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I Adopt Rescue Dogs

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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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    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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    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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    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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    My dog, Rizzo, has been a wonderful friend and companion for the past 13 years. He came to our family as a rescue, after having been abused and neglected.He has always been a...
    slver slver 51-55, F 2 Responses Mar 24

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    I have a purebred German Shepherd from Germany who was a rescue I love her with all my life
    Bjl930 Bjl930 13-15, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    My A (adoptive) parents knew about me through a lawyer before I was born. Then they drove from Miami to Boynton Beach FL. to pick me up when I was only 8 hours old. My brother was...
    BAM33156 BAM33156 51-55, F 1 Response Apr 3

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    I was adopted when I was 3 months old, my biomom had me at the hospital and chose to leave me there for adoption. Someone else mom was kind enough to breastfeed me until I was 3...
    luisafern luisafern 22-25, F Apr 8

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    I think my little adopted pug is finally settling in... So proud of him and all the changes we've seen. Just a happy little man. Playful and content.
    thislittlejourney thislittlejourney 26-30, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    I have Lilly, a catahoula mix - my little doggy daughter! And now my 2 adopted doggy daughters, Dobie (Australian Shepard) and Bella (pit/boxer). I don't know what I would do...
    amgasan amgasan 18-21, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Adopted, sort of. When I was 15 my step-mum and dad separated, i was closer to my step-mum so lived with her. I remember cursing my dad one day i was whinging I wished he wasn't my...
    Godleegirl Godleegirl 41-45, F Mar 21

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    I was three when adopted along with my eight month old little brother. We were from a small town where everybody knew the why's, etc., and my adoptive parents moved five states...
    RRr9 RRr9 51-55, M 5 days ago

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    i admire people who adopt children even i love to adopt orphan children but im helpless now i cannot adopt because still im single.But i will adopt once i get married i want a wife...
    Roadguy Roadguy 26-30, M 1 Response Mar 29

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    I don't see dog's as most do. I have to two types "pet's" and "dogs". I like Working breeds. And they must work. I understand dogs. most do not. Dogs are not humans. Not Children...
    ambull1 ambull1 31-35, M Mar 29

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    I was adopted when I was three years old. I was placed in a foster home from the hospital, the same foster parents adopted me and became my parents. I am always willing to share...
    beautifulsunrise beautifulsunrise 36-40, F 1 Response Apr 7

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    In one second a choice is made to give your baby a chance at a better life.This choice will forever change you and your baby's life forever.They tell you how great you are for...
    lovely2463 lovely2463 31-35, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I especially admire people who adopt children from orphanages here in America. It annoys me when people act like they need to go to Africa or China to adopt....that's great and all...
    Orchid284 Orchid284 26-30, F Mar 22

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    I was adopted at 9 months old. I never really wanted to meet my birth parents. One of my adopted friends got a grant to go find her birth parents...but that never appealed to me. I...
    goldenwings17 goldenwings17 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 6

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    Today I went to meet my boxer puppy. He is 5 weeks old and will be able to come home in 21 days. I have been contemplating getting a dog for a while and a boxer is the only kind...
    IfOnlyIHadWingz IfOnlyIHadWingz 26-30, F Apr 1

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    I think dogs and cats can sense if you are a true animal lover. I have had countless experiences that owners of mean vicious dogs have been shocked to see their dogs just adore me...
    AlwaysGood AlwaysGood 51-55, M 5 days ago

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    I was born in China. When I was 24 days old I was abandoned on a grassy spot near a river. I don't know why my mother left me. After that I went to an orphanage for two years...
    punkpanda3 punkpanda3 13-15, F Mar 24

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    I want to adopt a kid in the ages range of 2-6 girl or boy any nationality. The fostercare system is primarily based on reunifcation principals. We don't have much money for...
    starlife04 starlife04 26-30, F Mar 25

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    I have a question for adopted children. I'm a teenager and considering adoption and I don't know if it's the right choice. I don't have a lot of money but id love my baby so much...
    freespirit98 freespirit98 13-15, F 3 Responses Mar 31

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    I was adopted at six weeks of age from Honduras by a white couple living in the states. My mom told me at a young age that I was adopted
    ShesAVeryKinkyGirl ShesAVeryKinkyGirl 26-30, F 4 Responses a week ago

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    When it comes to puppies or older dogs I can't stay away from them. I have to hold one. I have 4 dogs and they are my babies.
    broadwaybabe99 broadwaybabe99 13-15, F 2 Responses Mar 22

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    I'm having a problem with my youngest dog. Her name is missy she's a American bulldog/ pit. She's sweet as can be but at any given moment she attacks our poodle or one if our...
    broadwaybabe99 broadwaybabe99 13-15, F 2 Responses Mar 24

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    My Dog Just had puppies The runt is very weak and all the other dogs are bigger than it. The mom still cleans and keeps it warm it just isn't eating right. Idk what to do I went to...
    MbVG MbVG 16-17, F 3 Responses Mar 24

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    My boyfriend has probably the nicest, calmest, most beautiful and well behaved dog I've ever met... and I still don't care for it. Basically the dog takes precedence over me in...
    venusbee venusbee 41-45, F 2 Responses Apr 10

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    Dogs....I really love dogs. Lol if a dog was a human I would marry it...was that weird? I hate cats with a passion..sorry not sorry .-. They don't like me. I don't like them. We...
    TwdFireflyy TwdFireflyy 16-17, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I love dogs. So much better than cats who don't know how to show love the way dogs do :D
    CaptainBenza CaptainBenza 18-21, M 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    I don't understand why some people are against gay adoption. It means you prefer a child to be orphan rather than see he happy with the love of 2 dads or mums?
    miserableamy miserableamy 16-17, F Mar 22

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    I was adopted at birth to the best family and I am so lucky. My mom told me that if I wanted to at 18 I could meet my birth mother and she would help me. But my birth mother didn't...
    thatgirlkay thatgirlkay 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 22

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    To all those out there with this same problem... I've been thru hell and back and I'm stronger than ever. It's manageable being adopted and not knowing your parents, it's whether...
    DeAundreVP DeAundreVP 16-17, M 1 Response Mar 23

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    My story isn't much but here it is. I was born in Bulgaria (Eastern Europe). I don't know much about my mom and nothing about my dad. All I know is my moms name, she was really...
    olivias78 olivias78 13-15, F 4 Responses Mar 24

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    My Name is Amber, I am 21 i was born april 1992, I have a sister who was born a year after me and my mother gave her up for adoption bc she couldn't afford 2 children at 17, I am...
    xmarshallx11 xmarshallx11 18-21, F Mar 27

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    I'm adopted and my mom died.. and I'm not sure if my dad is alive... he was too poor to raise me... in Haiti... I wish I could meet him :(
    g0ne g0ne 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 27

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    I do admire people who adopt children. There are so many children in the foster system that need good homes to, and people who open those homes up to, are good people in my book.
    NYSlilAngel NYSlilAngel 26-30, F 2 Responses Apr 4

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    My stepdad, who is like my real dad adopted me- because my bio dad was an *******.
    WeepingWillow2014 WeepingWillow2014 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 5

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    I was adopted by my real mums sister and her husband as she died a few days after I was born. I could never have asked for a more loving couple to raise me as their own. I am proud...
    clurrby clurrby 31-35, F 3 Responses Apr 7

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    My grandparents adopted me when I was 18 months old. I have always lived with them and thought of them as my parental figures and up until first grade I just thought I referred to...
    cmitchellichs cmitchellichs 18-21, M 1 Response Apr 8

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    I am new to this, but I've seen from a lot of people who have commented, say that it's a good app. I battle a lot of things from depression, being bipolar, having suicidal thoughts...
    shorthairgurl shorthairgurl 18-21, F 3 Responses Apr 11

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    I adopted a boy today here online his name is Tony.
    bectyler bectyler 26-30, F 11 Responses 6 days ago

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    Adopted all three of my daughters and can't imagine my life without them. They give my life meaning every day and make me want to be a better person. Their Mother and I are going...
    SamStartingOver SamStartingOver 41-45, M 6 days ago

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    In the past this particular vent was adopted as the trading as well as business center to the land since most of the actual adjacent countries make use of this vent involving Lagos...
    bnsshop13 bnsshop13 18-21, F 2 days ago

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    I'm sorry if this offends anyone but anyone who actually thinks gay adoption should not allowed can go royaly **** themselves Sorry for the language
    zakkoboi14 zakkoboi14 13-15, M 1 Response 20 hrs ago

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    I have a total of four dogs. I love all of them so much but the oldest dog names Clancy he's like my dad. But he's getting old and I'm afraid of losing him. He is the only dog that...
    broadwaybabe99 broadwaybabe99 13-15, F 2 Responses Mar 20

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    I looove dogs! They're the most loyal and loving pets in the world! I have a german shepherd named Shadow and he's practically my best friend. I would do anything for him :)
    Emilyxoxoxo Emilyxoxoxo 13-15, F 8 Responses Mar 26

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    I'm worried about my dog. He's hurt his leg somehow while we were at work today. He's done things like this before and the vet just gives him a pain killer then he's fine. It's...
    Lonesailor14 Lonesailor14 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 28

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    14 years ago I brought home a trembling little black puppy. She was a little block head runt of the litter that belonged to an unsavory vendor I dealt with in a previous job. I...
    Lovefetishes Lovefetishes 46-50, M 5 Responses Apr 2

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