Animals

20 Before And After Animal Photos That Show The Difference Adoption Makes

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Adopting a pet can be one of the most rewarding experiences a person can have.

Even though it might seem like we're saving an animal's life, their love and friendship could also save us as well. Sadly, when we make a trip to our local animal shelter, it isn't uncommon to see distressed cats and dogs being brought in.

Luckily with enough tender love and care, these sweet creatures can blossom into the most affectionate companions out there.

Take a look at these 20 precious cats and dogs who truly prospered after finding a forever home.

1. A newly sophisticated pupper

2. Look at those pearly whites!

3. I'm loving her confident "smize"

4. That smile could melt even the coldest of hearts

5. I'd love to cuddle this little one all night long

6. From heartbreaking to heartwarming

7. It's amazing what a little bit of TLC can do

8. This smile can brighten anyone's day

9. Be still my beating heart

10. Loving the fresh new 'do

11. He will love you forever

12. Everyone needs to be treated to some fine wine and dining

13. This one deserves all of the snuggles

14. "I'm ready for my close up now"

15. A groomer's pride and joy

16. The most inspirational recovery

17. Under all this hair is a precious, perfect pup

18. Garfield is finally living his best life

19. My heart just grew three sizes today

20. While this dog is missing an eye, he sure has a whole lot of heart

For more adorable animal photographs to obsess over, take a peek at these prized pictures: