Our guide to animal adoption; learn why, where, and how to prepare to adopt a cat, kitten, dog or puppy from an animal shelter or rescue group.
Many Pets Means A Lot of Work...
Being a pet mom is so rewarding. You've got your choice between cats, dogs, birds, reptiles, rabbits, rodents, marsupials - whatever you fancy and you get the love and companionship of a loyal best friend.
Learn to Accept Yourself by Making Space for Others
As a child, Kari searched out kids who needed friends. She sat by the girl who ate alone at the lunch table. She was the girl who carried home strays, accepted others, people and animals, without limitations. Each time she opened her heart to give love, love was returned. Her acceptance of others demonstrates how to love.
Pets: Mankind's Best Friend
This is my precious cat, Olive. She’s only a year old in this picture. Sadly, I had to leave her with my mom when I moved out, since she bonded more with her than me. The sad story of my life.
Not as Beautiful as Other Cats
When I stumbled across Lola’s profile on a local cat rescue site in 2015, I wasn’t looking for any more cats; after all I was already adoptive parent to three others and as a family we’d vowed we didn’t have room for more animals. Still, one afternoon, with nothing better to do, a cup of tea in hand, I took, what I expected to be, a quick, innocent look through the local online animal rescue sites to see what was about. I began scrolling and within a couple of hits, I came across Lola’s advert:
Pros and Cons of Adopting a Blue Nose Pitbull
Many people talk about different dogs; similarly, you may have heard about the blue nose Pitbulls. Many people want to adopt a blue nose pitbull due to its adorable blue nose. It’s true, blue nose increases the beauty of this dog, but just like any other dog, blue nose pit bulls also have some pros and cons. I thought to share those pros and cons of blue nose pit bulls with you, so it becomes easy for you while thinking about adopting this dog. Read carefully; the pros will increase your interest in this dog, while cons may make you reconsider your decision about adopting this dog. That’s why please read all points with great attention and ask yourself whether you can easily manage the cons of these dogs or not.
Irresponsible and Underprepared
I got lost on my way to visit Lauren Murphy just outside of Montreal’s West Island. I got confused about which street I was on and where I was supposed to turn in the open space. When I eventually found her, she was outside with her dogs. As an animal rights enthusiast, and animal lover, she prides herself on spending as much time as possible with her pets.
If you ask anyone that knows me they will tell you that I love animals especially dogs. I have had dogs my entire life both as a child and as an adult. I am going to share a story with you about a dog I rescued he was a red Staffordshire Bull Terrier I named Lennon. I will go back to the start. I remember sitting on the sofa looking through facebook when a post from the SSPCA popped up, the picture was of a 1 year old Staffy Male who was very underweight, I clicked and began to read his story. As I was reading the tears started to trickle down my cheeks "poor baby" I thought, he had not had the best start in life beaten and underfed, now he was in a shelter and he was scared. I have to have this dog I thought so I emailed them.
Lillyanna was moving into her new apartment when she first saw the stray cat. He was a slinky black cat with scars hidden in his fur and brilliant yellow-orange eyes. He froze in the shadows of the stairwell, almost invisible save for the gleam of mischief in his eyes.
I Don't Like Cats
I don’t like cats. In fact when I first mentioned getting a cat to a few close friends they laughed it off as a joke. Couldn’t be true.
All Hail the Queen
Some folk think HELL is not real. It is. She lived it. She experienced it. She survived it. For six years, Elizabeth was nothing but a breeding machine. She was kept in the dark in the crate. She attempted to gnaw her way out and in so doing, several of her teeth broke loose. When she became too old and could produce puppies any longer, she was of no use. She was abused. She was neglected. The call came in. Transport had begun. Rescue would take place. She would be arriving at our home. Were we ready? Did we have all that was necessary to make her feel safe, secure and most of all loved? She arrived. We knew her spirit had been broken. She was afraid of touch. She was anxiety ridden. It was as if she had no where to turn. We learned that she did not know how to leave our home. She was unfamiliar with taking a walk. Placing her in a vehicle was the worst nightmare. She associated the travel with being taken to be impregnated. We never took her for car rides. We never took vacation. We could not take the risk. We could not even take her for a vet visit. We actually paid for a mobile vet to assure her she would not be leaving HER home. Gradually, we saw her personality. If she wanted a rub or touch, she would butt her little head into your hand. That was HER permission for you to return her affections. There were other small triumphs. The first time she laid on her back for us to rub her belly. She looked like a big ole walrus. She was our queen. She was Queen Elizabeth.
Bantay, in Tagalog meaning “guard” or a “guardian”. As a child, I found it humorous that it seems like everyone who owned a dog named him Bantay. It’s almost like a long-running inside joke in the country, where you hear “Bantay, sit!” and he will do just that. The joke was, no matter what, the faithful companion will follow his owner’s command. Without or without “proper” dog training. Because that’s who exactly Bantay was, an obedient dog.
Chester the Chihuahua
It was February 14th 2014, there I was staying with my grandmother after I graduated from military school and I had no real idea what it was like on my own, outside of school. I'd never even have my first job until about next month. My Aunt Nicole, Uncle Bobby and their three children (my cousins of course) needed a place to stay while they were renovating their home for renters in one and remodeling the other home after a bequeathal from Uncle Bobby's mother passed away. They brought along with them one cat and three dogs ( King Charlie a German Shepard and three Chihuahuas; Chester, Chloe and Jack .) to pair up with myself, my grandmother and her three cats( Mon Kitty, Chester the Cat and "Feral no name cat who would only let my grandma pet him" or Hissy). So basically a packed house for a little while until things settled for my Aunt and Uncle.