may deal with anxiety, but her new family will make sure that she’s fine.
9. Walking upstairs
Learning how to walk upstairs isn’t easy when you’re a dog. This puppy knows it and now she’s showing the world how proud she is of her achievement.
10. New sister
He used to be the only cat at home. Now, he’s living his best life with his new sister.
11. That face
This photo was taken on the same day the dog was getting adopted. I think the photo captured his emotions well.
12. Imperfectly perfect
This cat’s imperfection made him perfect. Those eyes and the way she tilts her head are just too cute!
13. All good
Before the bunny came into this boy’s life, he struggled with echolalia and skimming. Now, he’s a calm, happy, and focused dog.
14. After a nap
This cat is all of us after taking a nap. He looks like he needs a cup of coffee to fully wake up.
This human saved this cat after adopting him. Now, he’s the one being saved. I think the same thing goes for everyone who’s rescued cats.
16. A GSD mix
This puppy is a German Shepherd x Australian cattle dog mix. To my eyes, she’s just another adorable dog who looks so happy after finding her forever home.
17. A cat?
This cat is patiently waiting for her human to throw some treats. For some reason, they are starting to believe that they took in a cat and not a dog.
18. A stray kitten
Some people stay away from adopting stray kittens because they think they’re too wild. This tiny kitten proves them wrong.
19. Getting the kitten to test some food
This dad was able to rescue this abandoned kitten in the barn. He immediately took him home and offered a few food choices to his new pet. I guess someone’s going to be spoiled in that house.
20. Just visiting
They were just visiting the Georgia Aquarium when they got adopted. That’s good luck, for sure.
21. A pregnant cat
What better than adopting a cat? It’s adopting a pregnant cat. Instead of having just one, you’ll have a mama cat and her adorable kittens to take care of.
22. Wandering on the streets
After a few weeks of wandering, someone finally noticed this dog. By the look on her face, I’d say she’s quite happy that the right person noticed and took her in.
23. In his forever home
This dog was found running on the road after his owner abandoned him. Although attempts were made to bring him back to his owners, they didn’t care. So, meet Wilson in his new home.
24. The look of love
This dog is seriously in love with his human. Just look at the way he stares at him.
25. The new daddy’s girl
That kitty clearly matches his new dad’s beard. It’s a possible sign that they’re really meant to be together.
26. Those eyes
I can get lost in this puppy’s eyes. It’s no wonder her human fell in love with her.
Playing with other people’s cats is good, but having your very own cat is better. This human’s dream came true after she was finally able to adopt this poofy kitten.
28. Finally happy
He went from home to home and ended up getting mistreated. Now, he’s finally happy and you can totally see it in his face.
29. The new captain
This cat clearly went through a lot. It’s a relief to know that he’s now safe and comfortable in his forever home or…err… pirate ship.
This is one charming dog. With that wink and that bow tie, how can you resist him?
31. Just beautiful
Despite being small, this dog instantly won his human’s heart. He looks too perfect, right?
32. A silver lining
This dog was adopted amidst the coronavirus pandemic. He’s proof that there’s still something good happening in the world right now.
33. A fitting name
This dog smelled like a dirty barn when he was found. Now, Mr. Teriyaki smells as good as he looks.
34. A happy Pitbull
It’s good to know that this pitbull found his forever home before something bad happened to her. With people abusing the breed, it’s a relief to find pit bull that looks happy and with both ears and tails still intact.
35. When a tiny kitten finds you
When a kitten as adorable as this one finds you, there’s really no option for you except to adopt it. The kitten went through a lot just to pick you.
36. So much love
This kitten has just been adopted and it looks like she already has her full trust on her human. That’s pure love.
37. No reason to hide
Her humans were told to expect this cat to hide under the bed for weeks. Well, they had it wrong.
There’s something majestic about this cat. It’s probably the way she stands or the way her whiskers look.
39. Instant bond
Some cats take a long time to get used to their new humans. Well, not this cat. She instantly fell asleep on her human’s hands right after coming home.
40. A happy face
He’s not a toy. His name is Sinbad and he has just found his forever home. That’s his happy face.