Amazing Dog Rescue Transformations That Will Melt Your Heart

These pups give a new meaning to the Instagram sensation, #transformationtuesday. Seriously, you won't BELIEVE #7.

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1. This is little Ripley

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Ripley was barely alive when he was found, with his fur thick, dirty and bug-infested. He was taken in, completely cleaned and nursed back to health. Unbelievable!


2. This guy’s name is Cedar

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He was found near a golf course looking sick and mangy. Look at that handsome coat of fur- and that dazzling smile- as he heads off to his new home!


3. Meet Coffee:

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Who would have guessed it would only take one month for this guy to grow a healthy coat of fur?


4. We couldn’t leave out trash pup…

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This lucky lady was found by some passerby in a garbage dump. They took her in to urgent care and saved her life- and look, she’s already made a friend!


5. This one’s a tough pill to swallow

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This poor pup was found abused and emaciated. Fortunately, she quickly recovered from the cruel conditions of starvation and is now looking much, much healthier.


6. This is Ginger

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Are some people just plain evil? Ginger suffered like no dog ever should, but her transformation is incredible to see. She’s clearly doing much better, and has a little friend to prove it!


7. Meet Shrek:

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He was found on a family farm in Ontario, Canada, and was almost mistaken for a dead coyote by his rescuers.


8. Check out Shrek now!

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This shot was taken after he had 3.5 pounds of infested fur removed from his little body. So cute!


9. We’ll call this little guy “mop”

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Having dreads like this is simply unhealthy. A good haircut makes all the difference!


10. The brawniest of them all:

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This once-sickly pup transformed into a total stud. He knows he’s hot stuff- look at that regal gaze!


11. This is Tonia

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She was found in the Mexican desert without food, water, or shelter.


12. Look at her now!

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Can you believe this is the same dog? Tonia was taken in and fed, and is now a total babe. You’d never know her fur was that color!


13. This is Bird Dog.

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Upon her arrival at a shelter in Antigua, she looked frail and worn.


14. This is Bird Dog right before her adoption into a loving home!

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Girl’s got a light in her eyes and a little swagger in her step!


15. Meet Sumo:

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Sumo was found tied to a fence by a very short chain.


16. Sumo, post-rescue:

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He won’t let his brutal past bring him down. Check out that adorable, goofy smile!


17. ISA here was found just last August, wandering the roadside all by herself.

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18. ISA in January is a different woman:

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Just hangin’ out, tail (and tongue!) wagging.


19. Shelley has a similar backstory

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She was found in January living by the road of a local airport.


20. Two weeks later, Shelley was looking happy and sweet:

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Talk about a gorgeous pup!


21. This is Rugby.

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Upon being rescued, Rugby had nearly as many health problems as he did fur.


22. Rugby, post-transformation:

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A suave new haircut and a cone for heartworm treatment make all the difference in the world.


23. Last but not least, this is Skinny:

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Aptly named, no?


24. Skinny, only two months later:

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Here, he looks well-fed, cared for, and happy. What an incredible survivor!


25. Please consider adopting a rescue dog. You, too, can save a life.

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And who wouldn’t want to hang out with one of these sweet dogs? For more resources, check out http://www.aspca.org/fight-cruelty and http://www.americanhumane.org/, as well as shelters in your area.