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30+ Rescue Pet Photos That Show Adopting Is Much Better Than Shopping

Coronavirus slowed everything down, and a lot of things came to a halt. Pet adoption is fortunately not one of them. Animal enthusiasts were as active as ever in rescuing stray animals and finding loving homes for them. Cats, dogs, rabbits, and even squirrels have been rescued from the streets and are now happy and healthy.

Fortunately, the adoptive parents are not self-centered. They’re sharing their images so that we can share in their joy, something we all need in these trying times. We’ve chosen some of the cutest photos, and we’re confident you’ll love them as much as we did.

(h/t: pupperish)

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#1 This photo was taken minutes after this abandoned cat was rescued

#2 “This Is My Quarantine Cat, Ahsoka, I Adopted Her To Help Manage Her Anxiety And Prevent Her Going To The Humane Society. I Was Told She Would Hide All Day And Generally Avoid People. After About 3 Hours Of Being At My Place I Felt A Tapping On My Arm”

Before getting a dog, address these questions, according to Kayla Fratt, a licensed dog behavior specialist and owner of Journey Dog Training:

“How much time will you have now and after the pandemic to care for a dog?”

Do you currently have the financial means to adopt? Do you have any extra money or job stability to meet unexpected pet-related expenses?

How much room do you have in your home for a dog? Is your present living situation pet-friendly?

How much time and effort are you willing to invest in dog training?

Consider your way of life. Do you want a dog who can run with you for miles every day? “Are you seeking for a less energetic dog who will be content to go for walks on occasion?”

Other pets can benefit from this as well.

#3 While running a marathon, Khemjira Klongsanun saw an abandoned puppy. She carried it for 19 miles and adopted it after the race. And that puppy is all grown up now

Surprisingly, some animal sanctuaries are having difficulty finding fresh animals to match with potential adopters. “With the three shuttered county shelters not taking stray animals and what appears to be a drop in owner surrenders during this period, we just aren't able to intake enough animals,” says Patricia Kennedy, executive director of City Dog Rescue in Washington, DC.

#4 “Yesterday I Adopted A Kitten But I Think They Gave Me A Meerkat”

#5 “Just adopted this dude. His name is tucker and he is good boy”

#6 ” We adopted a pair of kittens today. My husband was a little worried about how they’d do with our dog.. He’s no longer concerned.

#8 “My Friend Adopted A Senior Dog That Had Been Shot In The Leg And Left To Die. These Pictures Are A Day Apart”

#9 “Adopted Her 3 Hours Ago And She’s Already So Comfortable And Happy To Have A Home, I Laid Down Next To Her And She Just Climbed Onto Me Anybody Who Hates On Pitbulls Has Never Owned One Of These Big Babies”

#10 “This Is Louie, Our Adopted 16-Year Old Pupper! He Makes This Face When He Is About To Get Treats.”

#11 “Rescued This Little Guy A Week Or So Ago And He Keeps Peaking Over The Couch At Me Like This”

#12 “We Adopted A Puppy Today. He’s Terrified Of The Car Because He Thinks We’re Taking Him Back To The Shelter. But He Loved Bedtime”

#13 Lucia Was Skinny And Mangy And Naked And Itchy And Scared When Rescued From A Hoarder. Now She’s Fluffy And Happy And Dare I Say It A Bit Plump. Rescued By Good Karma In Florida”

#14 “Golden Retriever Rescue With A Lot Of Anxiety – He Likes To Just Hold Toys In His Mouth So I Had To Get Him This One. It’s Too Damn Cute”

#15 “4 Years Since We Rescued Her And Her Brother And She Still Holds Onto Us When She Sleeps So We Dont Leave Her..”

#16 “Look Who I Adopted Today!! Her Name Is Ash And I Was Told That She Is Very Cuddly”

#17 “Another User Told Me I Should Post This Here. Meet Rimosa, She’s A 3yr Old Staffy I Rescued 11 Months Ago. I Call Her Wonder Dog”

#18 A Year Ago Today We Adopted This Beautiful Boy! From The Streets To The Shelter To Our Loving Home! (Nsfw)”

#19 “This Is Little Arietty, Patiently Waiting For Me To Throw Her Toy. I Am Starting To Suspect That We May Have Adopted A Doggo!”

#20 “He Spent 5 Years In A Rescue Shelter. I Will Make Sure He Has The Best 5 Years With Us From Now On.”

#21 My Husband And I Rescued A Five Week Old Kitten Yesterday And I Just Wanted To Share. His Name Is Figaro”

#23 “This Is Daisy, She Was Extremely Abused Before We Got Her, I Could Hardly Pet Her Without A Yelp Or Whimper. We Adopted Her Almost 2.5 Yrs Ago. She’s Now Officially Been In A Loving Home Longer Than She Was In A Bad Home. Such A Sweetheart That Loves Luvi

#24 “Little Baby I’m Adopting! She Has One Pink Bean Per Foot”

#25 wo police officers from Catalonia found this kitten and her two dead siblings in the bushes beside the road. They rescued her, and one of them adopted her.

#26 “Adopted A Stray Abandoned Kitten, 5 Day Difference In His Eyes”

#27 “This Is Alan. He Lost His Eyes In A Dog Attack Prior To Us Adopting Him. Despite Not Being Able To See, He Moves With Courage And Confidence. A True Inspiration”

#28 “So The Other Day My Dad Called Me And Told Me His Golden Retriever Found A Baby Squirrel That Was Half Alive In The Yard. He Rescued It And Fed It. This Is Them A Few Days Later. Now It Won’t Leave His Side”

#30 “My Daughter Has Been Asking Every Christmas And Birthday For 5 Years For Her Dream Dog. This Week We Adopted Her New Best Friend. So Far They’re Inseparable”


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