21 Of The Best Pet Adoption Before And After Pics Of 2020

Not everything in 2020 has been a train wreck. An upside to everyone having to stay in quarantine is the number of pet adoptions went through the roof. These animals will now hopefully get to live out the rest of their lives in comfort and peace. A silver lining.

While it’s disgusting the way these animals had been treated in some of these before pictures, it really shows you what some love and attention can do for these pets.

1. I walked into a Petsmart and met a cat named Sonny who no one would adopt because he was 13 years old, covered in fleas, underweight, and had a mouth full of rotten teeth that had to be removed. He came home with me that night and it was the best decision I’ve ever made.


2. My foster dog’s 2 month glow up.


3. Found this little lady crying in a parking lot with fleas and a badly broken leg. Here she is 3 months and 2 surgeries later.


4. Miley, who came to me as a hospice foster dog since she wasn’t expected to live and we just wanted to make her comfortable. This is her, a year and a half later!


5. Apollo has given us just as much as we have been able to give him <3


6. 16-year-old Popcorn had never had a home when we found him. He’s 17 and a half now and living his best life!


7. This is River. At the shelter, he was shaved as his fur was extremely matted and riddled with flees. He had coccidia and conjunctivitis. After some medicine and tlc, he’s doing amazing! He’s the most loving and affectionate kitty ever, always snuggling up and kissing me! I’ve had him for 4 months.


8. It’s been 4 months since I caught Marley and her puppies. She was living as part of a feral pack for 13 months after being abandoned, and it took me 3 months to gain her trust. She seems to know everything’s going to be alright now.


9. Coco came to us skin and bones. Fast forward a few months and she’s a happy, healthy pup with a forever home to boot!


10. Patron was found discarded in a trash bag on the side of the highway at 4 weeks old. 8 weeks later, he’s a very happy boy and we couldn’t love him more!


11. Our newest 5yo family member – we thought he was a short-haired cat, but it turns out he’s a true floof.


12. Brodie was brought into the shelter after his mom attacked him. Now he’s a qualified therapy dog for people with disabilities (@bestboybrodie)


13. Happy one year adoption day to Philip! I’m so proud of how far he’s come!


14. First day, and then 6 months later. Her dry spots are gone, the calluses on her elbows and knees have disappeared, and she GLOWS. ❤️


15. Found this beautiful girl tied up on the highway. Vet said if she wasn’t taken in she would’ve probably died that night. Took her months before she would even be in the same room with anybody and now she spends all her time with her favorite people and her four animal siblings. I love her so much.


16. This is Lucy, from Nov 1 to today. My amazing wife saved her from the streets and disease.


17. Can’t believe this ding dong was in the shelter for over 6 months!


18. This guy walked into our hotel in Nepal and never checked out.


19. How it started vs how it’s going


20. I adopted 13 year old Phyllis one year ago today! She came in emaciated, flea anemic, and with a 5 lb tumor on her side. No one thought she was going to make it and here we are one year later! Happy adoption day, my little Philly Cheesesteak!


21. Took a chance, and decided to rehabilitate this boy instead of letting him be put down. One of the best decisions of my life.


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Mike Primavera

Mike Primavera is a Chicago-based comedy writer even though he doesn't HAVE to work. He lives comfortably off of his family's pasta fortune. Follow him on all social media at @primawesome