When Dogs And Their Adopted Parents Meet For The First Time, Cue The Tears

Published on 05/01/2019
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For humans, there is nothing as exciting as the moment when you bring your new fur baby home. However, have you ever thought about how the dog might feel? For many of them, the process will be scary and uncertain. Nonetheless, you will find dogs who are excited to go home with their new masters. These are the ones that make for the touching moments you will find in the following slides. We hope you have some tissues with you because this is going to be a touching read for everyone!

20 Heartwarming Moments Of People And Their Dogs Meeting For The First Time

When Dogs And Their Adopted Parents Meet For The First Time, Cue The Tears

First Bite!

You should blame excitement for what happened in this picture. This adorable pup was clearly thrilled to go home with his new owner. He could not help but bite his new human companion right on the nose. We sure think that it is the most adorable version of the phrase “got your nose” that we have ever seen.

First Bite

First Bite!

Worth Keeping

After finding the adorable dog on the side of the road, she decided to go to the local shelter and surrender him. However, it was love at first sight for both of them. After seeing how cute the baby was, she decided to take him home with her instead. We probably would have done the same thing!

Worth Keeping

Worth Keeping

First Selfie

Fear of the camera is not anything this puppy has to worry about. Just take a look at that ear-to-ear smile on her face! If you ask us, we are sure she and her new owner are happy about the new arrangement.

First Selfie

First Selfie

Put Your Hands Up

Surely, you can figure out how this dog is feeling about the adoption all by yourself! The same can be said for what the family must feel about it. This definitely looks like the beginning of a wonderful thing for all parties involved here.

Put Your Hands Up

Put Your Hands Up

Morning Call

We all like to enjoy breakfast in bed every now and then, but what if we tell you there is an even better way to start your day? We are talking about getting a wakeup call from an adorable pup! Look at the cutie’s face and you will see what we mean by that.

Morning Call

Morning Call

Loving Look

What do you call it when two people cannot take their eyes off one another? The answer is true love, of course. Perhaps these two are already imagining every single antic they will get up to together. It’s also possible this pup just wants some treats and is trying out hypnotism!

Loving Look

Loving Look

Happy Smile

Who would have thought that you would ever get jealous of a dog? It never came to our minds before, but this is what happened anyway. This cutie has sunshine, a smile, and everything else we could ever want. This picture of a contented dog would not look out of place in a shampoo ad!

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Happy Smile

Lovey-Dovey

After getting a dog, your to-do list comes with new additions in the form of kissing and hugging your new pet. If anything, it will make your dog feel right at home. That was what it was like for Tata! She was so happy in her new home, and her new owner clearly feels the same way. How adorable is that?

Lovey-dovey

Lovey-Dovey

Cute Christmas Present

What could be sadder than keeping your fingers crossed for a puppy but receiving the thumbs down from your wife year after year? She had to refuse because it would be hard to care for another creature in the household. Well, his efforts paid off at last when she finally agreed and got him one for Christmas!

Cute Christmas Present

Cute Christmas Present

Puppy Love

Now, there is no denying the fact that going into law enforcement will be a stressful experience. It is generally considered to be among the toughest careers in history. It is important to look as tough and intimidating as possible, but a cute pooch is all it takes to undo their hard exterior. If you need proof, just look at this policeman as he hugs his new pup.

Puppy Love

Puppy Love

Rock-a-bye Baby

Sometimes, you cannot help but get your hands all over something when you are overwhelmed by adoration. That was what it was like for this lady after she got her new dog. Luckily, the pooch does not mind the attention at all.

Rockabye Baby

Rock-a-bye Baby

A Bear Of A Dog

Sometimes, things do not go as planned. Take this Reddit user for example. He said, “I went to adopt a dog and ended up with a bear.” Nonetheless, everything seemed to work out. Now that he has his dog, we are sure he does not have anything to be scared of.

Bear-Dog

A Bear Of A Dog

Cute First Photo

When it comes to dogs and their chances of getting adopted, older ones are at the lower end of the spectrum. After all, they have a higher risk of having yet-unknown health issues that might need thousands of dollars to address. He knew this, yet he could not leave the shelter without taking this dog with him! This photo is only the beginning of their life together.

Cute First Photo

Cute First Photo

Can We Take Him Home?

Folks, it is hard to determine whether the young lady is trying to say, “Can we take him?” or “I love this dog so much” face. Perhaps she was hoping to communicate both of these things when the photo was taken! In the future, she can look back on this photo and remember where their friendship started.

Can We Take Him Home

Can We Take Him Home?

Perfect Present

It is only natural to feel a lot of emotions when you get a new pet. That was what it was like for this guy once he saw what his significant other got for him as a surprise! It is always nice to see that your gift has touched the heart of someone you love.

Perfect Present

Perfect Present

Similar Expressions

Man, can you imagine the fun you would have when you have a dog like this one? We would love it if our own pets could make the exact same face we make for photos. This is sure one lucky guy. We bet this selfie is only the beginning of their adventure-filled life together.

Similar Expressions

Similar Expressions

Happy Pill

We all know that depression is nothing to joke about. This lady once felt very hopeless about life. After getting through the dark times, she thought a puppy was going to make her life better. She was right. The photo shows her reaction after getting her new furry companion. They sure look good together!

Happy Pill

Happy Pill

Staring Contest

The best solution to a grumpy dad is always going to the cutest puppy you can find. Who would have thought that they would go so well together? Just take a look at this staring contest between a man and his new puppy.

Staring Contest

Staring Contest

Power Nap

Aww, will you look at how peaceful and quiet this photo seems? If you ask us, a sleeping child with his sleeping dog is the perfect image of relaxation. This pair of partners in crime need all the rest they can get in order to get up to some more antics later on in the day!

Power Nap

Power Nap

Lots of Love

We are glad that this puppy is finally getting all the love she deserves! This human and his pet look like they could star in their own TV show or movie, don’t they? At any rate, we sure felt like going home and hugging our pooch very tightly after seeing this adorable photo of the pair.

Lots of Love

Lots of Love

Dog Kisses

There is no way you can tell that the dog is enthusiastic when the photo was taken! Without a doubt, he adores the heck out of his owner. After all, you only lick the nose of the people you love. Here was the take of a certain Redditor: “The camera may have been quick enough to catch this protruding puppy’s tongue, but it still couldn’t capture his fast-flicking tail!”

Dog Kisses

Dog Kisses

Mischievous Look

If you have eyes, you can easily see just how excited this young girl was about her Christmas present. A closer look at the face she’s making will be all you need to figure out she and the pup will have lots of adventures together. It seems like the puppy is ready for all their future antics as well.

Mischievous Look

Mischievous Look

Bear Hug

If you ask us, it almost looks like this good boy was checking if his new owner was entertained by the affection being showered upon him. Clearly, he is on the right track with all those kisses and hugs!

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Bear Hug

2 Peas In A Pod

We all know just how exciting the adoption process can be, but there is ample reason to get worked up. For example, this dog already received plenty of love on the very first day. His new owner was ready to go home but decided to cuddle up with her new buddy first. Aww!

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2 Peas In A Pod

Old & Young

Who can blame the elderly lady for feeling lonely after her husband passed away? We are glad she has a brilliant son who thought of an excellent solution in the form of a puppy. This image was taken right when they told her the dog was forever hers now!

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Old & Young

Grateful

What can you intuit from the look this pup is sending her owner? In our opinion, it looks like she was thankful that the adoption happened at all. Surely, she wants to express her gratitude to her owner.

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Grateful

Who’s More Excited?

Adoption might be a thrilling time for the whole family, but nothing can beat the excitement of the kids. When her parents introduced her to their new pet, Sarah was nothing short of excited. We are glad that Harley, the new pup, feels the same way.

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Who’s More Excited?

“I Wub You Papa”

When you choose to adopt an older dog, you deserve a medal. Sorry, we don’t make the rules. This pooch must have been older than 12 years old, but it did not matter to this guy. His new dog looks extremely happy to be adopted at long last. Good for him!

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“I Wub You Papa”

Just Keep Scratching

If you want our opinion, this is what we bet the pooch had in mind: “Ooh yes, right there. Keep scratching human, you’re doing great”. This was taken after he found out that he was going to be adopted. He doesn’t look like he has a problem with that at all.

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Just Keep Scratching

“I’m Going Home!”

What better way to start a friendship than by commemorating it with matching outfits and smiles? It is easy to see that the pup is glad he is going to a good home. His new owner also seems thrilled about this recent development in her life. No doubt about it, they will be the greatest friends ever.

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“I’m Going Home!”

Pure Joy

Adoption fairs are common sights in pet stores. During these events, they hand out complimentary toys and food to those who adopt. Sasha just found out she was about to be adopted by these lovely human beings. We love the face she is making as well as that sweet collar on her!

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Pure Joy

Eyes, Ears & Mouth Open

Animals and humans alike tend to react physically when they hear great news. This pooch has his mouth, eyes, and ears open in excitement! Well, one could argue that it could be because he just noticed a bear. If we could choose, we would prefer that the first scenario happened.

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Eyes, Ears & Mouth Open

Big Hug

It is not uncommon to hug out whatever happiness or excitement you are feeling. That was what it was like for this dog. He was more than happy to be adopted by the kind man, but he did not expect to find a brother waiting when they got home! For a meeting like this one, hugs and kisses beat out handshakes.

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Big Hug

Nap Time

Dogs can only sleep this peacefully when they feel safe and secure. Clearly, the pup felt right at home in her arms. Do you think he’ll wake up if there is a loud noise? We doubt it. This is the kind of sleep insomniacs wish they could achieve.

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Nap Time

Kisses Galore

There are dogs who like hugs, and there are those that like kisses. We are sure you can guess which team this dog was on! As a welcome home gift, he decided to reward his owner with lots of affection. You can be sure your dog loves you when he does this to you!

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Kisses Galore

Jus’ Got Adopted #rescue

Will you take a look at that bandana? The color sure goes well with the eyes of this pup. It certainly looks like he cannot believe that he is finally being adopted. At least that is the vibe we are getting from the face he is making! Puppies are simply too adorable.

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Jus’ Got Adopted #rescue

So. Flipping. Excited.

Now, it is a spectacular feat for a dog to find a forever home. However, it is also a huge deal for the person who decided to adopt them! Clearly, his new owner feels mighty blessed. If you’re not convinced, we dare you to read what her shirt says! They were meant to be together.

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So. Flipping. Excited.

Tongues Out

It is possible that he is making that face because it was hot on that day. Although we prefer thinking it was because he was thrilled to leave the shelter at last. What a happy dog this little fellow is! Meanwhile, his new owner seems to be just as thrilled.

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Tongues Out

Best Friends For Life

A handicap-assist dog can do wonders when it comes to improving the lives of special needs individuals. This teenager had to wait for months to meet this dog, so she is happy to finally hug him. Doesn’t he look calm and happy himself? We bet they get along really well! We’re happy for them.

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Best Friends For Life

Can’t Stop Smiling

She was still in the middle of signing those adoption papers, but Mika the dog could not help but break into a grin. Have you ever seen a photo this sweet? We don’t think we have, in all honesty! It’s even more touching because she looks equally happy!

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Can’t Stop Smiling

Secret Time

When someone reveals their secret to you, it is your duty to not tell another human being. If you really want to spill the beans, go talk to your dog! For one thing, they can’t really spread the news. Do you think she is letting him on the fact that he was now a family member?

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Secret Time

A New Pillow

This Alaskan Malamute is the fluffy new addition to the family. We are sure this little girl was happy to hear this. We would have cuddled him and used him as a pillow as well! Luckily, the dog was more than happy to let her do as she wished.

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A New Pillow

Feeling Loved

This is Paws, a Dallas native who just came from Paws in the City. Beside him is Hallie Noble, his new mom. She must have been so excited to take him home with her that she could not help but shower him with love right away! It’s a good thing he doesn’t seem to mind.

Feeling Loved

Feeling Loved

Feels So Right

Now, we honestly want to give a prize to the person who took this shot. What a great moment it must have been! Dusty was getting a hug from his new mother the moment it was taken. Adoption should always look like this – raw, beautiful, and perfect!

Feels So Right

Feels So Right

Is This Really Happening?

Penny only realized that she was getting adopted when she was standing in the elevator of the Bideawee adoption center in New York. She had no one to thank but her new dad, John Sechrist. After all, he was the one to rescue her from the shelter!

Is This Really Happening

Is This Really Happening?

Yeaaaaah!

If you ask Sarah Brown Carter, she will tell you that this furball is the one keeping everyone social and happy! That great smile is the only indicator we need to know that she isn’t lying. Man, dogs are truly furry little angels.

Yeaaaaah

Yeaaaaah

Home At Last

Rex is a survivor. Although we are glad that Dan is now here to take good care of him, it pains us to hear about the trauma he endured. His previous owner put a shock collar on him, which resulted in severe neck trauma. This strong boy now has a bright future with his new owner!

Home At Last

Home At Last

All Smiles

When your name is Fluke, people might expect you to be a walking disaster. That’s not the case with this charming little fellow! In November 2017, Josh Patrick decided to take him in. Although this was the first picture of the pair, it’s not the last.

All Smiles

All Smiles

Pure Ecstasy

It is absolutely wrong to think that only the dog benefits from the adoption process. The new parents are blessed as well! Take this testimony from Kelsi Keys: “Adopting Dax is one of the best decisions I have ever made. He has been there through all of the ups and downs of my life. He is the best adventure partner and cuddle-buddy. I keep him safe and he keeps me wild.”

Pure Ecstasy

Pure Ecstasy

Now We’re Family

It is not surprising to hear that many pet owners are concerned about adopting a pet when the house is already full of them. Aside from the logistics of the matter, some animals lack the ability to get along together. Luckily, Cora was well-liked by her new siblings. This photo shows them after attending the BISSELL Pet Foundation event.

Now Were Family

Now We’re Family

Instant Pals

We would like you to meet Terabyte. It was tragic that she was abandoned in a field, but things are better now. According to her new family, she was actually deaf the whole time! It’s no big deal as they were thrilled to have her anyway. Look at her climbing into the car along with her new sibling! Aww.

Instant Pals

Instant Pals

Picture Perfect

This is Hazel, a beautiful mixed dog with Husky and Alsatian lineage. She now resides in Oakland with a family absolutely in love with her! Her new aunt has even admitted, “My family is quite obsessed with her”. If you ask us, this picture is simply perfect.

Picture Perfect

Picture Perfect

What’s Going On?

Adoptions are truly emotional affairs. This was what Oliver’s adoption day was like: “The first time we took Oliver on a car ride, he was shaking and crying (we assume because the only time he had ever been in a car before was to take him to the shelter). Now he loves car rides because he knows he’s going to get to see a new friend or go play somewhere!”

Whats Going On

What’s Going On

Road To Recovery

Christina Haberkern was hoping to adopt a lovely companion for Zoe, a handicapped Labrador. However, she did not have to look far and wide because her pet found the one right away! As soon as she saw Marty, she brought her owner over to his pen. The dogs touched their noses and wagged their tails. Without a doubt, it was love at first sight.

Road To Recovery

Road To Recovery

Before And After

The left photo was taken on Suki’s adoption day, and the photo on the right was snapped nine years later. We can easily figure out that she had no clue about what was happening, but she sure has changed! Her mother had only lovely things to say about her: “Suki has been a major support for me, especially for my mood disorders. Suki has been with me since freshman year of high school.”

Before And After

Before And After

Puppy Eyes

We would like you to meet Kodak, a dog with a rather unusual name and the loveliest smile! The gorgeous mixed Labrador and shepherd was a victim of hoarding. We are glad to hear that he was rescued and then adopted. Can you imagine being as photogenic as him?

Puppy Eyes

Puppy Eyes

Better And Better

On the left, you are looking at Bella on the day she was adopted by Krystal. There sure is a world of difference between this one and the one on the right. As you can see, the second photo was taken after they took her in and showered her with all the love she deserved.

Better And Better

Better And Better

You Are My Savior

We would probably melt if anyone looked at us in the same way this doggie is looking at her! We don’t think we have to explain this any further because that look of adoration is something we all recognize.

You Are My Savior

You Are My Savior

In The Arms Of An Angel

Bull terriers experience a lot of neglect when they are surrendered to dog shelters. Why? This is primarily because many people are under the impression that they are dangerous. There is no truth to this, of course, so we’re happy when we see people adopt them!

In The Arms Of An Angel

In The Arms Of An Angel

Best Day Of My Life

“This is officially the best day of my life!” That must be what was going through this little pup’s head when he saw that he was about to hop onto the car that would take him to his forever home. We are glad that he realized it earlier on. We bet it only made the whole affair that much more exciting!

Best Day Of My Life

Best Day Of My Life

That Smile

That’s right, dear. You will no longer have to go back to the shelter because this trip will take you to your forever home. “You mean I’m actually coming home with you guys???” he probably wanted to say. What a gorgeous smile on the cutest face we have ever seen!

That Smile

That Smile

Never Let Go

They were en route home, and this fella seems to know it. He was so comfortable in the literal hands of his new owner that he ended up falling asleep. That’s fine, pup because you now have nothing to worry about! How adorable is this photo?

Never Let Go

Never Let Go

Everything The Light Touches

This was how this pup reacted after seeing his new domain. “Simba, everything the light touches is our kingdom.” That was what Mufasa told his young son in Lion King. We bet his parents told him, “Everywhere the grass touches is your playground.”

Everything The Light Touches

Everything The Light Touches

His First Picnic

Now, there is nothing better than a picnic, right? Of course, you would want to bring your new puppy with you on such an outing. What could be a better day than one filled with sunshine, grass, a blanket, and tons of treats?

His First Picnic

His First Picnic

Pure Bliss

It is a well-known fact that dogs cannot see the whole spectrum of colors that we can. Nonetheless, something tells us that this dog could see all the rainbow colors. Life is pretty sweet when you finally make your way to a family that adores you.

Pure Bliss

Pure Bliss

Happy Days From Now On

Have you ever seen such a contented face? We haven’t! We all know that dogs go to heaven, but we can think of a better scenario in our heads. How about we send all dogs to forever homes? That sounds like a wonderful idea to us.

Happy Days From Now On

Happy Days From Now On

No Words

There is no need to elaborate about what this cutie was thinking at the moment they snapped this photo. Words are not enough to describe how he must be feeling, after all. This is the look we all make when we realize we are safe, secure, and comfortable. We’re glad he has all that now!

No Words

No Words

Awww

Nothing will ever beat the bond formed between a puppy and her tiny human friend! We cannot help but go “aww” after seeing the relaxed and happy face this doggie was making. We’re sure they’ll make lots of memories together.

Awww

Awww

Energizer

Perhaps the Fountain of Youth is going to be one full of energetic little puppies! After all, this senior citizen looks amazing. We bet she will tell us that her secret was spending a lot of time with her furry companion. Young and old, dogs are loved by everyone!

Energizer

Energizer

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