15 Photos Of Shelter Dogs The Moment They Realize They’re Being Adopted!

Life in a shelter is not a happy life. Thankfully, the world is full of loving and well-informed humans who decide to adopt their pets rather than going to the pet shop. These just adopted dogs did not hold back on showing their love, happiness and gratitude to their new-found families. See their heartwarming reactions.


For any dog, adoption can be scary. Worse than staying in a shelter all their life is being taken by the wrong family. And while adoption day can be extremely stressful as well as terrifying, it could also turn out to be the best day of a dog’s life. In seems that in some cases certain dogs can be convinced right away that they have just won the adoption lottery.

Since we all love heartwarming videos and pictures of families reuniting or meeting each other for the first time, we figured you would love to see these pictures of loving humans welcoming lucky shelter dogs into their lives. Keep reading if you wish to witness the love, as these sweet moments between dogs and their new owners say it all. Emotion galore ahead.

15. Pure Bliss

I mean, the title says it all.

14. Instant Bond

Let’s just say bull terriers are not the most popular breed in shelters. But it seems that this one found the perfect loving owner.

13. All Smile… And Tongue

Happiness everywhere for both of them.

12. Raise Your Hand If You’re Happy

There is no doubt about how this adorable dog, nor his family, feels about her adoption.

11. I Swear It’s Just The Sun In My Eyes

Alright, maybe it’s the emotion.

10. Love At First Sight

We can see lots of hugs and kisses in these two’s future.

9. I’m Not Crying, You’re Crying

It is natural to get emotional when you adopt a new pet and it seems that the sentiment is reciprocated.

8. Perfect Match

This selfie is just the beginning of a lifetime of fun and adventure.

7. Big Love

We just know these two are going to be inseparable.

6. Nap Buddies

There are few things as peaceful and comforting as the warm of an older dog.

5. Bear Hug

Judging by their faces, we have a feeling these two are gonna be best buds for life.

4. Tender Love

When dogs feel at ease, it is always a good sign.

3. Gratitude Kisses

Now, this is an expressive dog and a fun and loving owner.

2. Joy Overload

Either it’s a very hot day outside, or this pup is so excited to finally be leaving the shelter. We pick the latter.

1. In Good Hands

They’re on their way home, and this little fella knows that he’s (literally) in good hands.

Source: Novelodge