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I Adopt Rescue Dogs

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    well lets start off with my dogs dug under my fence tuesday. so animal control picked them up. when i went to pick my dogs up at the pound i noticed there were several austrailan shephard puppies in one of the pens with my dog. I love these dogs and have wanted one for my son...
    wallflower20 wallflower20 18-21, F May 1, 2008

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    Chandler

    Hi , I just brought home Chandler last night from a rescue group who took him off death row . He is a sweet 7 year old Maltese with 3 teeth ... I have a yorkie who doesn't seem to pleased with Chandler . He is such a old soul and follows me everywhere . He has barked when I left...
    GenevieveMRS GenevieveMRS 26-30 Oct 3, 2012

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    I Love To Rescue Dogs... My Roommate Won't Let Me!!

    My roommate is afraid of dogs so I couldn't rescue the one puppy I found who needed a home. Luckily, the neighbors took this cute dog home.
    HeyKimmyKim HeyKimmyKim 22-25 Oct 30, 2011

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    Just Adopted 2 Wks Ago

    I just adopted a beautiful 6 month old puppy named Cindy who was rescued from a kill shelter a couple of months ago.  She was in foster care with many other dogs but spent most of her time in her crate.   She is so fearful and skittish.  She has made...
    nanci nanci 41-45 3 Responses Jun 1, 2009

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    We Have A Jack Russell And A Mutt Of Some Kind

    We love our rescued dogs. I think this is the best way to find a new furry friend. Many puppies from stores can come from "puppy mills" which have terrible conditions and can result in inbred dogs. Rescued dogs will always rescue you right back ;)
    CinnamonCandy CinnamonCandy 22-25, F Nov 20, 2013

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    Pucker

    My husband and I only take rescues.  We feel there are too many dogs out there who need homes.  Besides, they just begin to shine when shown care and affection.  I had dogs all my life, but my husband became a dog lover after I took in Mindy.  She was living...
    marci556 marci556 51-55 1 Response Sep 2, 2008

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    I had a dog but when it was my 12 birthday we had to put him down he was 14 R.I.P. Rudy. You will always be with me. I rescued a dog from the side of the road 3 weeks ago. He now...
    me2015yay me2015yay 13-15, F 6 days ago

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    To be clear. I don't hate dogs and I would never hurt a dog but it all goes back to my childhood. Our neighbor was a police officer and adopted a retired police dog. It would jump...
    ballen0420 ballen0420 36-40, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    My family and I have adopted a rescue dog last year. Her name is Mocha, she is a pit. What makes her even cuter is that she is the color of the drink Mocha, she is brown, white and...
    DML2451 DML2451 22-25, M Apr 21

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    I got a new rescue kitten. She's so cute. Her name is Cinder :)
    drawingboo drawingboo 16-17, F 6 days ago

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    I was adopted I believe at less than 2 months old. My adoptive parents adopted my cousin from my biological mothers sister..(if that makes sense) so my younger "brother" is...
    jpm34 jpm34 18-21, M 1 Response Apr 21

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    I adopted my Bichon mix about two years ago. He is very old and was in really bad shape when we got him. He had many bald spots due to skin allergies and a horrible ear infection...
    FloralSkies FloralSkies 16-17, F 6 days ago

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    I will not be revealing me actual birth country or city due to personal reason, in case anyone from school reads. So lets just say I was born in a totally random country like...
    taytay1401 taytay1401 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 12

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    We have two dogs at our house. I hate them both. One is a young, overly energetic collie mix who nobody in our household has enough time to properly train or exercise. The other is...
    Missdrakerss Missdrakerss 18-21, F 5 Responses Apr 14

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    First of all I understand that having kids (biological or adopted) is a huge commitment and I wouldn't have them unless I was 100% sure I could take care of them. When that time...
    PinkChocolate00 PinkChocolate00 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 19

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    I was adopted so you could imagine myself wanting to adopted. More so the reason being is I was adopted and have seen the positive effects of others adopting for their own reasons...
    DML2451 DML2451 22-25, M Apr 21

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    I'm a birth mother in an open adoption that occurred almost a year ago now. When I got pregnant, I was very recently out of an abusive relationship and high more often then not...
    KandiKS KandiKS 22-25, F 3 days ago

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    every so often I will get on a kick and search. I was talking to a friend at work that's also adopted. they searched and found their mother only to find they were 6 mo too late...
    2batinman 2batinman 46-50, M 5 Responses 3 days ago

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    I'd LOVE to adopt. More so the reason being is I was adopted and have seen the positive effects of others adopting for their own reasons.
    DML2451 DML2451 22-25, M 1 Response Apr 19

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    someday I do really want to adopt a child, if only I have stable job right now I would really adopt,, kids give joy to my heart they just so amazing on their own way. even if...
    mcindygrace mcindygrace 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 23

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    I was adopted at birth, and met my birth mother 4 years ago. I go to visit her every year, and leaving has progressively become more difficult as I spend time there. I feel like I...
    kaymylee kaymylee 22-25, F 5 Responses 3 days ago

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    My dogs have not judged me for being broke they loved me through the good and the bad that's why I care about my dogs, and I don't care about people in general.My dogs give me...
    Brandnewhim2015 Brandnewhim2015 26-30, M 1 Response Apr 7

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    I personally don't have a dog, but if I were to get one I'd get a husky. Dogs in general are so kind and friendly and just bring so much joy to a person. There have been studies...
    Abstrong Abstrong 13-15, F 4 Responses Apr 10

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    This is sofie we got her from a rescue she was probably abused and in a puppy mill she was found on the streets bc her old owner a banded her now she lives a happy (and spoiled...
    deadgirlcutter deadgirlcutter 18-21, F Apr 3

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    THIS IS WHAT WE IN RESCUE FACE EVERY DAY- THIS DOG IS JUST A SPEC OF SAND ON AN ENDLESS BEACH OF MISERY- THIS IS WHAT GOES ON EVERY DAY IN OUR SHELTER SYSTEMS- DOES ANYONE REALLY...
    rescueme99 rescueme99 41-45 1 Response Apr 9

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    My church takes the instructions in the bible to care for widows and orphans very important. Many our families have adopted children. Also if something happens and children of a...
    southernlady32 southernlady32 31-35, F 4 Responses Apr 9

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    I have two rescued pets, a dog and cat. My dog Molly is 12 years old now and so sweet and loving. My cat Drew (Shelter had already named him so we just kept it.) is about 3 years...
    Shyness03 Shyness03 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 10

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    So long story short I grew up with an abusive parent so I want to give something back by making an orphan's life as awful as possible. He shall eat his dinner every night without...
    TheFreshPrinceOfAllSaiyans TheFreshPrinceOfAllSaiyans 18-21, M 4 Responses Apr 19

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    My birth Mum had 2 boys then had me and gave me up for adoption at birth cos apparently I wasn't a boy and my gran hated girls!! 18 years later I found her with another daughter...
    madlisatom madlisatom 41-45, F Apr 20

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    I once adopted a pet. A couple of years ago, I adopted a beautiful little russian hamster, a winter white. She was my first hamster, her name was Wiw and I loved her. She loved me...
    OKPunk OKPunk 18-21, M Apr 22

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    Actually I have rescued many cats. I can't help but to bring them home. They come up to me a beg for lovens, which always pulls on my heart strings. I find my heart momentarily...
    Orchidspetals Orchidspetals 36-40, F 1 Response Apr 24

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    It isn't quite true that I adopted a cat so much they come into my life adopting me, adding colour and vitality to my life as well as being great company. They also can help with...
    Joanne0chan Joanne0chan 31-35, F 2 days ago

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    My family has always owned big dogs and we have two St. Bernards! They are the best dogs anyone could ask for! 🐶
    SeanaO SeanaO 18-21, F 4 Responses Apr 22

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    I love talking to dogs. They can feel and understand. I have shared some of my deepest thoughts with my dog Shorty. Some dogs have proven to be more faithful than humans. I wonder...
    complex7 complex7 31-35, F 2 Responses Apr 23

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    I have a family member who adopted three children from an overseas country. The children are all well and their ages are1,3, and 5. Two boys and a girl are the make up of the...
    americanfemaleonvacation americanfemaleonvacation 36-40, F Apr 9

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    In August 1960, three months after I was born, I was adopted by a very rich oil family living in Dallas, Texas. My father was an oil rig superintendent. He always made enough...
    oldernudistfemale oldernudistfemale 51-55, F 1 Response Apr 11

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    I was born in Moscow Russia on April 5 2004 and My birth parents were to poor to take care of me I got sent to a baby house where they could take care of me. I had a good 1 year...
    peterlane peterlane 36-40, M 3 Responses Apr 13

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    I really do want too. I think it's amazing to adopt a child who needs a home.
    Madimac Madimac 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 13

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    I adopted a baby out this year. He's the most perfect thing..I see people who knew me while I was pregnant and they get really upset that I'm not sad about it. I'm just happy I...
    Janstis Janstis 22-25, F Apr 15