There is a reason dogs are often called manXCHARXs best friend. Time and again, the beloved furry babies have shown that they can be the most loyal and dependable companion you will ever have. Dogs love you fiercely and forever. The only thing they ask in return is that you love them back. Sadly, there are humans who would rather abandon, neglect or abuse their canine pets. Thank goodness for compassionate people with big hearts who have decided to show these four-legged furry friends that not all humans are bad and hurtful. Take a look at these 18 before-and-after photos of rescue dogs who got the love and attention they deserve.