adoption

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.

  • rita guinta
    Published 24 days ago
    Upstairs Dog

    Upstairs Dog

    Amid the clamor of New York City, in a silent, dark and dank basement, a baby canine’s chest barely lifted as she struggled to breathe. She was wasted, withered, with crusty skin sagging over her protruding ribs. Clumps of black fur created a pattern of splotches over her emaciated body. And heavy, metal brackets were duct taped to her left front leg. She couldn’t stand. She couldn’t move. Stuck on her flank on the cold cement floor as cucarachas crawled in and out of her wounds, nibbling on her flesh. And fleas and infections ravaged what was left of her.
  • Connie Kimble
    Published 25 days ago
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  • Maelisha Kahlbaum
    Published 27 days ago
    Pets Welcome!

    Pets Welcome!

    It is difficult to imagine a world without pets, especially today with the bad news and media featuring the riots and protests that revolves around the wrongful deaths of African - Americans in the world.. Pets are the one thing that can change people’s mood and mental state in a positive direction and they really do make everything better. I have four of them myself and I never felt happier and safe before. Without further ado, I will introduce them to the world.
  • Sherry Dee Hadley
    Published 29 days ago
    I wanna be a cowboy, Baby!

    I wanna be a cowboy, Baby!

    Meet The latest edition to my furry rescue Family! He came to me so disturbed he was required to take prescriptions of trazadone and Prozac and remained unruly. It took the patience of a saint, but this little man is a snuggly sweetheart that transforms into a larger than life beast when the doorbell rings! He feels the need to take charge of his older senior sisters ( when they let him!). We are a true work in progress and this cowboy’s work is never done watching out for his family
  • Maurisa Cerilli
    Published about a month ago
    Adopting a Rescue Dog

    Adopting a Rescue Dog

    My husband and I had shelled out a pretty penny for our first dog, a German Shepherd that we named Otto. Bred to work, he was from healthier European stock, and, we decided, that was worth the money. Besides, Wyatt was dead set on training a puppy.
  • Rachel Berry
    Published about a month ago
    Things I Wish I Knew Before Adopting a Siamese Cat

    Things I Wish I Knew Before Adopting a Siamese Cat

    Last June, I adopted a Siamese mix cat to be my companion at school. Her name was Lea, she was so cute, and she immediately started kneading me when they put her on my lap the first time we met. I knew it was meant to be, so we took her home that day.
  • Meg
    Published about a month ago
    Miami-Dade County Animal Shelter

    Miami-Dade County Animal Shelter

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  • Kate Baggott
    Published about a month ago
    International Dog of Mystery
  • Rachel Berry
    Published 2 months ago
    Why You Should Adopt an Adult Cat

    Why You Should Adopt an Adult Cat

    When people go into a shelter to adopt a cat, they always want to look at the kittens. Let’s face it, kittens are adorable; they’re so tiny, and they have the cutest little faces. I’m not trying to discourage anyone from adopting a kitten, because all cats need homes. I just want to suggest reasons why you should consider adopting an adult cat.
  • Tami Nieto
    Published 4 months ago
    We Got a Dog This Week and You Should Too

    We Got a Dog This Week and You Should Too

    Meet Princess Eloise Blueberry! No I had no say in the name she was given, my children alone get that credit! I have no idea what breed she is, but she’s an incredibly sweet girl with lots of love. Right now she’s asleep about three feet from me and looking happy and content. She’s a rescue dog, so I was able to do my part to save one animal from the needle. It’s super important to remember that if you’re looking to get an animal, there are thousands of waiting animals at your local shelters waiting and waiting for a new home. Many if not all of them will end up being euthanized due to the extreme overpopulation and irresponsibility of owners who surrender their dog when they become inconvenient. Don’t add to that statistic!
  • George Williams
    Published 4 months ago
    Acquiring Samson

    Acquiring Samson

    This is not a story that should be imitated, as a general rule. Impulse acquiring a living being nearly always leads to suffering for that creature, and humans should be better than that. My only justification is that at least I accept the lifelong responsibilities from my impulse decisions.
  • Lauren Williamson
    Published 4 months ago
    How Adopting a Pet Can Change Your Life (for Good)

    How Adopting a Pet Can Change Your Life (for Good)

    Has your work been giving you a lot of stress lately? Do you feel the need to have someone to come home to? Consider adopting a pet! There is no better stress buster than playing with a pet. A lot of pet parents would agree that adopting a pet has made their lives so much fun.