Before-And-After Photos Show The Transformations Of Dogs Who Were Adopted

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Aug 21, 2021, 7:22 PM GMT+7

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Ginny the dog.

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International Homeless Animals Day falls on August 21.
Insider asked users on Reddit to share before-and-after photos of their adopted dogs.
Many of these pups suffered, but they are now they’re in loving homes thanks to their new owners.

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Lia Ryerson contributed to a previous version of this post.

After getting rescued, Dice is “one happy, healthy, thick boy.”

Dice.

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Dice was f.o.u.n.d locked inside a cage in Florida, abandoned, in early November 2017. He was immediately taken to Feeling Fine Canine and Equine Rescue . He weighed 30 pounds at the time, and he should have weighed at least twice that.

But now, he’s thriving.

“Dice is amazing. When he first came to our rescue he was weak and could hardly stand. After weeks of rehabilitation care and love, he absolutely blossomed and doesn’t stop smiling,” Feeling Fine told Insider in 2018.

Virginia, or Ginny, the pit bull was tired and scared, but after getting adopted, her owners describe her as “glowing, hydrated, and thriving.”

Ginny.

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That is the face of total bliss. No wonder, when it looks like she’s living a life of luxury in her new home.

Rosie is a sweet and happy rescue pup from Texas.

Rosie.

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This side-by-side photo was shared on Rosie’s Instagram page in 2015, and she is still thriving.

“I don’t like to think about before I met mom, I’m much happier and healthier now! I’ll bite my last owners butt if I ever see him again,” the caption read .

Millie was underweight and terrified when her owners first brought her home.

Millie.

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After some dedicated love, she gained 30 pounds.

Baker, a happy black terrier mix, gained 15 pounds.

Baker.

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 He also gained a gigantic smile after getting adopted.

Harper used to be a scared and scruffy little dog.

Harper.

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Post-adoption, however, Harper transformed into a happy and trusting pup.

Yoshi went from being a fearful 43-pound pup to an energetic, 57-pound good boy.

Yoshi.

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Yoshi looks like a completely different dog.

Pippin’s owners described him as “50% Australian Shepherd, 50% St. Bernard, and 100% cute.”

Pippin.

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Pippin’s Instagram shows him taking adventures — and generally looking very happy — with his new owners.

Chuck was adopted from the Apple Valley Municipal Animal Shelter in California in March 2018 — now his sad eyes are gone.

Chuck.

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Want to adopt a pet? The ASPCA has shelters all over the country.

After surviving neglect, mange (a skin disease caused by parasitic mites), and heartworm, Waffle is now happy and healthy.

Waffle.

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Waffle is living his best life.

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