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I Adopt Rescue Dogs

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    I love my pure bred dog- and I'm not ashamed at all to say it. I volunteer with rescue dogs and do not have a problem with them, however, I want to enjoy doing AKC and UKC dog...
    dobermanlady93 dobermanlady93 18-21, F Aug 13

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    My wife and I adopted a retired racing greyhound about six months ago. We'd been considering a dog for the last ten years, but really wanted to wait until the time felt right. Her...
    BJH72 BJH72 41-45, M Jul 28

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    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 do enjoy dogs. However I work at PetSmart and the weekends can be hell with all the dogs in the store and the ones waiting to be adopted and the training class. The barking can...
    ValhallaAwaits ValhallaAwaits 18-21, M 1 Response Aug 17

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    I love dogs their so cute all my dog lovers post ur favorite breed.
    ThaQueen1 ThaQueen1 18-21, F 3 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    me and my mini pin!! I love her, she's a rescue and she's so loving.
    nornorrr nornorrr 16-17, F Jul 31

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    All my animals have come from abusive homes or neglect where I've taken them from. I psychological and physically rehabilitate them before getting them adopted out. I get to see...
    mcatH2O mcatH2O 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 1

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    I was driving around again and passed by a pet shop. I've been there before and I know they have the occasional adoption fairs. Saw this cute little guy on his hind legs. Wish I...
    whassupoldlady whassupoldlady 16-17, F Aug 10

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    http://www.greatergood.me/VD4rT6 Don't shop, Adopt petition
    Luiskoala Luiskoala 22-25, F a week 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 6 days ago

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    I like animals VERY VERY much X//{3 Well I really do I would be a vet but I'm really bad at the sciences >w< I know it's stupid to let that stop me but... O///O I don't wanna...
    SquirrellyGal2493 SquirrellyGal2493 18-21 Aug 17

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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 a week ago

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    I was born into a world of disease, hunger, poverty, and the most unimaginable love ever invented. Summer in India can reach almost 120 degrees every day before the blessed...
    minaclaire minaclaire 16-17, F Jul 28

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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 1 day ago

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    I get really bad panic attacks. Today i didn't know my friends dog was in the house cause last time it was at her mums. She didn't know I'm scared of dogs. She opened the door and...
    eyeris2195 eyeris2195 18-21, F Aug 17

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    I hate when people dont train their dogs! Having a run in with untrained dachshunds has greatly made me hate the breed to this very day. When I was like 8 i went to my future step...
    KiwiLiv KiwiLiv 18-21, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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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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    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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    Help save my cat Blair! She needs a life saving surgery and I can't afford the money on my own right now and she is in so much pain. You can read the story of what happened on my...
    hollywoodqueenA hollywoodqueenA 22-25, F 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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    Dogs are cool. Dogs are smarter than cats.
    OzarksTrucker OzarksTrucker 36-40, M 3 Responses Aug 10

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    I love dogs so much. Mostly the bigger breeds like the retrievers and such. Big fan of Golden Retrievers and Labradors. Dogs are such good companions for people who don't like the...
    ramsfan3 ramsfan3 46-50, M 1 Response Aug 17

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    dogs are very therapeutic even just by watching on u tube or movies about dogs :)
    Luiskoala Luiskoala 22-25, F a week ago

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    There three types of people pertaining to dogs in our place. 1. The ones that love and take care of them 2. The ones that gets them as a pup but latter leaves them alone or let...
    kyrielee kyrielee 22-25, M 2 days ago

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    Was but not anymore my adopted parents are now homeless and I'm now back at the orphanage again. Life is hard on me right now but I just have to be strong for overs.
    sliverwolfbec sliverwolfbec 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 28

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    i was adopted at 3 months old and i still feel unwanted with depression for 2 years.this song helps me a little. i need to talk to someone to cheer me up
    lonewolf4510 lonewolf4510 13-15, F 3 Responses Jul 29

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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 1 Response 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 a week ago

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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 3 days ago

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    I like going for long walks with my dogs.
    Levi1 Levi1 13-15, M Jul 28

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    My aunt has a very large dog. It just annoys me because it drools all over everything, knocks things over/breaks things with its tail, and barks at anything and everything very...
    movince movince 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 31

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    I Loooooooooovvvveee dogs. I love all animals pretty much!😊 except snakes...😣
    RiverRachel RiverRachel 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 31

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    I believe that dogs are a man's (or woman's) best friend. There is simply no other creature that will hunt with you/for you, cuddle with you, keep all your secrets, wake you up...
    mcatH2O mcatH2O 22-25, F 2 Responses