These 12 Dogs Seemed Hopeless. The Before/After Photos Of These Rescues Will Amaze You!


PicMonkey CollageEveryone loves a good comeback story, right? They just have a way to make you feel all warm and fuzzy inside! So, if comeback stories are good, it’s only natural that comeback stories involving dogs are even better!

We’ve put together a list of the 12 most heart-warming, soul-wrenching, tear-jerking dog rescue stories we could find. They may seem sad at first, but keep reading. They get better! And, if you’re just dying to know, they all have happy endings!

So, without further ado, check out these almost unbelievable dog rescue stories! Arf Arf!

#12 Sammy

001--12-sammy-510852Poor Sammy was in awful shape when he was rescued by the Quebec Society for the Protection of Animals in Montreal, Canada. After some tender loving care, she is looking much better these days and is now available for adoption!

Read down to the last slide to see another super furry pooch!

#11 Boo

002--11-boo-510901Boo was certainly living up to his SCARY name when he was picked up by the Community Animal Rescue and Educational Shelter in Florida. Underneath all that fur, he’s really quite a cute puppy with an adorable face! We’re sure that he’s a total delight to his new owners.

#10 Treasure

003--10-treasure-510814Treasure may be smiling now, but that wasn’t the case six months ago! She was found abandoned on the side of the road, unable to walk or move due to her severely matted fur and broken bones. Fortunately, she was adopted by a wonderful family and is all grins now!

#9 Alana

004--9-alana-510889Alana was dumped on the streets after her owners discovered that she had a breathing problem that would be expensive to treat. Due to a wonderful rescue organization, she has received the best possible medical care, and is now ready for adoption!

Alana’s story is sad, but just wait until you see the dog on slide 6!

#8 Cedar

Veterinarians said that Cedar had one of the worst cases of malnutrition they had ever seen, so they had to carefully re-feed him using baby formula. Now that he’s put on a few pounds, he is much happier and back to being his usual, playful self! What a happy ending!

#7 Theo

006--7-theo-510912Theo’s owner skipped bail and left his poor dog to fend for himself. When the rescue organization Hope For Paws found him, he was just days from death due to his rapidly deteriorating medical situation. It’s horrible to think that someone could even think about doing that to an animal!

#6 Vita

007--6-vita-510924When Vita was found in a Los Angeles, California junkyard, he weighed only 70 pounds. This is pretty striking considering dogs of his breed should weigh well over 100 pounds! After several months of veterinary care, he is now healthy and beginning training classes to become a police dog! Now that’s a happy ending!

#5 Olivia

008--5-olivia-510867Wow! Olivia’s owners were really messed up! They thought it was funny to try to starve her to death. Thankfully, they were arrested by the police before she died of malnutrition. She now lives in a shelter and is much healthier. We think she looks pretty darn fantastic nowadays!

#4 Shrek

009--4-shrek-510935No… not like Shrek the ogre. This is Shrek the maltie-poo! He was rescued about a year ago and has since become a favorite of the staff at the rescue shelter where he lives. Still, though, we’re sure he’s ready to find his forever home and family!

#3 Woody

010--3-woody-510942Poor Woody! After his owner died, this adorable dog ran away to live under a neighbor’s floorboards. When they finally found him a few months later, he was blind in one eye and had a severe respiratory infection. He’s happily living with his new adoptive family now, and his time in the floorboards is nothing but a distant memory!

#2 Kenzi

011--2-kenzi-510944The Cocker Spaniel Rescue of Austin and San Antonio found Kenzi with some severe skin infections and a horrible malnutrition problem! Thankfully, she is now much healthier and enjoys spending time in the wildflowers near the shelter. She can’t wait to be adopted. As long as her new owners have lots of flowers in play in!

#1 Ellen

012--1-ellen-510870Poor Ellen didn’t even look like a dog when she was rescued! Her hair was matted all the way down to the roots, and she had a nasty flee infestation. After a good haircut and a bath, she is looking sharp and ready to find a forever home that she loves!

Isn’t it horrible to think that people could be so cruel and do this to these precious animals? Their stories are tragic, but serve as a great reminder to consider the needs of your pets while making important decisions. Fortunately, all of these dogs were able to get help and are now living happy, healthy lives. Now that’s something to smile about! Maybe their situations can inspire you to begin volunteering with a local animal shelter or to donate dog food to a rescue organization. What a great way to pay it forward!

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