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.

Friday Vibesa year 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 Na year 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 ♥️a year 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 Lynna year 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 Wilkinsa year 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 Wyldea year 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 Villalobosa year 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...
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 Rescuea year 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 Perrya year 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 Knighta year 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 Swansona year 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 Johnsona year 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...
For the Love of Pitbulls
I grew up in an awesome home with a wonderful mother, who above all else taught me compassion for others. Over time this gradually turned into an obsession with fighting for the "underdog" in any situ...
Rachel Neavea year ago
Tails of a Misunderstood "Fur Mama"
I should start by leveling with you dear reader. I am not maternal. Before you run for the hills, don't panic! This is not going to be some tear ridden diatribe about how hard my life is because I do ...
Rats
Many people think one thing when they see a rat: ew! But, I want people to know what amazing pets they can be. Now, to start off, I am not saying to go find a rat that lives in New York sewers, becaus...
What to Know Before Adopting a Senior Dog
Adopting dogs in general is one of the more exciting events in life. You're basically bringing in another member to your lovable family! Dogs are the greatest (sorry, cat lovers), because they're lite...
Victoria Morrisa year ago
Why You Should (Really) Adopt
Have you ever wondered why so many dogs wind up in shelters? Many dogs you see in pet stores or at local dog breeders' homes end up being surrendered to shelters. So, why are we so drawn away from ado...