Photos Of Once-Abandoned Dogs After Their Rescue Show Pure Happiness

The expressions on the faces of the dogs in these photos are absolutely priceless. The reason? They’ve all just been rescued and adopted and are feeling safe, free and loved.

Many of the pictures capture the exact moment that the dogs realize that they are finally free and safe! After living without a family nor anyone who cared about them, it clear to see just how impactful a little love is in the life of a dog. Dogs have been bred to be companions to humans and their natural instinct is to love, protect and be loyal to the humans who love them.

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"They know when they are safe. This is my Grand Puppy Oliver on his freedom ride from the shelter last summer." Dogs are family <3 — Products shown: Dogs are Family T-Shirt.

Posted by Dogs are family on Tuesday, August 8, 2017

"Just adopted this little 11 year old guy. Deaf and blind, but such a good pup. Happy to give him a nice home for his later years." :)DogHeirs — Products shown: Dogs are Family T-Shirt.

Posted by DogHeirs on Tuesday, August 1, 2017

"Browsing through adoptable dogs when I see Louie." Looks like he already feels safe and happy on his first car ride to…

Posted by Dogs are family on Sunday, July 30, 2017

This baby was just adopted and the kids have already bonded during the car ride home. Dogs are family <3

Posted by Dogs are family on Sunday, September 11, 2016




"Just adopted this little one" Dogs are family <3

Posted by Dogs are family on Wednesday, May 25, 2016

"Just adopted Barney and this is how he's looked at me since we've come home." Dogs are family <3

Posted by Dogs are family on Tuesday, May 17, 2016

This little guy was a shelter dog yesterday. Today, he found his human and his new forever home. Dogs are family <3

Posted by Dogs are family on Monday, May 2, 2016

Going home with his forever human. That "thanks for being my human" smile. Dogs are family :)

Posted by Dogs are family on Thursday, March 24, 2016

Charlie's first day home. Dogs are family :)

Posted by Dogs are family on Sunday, February 28, 2016

Archer just got adopted. Dogs are family :)

Posted by Dogs are family on Sunday, February 21, 2016

This dog is thanking his rescuer after being sprung from a shelter moments before being scheduled to be euthanized. Dogs are family <3

Posted by Dogs are family on Saturday, February 6, 2016

This little rescue just found a forever home. Who wants to give him a cuddle? Dogs are family :)

Posted by Dogs are family on Thursday, February 4, 2016




Beautiful! Dogs are family <3

Posted by Dogs are family on Sunday, September 20, 2015

"When I knew my shelter dog finally felt at home…" Dogs are family <3

Posted by Dogs are family on Thursday, September 17, 2015

"We rescued a puppy yesterday. This is Lou on his way home!" Dogs are family :)

Posted by Dogs are family on Sunday, September 13, 2015

"My boyfriend just picked up this little thing from the shelter. Say hello to Gumbo!" Dogs are family :)

Posted by Dogs are family on Sunday, August 9, 2015




Just adopted. I think he likes his new family. Dogs are family :)

Posted by Dogs are family on Saturday, July 18, 2015

"I adopted a 13 year old beagle today!" How awesome is this?! Dogs are family :D

Posted by Dogs are family on Wednesday, July 13, 2016

I posted this puppy a few days ago. Today he went to his furever home :) from aww

Here’s another photo of Frank in his new forever home! Doesn’t he look happy?

I was told Frank didn’t look happy enough in my last post, so here he is smiling away :) from aww




"Just rescued this puppy from the freeway and this is what she did to show her appreciation" Dogs are family <3

Posted by Dogs are family on Saturday, July 11, 2015

Here’s a bonus picture of an adorable one-eyed cat who just got adopted, for all of you cat lovers!

Adopted this little one eyed guy today. Meet Ernie. from aww

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