There’s nothing like coming home to a cat or a dog who loves you unconditionally. Having a pet is an amazing and rewarding experience. Most people prefer to buy cats and dogs from breeders rather than rescue and adopt animals from the streets and from shelters. There is nothing more rewarding and magical than knowing that you saved the life of a helpless animal and gave it a much-needed second chance at life. Plus, you get a new best friend into the mix so really, it’s a win-win!
Scroll down to see 45 photos of animals rescued from the streets and adopted from shelters becoming the best version of themselves and make the lives of their hoomans so much better.
1. His first walk with his new family.
2. Meet Lucifer and Lilith, a brother and sister couple adopted together.
3. Wednesday only has one eye but she doesn’t let that stop her from living life to the fullest.
4. Aww look at her big shiny eyes!
5. Jack found a new furever family!
6. She waited 8 years for her purrfect hooman and they finally found each other!
7. This pupperino just got adopted and looks so happy to be in the sunshine with the new hooman.
8. New family member alert: the cutest bunny in the world!
9. She chose the purrfect family to live with!
10. All cuddled up in her comfy blanket: a purrito.
11. What a cute little potato!
12. Luna Lovefood loves making friends with wild mice.
13. He fell asleep while cuddling.
14. This 15-year-old girl got adopted by a new family when her previous one couldn’t care for her anymore. She has a loving home now!
15. This feral kitty got saved from the exterminator and has found a loving home!
16. His previous owner didn’t want Mr Tiggs anymore but he has a new home now and he is really happy and comfortable there now.
17. Arthur and Fozzy are absolutely inseparable!
18. Butters went from living on the streets to having her own queen-size bed. The best rags to riches story!
19. Their new family almost adopted only one of them but when the daughter asked to adopt both, they did. And look at how happy they are together!
20. Grandma and her new best friend. What an adorable duo!
21. Adopted from the pound together and they are the best of buddies!
22. Just patiently waiting for the ball to be thrown. The cutest trio ever!
23. Lucy and Leonard hanging out under the bed.
24. This stunning girl is going to spend Christmas with her new furever family!
25. Off to her new home with her new family!
26. The cutest little void on the block.
27. Off to his new home!
28. This new rescue hamster is called Cheddar and he is very happy in his new home.
29. Wally just got rescued. What a cutie!
30. Sadie all comfy in her new home.
31. She’s all ready to get adopted by her new family!
32. This kitty with the majestic ear floof has just found her furever family.
33. A new family member has just been adopted!
34. This little girl has the prettiest blue eyes.
35. The husband didn’t want a cat. Now they have a cat. ANd he loves the cat.
36. He just got adopted and is now happily sleeping in his new hooman’s arms.
37. His face says “I made it! They’re mine!”
38. This one-eyed handsome gentleman just got a new family.
39. These two adopted their hooman and they all lived happily ever after.
40. New horse and kitten besties!
41. Just adopted and getting a nice snooze in.
42. This kitty has mastered The Loaf.
43. He just got adopted and has now taken over the big bed. With that face, he can have whatever he wants, honestly.
44. This pup is getting adopted and her hooman is over the moon about it. Who wouldn’t be?
45. This little girl just got adopted and is rocking her favourite turtleneck sweater and sitting down by some pretty Christmas lights.