20 Before And After Photos Of Dogs Growing Up Will Make You Want To Get A Dog Now

Most of us tend to outlive our dogs, but for the short time that they’re with us, we feel like we’re never truly alone. Over the course of their short lives, we form a truly special bond with our dogs that isn’t quite like anything else in the world. With that in mind, we wanted to share these 40 photos of dogs growing up with their owners.

One of the most surprising things about these photos is just how much a dog can grow in a few short months. If you see them every day, you might not realize just how much they’ve changed!

 

1. One Year Apart

1 One Year Apart

Everyone loves dogs so you know they’ll be welcomed almost everywhere you go.

2. BFF

2 BFF

Dogs are excellent listeners. They listen to the issues everyone else is tired of hearing, and never pass judgment on your questionable moralistic debates.

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3. Still Best Friends

3 Still Best Friends

Dogs love the outdoors, so they great for hunting and playing Frisbee on your quad.

4. Cute Malamute Puppy Turns Into A Giant Fury Beast

4 1 Cute Malamute Puppy Turns Into A Giant Fury Beast

4 2 Cute Malamute Puppy Turns Into A Giant Fury Beast

Dogs are great to grab and hug when you get dumped. Or any other time for that matter.

5. Fourteen Years Apart

5 Fourteen Years Apart

Dogs grow up as you do, changing as the tides in your life change.

6. Inseparable

6 Inseparable

Dogs get you ready for kids…which should be a long ways away. But nonetheless, you are prepared for all things menacing.

7. It’s Just Not The Same Anymore

7 It's Just Not The Same Anymore

Dogs won’t complain when you want to be lazy…in fact they’ll join you. Dog cuddles = the best cuddles.

8. Eleven Weeks Old, Eleven Months Old. Still Smiling In His Sleep

8 Eleven Weeks Old, Eleven Months Old. Still Smiling In His Sleep

No judgement is ever passed for the many problematic circumstances they witness, they are ALWAYS excited to see you.

9. He Finally Grew Into His Ears

9 He Finally Grew Into His Ears

As that time begins to approach, you’ll treasure every minute you have with them.

10. The Day We Got Our Puppy And Eleven Years Later

10 The Day We Got Our Puppy And Eleven Years Later

Who needs school? After getting the dog you learn life’s biggest lesson; responsibility.

11. Past And Present Lily

11 Past And Present Lily

Dogs sleep almost half the day so you don’t have to be worried about leaving them at home. And let’s be real, naps with your pup are way better than naps with anyone else.

12. The Difference Two Years Make

12 The Difference Two Years Make

Dogs teach you how to save and budget your money (food, toys, supplies, treats). It’s like Finance 302, but for dog lovers.

13. Hello, Is It Me You’re Looking For. One Year Later

13 Hello, Is It Me You're Looking For. One Year Later

Dogs keep you in shape since you have to walk them several times a day.

14. Two Years Later. Chico Has Grown Too Fast

14 Two Years Later. Chico Has Grown Too Fast

Dogs love being around other people, so a party is a fun place for them to roam.

15. One year apart

15 One year apart

Some dogs can detect if you have cancer or not.

16. What A Difference A Year Has Made

16 What A Difference A Year Has Made

Just looking at your dog will make you feel happier.

17. Brandy And I 14 Years Apart

17 Brandy And I 14 Years Apart

Dogs seriously calm you down in high-stress situations.

18. Then And Now

18 Then And Now

Your pooch could be your cure for loneliness.

19. Tyler And 15-year-old Zelda

19 Tyler And 15-year-old Zelda

Your dog will force you to be social, for better or for worse.

20. Three Months Apart

20 Three Months Apart

One study found that owning a dog could make you more attractive to potential love matches.