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.

Nick Jimenez13 days ago
Don't Buy a Dog on Craigslist
This is a PSA within a story. My therapist was suggesting I get a dog to help with my anxiety of being alone. I brought this up to my mother and she agreed with the condition that the dog would have t...
Iggy Paulsen15 days ago
Best Pet Adoption Websites
When it comes to getting a pet, adoption should always be an option—it's just the right thing to do. By adopting a pet, you are saving a life of an animal that will become a loyal friend and a part of...
Janelle Hammonds19 days ago
A Dog's Dog
Baby May came into my life as Blueberry, a long haired Chihuahua that had been taken from an abusive home. Every noise scared her, the tiny little ball of black fur hiding in the back of her cage at t...
Jessye Gould2 months ago
An Adoption Journey
When my husband and I got married, we had talked about getting a kitten, but hadn't really given much thought to actually adopting a cat. We had visited a humane society many times, seen cats and kitt...
Renee P.2 months ago
Having a Pet
I have 5 pets. 3 cats and 2 dogs. And I swear if someone asks me one more time if I'm starting a farm, I'm going to say yes, and ask for a donation. Okay, not really, but seriously I don't ask you if ...
Jordan <32 months ago
Why Should I Adopt a Shelter Dog?
Hello! My name is Opal! I come from a shelter in a very small town. The shelter was okay, but definitely not what I wanted. I was happy to have what food I did, but it wasn't enough and I was malnouri...
Tina Collins2 months ago
Support Your Local Pet Rescue Charity
"I had no idea about puppy farms, I just fell in love with Alfie and handed over the money." Alfie (a golden cocker spaniel puppy), in his very short life, had to endure 29 visits to the Vet not forgetting the experience he had before Stacey fell in love with him. He died a month after she bought him. Please help close down Puppy Farms in the UK and overseas.
Victoria Gawlik2 months ago
Loving a Rescue Dog
The story of how we got Kenzo is both sweet and sad. He belonged to our neighbors. When we moved into the house across the road we would pet him through their high metal fence whenever we could and sm...
Elena Ansman3 months ago
Odin: A Dog's Story
I'm not too sure where I exactly came from, somewhere in the south I believe. I wasn't loved, didn't have a name, or a home. Soon my life was going to change for the better. Before I knew it I was bei...
Rebecca Staines3 months ago
Adopting an Older Cat
This quote is included in many campaign slogans, animal right's proponents, and animal shelters. It is something that my family and I took to heart a few years back and it has been one of the best dec...
Emmeline Wilkinson3 months ago
Why You Should Adopt a Greyhound
Growing up my family had always had a black cat named Bob. We adopted two little kittens ready for our new life in a seaside town when I was two and loved them dearly. Bob was the alpha male and unfor...
Why It's Better to Adopt Than Shop
“Saving one dog will not change the world, but surely for that one dog, the world will change forever.” ― Karen Davison On November 11, 2017 I went to Petco for their monthly adoption event. I was hop...
Madison VanNess4 months ago
And They're Off!
It's Monday, April 30th at 1:30 in the morning. While the rest of the city of McComb, MS sleeps, animal control, volunteers, and foster parents are hard at work to load 27 dogs onto a transport truck....
Madison VanNess4 months ago
McComb Animal Shelter
Here's some paws-itively good news! The McComb Animal Shelter is hosting an open house on Thursday April 26 from 1:30-6:30 PM and we want you to come visit! The open house is to invite the community t...
Jennifer McIntosh5 months ago
Dogs, Dogs, Dogs!
About 5-6 years ago, my father took me to a house many miles from my own, after discovering a beautiful brownish red coloured dog on an adoption site. He was beautiful, and my whole family fell in lov...
Jennifer Violet5 months ago
10 Reasons You Should Adopt A Puppy Today
Dogs literally make the world go round—fight me on this. They're playful, super loving, so adorable, goofy at times, and amazing at cuddling. While they're basically a member of the family the second ...
Johnny Vedmore5 months ago
I Have an Imaginary Dog for a Very Good Reason
When I was a child, a dog was always out of the question. My father wanted to buy an illegal exotic pet whilst my mother would say she was allergic to dogs and cats. We settled on a jar full of worms ...
Ada Zuba5 months ago
The Time I Got a Dog
It was September and I was in grade 11; by this time my sister and me had accepted the fact that we were never going to get a dog. My dad's work friend proposed that we get a pug puppy because her dau...