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.

Hannah Johnson5 days ago
My Job Sucks
I just started a new job as the kennel manager for an animal rescue group called Pawsafe. From the moment I met my boss and heard her talk about this rescue, I knew it was the right fit for me. I coul...
Mike Marsden-Hill2 months ago
I first set eyes on Cody in a cage in a pet rescue shelter, in a town 10kms from my home. I was looking for a dog to be a guard dog and pet. There were other dogs in other cages better fit for the rol...
Lori Brizius5 months ago
After working for years in animal shelters and rescue, I have seen things I wish I could forget. Sometimes, we need to focus on the positive and learn from the negative. We MUST educate the public and...
Jessye Gould7 months ago
Adoption Number Three
Well, folks, we've expanded our family again. We have another boy in our midst. He came to us by way of a family whose cat had kittens and they couldn't keep the babies. It was a spur of the moment de...
Laura Jelsma7 months ago
Animal Shelter Staff Worker
I used to work at an animal shelter. I know what you’re thinking, “you’re so lucky, you get to play with puppies and kitties all day.” If by playing you mean cleaning litter boxes, spraying out kennel...
Mollie Underwood7 months ago
Why You Should Actually Support 'Kill Shelters'
I know, I know... am I crazy?! Support places that murder healthy animals? It sounds ridiculous when you say it like that, but hear me out. First off, we need to dive into what a "kill shelter" even i...
Brandy Letourneau7 months ago
One day while I was at work, I received a text from my fiancé. It was a picture of a dog. When I asked whose dog it was, he replied with, "I found her on the side of the road and spent an hour trying ...
Paige Jones7 months ago
What Adoption Means to Me
Our Adventures with the Dog Who Chose Us
stacie johnsen8 months ago
The Love of a Rescue Pitt Bull
Everyone scrolls through Facebook when they are bored or have nothing to do, and I am no different. I tend to scroll through Facebook to see what everyone is doing that I grew up with or to see what d...
Kat Hertz8 months ago
She Picked Us
In September of 2016, my fiancé and I welcomed our very first 'fur child.' We, at the time, were renting the basement apartment of my future in-laws and, like children, we begged and begged to have a ...
Jlynn Sheaks8 months ago
Adopting a pet was one of the best decisions I have ever made. It was a great experience to be able to choose a pet that worked well with my children and me and to make sure that we found the right on...
Ericka deann8 months ago
The Best Day Ever
When I was 15 years old, my older sister decided to get a dog, while my childhood dog was 13 years old. My sisters and I needed a new companion to love when Clarabelle passes away. We begged my dad fo...
Clair Stevenson8 months ago
A Woman's Best Friend
In the UK in 2017/18 45 percent of us owned a pet, half of those being dog owners. Animals are an important part of our lives and families, but when they die our grief is treated differently than if w...
Austin Conour8 months ago
The Dog That Lived
As a normal college graduate would do, I was on the hunt for the perfect career... in Florida. My family and I are from Central Illinois and I grew up here so this was a big change. On a whim, I decid...
Lindsay Parks8 months ago
Signs Your Adopted Pet Was Abused (And What to Do About It)
Adopting a pet is a milestone in one's life. As exciting and rewarding as it may seem on the surface, it comes with great responsibility. Pet parents want nothing but the best for their animals and th...
Madison Shaw8 months ago
Cat and Dog
After school on February 1, 2008 when I was eight years old, my family and I went to the animal shelter next to my house to look at the cats and possibly adopt one that day. When we walked in, we ente...
Corinne Blossfeld8 months ago
Humane Society
I one hundred percent want you to save an animal's life, and by no means want you to stop going to humane societies to find a new family friend. Their background checks are fairly good and you can be ...
Megan MacNeil8 months ago
A Stray Miracle
One day old Moo Man.