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I Adopt Rescue Dogs

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 40 People

    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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    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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    New Family Member

    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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    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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    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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    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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    my dog and my boyfriends dags are the most amazing creatures on the planet. they are sweet and loving and kind and i could sit and love them all day. i have not always been a dog...
    jermdbt80612 jermdbt80612 18-21, F Dec 28, 2014

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    All my dogs are rescues. Not once have I supported puppy mills. Three shelter dogs and a stray. I've also brought around 30 stay dogs back to their rightful owners... There's only...
    Twichl Twichl 18-21, F 1 Response a week ago

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    One of the clearest memories I have from my trip to Ecuador is spending time with the dogs in Otavalo. I got the weirdest looks and stares from everyone. It's not at all normal to...
    tarara0414 tarara0414 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 9

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    EXPIRED though the shot hurt alot you seemed very relieved, you said now you will always come back to me . well A few years later I happened to run to far , I could not see you...
    youreadwhat youreadwhat 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    I have two dogs named: Bella and Harmony.Bella is almost 6 yrs old, turning 6 on January 28th.Harmony's turned 1 yr old last September on 1st.Bella is a papillon and Harmony is a...
    maddie91101 maddie91101 13-15, F Jan 9

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    This is Jakey and I love him dearly. He's a Bichon but was not adopted because his nose is long--so I adopted him and paid the 900.00 fee when he was 9 months old--he's around 10...
    Tannasheart Tannasheart 46-50, F 2 Responses Jan 14

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    I love Dogs. I just adopted a blue hound beagle and his name is JoJo and he is soooo cute granted he's un nurtured and very hyper and pees everywhere but we're training him and I...
    AiymaSnikies AiymaSnikies 22-25, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    We have a Shih Tzu/Bichon cross, she's a rescue. We've had her for about 5 years now and she's as active as she was when we first got her, she was about a year old. Now my daughter...
    MsInvis MsInvis 46-50, F 1 Response Dec 28, 2014

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    Meet Dexter (picture above). This little man came to me three years ago. His previous owner didn't want a dog any longer and was going to have him put down. So I adopted him. In...
    driftingtiger driftingtiger 51-55, F 21 Responses Jan 7

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    Well, I am adopted I had knew since I was 5 or 6. I don't have information about my birth mom and neither my adopted mom, it was a close adoption but my dream is to meet her and...
    lucy1010 lucy1010 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 14

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    Last year in summer 2014 The Lutheran Church Charitties came to bring the Comfort Dogs to interact with the youth mission from Ohio that visited First Lutheran Church in Joliet...
    theinfo theinfo 22-25, M Jan 9

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    I'm adopted from Guatemala. I'm so lucky to have the mom that I have! She has always supported me in everything I do! I don't know much about my adoption, but if I could find my...
    Mheis52 Mheis52 22-25, M Jan 7

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    Who doesnt love dogs? They will always be there for u. I know i probably repeated tht iny otheronebut still they dont give two ***** bout wht u do they love u no matter wht... Well...
    jordanpaige jordanpaige 13-15, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    So my aunt has two dogs. Both brothers, German Shepard/husky mix. Their names are Bishop and Skyler. These dogs are like the most non aggressive dogs ever. I can only recall two...
    kico4 kico4 16-17, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    When there are childres in USA that need families....  There are plently of American children in need of adoption, so why go over seas to adopt a kids or baby????
    bnaesf bnaesf 36-40, M 1 Response Jan 13

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    Big dogs are cool but to me slot of dogs are big .
    pardax pardax 13-15, M Jan 4

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    I a guy who loves to wears girls clothes, I would love it I a girl adopted me as their special sister, we could dress up together, and go shopping together, and all that fun stuff...
    LexyCD LexyCD 18-21 2 Responses Dec 27, 2014

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    If you are an adult girl who is seeking an adoption by a daddy, please contact me. I am 35 years old with 3 daughters of my own, and I totally love being a daddy! It is my all time...
    Teachingprince Teachingprince 31-35 Dec 28, 2014

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    I just want to be adopted by a family who loves me . I'm 13 years old and I have a future of becoming a police officer. I just need to be lead in the right direction
    vaaansssaaa vaaansssaaa 13-15, F 1 Response Dec 28, 2014

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    My mom and dad told me I'm adopted a couple days ago. They said I still can see my real family but they left me and idk y
    saramae01 saramae01 13-15, F 1 Response Dec 30, 2014

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    When I was 9 months old, I was adopted from China. My parents are very loving and a little over protective. I've always wanted to meet my birth parents to see if I was like them at...
    rorimori rorimori 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 30, 2014

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    The man who adopted me was amazing, I thank him for everything he gave me. I only wish that our time together lasted longer. I love you Steve. My dad. Rest in peace. (Getting...
    MysteryAbove MysteryAbove 70+ Dec 31, 2014

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    anyone willing to adopt me and my friend? we are loving nice n do chores. since we are teens its good practice so we would have years together plus when we are older if u want more...
    matrixwolf matrixwolf 16-17, M 1 Response Dec 31, 2014

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    Will someone adopt me? Im a big girl, but I never really had parents. I mean they were there, but not really there. I know of people who love their parents, their stories fascinate...
    LifeOnAThread LifeOnAThread 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 1

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    i am a birth mother in an open adoption. my daughter is 14 years old and brilliant. I was 16 when I found out I was pregnant, although her father and I tried we couldn't keep it...
    puddleoftears puddleoftears 31-35, F Jan 4

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    I wanna know my birth parents but I'm scared to ask about them in front of my foster mom who has adopted me
    Itsmiprada Itsmiprada 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 7

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    I am adopted And wondering about more of where I come from
    Itsmiprada Itsmiprada 16-17, F Jan 7

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    I've been in contact with my birth family for almost a year Now there great I love them all so much. Now that I have them in my life I fell complete I never realized something was...
    horselover8090 horselover8090 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 8

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    Is there actually a way to put yourself up for adoption? If so, how?
    gemmynoday gemmynoday 13-15, T 1 Response Jan 10

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    The adoption commercials of the sad animals that are beat up always make me cry tho so yeah
    Lollipop948 Lollipop948 13-15, M Jan 10

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    25 years ago I was adopted by two amazing people, my Mother and Father (and a big sister!) and I am truly thankful to God and blessed to have been so. They have given me so much...
    EccentricalMind EccentricalMind 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 11

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    Does anyone have tips on how to help an adopted older child (who has RAD and a behavioural coach) bond with their new family?
    caddriss caddriss 36-40, F 2 Responses Jan 12

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    I have never met her, my birth mother but neither my adopted parents know about her. So, it's really difficult because where do you go to find clues of who is she? Where could she...
    lucy1010 lucy1010 13-15, F Jan 14

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    I am 16 years old.I want to be adopted because my parents are very strict and I don't fit in this family. My mom and I always arguing because she is always calling me words I don't...
    lelealvi lelealvi 16-17, F Jan 14

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    My birth mom was 19 when she had me sometimes I think about my birth mom I am so glad she chose life for me because if she did abort me I would not be on this earth so I encourage...
    Cowgirl1992 Cowgirl1992 22-25, F Jan 15

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    I met my parents once or twice when I was young? But I never really liked them as parents; they were just people. The people I think of as my parents, my adopted ones, THEY'RE the...
    TheThirdOdd TheThirdOdd 13-15, F Jan 17

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    I was put into foster care at two days old. My first foster parents adopted me at nine and a half months. I only know my birth mother was scitzofrentic (however you spell that) and...
    charlottedoyle charlottedoyle 26-30, F Jan 17

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    She was born before I was and I know nothing about her except the name my mother gave her. Not much to go on but I hope one day her adoptive parents tell her about us. Her name...
    smassey11 smassey11 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 18

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    My parents had this framed and in my room when i was a baby...we just found it going through some old stuff. i was chosen i was wanted i was cherished i grew in their hearts i...
    submissivelittlewoman submissivelittlewoman 41-45, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    I would like to chat with other people who were adopted. I am not conformable sharing my experience with everyone, but I am willing to share in a private message :)
    beautifulsunrise beautifulsunrise 41-45, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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