A pair of hopeless eyes peer through the brushed, gunmetal bars of a storage cage at a research lab in Nevada.
Initially, the frightened dogs had difficulty trusting the rescuers, but they were finally comfortable enough to step out of their safe space and explore the unknown.
As their feet touch the green grass of the shelter for the first time, intrigue and fear mingle in their minds.
But it doesn’t take them long to relax into their new home. The inner playfulness, suppressed for so long, is unleashed.
Running and nudging their playmates, they are slowly adjusting to their new lives, growing more trusting of humans and enjoying the freedom they deserve.
Scroll down to take a closer look into these dogs’ incredible journey…