The Most Touching Dog Adoption Day Photos You Will Ever See

Published on 05/05/2019
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You do not need to have a degree in rocket science to figure out that dogs will likely feel scared when they are going through the adoption process. I mean, what else do you expect when you take them from an environment they are so used to all of a sudden? Can you just imagine how disorienting that must be? It’s a good thing that some of these meetings turn out much better than the above scenario. There are times when they get along very well right away! These photos of dogs meeting their owners for the first time will surely warm your heart!

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

The Most Touching Dog Adoption Day Photos You Will Ever See

First Bite!

Excitement definitely brings out the animal in most people. Sometimes, you just cannot control what you are feeling! Just ask this pup who could not help but bite his new human right on the nose. Well, it clearly shows us that “got your nose” can be taken literally. We adore this picture!

First Bite

First Bite!

Worth Keeping

It was on the roadside that she saw this little cutie all alone. In the beginning, her plan was to simply drop her off at the local shelter. It changed when she saw just how adorable this angel was! Who can blame her?

Worth Keeping

Worth Keeping

First Selfie

There are some dogs who fear photos, but this pooch is not one of them. She was more than ready when her owner took this selfie! If you ask us, that ear-to-ear grin could brighten just about anyone’s day.

First Selfie

First Selfie

Put Your Hands Up

Well, we could never guess what everyone in this photo feels about the change in arrangement. That is merely sarcasm, of course. They all look as happy as can be! We bet they will get along incredibly well.

Put Your Hands Up

Put Your Hands Up

Loving Look

Don’t you just love the way these two buddies look at one another? There is clearly a lot of love between them already! Others are convinced she just wants additional treats, which could also be true.

Loving Look

Loving Look

Happy Smile

Wow, who would have thought it was possible to get jealous of a dog?! Who wouldn’t feel that way about a dog enjoying the sunshine and getting hugged by her owner? We bet you feel the same way.

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Happy Smile

Lovey-Dovey

Adopting a dog will come with a great deal of responsibilities such as cleaning up, grooming, feeding… and giving your new pet hugs and kisses! We are so happy that Tata now gets all the love she deserves.

Lovey-dovey

Lovey-Dovey

Cute Christmas Present

Each year, his holiday wish list always came with a puppy on it. Sadly, this idea did not fly with his wife. She didn’t like the idea of taking care of another person! However, she finally conceded this year. Nice.

Cute Christmas Present

Cute Christmas Present

Puppy Love

When you are in charge of taking care of the community, it can get really stressful. We can see why so many cops develop such a tough exterior. However, not even they can resist a puppy as cute as this one.

Puppy Love

Puppy Love

Rock-a-bye Baby

It is our natural instinct to dote on something cute that you love a lot. That was what must be going on inside her head. Well, when your puppy is this adorable, you will simply have to give in to temptation.

Rockabye Baby

Rock-a-bye Baby

A Bear Of A Dog

Plans can change in a drop of the hat. This Redditor posted, “I went to adopt a dog and ended up with a bear.” He seemed very happy even if this was the case! Surely, this dog’s presence makes him feel safe.

Bear-Dog

A Bear Of A Dog

Cute First Photo

When choosing a dog to adopt, not many people will choose senior dogs. Well, we don’t really blame them since they will spend a shorter time with such a pet. However, he was ready to give this dog the chance she deserves!

Cute First Photo

Cute First Photo

Can We Take Him Home?

This expressive little girl is probably thinking “Can we take him?” and “I love this dog so much face.” That expression is one of love, clearly. We have zero doubts that she and this dog will have many adventures!

Can We Take Him Home

Can We Take Him Home?

Perfect Present

It is hard not to be emotional when you get a new dog. Just take a look at this guy if you need any proof. His significant other surprised him with the best possible gift. Those tears clearly tell us his gratitude.

Perfect Present

Perfect Present

Similar Expressions

Now, what kind of fun will you have when your dog can do what this pooch can? The best kind, of course. This guy sure got lucky when the time came to pick the dog he will give a forever home.

Similar Expressions

Similar Expressions

Happy Pill

It should be common knowledge that depression should be taken seriously. Once, this lady thought her life had no more meaning. However, her life changed for the better after taking this lovable pup in! We are so happy for the two of them.

Happy Pill

Happy Pill

Staring Contest

There are many dads that can be described as grumpy. However, even the grumpiest dad of all won’t last under the gaze of a puppy this cute. This staring contest was getting intense. Who do you think won?

Staring Contest

Staring Contest

Power Nap

What could be even cuter than this photo of a sleeping dog with his sleeping child? These two are clearly friends for life. We all know that you only take naps with those you are close with. What else will they get up to after recharging?

Power Nap

Power Nap

Lots of Love

Oh, how sweet is this? This kid loves his puppy a lot, and we do not doubt it at all. If you told us this came from a dog ownership pamphlet or a Pixar movie, we will likely believe you. It makes us miss our own dogs!

Lots of Love

Lots of Love

Dog Kisses

Wow, you can feel the enthusiasm in this moment just by looking at this photo. The pup adores his new human. Nose-licking is his way of showing it! On Reddit, someone said, “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

She was clearly thrilled by the gift that she received for Christmas. Look at that mischievous look on her face! We can just imagine all sorts of trouble and fun she’ll get into with her new puppy. We are glad that he seems to consider her to be his Christmas present as well.

Mischievous Look

Mischievous Look

Bear Hug

Man, can you believe how content the little boy in the photo looks? It’s simply adorable! Aside from that, we think it is also very endearing that the dog wants to if he was able to give his friend the best hug ever.

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Bear Hug

2 Peas In A Pod

Now, we already figured out how exciting it must be to get adopted. However, we daresay that this dog looks more excited than most! We bet it helps that his new owner wanted a little loving before driving home first.

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2 Peas In A Pod

Old & Young

After the death of her husband, this senior citizen felt lonely. We would likely feel the same way if our long-term partner passed away. Things turned around for her when her son brought home a puppy! No more lonely nights for this elderly lady.

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Old & Young

Grateful

The tears in her eyes tell us that she will be eternally grateful that her new owner chose her. It’s not hard to believe this is how she feels about finally getting out of the shelter. It’s really quite touching.

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Grateful

Who’s More Excited?

Everyone in the family must feel thrilled about getting a dog, but the children always appreciate it the most. Sarah, the girl in the photo, felt like the luckiest girl alive after meeting Harley the pup. Adorable!

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Who’s More Excited?

“I Wub You Papa”

Now, what else can we say about the people who adopt older dogs? Maybe we’ll just give them a trophy for their kind heart! This senior dog might be 12 years old, but he is just as worthy of a forever home.

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“I Wub You Papa”

Just Keep Scratching

“Ooh yes, right there. Keep scratching human, you’re doing great”! X marks the spot, apparently. It goes without saying that he is happy to meet his new mother. The two of them seem perfect for each other.

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Just Keep Scratching

“I’m Going Home!”

Well, it just seems like they were made for each other. Her shirt matches his collar, and their smiles also go well together. We are certain the two of them will make a lot of amazing memories for years on end.

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“I’m Going Home!”

Pure Joy

If you adopt during an adoption fair, you will get complimentary stuff in addition to a new pet. This was taken after Sasha learned she was going home with these amazing people. Good for you, little one!

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Pure Joy

Eyes, Ears & Mouth Open

Anyone who just learned of good news will react in their own way. For this pup, that means that his ears, mouth, and eyes pop open. Another possible reason for the reaction is seeing a bear, of course.

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Eyes, Ears & Mouth Open

Big Hug

Hugs are a great way to let someone know that you are happy or thrilled. This monster-like dog was excited when this kind guy adopted him. Just imagine his excitement after meeting his brother at home!

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Big Hug

Nap Time

When you feel safe and secure, it will be easy to fall into a deep slumber. This pup sure knows this better than anyone else! Cozy in his new mother’s arms, we bet that nothing could wake up.

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Nap Time

Kisses Galore

There are dogs that like hugs, while there are those that prefer kisses. If we were his owner, we would feel honored to be given a kiss fest! That must be how he likes to say thank you for taking care of him.

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Kisses Galore

Jus’ Got Adopted #rescue

Isn’t this bandana just the most adorable thing you have ever seen? It truly compliments the eyes of this puppy. His facial expression tells us that he cannot believe he is about to go to his forever home at last!

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Jus’ Got Adopted #rescue

So. Flipping. Excited.

Of course, we understand just how important it is when you find a new family. This fella here knows all about it. We are glad that his owner feels the same way. If you’re not convinced, just go read her shirt!

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So. Flipping. Excited.

Tongues Out

It could have been an extremely hot day. Another explanation we have in mind is that he was thrilled to go to his forever home! We like to think the latter is the way to go. His owner sure looks happy too.

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Tongues Out

Best Friends For Life

This special needs teen waited months and now got to meet Peach. She could not help but hug her new handicap-assist pet! We are glad the pooch was totally fine with being held. This is going to be a great relationship, we just know it.

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Best Friends For Life

Can’t Stop Smiling

Mika could not contain his grin even while his new owner was taking care of the paperwork. The moment they arrived home, he finally let loose. This is simply the most adorable thing on the planet.

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Can’t Stop Smiling

Secret Time

Do you have a secret that you are dying to share with someone? We recommend telling your pets instead. Milo the dog seemed happy to listen. Perhaps this little girl was telling him about his adoption!

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Secret Time

A New Pillow

What should you do when your parents take an Alaskan Malamute home with them? Well, you cuddle up of course! She knows what we mean. We are glad that her fluffy companion doesn’t mind it one bit.

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A New Pillow

Feeling Loved

Everyone, we would like to introduce you to Paws from Paws in the City. Hallie Noble is his new mother. Doesn’t she look thrilled about his adoption? The dog looks perfectly happy with this new development.

Feeling Loved

Feeling Loved

Feels So Right

AS you can see, there are a lot of things to admire about this great photo of Dusty and his new mom. The photographer must be skilled! The moving image captures the intense emotions during adoptions.

Feels So Right

Feels So Right

Is This Really Happening?

It was only on the elevator ride that Penny realized she will never have to come back to the adoption center ever again. She was smart enough to figure out he was bringing her home, which explains that face!

Is This Really Happening

Is This Really Happening?

Yeaaaaah!

This is Roxy’s new mom, Sarah Brown Carter. The woman has reported that the amazing furball keeps everyone in the family happy at all times. Who can blame them when she has that smile on her face?

Yeaaaaah

Yeaaaaah

Home At Last

It is unfortunate that so many dogs are subjected to trauma. Rex was one such dog in the past. Luckily, Dan is here to adopt him and give him the best possible life. Life is about to get so much better!

Home At Last

Home At Last

All Smiles

How adorable is it that this little fella here is called Fluke? In November 2017, he got to go home with his new owner, Josh Patrick. We have no doubts whatsoever that they developed a great friendship.

All Smiles

All Smiles

Pure Ecstasy

Who would have thought that humans benefit from adoptions just as much as dogs do? Listen to Kelsi Keys’ interesting take about adopting her dog: “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

Challenging does not even begin to describe the act of bringing a new pet to a home full of other animals. We’re glad Cora hit it off with her siblings right away! Three cats and another dog? No problem.

Now Were Family

Now We’re Family

Instant Pals

Terabyte might be a deaf dog, but that is not enough for her family to love her any less. Below, you can see the time she got into the car and met her new brother. We can tell how she feels at that moment!

Instant Pals

Instant Pals

Picture Perfect

Meet Hazel, a gorgeous Alsatian and Husky mix dog who comes from Oakland. “My family is quite obsessed with her,” an aunt of hers explained. Well, we can totally see why they feel that way!

Picture Perfect

Picture Perfect

What’s Going On?

Here was how it was like to adopt Oliver on that fateful day: “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 decided to go to the shelter in the hopes of finding a companion for Zoe, her handicapped Labrador. Who would have known she did not need to do anything on her own? Zoe herself found Marty and knew that he was the one.

Road To Recovery

Road To Recovery

Before And After

Man, Suki sure has changed so much in the past nine years! She looks better at any rate. Her was what 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

Kodak was named for that photogenic smile, and it sure is charming. This Shepherd and Labrador mixed breed dog was actually the victim of a hoarding case. We are sure was excited to finally go to a good home.

Puppy Eyes

Puppy Eyes

Better And Better

The first photo shows us Bella after Krystal picked her up for the first time. Meanwhile, the second one shows us what happened after she was adopted, cleaned up, and taken care of by her new family.

Better And Better

Better And Better

You Are My Savior

Can you believe the look that she is throwing her new owner? It seems to us that she figured out what exactly was going on by herself. Not only that, but she was also grateful for finding her forever home!

You Are My Savior

You Are My Savior

In The Arms Of An Angel

Bull terriers suffer neglect at shelters. The main reason such an unfortunate thing happens to them is the misconception that they are naturally dangerous dogs. This is false, of course, and this guy knows it.

In The Arms Of An Angel

In The Arms Of An Angel

Best Day Of My Life

What do you think this pup is thinking when the photo was taken? Here is one possibility: “This is officially the best day of my life!” He must have realized that the car ride will end in his forever home.

Best Day Of My Life

Best Day Of My Life

That Smile

“You mean I’m actually coming home with you guys???” That’s right, love. You would not have to see the shelter ever again because your new owner just decided that you deserved all the love in the world.

That Smile

That Smile

Never Let Go

It seems like this cutie right here knows he is finally in good hands. This must be the first of numerous pictures they now have. Without a doubt, this pup will grow into one of the finest dogs we’ve ever seen.

Never Let Go

Never Let Go

Everything The Light Touches

In Lion King, Mufasa told the main character, “Simba, everything the light touches is our kingdom.” Do you think this pup was told by his new owner that “Everywhere the grass touches is your playground”?

Everything The Light Touches

Everything The Light Touches

His First Picnic

If you adopt a dog, we bet you have many things you want to do together. However, we think it is never a bad idea to take them out on a picnic right away. Sunshine, blankets, treats, and grass will make for an amazing outing together!

His First Picnic

His First Picnic

Pure Bliss

Although dogs cannot see all the colors we possibly could, something tells us this pooch can see all the colors of the rainbow. After the adoption, life feels that much better! We can see why he looks like that.

Pure Bliss

Pure Bliss

Happy Days From Now On

We can see that the excitement overwhelmed her somewhat, but she is undoubtedly happy about her adoption. All dogs go to heaven has nothing on all dogs go to forever homes, in our opinion. Let’s hope this becomes a reality soon!

Happy Days From Now On

Happy Days From Now On

No Words

We do not think words can do justice to this moment, but we have to try anyway. Words simply can’t do justice to the feeling that you have finally arrived home. We are happy that this dog will now experience love, care, and tenderness on the regular.

No Words

No Words

Awww

Isn’t this a lovely photo? We definitely feel like saying “awww” after seeing this! Nothing will bring us calmness as much as this photo of a happy dog resting in the arms of the person who adopted him.

Awww

Awww

Energizer

A lot of people are interested in seeking out the fountain of youth. However, you can get the same effect by getting a puppy! We bet that is the secret of this older lady. She and her pooch look good together!

Energizer

Energizer

Morning Call

We won’t deny that it is always nice to start your day with breakfast in bed. But what if we tell you there is something else that will make your mornings even brighter? We’re talking about a puppy wakeup call!

Morning Call

Morning Call

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