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I Adopt And Rescue Animals

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 49 People

    I Am A Foster Dad For Abandoned Ferrets

    They are cute, curious little critters and how anyone could just abandon them or any other animal is beyond my comprehension. Tomorrow I will be heading to Dayton, OH to pick up a ferret that was found in a small cage next to a dumpster. Can anyone explain why people would be so...
    uppaUS uppaUS 61-65, M May 11, 2013

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    Cats

    I have a passion for cats since I was little. but it would never come to my mind to buy an animal, I couldn't do that. Plus there are so many animals destinated to death, or live on the street. So i decied to adopt my four cats. Two of them should have died, and ttwo of them...
    deleted deleted 26-30 May 30, 2012

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    Helpful Tips On Adopting An Animal

    Study after study shows that pets are good for our health. Their unconditional love reduces our stress levels and increase our serotonin level (a neurotransmitter, derived from tryptophan, that is involved in sleep, depression, memory, and other neurological processes). I shake...
    AceofPentacles AceofPentacles 46-50, F Feb 27, 2012

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    Related Experiences

    this poem remind me of my grandma, she was big on rescuing and burying any dead animals on the roads I learned alot from her LONELY DOG POEM(COPIED) ...ADOPT! Once I was a lonely...
    dannygirl89 dannygirl89 22-25, F Aug 16

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    I was put up for adoption when I was born. I'm from china and I want to know more about my birth family. I don't remember much since I was a baby. how can I do this
    catherine1028 catherine1028 13-15, F 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    My family and I saw her at Kitty City (strange place to find dogs). We were actually going to get a Shepard-mix puppy because my dad wanted a guard dog. They were all boys. Then...
    ZydecoVivo ZydecoVivo 16-17, F 2 days ago

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    I was adopted when I was a newborn, in fact, I would not have existed if it weren't for my parents. My birth mother wanted to abort me, but luckily, my mom and dad were looking for...
    inwarddispositions inwarddispositions 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 21

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    As soon as I get married and have a house, I am ready to adopt. I also want to give birth to two more babies. But adoption is something I've always wanted to do, since my daughter...
    Inherownwords Inherownwords 31-35, F 1 Response Aug 20

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    I was adopted as an infant. I'm 25 now and I've never met my real parents. My adopted parents gave me sooo much love and care, but I've never felt close to any of my adopted family...
    starry25 starry25 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 10

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    I've recently adopted a stray male English Bull Terrier. He goes by the name "Doofus" but has since then been renamed to a different name of my choice, "Fondue".Well... He is not...
    KMargatroid KMargatroid 16-17, F 6 days ago

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    Animal and Nature lover!They are living things! It's part of us and around us! Without animals and nature we wouldn't be here!It's all natural and not man made which is the best...
    MilweePetite MilweePetite 18-21, F 3 Responses Aug 12

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    Mixed feelings on this. I mean, zoos are prisons, and animals should not be exploited for human pleasure. I think any sane person can agree on that. However, in some cases zoos...
    Aikin2 Aikin2 18-21, M 2 Responses Aug 4

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    It's terrible because people are literally putting another life in pain for no reason. Those animals didn't do anything to you, so there's no reason to sit and beat/starve them. It...
    trippyprincess trippyprincess 13-15, F 2 Responses Aug 4

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    It's funny how people always think humans are the bane of all evil, while every other animal species is oh so peaceful and harmless. Today I want to educate you that that...
    Junkard Junkard 22-25, M 2 Responses Aug 5

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    I was adopted at the age of four after being in an orphanage for three years. My biological sister and brother were adopted into the same family as I was.
    HelloOutThere89 HelloOutThere89 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 6

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    UGH i hate that the only con i can seem to find of neutering your cat is weight gain wtf and they list disease prevention as a pro? I HATE HUMANS AND ILL REPEAT IT EVERY DAY my...
    JasperBeauclair JasperBeauclair 18-21, M 2 Responses Aug 6

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    I want to adopt kids one day, but my dad said that if I adopt kids, he'll never want to see them. I can't have kids, like, I literally can't. I'll have to take pills & go to...
    leahh1013 leahh1013 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 8

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    I am adopted I am now 29 years old. I know my birth parents names. I know my parents are not together and had an on again off again relationship. I have two half sisters in foster...
    Jainzar Jainzar 26-30, F 2 Responses Aug 9

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    My husband is adopted by two people for who adore him. I see the love for him. I wonder where he would be today if he had not been adopted. We would have not met or a future...
    greeneyedgirl12 greeneyedgirl12 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 13

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    Something that cheers me up is seeing animals hug other animals. Different animals interacting kindly around one another. There is pin on pinterest that makes me smile it's turtle...
    lady018 lady018 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 15

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    my adoptive mother is half japanese and im irish/italian and one day my roommate said to me "wait isnt it the other way around?" and when i asked what she meant she replied "dont...
    kinkykittymeow kinkykittymeow 18-21, F Aug 17

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    I'm trying to organize a network of people who have been affected by adoption and the foster care system. Please visit www.facebook.com/groups/adopteelondon The group is still in...
    mnjones92 mnjones92 22-25, M 4 days ago

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    I'm a bit worried if giving my child up for adoption will be hard for me emotionally. I have a 4 yr old son...and am trying hard to get my life on track....I'm a single mom. I'm 6...
    luxieluna luxieluna 31-35, F 17 hrs ago

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    makes our chirpy morningPocky :Dbaby owl bubu :DI? No. We love animals. My whole family love animals. There's still a cockatoo, one rabbit died, my rabbit and cat were lost because...
    HikoukiGumo HikoukiGumo 18-21, F Aug 8

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    Some day I'll own my own shelter, for ALL animals. Bears and everything. It'll be a HUGE facility and I will treat the animals right.
    NightWalker6676 NightWalker6676 13-15, F Aug 16

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    O my gosh I ******* love animals xD I alway ask my dad for like a a duck , chickens , bunnies , mice , hamsters , a porky pin , anything I just love animals <3 I have a 2 birds...
    Strange143 Strange143 16-17, F 2 Responses Aug 18

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    I love animals so much. Ive always had pets. Like a tortoise, dogs, guinea pigs, fish, rabbits, hamsters, birds, a regular turtle, and a snake. My favorite animals is a pure white...
    shantel685 shantel685 18-21, F a week ago

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    I was adopted by my birth mother's aunt-aka my mom now. She has cerebra palsy and could not comprehend what a baby needed. I was left alone for hours when only months old. If not...
    Nihnox Nihnox 18-21, F Aug 3

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    I was adopted by my dad's girl friend Jennet, last night I got her to tie me down to my bed like my dad used to do, I actually slept really well
    himynameishikari himynameishikari 16-17, F Aug 7

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    I'm a 22 year old male and I think adoption is an identity to build a community around. Does anyone agree with me? Would anyone be interested in building such a community in...
    mnjones92 mnjones92 22-25, M 1 Response Aug 11

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    I'm a 22 year old male and I think adoption is an identity to build a community around. Does anyone agree with me? Would anyone be interested in building such a community in Canada...
    mnjones92 mnjones92 22-25, M Aug 11

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    I was adopted. My mother is schizophrenic and when I found her she rejected me as fake cos my nose wasn't as big as my father's.
    sanarirachel sanarirachel 31-35, F 1 Response Aug 12

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    I've been in contact with my birth mom and dad and siblings for a few months now just the other day I went up to do a surprise party for one of my younger sisters it was so much...
    horselover8090 horselover8090 18-21, F Aug 17

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    I am 8 months pregnant. I found out when I was 5 months in. Why I showed no symptoms before that still baffles me. I still had my time of the month for 4 months and didn't get...
    cassiopeiaah cassiopeiaah 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 19

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    Can an adoption be reversed ?
    Amanda31308 Amanda31308 13-15, F 3 Responses Aug 20

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    I know I may seem young, but I wanna adopt children. I grew up in a wonderful home and I just wanna do that for other children aswell. I am in the health science magnet at my...
    MiniMe57 MiniMe57 13-15, F Aug 24

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    Ive heard the adoption process is hard but if it means a kids going to get a good life then why not!
    ep1093 ep1093 13-15, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    I was put up for adoption before I was born. I've met my birth mom and my birth siblings and I can honestly say I'd have it no other way.
    QuietViolets QuietViolets 13-15, F 3 days ago

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    Absolutely. People who go into fostering and adoption are the most increadibly patient and understanding people. To be able to cope with your own fears and troubles is one thing...
    picklebobble picklebobble 46-50, M 2 days ago

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    I always wanted to adopt an Indian baby, I look Indian and I love going to India and the kids are so beautiful.
    princessm99 princessm99 13-15, F 1 day ago

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    Growing up an only child my pets were my best friends as no one wanted to be my friend. Ive never been let down by animals. People always let me down. I always get used by people...
    thebestjess thebestjess 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 3

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    Any time I get bored, I go out and take photographs. Some days, I get unbelievable opportunities, such as a coyote sunbathing in my backyard in the middle of winter. Other times I...
    EyeOfLight EyeOfLight 18-21, F Aug 4

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    I love animals!!! ❤️❤️❤️ they understand me and at least they obey by nature. They don't kill everyone unlike humans. If you know what I mean.
    Diamond1029 Diamond1029 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 6

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    100% sure I love animals more than humans.
    ChloeMaay ChloeMaay 18-21, F 9 Responses Aug 7

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    When I watch those commercials about animals getting abused and every time I cry because I imagine how I would feel if I was that animal. Is it wrong to cry
    grace206013 grace206013 13-15, F Aug 8

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    I've decided I hate people. It's all a fake front. With animals what you see is what you get and they just want love.
    whoreallycares85 whoreallycares85 26-30, F Aug 8

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    I just fixed a hole in Berry's leg! Berry is a teddy bear I made with my friend Alli... Though he's not my main cuddle man, he does get the honor of sitting on my dresser and...
    kayfortoday kayfortoday 13-15, F Aug 10