To pets who have been abandoned, abused, neglected, or deprived of love and affection, nothing means more than finding their forever homes. After months or even years of living on the cold, wet streets or in the stressful environment of a crowded shelter, an animal may bear physical as well as psychological scars.
Thanks to adoption, however, a pet can have another chance at happiness. Weary, malnourished bodies become strong and healthy; fear and suspicion are replaced with warmth and devotion; lowered heads are raised as eyes shine with gratitude and bliss. As these photos shared by Redditors in the subreddit /aww show, just one day of love can make a world of difference in the life of a pet.
As many pet owners can attest to, adoption not only saves the animal, but often the owner, as well. Whether you adopt a dog, cat, rodent, fish, bird, or horse, you will be rewarded for your patience and caring with a bundle of joy who will keep you company and bring you laughter for years to come.
In addition to the /aww subreddit, a new subreddit /BeforeNAfterAdoption has been established to host heartwarming before-and-after pictures of rescue pets who have found their homes at last. Check it out for adorable photos and stories that will make you smile for days.