Your Stories of Adoption

Posted by Pia

In recent weeks I've shared some of my own very happy adoption tales -- first Pickles, then Minnow.  This week I'd like to call your attention to some great ones sent in by our very own DW readers!

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Hunter, an Australian Shepherd mix from Los Angeles.

1 Hunter, an Australian Shepherd mix from Los Angeles. "When we adopted him I promised him we wouldn't leave him like everyone else has, and we haven't. We wouldn't trade him for anything!"

Joy, a calico kitty. Seems Joy here named herself by bringing endless joy to her adoptive family.

2 Joy, a calico kitty. Seems Joy here named herself by bringing endless joy to her adoptive family.

Espresso, a mixed breed from Largo, Florida.

3 Espresso, a mixed breed from Largo, Florida. "I was rescued by the SPCA TampaBay! Manny & Andrea are my *FOREVER* family and I thank them for giving me a loving safe home. THANK YOU for saving me."

Tildon, a Shepherd/Lab mix from Columbia, Maryland.

4 Tildon, a Shepherd/Lab mix from Columbia, Maryland. "She was just a tiny pup of 2 months old when we got her. They said they found her wandering around the streets starving. She's our baby girl and the center of our world!"

Luke, a mixed breed from Jacksonville, Florida.

5 Luke, a mixed breed from Jacksonville, Florida. "Luke is 'AKA' Shake-a-Booty because he is so playful and happy now that he's been a adopted!"

Jake and Maggie, mixed breeds from New Albany, Ohio. These rescues are best buds! According to Jake,

6 Jake and Maggie, mixed breeds from New Albany, Ohio. These rescues are best buds! According to Jake, " Wherever Maggie goes, I follow. That's how we roll!"

Harlie, a mixed breed from Morris, Illinois.

7 Harlie, a mixed breed from Morris, Illinois. "This was taken on Harlie's first day in her new forever home! She's just the sweetest little girl & we couldn't imagine life without her!"

Buddy, a Wheaton terrier from Elkin, North Carolina.

8 Buddy, a Wheaton terrier from Elkin, North Carolina. "Buddy adopted us! He is very, very smart and loves playing with his toys and his new sister, Winnie our 11-year-old cat."

You can read more in our Stories of Adoption gallery and add your own! Please send us more of your happy "tails" and interesting stories with photos. We love them and want to be able to share them with the whole DW family!

Thanks for caring about the critters!

In kinship,

Dr. Pia Salk

Comments (4)

  • What a adorable photos of adorable pets! Thank You, to all those that opened their hearts and saved these precious animals....and Thank You Dr.Pia!

  • Hello ladies, Kirby here.
    Hi Dr Pia. I’m not an adopted pet from a shelter, but my mommy and daddy did adopt me from my parents house. That was almost nine years ago. They told me that they would always take very good care of me and they have. They take me with them when they travel and I really do like that. I get to see so many things and enjoy so many smells. I’ve left my mark all around the US. You may not be able to find them, but your pet friends will. Time for my nap.
    Catch you later, Kirby.

  • Hi Dr. Pia, I so look forward to your blog every week and am never disappointed! These photos and info about these extremely happy animals really make my day! I pray every day that more people will adopt more and more of these wonderful creatures who deserve a 'forever home'! God bless you, the animals and the adoptors! Jan

  • I wanted a Himalayan kitten and checked out Petfinders. "Yeti," a 10 month old male happened to be available at the Four Paws shelter in Virginia. It was love at first sight! I was his fifth home (long story) but he settled right in and is now master of the house. He is my constant companion and a real love bug - I am so glad we found each other. If you have room in your heart for a little critter, adoption is the way to go...

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