8 Shelter Dog Transformations You Have To See To Believe!

Many times, animals who had a very rough start to life end up getting a second chance. Loyal rescuers and volunteers at shelters and animal advocacy groups put their heart and soul into getting them proper nutrition, grooming and rehabilitation so that they can go on to live happy lives with their new forever families. Here are 8 shelter dog transformations you have to see to believe!

1. This is Bird Dog when she first came into the Paaws Antigua Shelter in Antigua, West Indies.

This is Bird Dog when she first came into the Paaws Antigua Shelter in Antigua, West Indies.

2. And this is her right before she found a home!

And this is her right before she found a home!

3. This is Cedar, who was named for the golf course he was found near.

This is Cedar, who was named for the golf course he was found near.

4. And this incredibly handsome pooch is Cedar on his way to his new home!

And this incredibly handsome pooch is Cedar on his way to his new home!

5. This is Coffee when he was first picked up.

This is Coffee when he was first picked up.

6. And this is Coffee looking suave as heck after only one month.

And this is Coffee looking suave as heck after only one month.

7. Sumo was found tied to a fence with a short chain.

Sumo was found tied to a fence with a short chain.

8. But look this big lug after being rescued!

But look this big lug after being rescued!

9. ISA was found wandering the roadside in August.

ISA was found wandering the roadside in August.

10. And this is her chilling in the shelter as cool as a cucumber in January.

And this is her chilling in the shelter as cool as a cucumber in January.

11. Shelley was also living by the roadside, found behind a local airport in January.

Shelley was also living by the roadside, found behind a local airport in January.

12. And here she is looking much healthier only two weeks later!

And here she is looking much healthier only two weeks later!

13. This is Rugby when he first came in.

This is Rugby when he first came in.

14. And this is Rugby with a nice new haircut (he has to wear the cone because he’s getting treated for heartworms).

And this is Rugby with a nice new haircut (he has to wear the cone because he's getting treated for heartworms).

15. This is Skinny in January. 🙁

This is Skinny in January. :(