Raising a pet will always have its challenges, but ultimately it’s a rewarding endeavor. To watch a puppy or kitten grow up into a well-trained, loving adult pet not only gives you a feeling of pride, but knowing that they’re happy is gratifying in itself.
The 26 before and after pictures below are a true testament to the effects a loving home has on a cat. Whether they were adopted as kittens or rescued from horrible situations, these kitties grew into happy, healthy adults!
#1 There’s absolutely nothing better than growing up together!
#2 They may be older, but they still do love being tucked in just as much as ever!
#3 Once you’ve found the very best spot, it’s hard to give it up!
#4 They might not look much alike, but these sisters stick together!
#5 There’s nothing better than your own bed… apparently even after you’ve outgrown it.
#6 This cool cat has always loved just hanging out!
#7 Her lifelong dream of becoming a famous photographer never went away!
#8 He certainly grew into that sofa quite nicely!
#10 Sometimes they never stop giving you sass, no matter how much love you lavish on them.
#11 Somebody has loved that couch for a very long time!
#12 He keeps getting older and older, but the sink stays the same size…
#13 Awww! How cute!
#14 This kitty’s creative spirit just keeps on growing!
#15 These siblings never did grow apart!
#16 Why look at cats on the internet when she’s been right there the entire time?
#17 There are some things you just never outgrow!
#18 Pancake had a terrible accident as a kitten, but she grew up into a beautiful cat!
#19 Who ever said you have to put away the childish things when you grow up?
#20 Why get a brand new toy when you’ve got a favorite toy?
#21 Somebody takes up just a little more room than they used to!
#22 This rescue kitten certainly did grow into quite the adorable cat!
#23 Three never needs to be a crowd!
#24 One year certainly made a huge difference for Walter the cat!
#25 This little guy was abandoned in a gutter when he was two weeks old. He looks a lot better these days!
#26 This preciousfur-baby was so much happier after being adopted!