Dog owners meet their pets for the first time

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  • Bored Panda asked its users to submit their best pictures of first meetings between dogs and their owners
  • The images show kids, adults and the elderly in warm caresses and tender snuggles with man's best friend
  • Many of the dogs can also be seen in the photos looking thrilled and beaming at their newfound pet owners

By Chloe Castleberry For Dailymail.com

Published: 15:02 EDT, 10 October 2017 | Updated: 22:35 EDT, 10 October 2017

For dog lovers, there are few things better than finally welcoming home a cute and cuddly canine and now there are photos that capture the heartwarming moment the pooches and owners are united with each other. 

From a warm embrace and wet, slobbery kiss to enthusiastic jumping - the new owners have no shame when it comes to showing their affection for their new dogs. 

The photos submitted to Bored Panda reveal puppy love in its purest form and the intimate moments between humans and their best buddies.

Pure joy: A little girl received a black and white puppy as a Valentine's Day present from her parents 
Pure joy: A little girl received a black and white puppy as a Valentine's Day present from her parents 

Pure joy: A little girl received a black and white puppy as a Valentine's Day present from her parents 

Just can't stop smiling! Dog Marley who appears to be a white pitbull as she meets her new owner 
Just can't stop smiling! Dog Marley who appears to be a white pitbull as she meets her new owner 

Just can't stop smiling! Dog Marley who appears to be a white pitbull as she meets her new owner 

Dog got your nose? This new pooch owner doesn't seem to mind his new Goldendoodle, Boo, getting to know his new family in true puppy fashion 
Dog got your nose? This new pooch owner doesn't seem to mind his new Goldendoodle, Boo, getting to know his new family in true puppy fashion 

Dog got your nose? This new pooch owner doesn't seem to mind his new Goldendoodle, Boo, getting to know his new family in true puppy fashion 

Raise the ruff! This dog couldn't keep its paws on the ground moments after a new family adopted the pooch 
Raise the ruff! This dog couldn't keep its paws on the ground moments after a new family adopted the pooch 

Raise the ruff! This dog couldn't keep its paws on the ground moments after a new family adopted the pooch 

Puppy love: A man couldn't hide his shock and excitement at getting a puppy after his wife surprised him with the tiny furball 
Puppy love: A man couldn't hide his shock and excitement at getting a puppy after his wife surprised him with the tiny furball 

Puppy love: A man couldn't hide his shock and excitement at getting a puppy after his wife surprised him with the tiny furball 

Cheese! A man snaps a photo with him and his 'new girl' post adoption saying, 'I think we'll be all right' 
Cheese! A man snaps a photo with him and his 'new girl' post adoption saying, 'I think we'll be all right' 

Cheese! A man snaps a photo with him and his 'new girl' post adoption saying, 'I think we'll be all right' 

Car ride snuggles: Luna, a rescue dog, snuggles up to her owner during the trip to her new home 
Car ride snuggles: Luna, a rescue dog, snuggles up to her owner during the trip to her new home 

Car ride snuggles: Luna, a rescue dog, snuggles up to her owner during the trip to her new home 

Arrested for being too adorable: An officer gives his new family member some love while the puppy soaks it up in its sweater 
Arrested for being too adorable: An officer gives his new family member some love while the puppy soaks it up in its sweater 

Arrested for being too adorable: An officer gives his new family member some love while the puppy soaks it up in its sweater 

Rock-a-bye puppy: Rosie the dog from Paws Chicago with hew new owner as the two bond over hugs and warm embraces 
Rock-a-bye puppy: Rosie the dog from Paws Chicago with hew new owner as the two bond over hugs and warm embraces 

Rock-a-bye puppy: Rosie the dog from Paws Chicago with hew new owner as the two bond over hugs and warm embraces 

Smiles and snoozes: Three-week-old CJ was a little bit on the tired side when he met his owner for the first time 
Smiles and snoozes: Three-week-old CJ was a little bit on the tired side when he met his owner for the first time 

Smiles and snoozes: Three-week-old CJ was a little bit on the tired side when he met his owner for the first time 

Sleeping puppy: Kodi the dog as he rested in his owners shoulder during the car ride to its new home 13 years ago 
Sleeping puppy: Kodi the dog as he rested in his owners shoulder during the car ride to its new home 13 years ago 

Sleeping puppy: Kodi the dog as he rested in his owners shoulder during the car ride to its new home 13 years ago 

Driving for the dog: This woman drive 12 hours through forest fires to get her new pet, Phoenix, from the animal rescue 
Driving for the dog: This woman drive 12 hours through forest fires to get her new pet, Phoenix, from the animal rescue 

Driving for the dog: This woman drive 12 hours through forest fires to get her new pet, Phoenix, from the animal rescue 

A picture to last a lifetime: This is the first photo between Alejandra and her 'fur baby' taken on the car ride home 
A picture to last a lifetime: This is the first photo between Alejandra and her 'fur baby' taken on the car ride home 

A picture to last a lifetime: This is the first photo between Alejandra and her 'fur baby' taken on the car ride home 

Matching smiles: Both owner and dog Tata can be seen in identical grins upon meeting each other for the first time 
Matching smiles: Both owner and dog Tata can be seen in identical grins upon meeting each other for the first time 

Matching smiles: Both owner and dog Tata can be seen in identical grins upon meeting each other for the first time 

Man's best friend: A man and his new puppy look lovingly into each other's eyes after adoption 
Man's best friend: A man and his new puppy look lovingly into each other's eyes after adoption 

Man's best friend: A man and his new puppy look lovingly into each other's eyes after adoption 

No such thing as too much fluff: A puppy and its owners enjoy the car ride home and take a few snaps to capture the moment 
No such thing as too much fluff: A puppy and its owners enjoy the car ride home and take a few snaps to capture the moment 

No such thing as too much fluff: A puppy and its owners enjoy the car ride home and take a few snaps to capture the moment 

Love at first sight: Jessica said in a post that their dog Chance went straight to her husband's lap when they were introduced 
Love at first sight: Jessica said in a post that their dog Chance went straight to her husband's lap when they were introduced 

Love at first sight: Jessica said in a post that their dog Chance went straight to her husband's lap when they were introduced 

Welcome home! Pippa the dog waited for a home for 103 days and she couldn't be more excited 
Welcome home! Pippa the dog waited for a home for 103 days and she couldn't be more excited 

Welcome home! Pippa the dog waited for a home for 103 days and she couldn't be more excited 

Getting to know you: In the post, the new dog owner wrote 'the day that we adopted our sweet Penelope' 
Getting to know you: In the post, the new dog owner wrote 'the day that we adopted our sweet Penelope' 

Getting to know you: In the post, the new dog owner wrote 'the day that we adopted our sweet Penelope' 

A dog with a name (and a home): The photo with Arya and her owner when she was adopted last month 
A dog with a name (and a home): The photo with Arya and her owner when she was adopted last month 

A dog with a name (and a home): The photo with Arya and her owner when she was adopted last month 

Licks for love: A dog licks his new owner outside the animal rescue he was adopted from 
Licks for love: A dog licks his new owner outside the animal rescue he was adopted from 

Licks for love: A dog licks his new owner outside the animal rescue he was adopted from 

Double trouble: A dog owner squishes her new furry pet in a hug while her other dog sits on the car floor 
Double trouble: A dog owner squishes her new furry pet in a hug while her other dog sits on the car floor 

Double trouble: A dog owner squishes her new furry pet in a hug while her other dog sits on the car floor 

Going home: Puppy Cabela and her new owner on their ride home. In the post, the dog-lover said, 'My pup Cabela and I on her freedom ride' 
Going home: Puppy Cabela and her new owner on their ride home. In the post, the dog-lover said, 'My pup Cabela and I on her freedom ride' 

Going home: Puppy Cabela and her new owner on their ride home. In the post, the dog-lover said, 'My pup Cabela and I on her freedom ride' 

Family photo: A picture of Jesse and his owner Stephanie. The image was taken at a meet a greet for the duo and Jesse ended up coming home the next day
Family photo: A picture of Jesse and his owner Stephanie. The image was taken at a meet a greet for the duo and Jesse ended up coming home the next day

Family photo: A picture of Jesse and his owner Stephanie. The image was taken at a meet a greet for the duo and Jesse ended up coming home the next day

When Harry met Katie: Harry the dog rides on his owners lap on their trip back from the pound 
When Harry met Katie: Harry the dog rides on his owners lap on their trip back from the pound 

When Harry met Katie: Harry the dog rides on his owners lap on their trip back from the pound 

Inseparable: Buster and his owner on the day he was brought home six years ago. To this day, the pair are still best friends 
Inseparable: Buster and his owner on the day he was brought home six years ago. To this day, the pair are still best friends 

Inseparable: Buster and his owner on the day he was brought home six years ago. To this day, the pair are still best friends 

An elderly woman adopter a dog from her local public park on its annual dog adoption day and both of them look equally thrilled 
An elderly woman adopter a dog from her local public park on its annual dog adoption day and both of them look equally thrilled 

An elderly woman adopter a dog from her local public park on its annual dog adoption day and both of them look equally thrilled 

Larry White
By Larry White 10/10/2017 22:35:00