Found Love Part II

Posted by Pia

As promised, another collection of fabulous photos to round out our previous gallery of heartwarming adopted fur-family snaps... Grab a 'happy tears' tissue and spread the word on how rewarding it is to adopt your new best friend...

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...And these 3 little red heads lived happily ever after! Atlanta's Animal Action Rescue somehow knew that Chip and this family were meant to find each other! (animalactionrescue.org) Photo Credit: Beth LaBauve

1 ...And these 3 little red heads lived happily ever after! Atlanta's Animal Action Rescue somehow knew that Chip and this family were meant to find each other! (animalactionrescue.org) Photo Credit: Beth LaBauve

Thanks to the efforts of great photographers and other artist's who volunteer their time through HeArtsSpeak.org, sweet kitties like Devin and others now have loving permanent homes!

2 Thanks to the efforts of great photographers and other artist's who volunteer their time through HeArtsSpeak.org, sweet kitties like Devin and others now have loving permanent homes!

When Sassy came to Rescue-a-bull at 8 yrs, she did not know much about the world but was willing to learn and love.  Sassy's life is now full of cuddling and play dates. Beth and Sassy are so thankful to have found each other!

3 When Sassy came to Rescue-a-bull at 8 yrs, she did not know much about the world but was willing to learn and love. Sassy's life is now full of cuddling and play dates. Beth and Sassy are so thankful to have found each other!

Coco Puff was rescued by Friends for Life Animal Rescue in Arizona. She was adopted and renamed Carlie. Carlie is a happy, friendly, energetic cuddlebug who is very attached to her new mom, Kristina.  Carlie's new family is delighted to have her in their home!

4 Coco Puff was rescued by Friends for Life Animal Rescue in Arizona. She was adopted and renamed Carlie. Carlie is a happy, friendly, energetic cuddlebug who is very attached to her new mom, Kristina. Carlie's new family is delighted to have her in their home!

This family welcomed little Finn into the fold to join their other rescued pooch who still can't stop kissing him! Finn and the 11 other pups in his litter were rescued with their mama and all were placed into great homes by Animal Action Rescue in Atlanta, Ga. Photo by: Beth LaBauve

5 This family welcomed little Finn into the fold to join their other rescued pooch who still can't stop kissing him! Finn and the 11 other pups in his litter were rescued with their mama and all were placed into great homes by Animal Action Rescue in Atlanta, Ga. Photo by: Beth LaBauve

3-legged tabby Olive (on R) began as a foster in need of a home- but when rescued Max (on L)  took it upon himself to always comfort and groom her- Olive became part of the family forever!

6 3-legged tabby Olive (on R) began as a foster in need of a home- but when rescued Max (on L) took it upon himself to always comfort and groom her- Olive became part of the family forever!

And these two have been inseparable ever since!

7 And these two have been inseparable ever since!

Max secretly loves all of the love and cuddles his adoptive mom showers upon him- even though he sometimes likes to pretend like he doesn't ;)

8 Max secretly loves all of the love and cuddles his adoptive mom showers upon him- even though he sometimes likes to pretend like he doesn't ;)

Jack and his adopted brother Stanley!

9 Jack and his adopted brother Stanley!

Millie was so glad when the people who adopted one of her kittens decided to adopt her too!!

10 Millie was so glad when the people who adopted one of her kittens decided to adopt her too!!

Shawne and Leigh could not be happier with their crew of adopted critters!

11 Shawne and Leigh could not be happier with their crew of adopted critters!

...and Leigh takes her role as pooch mama very seriously!

12 ...and Leigh takes her role as pooch mama very seriously!

Piggie (on far right) poses with a posse of adopted pitties in tutu's at pittie pride day in Atlanta, Ga. (Check out rescuer Rachel's great blog at Sleepswithdogs.net and don't miss TutuTuesday's!)

13 Piggie (on far right) poses with a posse of adopted pitties in tutu's at pittie pride day in Atlanta, Ga. (Check out rescuer Rachel's great blog at Sleepswithdogs.net and don't miss TutuTuesday's!)

Many of our countries canine heroes were once in shelters hoping to be adopted- and now they risk everything to protect our country!

14 Many of our countries canine heroes were once in shelters hoping to be adopted- and now they risk everything to protect our country!

This crew of pups are clearly loved and well cared for by the doting couple that adopted them!

15 This crew of pups are clearly loved and well cared for by the doting couple that adopted them!

Phoebe and her rescuer Julia Pennington (A Dog's Life Rescue)  take a moment to hug and say thanks before Phoebe starts her new life with a wonderful adoptive family.

16 Phoebe and her rescuer Julia Pennington (A Dog's Life Rescue) take a moment to hug and say thanks before Phoebe starts her new life with a wonderful adoptive family.

Big old softie Eddie here was adopted by this happy couple after being fostered for Animal Action Rescue by Beth LaBauve.
Photo Credit: Beth LaBauve

17 Big old softie Eddie here was adopted by this happy couple after being fostered for Animal Action Rescue by Beth LaBauve. Photo Credit: Beth LaBauve

Pepper relaxing in her foster home daydreaming about what her forever home will be like.

18 Pepper relaxing in her foster home daydreaming about what her forever home will be like.

Pepper reading up on how to maximize her chances of being adopted and ways to assess her compatibility with potential adopters.

19 Pepper reading up on how to maximize her chances of being adopted and ways to assess her compatibility with potential adopters.

Pepper in her new home cuddled up to previously adopted brother Gus.  These two adore each other and play non-stop!  Apparently all that research on compatibility paid off..

20 Pepper in her new home cuddled up to previously adopted brother Gus. These two adore each other and play non-stop! Apparently all that research on compatibility paid off..

Deniro (on far right under his napping sister) found an amazing forever home that absolutely adores him!  This is not an uncommon picture of this adopted trio.  They are always cuddling. Rescue groups like Rescue-a-bull work hard to find the perfect fit for their dogs and pictures like this prove that all the hard work pays off.  
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21 Deniro (on far right under his napping sister) found an amazing forever home that absolutely adores him! This is not an uncommon picture of this adopted trio. They are always cuddling. Rescue groups like Rescue-a-bull work hard to find the perfect fit for their dogs and pictures like this prove that all the hard work pays off. --

Lovable Milton had limited use of his back legs but was still full of energy and able to get around. His adopter...

22 Lovable Milton had limited use of his back legs but was still full of energy and able to get around. His adopter...

...got him a fancy set of wheels so he could always join in on longer family outings.

23 ...got him a fancy set of wheels so he could always join in on longer family outings.

Mama Faye celebrates the love of her adopted Petey!

24 Mama Faye celebrates the love of her adopted Petey!

Zelda' thankful eyes say it all!

25 Zelda' thankful eyes say it all!

Minnow still gets all giddy when she realizes how happy she is in her forever home!

26 Minnow still gets all giddy when she realizes how happy she is in her forever home!

Minnow has even taken to rapping about her experience and the home she shares with Dr. Pia Salk and the rest of her adopted sibling. (Note the Bling!)

27 Minnow has even taken to rapping about her experience and the home she shares with Dr. Pia Salk and the rest of her adopted sibling. (Note the Bling!)

Guppy, suspected to be Minnow's long lost brother watched as Minnow was adopted and hoped he'd soon be chosen too...

28 Guppy, suspected to be Minnow's long lost brother watched as Minnow was adopted and hoped he'd soon be chosen too...

Thankfully Dr. Pia secured a home for Guppy too and now he and Minnow get to lounge and take in all the love they so deserve!

29 Thankfully Dr. Pia secured a home for Guppy too and now he and Minnow get to lounge and take in all the love they so deserve!

Missy Chow shows the love she feels for her adoptive family and forever home!

30 Missy Chow shows the love she feels for her adoptive family and forever home!

Wonderful Ms. Gina fostering a baby bunny for a local rescue group until she was adopted into a loving forever home

31 Wonderful Ms. Gina fostering a baby bunny for a local rescue group until she was adopted into a loving forever home

While he was a tad smaller than his adopted brothers and sisters, Simon still felt welcome and right at home with his new crew.

32 While he was a tad smaller than his adopted brothers and sisters, Simon still felt welcome and right at home with his new crew.

Ruby Wallace on her way home from Rocky Mountain Lab Rescue after being adopted, November 21, 2012.

33 Ruby Wallace on her way home from Rocky Mountain Lab Rescue after being adopted, November 21, 2012.

Ruby settling right into her new home.  Her new family adores her and the feeling is mutual!.

34 Ruby settling right into her new home. Her new family adores her and the feeling is mutual!.

In kinship,
Dr. Pia Salk

Once again, we have enjoyed participating Petside's yearly blog event! It's been an honor to join so many amazing bloggers offering great information on this year's chosen topic, ADOPTION- A topic we address here weekly with advice from our only human contributing writer, psychologist Dr. Pia Salk.

Comments (8)

  • Hello Dr. Pia & my Glue Squad Buddies,
    These photos are soooo great once again, showing all the love and happiness to be shared in our forever homes. Some more things I need to say I am thankful for are YOU Dr. Pia and your staff of photographers and writers and for Franny and Sharkey. If we didn't have all of you, then we would not have met and become friends. Another thing I am thankful for is patience. The patience my Mom and Dad have when they are trying to teach me the way to do things correctly, and not those bad habits from a previous life. Yesterday, I tried just jumping the little 2 foot garden fence inside the yard. Dad will put up taller fencing today, but he is happy I stay inside the 3 1/2 foot perimeter fence. I don't know why these things happen, but I am really thankful for patience. I am a good girl, just in training on behavior skills. LOL!!! Have a "gem" of a day everyone.
    Love & licks,
    Ruby girl

  • Good Morning Dr. Pia

    I LOVE these pictures makes my heart warm knowing that all these animals have found loving homes :)

    Great pictures of my Glue Squad pals :)

    Have a great day!!
    Zoe

  • Well, well, well. Looks like the Glue Squad has some of their very own celebrities on the blog today. And may I say your pictures are awesome. I am so glad that you found homes where you are connected to the DW and you will be my forever friends.
    Cora-Belle, how are you feeling? Are you wearing your BE U TEA FULL sweater vest? Maybe Lucinda will make you another one but one that has a more fierce look. Sparkle, you ran away! I hope you don't do that anymore. Remember, grass is not always greener on the other side. Sometimes it has a bunch of poo in it. Speaking of that, don't be hard on yourself Rebel. What the heck, your a little guy. It is not like Mimi and Papa had to get in a big snow shovel to clean it up. Hehehehehehehe
    Dudley, what are you up to these days? And Abby, what have you been doing? Is everyone well? Zoe, did you enjoy Charlie Brown? Hey Kirby, if you have white on your face that means that you are special and you get to be Santa's helper. Ruby and Missy Chow, you girls better be good at least till after Christmas. Then after you get your gifts you can get into trouble once in a while. Just follow Zoe's lead. Hehehehehe.
    Baby Favor how did you get that name? Kitty and James Dean, did you ever meet each other? Maybe we can have a Feline Matchmaking post one day.
    Well everyone, I am off to the deck.
    Love to all,
    Maddox

  • Hello ladies, Kirby here.
    And hello to you too Dr. Pia. How about that; you are on again today. Before long you will be on daily. That would be nice; Martha could make a spot just below the DW for you. Santa’s helper, humm, that sound good to me Maddox. Not much going on around here; Daddy has a cold and is staying in and isn’t mobile very much. Right now he has something in his mouth which should help his sore throat. Don’t tell him, but his breath sure smells bad today.
    Catch you later, Kirby.

  • Hi Dr. Pia, I absolutely LOVE everyone of these fabulous photos and comments you shared with all of us again today! I know how every one of these beautiful babies feel now that they have forever homes and wonderful parents who love them so much! I am a very lucky fellow, also! I will look at these photos over and over again because they make me feel soooo good! Wouldn't it be nice if we had even more people who cared so much for these animals?! It was so great to see Minnow in photos #26&27, Guppy in photos #28&29, Missy Chow in photo #30, and Ruby in photos #33&34!!!! It was also great to hear from Ruby, Zoe, and Maddox, also!!! Can't wait to hear from the rest of you! It has been so cold, wet, and windy here that I made 3 mistakes-peed on the rug and forgot to tell Mom I needed to go outside! She was still kind to me and takes me out more often! Hope you all have a great day and stay safe! Love, Dudley Do Right XOXOXO+

  • Hi Dr. Pia,
    I just love these pictures of all these happy friends. I think that Minnow, Guppy & I could have a swell time zipping around! I am getting better and am zipping around the house and yard again.
    Oh, Dudley, I know how it goes there pal. I did get my message across to Mimi this morning and did my duty outside. Maddox, Mimi laughed about the shovel. She does remember cleaning her Grandpa's dog yard and she did need a shovel back then. No wonder she's always had medium to small dogs!
    It's warmer today and very sunny, that means there will be a spot of sunshine for a warm nap this afternoon. Yea!
    Til tomorrow.
    Your pal,
    Rebel

  • Hellooooo Francesca, Sharkey, Dr.Pia, RUUUBY, Wise maddox, handsome Kirby and G.K., busy Dudley, Festive Zoe, beeuuutiful Kitty, and all my friends-
    Wonderful pictures and captions today and we enjoyed seeing ruby and missy Chow too.
    Missy Chow, are you getting ready for Christmas?? Any Christmas dressing up for the glue squad?
    Mom is talking about a holiday collar for Abby but she seems so devoted to her Jets collar. Sometimes she goes out at 2 a.m. so maybe she needs glow in the dark...hehehe.. as Maddox would say.
    No I have never met Kitty but I saw her beautiful photo and my heart beats so quickly, did I smell catnip..distracted for a moment.
    Ruby, you are in the best home so remember to be good for wonderful Lynn. Rebel, any ducks left on your water areas to chase? Zoe, keep warm and glad you saw the Charlie Brown Christmas show. My favorite is Rudolph, I like the land of misfit toys. Corabelle, are you wearing your sweater?? Have to go wrap some presents.. love and purrs- James dean the persian cat

  • I'm here, better late then never!!!! ;-) GREAT photos of Minnow and those adorable cats Max and Olive, what a home they have...all heart! Also nice to see some of our other fur-friends...I Thank all of you for opening your hearts and homes with so much love for the rescue animals. Ruby looks happy "and that's a good thing"

    Have a happy and warm night,
    delia & Kitty =^. .^= purrrr to JD my love!

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