There aren’t too many things on Earth that have the ability to make people all warm and fuzzy inside like stories and photos of rescue pets.

And we’ve got a great batch for you to enjoy today…some of them might even make you tear up a little bit because they are so sweet and wholesome.

Heck, you might even be inspired to go out and adopt your own dog or cat after looking at these adorable pics.

Are you ready to feel the love? Let’s take a look!

1. He’s definitely purrfect!

What a little cutie!

Frankie was born with four ears and an eye deformity but he’s still purrfect
byu/Missy-Andry inaww

2. Wow! What are the chancees?

This is really awesome.

These two were adopted 3 years apart from different cities. A DNA test revealed that they are long lost siblings!
byu/Sparklesandfur inaww

3. You made the right choice.

And I love the name, by the way.

As a single dad, I had to put my foot down and tell my seven year old daughter that there was no way she was getting a dog for Chanukah, no matter how much she asked. Anyway, meet Waffle.
byu/skydivinghuman inaww

4. He proved everyone wrong.

You gave him a great life.

He was a rescue. A runt. Probably blind, deaf, won’t make it very long, they told me. Well, happy 10th birthday, buddy.
byu/JohnRalphEmery inrarepuppers

5. He knows he’s going to a good home.

Welcome to the family!

Old man Ed’s “I’m getting adopted!” smile is both handsome and proud!
byu/FusRoDoodles inaww

6. You knew he’d come around.

Just give him some time.

I just adopted Atticus this weekend. He was a stray and they told me he’s a very fearful cat. I slowly introduced him to my closet with some food, a bed I warmed up in the dryer, and some pets when he allowed. Just this morning he sat in my lap and purred.
byu/Kass1207 incats

7. Who the hell would do something like this?

We’re happy you’re taking care of her.

Dandy had part of her face shot off (before I adopted her). I love her two derpy top teeth.
byu/CatocalypseWOW incats

8. Better check the fridge again.

Yeah, there he is.

We adopted a kitten last month… We now have nightly ritual of checking the fridge and other small spaces to make sure he’s not trapped anywhere before we go to bed 🤦
byu/Tacocat0927 inAnimalsBeingDerps

9. Your new forever friend.

Climb aboard, kitty!

Went to the shelter to look at dogs, they didn’t have any there but once this lil girl saw me she started pawing at her cage. Now I have a new forever friend 🙂
byu/bmoneyyy9 inaww

10. Nothing wrong with a tripod dog!

It looks like he’s doing just fine!

Just look at this little tripod I adopted
byu/mushmashy inaww

11. Oh man, this dog rules.

And that is the coolest name I’ve ever seen.

My sister adopted a senior dog – Meet Zombie
byu/BadCatzz666 inaww

12. Society is definitely wrong on this one.

Black cats for the win!

Society says black cats are considered less “adoptable”. Society is wrong.
byu/doradiamond inaww

How about you?

Do you have any rescue dogs or cats in your home?

If so, please share some photos with us in the comments and tell us about them. Thanks!