We came across this heartwarming series of photos from The Meta Picture. These photos were taken moments after these dogs were adopted and got in the car to go home. Their faces show it all – they have been rescued and couldn't be more grateful.

This dog, who has a severe case of mange, smelled the fresh air of his new life, and loved it.

These smiles say it all. 

This dog is already comfortable in her new life.

This dog finally gets to express his true self, a lap dog.

Sometimes a big change like being adopted can be nerve-wracking, but this little guy will certainly settle in.

This dog says a simple "thank you"

And finally, this dog never looked back

See the whole post here. Via The Meta Picture.