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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    This was the closest pic I could find that resembles her. I never got to take her pic except with my unsmart cell phone. I don't know where to start. The person I live with...
    hartinar hartinar 36-40, F May 7

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    I have 2 rescues I adopted both as puppies. A black lab (age 4, 85 lbs) and an American bulldog/lab mix (age 7, 90 lbs). And I love them to death but their vet bills are killing me...
    deleted deleted 26-30 May 16

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    But I don't like having one. Two weeks ago, I got a dog from a rescue. They described the dog as trained, good temperament, and gets along with people and other dogs. I went to the...
    XantheoftheStar XantheoftheStar 22-25, F 5 Responses 2 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 Apr 30

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    My parents asked me last summer to look for some cats to keep them company as I'm a college student and I've worked at an animal rescue on-and-off since I was 17--I'm 22 now. I...
    mehkermer mehkermer 22-25 May 9

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    I got a new rescue kitten. She's so cute. Her name is Cinder :)
    drawingboo drawingboo 16-17, F Apr 27

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    My 4 dogs became 5 ps don't laught my new puppy name is Nimrod
    JessicababyBell JessicababyBell 26-30, T 1 Response May 15

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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 Apr 27

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    Angel was a Saint Bernard puppy. She is no more…. I remember the day I first meet her, she tried to bite me. I was really scared. But as time (with the time I mean few hours...
    kanishka77 kanishka77 22-25, F 2 Responses May 10

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    so my sister and her fiancee are dropping their dog off at mom and dads b/c theyre going somewhere (?) but its the same day my mom is adopting this tiny 2.5 month old already...
    kinkystapler kinkystapler 18-21, F 4 days ago

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    Getting a dog in a home is a big commitment. If someone wants an adorable puppy in arms, then Rottweiler dogs tops the cutest dogs among all. It is a good nature breed with 80 to...
    butts065 butts065 22-25, M 1 Response May 13

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    (Not going to reveal my name) My birthday is October 29, 1997 and I was born in Dallas, Texas. I was my birthmother's 8th child. She gave away 4 and kept 4. I was part of the 4...
    esxx esxx 16-17, F May 10

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    (Not revealing my name) My birthday is October 29, 1997 and I was born in Dallas, Texas. I was my birthmother's 8th child. She gave away 4 and kept 4. I was part of the 4 that were...
    esxx esxx 16-17, F 3 Responses May 10

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    I live in the foothills and plains of the Rocky Mountains. Prairie dogs are everywhere. Where I live, in the suburbs, the prairie dogs are very anxious and jumpy. They bark and...
    chaekowski chaekowski 26-30, M 2 days ago

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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 Apr 30

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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 Apr 30

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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 4 Responses Apr 30

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    I want to know if anyone else feels this way: So, I gave my daughter up for adoption at birth over six years ago. I placed her with an amazing family - I have never regretted...
    InsideTheSadCafe InsideTheSadCafe 22-25, F 3 Responses May 10

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    When my mum first got these two dogs, I was actually scared. I've always been a cat person...I understand cats and can read them but not dogs. I had nightmares that our dogs were...
    PaxTerra PaxTerra 18-21, F 1 Response May 19

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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 May 1

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    I'm 24 and a mother to 3. In September 2014 I found out that I was pregnant with #4. I was already struggling with the three I had. I had just moved back into my dads house due to...
    ginya91 ginya91 22-25, F May 4

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    My parents had a surprise for Mothers' day for us. They have been trying to adopt a boy for a few years since my only brother sadly died in a tragic drowning 9 years ago. They...
    sassygirl15 sassygirl15 13-15, F 3 Responses May 10

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    I read the letters my birth mother sent to my mom when she was pregnant with me and she said she wanted me to never exist. And that she never wants to see me or hear of me after...
    iksnalazsh iksnalazsh 18-21, F 1 Response May 11

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    It requires a great deal of faith, trust and loving accepting family to adopt but there are lots of kids who need adoption to enable them to have fulfilled lives.
    Wulfstan Wulfstan 70+, M 3 Responses a week ago

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    But I don't want to adopt a baby, or a Caucasian child, or a child with a high chance of adoption. I want a child that has little chance; the child that would bounce around foster...
    LittleWolf21 LittleWolf21 18-21, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    A few years ago, at age 45, I found out I was adopted. My adoptive parents never told me and told my birth mom they had no intention of telling me. I consider this total betrayal...
    reallymessedup2 reallymessedup2 46-50, F 1 day ago

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    I have a male and female old English mastiff. They are both very fit, he runs about 220 and she's a runt at 105. They are some of the best dogs on the planet, re only downside is...
    divemasterHI divemasterHI 51-55, M 1 Response May 6

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    50 years ago there wasn't any of the big pet shops that we have today . There was tined dog food but most Gave there dogs left overs . My question if all this new dog food is so...
    ardentizzy ardentizzy 61-65, M May 17

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    My admother had a son of her own but developed diabetes during the pregnancy. He nearly died. She was diagnosed with brittle diabetes and required 2 insulin injections a day,but...
    ljn56 ljn56 56-60, F 1 Response Apr 28

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    I was adopted at birth, and have a letter from my birth mom explaining why she gave me to, which she wrote while still pregnant with me. I recently found out her full name and got...
    encore23 encore23 31-35, M 1 Response Apr 30

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    No children deserves to be abandoned. I want to adopt a child someday, while still will have my own children. I believe that orphanage will never be a good home for them.. They...
    FreakingLlamas FreakingLlamas 22-25, M 2 Responses May 2

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    I adopted to wonderful kids when they were babies, one boy and one girl, brother and sister. Can't imagine life without them.
    Texasparamedic410 Texasparamedic410 36-40, M 1 Response May 6

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    When i was 4 i had a rough life, i was abused (mostly emotionally) so when i turned 7 years old i ran away from home one winter, dressed in only a no sleeve shirt and a diaper...
    BabyAngel9618 BabyAngel9618 18-21, F May 6

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    If I have adopted a Chinese child I would tell them they are Chinese show them books and say 'good luck reading' I would not insist on them knowing their culture. But dont look...
    Sullan Sullan 36-40, M May 12

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    Would anybody like to be my adopted parents?! I want a better experience then I have in previous years...
    MeishaPayne MeishaPayne 18-21, F 2 Responses May 17

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    I was taken away from my birthparents when I was born, my birth parents both have Schizophrenia. My Birthmother abused Cocaine, Methamphetamine, and Alcohol during pregnancy, that...
    cole20 cole20 18-21, M May 18

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