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.

Kennedy Browna year ago
Being a Dog Mom Changed My Life
After debating whether being a full-time college student, part-time worker, and a full-time social butterfly would leave enough room to be a proper "full-time dog mom," I took a leap of faith into wha...
The Truth Behind Dog Breeding
Have you ever seen one of those sad puppy commercials on television with the hungry dogs in the animal shelters? Whenever I see one of these commercials I feel a sudden urge to grab my dog and hug him...
So You Want to Adopt a Dog...
To start of, I'm just going to give you a little background on my process of adoption and the struggles I had to face at the start and what I did to help/fix them. I adopted my dog from Romania throug...
I Want A Dog. What Do I Do?
There is no doubt that dogs are our best friends. These trusting and loyal companions come in all shapes and sizes along with all types of breeds and temperament. By that definition, you would think t...
Jes ♥️2 years ago
Living with Rescues
Living with a house full of pets means one thing... it gets CRAZY! So much barking and meowing, so much fur, food, play time and most importantly so much LOVE. I have so many dogs and some cats. Needl...
Friday Vibes2 years ago
The Fun Part of Finding a Forever Pet
Let me start by saying that adopting from your local shelter is awesome! So many places don't offer no-kill shelters, so if those pets don't get adopted by a loving family, they are killed and then th...
Brooke N2 years ago
Benefits of Adopting an Animal
Many people worry that adopting an animal will be too hard on their lifestyle and take up too much time and effort. You would be surprised just how great having an animal can be despite some of their ...
Jes ♥️2 years ago
Capone and Freya
It started off one day. My boyfriend and I went to the pet store like we usually do every month. We went to a different pet store than we usually went to (further away from our home) and we... well I ...
Brie Lynn2 years ago
What it Was Like Adopting a Dog Labeled "Aggressive" by a Shelter
A few years ago I went on a hunt to find an adoptable dog to add to my family. I searched on Petfinder.com for weeks before seeing a dog and instantly pointing to her photo and saying, "that's her, th...
Heather Wilkins2 years ago
A Calico Named Lizzy
I was thirteen and my sister was eleven when we went to the ASCPA in Florida with our mother to pick out a cat of our own. I didn't want to get one at first because I wanted a dog. After never getting...
Paige Wylde2 years ago
My Rescue Dog, Charlie
I took a job as a volunteer in a small dog rescue. I told myself I wouldn't take any of the dogs home. I did pretty well for a while, seeing the new dogs come in and out. Our dogs are a little differe...
Maya Villalobos2 years ago
Calling All Wannabe Pet Owners
So you want a pet, eh? Well, if you have the tiniest bit of uncertainty in getting a fur-ever friend, this article's for you! For you uncertain beings out there, here's some reasons why getting your b...
Michaela B2 years ago
The Real Stories of Buying from Breeders
This story begins when I decided I wanted to add a special needs cat to my family of two cats, unborn child and myself. It was posted on Facebook that there was a blind pure bred Siamese kitten that n...
Animal Rescue2 years ago
Running an Animal Shelter
"It must be so hard for you," that's the phrase I hear the most. It is paired with "to see them get adopted and move on" Or "to review all these animals and see them when they are sick" most often, bu...
Jenae Perry2 years ago
How a Craigslist Puppy Changed My World
In the summer of 2016, one week away from my twenty-second birthday I was prematurely going through my mid-life crisis. On the outside looking in, everything was good. A newly purchased home, a career...
Kristen Knight2 years ago
Shelter, Store, or Breeder
When adopting a pet there are generally three options that people choose to go to: an animal shelter, a pet store, and breeders. There are pros and cons to each of these that should always be taken in...
Meghan Swanson2 years ago
I Didn't Rescue Him, He Rescued Me
I recently moved to Missouri, I left my entire life behind me back in Illinois and decided to start new. Goku, a golden lab, was put on Facebook from a family going through a divorce. Neither of them ...
Bailey Johnson2 years ago
Why You Should Adopt Instead of Shop
You always hear people use the phrase "adopt, don't shop." I never truly understood why people said this so much because I never understood why there was any problem with purchasing dogs from breeders...