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.

before and after dog adoption

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!”

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