19/01/2015 06:36 GMT | Updated 19/01/2015 06:59 GMT

Dogs Pictured Before & After Adoption Will Melt Your Heart

They say dogs are a man’s best friend – and these pictures prove the adage perfectly.

Featuring striking images of hounds before and after adoption, this new subreddit is a compulsive read and will melt the heart of the coldest non-animal lover.

As well as showing success stories, the page has plans to promote pets looking for adoption and potentially match them with new owners.

Spokey pictured at a shelter and a day later

Moderator Eponia writes: “If you’re interested in adopting pets please be sure to check your local shelters and breed rescues.

“Volunteer if you can’t afford a pet yourselfor if you want to give time to homeless pets. Donate to local shelters.

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“And please, make sure you are both emotionally and financially prepared for the responsibility of a pet before bringing one into your home and always spay/ neuter!”

Photo gallery Before and after adoption dogs See Gallery