To commemorate International Homeless Animal Day, we feature 16 beautiful transformations of rescued dogs and their heart-breaking and heart warming dog rescue stories we’ve ever know and put them all in one place.
We encourage you to adopt animals rather than buying puppies which came from puppy mills (we all know what happens to those dogs in puppy mills). Check out these adorable pit bulls wearing floral crowns showing you their softer side to encourage adoption.
Shrek was found barely moving, with legs coated in sores and fur covered with mud. After his excess hair was cut and his wounds taken cared of, he’s identified to be a 6-yr–old malti-poo dog that had been raised at a puppy mill. Shrek is now adopted and found a loving home.
This is Olivia on the day she was taken from an animal shelter by her present owner and 12 months after. What a difference 12 months makes on this adorable dog. (Source: imgur)
Cedar was named to the Golf Course close to the place where he used to be waiting to be picked-up by someone. He was hairless from stress, with bones poking thru his skin. Cedar now found a perfect home with excellent care, where he fits right in. (Image Source: Paaws Antigua)
A person found Vita, starving and is dying, in a junkyard within the Los Angeles area. She weighed only 70 pounds. The rescuers spent months helping her rehabilitate with excellent veterinary care, grooming and a right kind food plan, now she’s a brand new dog looking for a loving home. (Image source: onepicturesaves.com)
This poor dog was once found barely breathing in Mexico with an extreme eye infection. A person uploaded an image of him on Facebook and the dogs story. People were touched and donated cash to transport him into the U.S. and treat his injuries. Now it’s exhausting to keep Iggy still – he just wants to run around and play with everyone. (Image credit: Eldad Hagar)
Boo was brought to the CARES Community Animal Rescue & Educational Shelter in Florida after being found on the side of the street, soaking wet. After being cleaned up and groomed, she weighted only 2.8 pounds and is now looking cute just like Boo The Cutest Pomeranian Dog. (Picture credit: onepicturesaves.com)
Alana was brought to the shelter hardly recognizable as a dog and severely matted. Giving vaccinations was necessary to shave her totally, which revealed her being much younger than at first thought. The cute little dog has now found her forever home. (Image credit: onepicturesaves.com)
Treasure is a 2-yr–old female miniature poodle, she was spotted by a passing motorist who brought her to the Natchez-Adams County Humane Society. Because of her matted, thick, and dirty hair, she couldn’t even walk, until a visit to the vet made Treasure emerge it’s beauty again. (Image credit: onepicturesaves.com)
Woody was dumped on the streets after his owner died. The rescuers quickly realized that the dog is blind on one eye. Regardless of his fear, he surrendered to the rescuers’ mild touch. (Image Credit: Hope For Paws)
Little Betty was deserted by her owners. She wasashamed by her look, and now she’s getting ready for a new loving home. (Image credit: onepicturesaves.com)
A lady noticed this little poodle eating from a trash can in Los Angeles. She ,contacted Hope For Paws, which led to helping this little dog become fluffy and beautiful again. (Image source: onepicturesaves.com)
Trio Animal Foundation went and rescued Ellen. The fur on Ellen’s legs was so heavy that it was beginning to rip out at the root. a few pounds was shaved to fix it. Now this 2-yr–old female dog is ready for her new life to begin. (Image credit: Trio Animal Foundation)
Kenzi was rescued by Cocker Spaniel dog breed Rescue of Austin as an abuse and neglected case. Her transformation presents what tender loving care and soothing baths can do to a dog. (Image credit: onepicturesaves.com)
Before Miley was found she was living in a trash pile, severely injured and can barely walk. After being rescued Miley is now happy and healthy, living in a new home together with her new loving family. (Image credit: Frank Bruynbroek)
This male dog was found in the streets of Montreal that looked so dirty that it was hard to tell if he was in fact a dog. He could barely move beneath all his matted hair. However look at how charming he is after his cleanup!