31 Shelter Dogs Who Are Really, Really Excited About Being Adopted

The day a shelter dog gets adopted is one of the happiest days of its life. No matter where an animal came from or what it’s been through, suddenly it knows that better times are ahead.

You can see the joy of an adopted shelter dog just by looking at its furry face. Here are 31 lucky pups on the day they headed out to their forever homes!

When shelter dogs are adopted, their lives change forever.

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Suddenly, they’re headed somewhere unknown… 

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…but they can tell it’s somewhere good.

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For these dogs, this is the day that someone chose them

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No more wondering, no more waiting.

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These pups are finally about to get what they’ve always wanted:

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A place where they can feel safe…

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…surrounded by the love and comfort they deserve.

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When they arrive at their new homes, sometimes it can take a while to get used to the new surroundings.

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So many new sights, sounds, and smells to explore!

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Once they realize this is their forever home, though, they’re as happy as can be…

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…and they can finally relax. 

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For the first time, these sweet dogs can sleep soundly.

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They can stretch their legs and get comfortable.

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They know that when they wake up, their new owner will be there to care for them…

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…no matter how silly they look!

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From this day forward, these dogs’ lives will be full of joy.

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Just look at that tail go!

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There’s no denying that sweet puppy smile!

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Because now they have a true best friend to do everything with.

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To stand by through thick and thin…

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…to go on lots of adventures with…

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…to stop and smell the flowers with…

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…and to shower with kisses all day long.

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Whether these pups want to play in the grass…

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…cuddle up at home…

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…or get their ears and bellies rubbed…

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…their new humans will be there.adopteddog31Imgur

Because, starting today, they are a team.

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Starting today, these happy dogs are finally home.

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It’s the first day of the rest of their lives.

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So much happiness in these photos!

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