Getting a pet is a huge responsibility. Not only does it change your life, but also that of your new buddy — hopefully, for the better. The before-and-after photos you’ll find below clearly illustrate the beautiful transformation rescued animals go through after finding new loving owners.

We hope this post will inspire you to make at least one shelter animal very, very happy.


Olympic skiier Gus Kenworthy, a year after he adopted a family of stray dogs