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.

  • Elizabeth Bly
    Published 13 days ago
    The Adventures of Kitty and Daisy

    The Adventures of Kitty and Daisy

    Liz was mourning the loss of her best friend Gingles. A beautiful collie husky dog that she had for many years. Her father adopted Gingles from the animal control as a puppy. Gingles had a unique look on her. She had beautiful thick long golden-brown fur with light brown husky and collie markings on her face and a white diamond on her chest. Gingles went everywhere with Liz, camping, and at one time when she was working out of a trailer for a bit, Gingles was right there by her side. When Gingles became older, she was in a lot of pain and could not walk up the stairs.
  • Alex G
    Published 15 days ago
    Are two cats better than one?

    Are two cats better than one?

    It's an age old question to be answered - do cats get lonely or are they social creatures? Does your cat want a friend or do they prefer to live in a single-cat household?
  • rose short
    Published 16 days ago
    Potbellied pigs are loose in the streets!

    Potbellied pigs are loose in the streets!

    You've seen all the posts online of celebs with teacup pigs. You've seen how girls go crazy over how adorable they are. After asking around, you discover they are pretty low maintenance and cheap to own, after the 1200-5600 dollar price tag, depending on your area. Excited, you do a search for a local breeder in your area, you connect and you buy yourself your very own "max 25 pound" babe magnet. The breeder informs you the pig only requires 1/4 cup of food a day and isn't anymore messy than a dog or cat and you think, "This is great!"
  • naomi l
    Published 25 days ago
    FUR ELISE

    FUR ELISE

    ONE OF MY EARLIEST CHILDHOOD MEMORIES was singing and massaging my aunt's cat. I was about 3 or 4 years old. She would always let me cuddle her, even when the cat was sleeping. Her name was Flirty Bird. You might say I’ve wanted a cat ever since.
  • Erin Kress
    Published 30 days ago
    Emma's Adoption Adventure - And Tips For Your Own Adventure!

    Emma's Adoption Adventure - And Tips For Your Own Adventure!

    My boyfriend and I have wanted a dog for a very, very long time. We lived together in an apartment with no *new* pets allowed. Those who had pets already when this took place could keep them. So we were basically taunted when we would see them walking their dogs. Finally, we closed on a house in August of this year. One of the first orders of business, I knew, would be to get a dog. After applying through multiple shelters, both local and long distance, we finally got an appointment to see some dogs on Sunday, October 4, 2020.
  • Kandance Ferrari
    Published about a month ago
    ASPCA

    ASPCA

    Hi my name is Apis. I am two years old. I'm a Pembroke Corgi/Pit Bull mixed, and I was adopted from the ASPCA aka "the pound". My Mommy and Daddy adopted me on April 3, 2020 and I must say, it was one of the best days of my life. I have everything a little handsome pooch such as myself could ever want or need. The biggest thing I have with my new parents,,,, LOVE.😁
  • monkeys world
    Published about a month ago
    Is a Monkey a Valid Choice For a Pet?

    Is a Monkey a Valid Choice For a Pet?

    Pet monkeys presently are truly building a major viral buzz in the Pet segment. The primary reason for this is often gorgeous obvious just because amazing animals are really satisfying to use because of their unique and adorable traits. If you want to be different from everybody else in your neighborhood when it comes to Pets, then exotic animals will be your best choice.
  • Melissa C
    Published about a month ago
    Hello

    Hello

    Hello! My name is Melissa I’m a huge animal lover. I have always been around animals. My grandparents have a farm, I grew up doing dog shows and I earned a vet tech license at the same time that I earned my pharmacy tech certification and EMT license. I promise that will kind of be relevant in a minute.
  • Aindrea Mccoy
    Published about a month ago
    Pet Mom

    Pet Mom

    I am always asked do you have any children? I am 28 years and have never had human children. So my answer alwasy end up do pets count as children? For me, they do, I have a cat and a dog. Both fight like brothers and are just as crazy and destructive as a toddaler. The dog is ranging on hormonal teen though so I say pets count as children. Not all moms or dads can have children let alone the finacial stability to adopt human children. So if asked do you have kids? Say yes they are four-legged (Some times three-legged if something happened) and have fur and bark or meow. Be a proud pet mom/dad and talk all about your crazy four/three-legged fur babies. Yes, even birds and other animals can count. share those crazy stories of your cat scaring your dog or how your bunny stole the cat's food. Never know who would love to hear about your crazy fur family flaunt those babies with pride!
  • Unlikely Red
    Published about a month ago
    Adopting Confetti

    Adopting Confetti

    The day I brought Confetti home was one I wasn’t expecting. My boyfriend and I hadn’t planned on getting a cat that day. The day we brought her home had been a pretty crappy day overall. It was a fight from the time I had gotten up, a fight to get to work in one piece, and survive my shift. So by the time the drive home came around, I was a hot mess. You know how it is when you’re trying to get somewhere, and it’s like everyone around you isn’t paying attention, or they’re driving at the speed of a turtle when it’s actually sixty-five miles per hour.
  • Tamara Cook
    Published 2 months ago
    Adoption isn't always the Best

    Adoption isn't always the Best

    There is always controvery over the choices that people make. There is always that one person who can find the wrong in any decision that anyone makes. It is just in human nature to judge people on their actions in hopes of them making the "right" choice, in the eyes of strangers anyway. But there is always a phrase that floats around and everyone hears it at least once in their lifetime. "Adopt don't shop". What does that mean for people? This means going to shelters and giving a stray dog or abandoned dog the chance to have a good home with a family.
  • Cherii C.
    Published 3 months ago
    Adopt Your Pets

    Adopt Your Pets

    There are many reasons out there regarding why you should adopt a pet and not buying one. Every day, the number of stray pets and shelter pets are increasing. Pet adoption should be encouraged.