Heart warming pictures of pets at the beginning and end of their lives have gone viral online, showing how important pets are to their family.

As the country faces up to the cruel treatment of greyhounds for sport, we are a little teary over these beautiful images of dogs and cats who have grown up with their owners.

Pet owners are taking to social media to share pictures of their beloved pets first and last photos.


And it’s not just dogs, some proud cat owners shared pictures of their lives together.

Tell us about your pet in the comments below…