20 Ecstatic Shelter Dogs On Their Way Home For The First Time. I LOVE The Last One!

All these dogs waited at Chicago Animal Care and Control for a rescue to take them in. Some waited for months, some were saved in their final hour, but all have found loving forever homes…

Below are images that captured these dogs in their first moment in the car with their new owner and away from the shelter. Thanks to the gracious Chicago Animal Care and Control volunteers for sharing their freedom ride pics!

Peach, a dog with severe mange, chose to shut her eyes andĀ take in the smell of freedom!

Kit Kat spent more than three months in animal control after her owner was prosecuted for animal abuse.


Yoshi was all, “Let’s blow this pop stand!” when he learned it was his turn to bust out.


These six dogs were determined to get comfortable…at all costs:


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These five dogs’ smiles say it all:

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This dog was a little skeptical that she would get her own dog bed, toys *and* a family to love her. (But she did.)


This puppy was hoping to stop through the drive-thru on the way to his foster home:


And this puppy gave a wink to her transporter:


This dog tried not to let his nerves show:


This dog wanted to thank his rescuer:

And this pup never looked back! šŸ™‚



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