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I Adopt Rescue Dogs

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 42 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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    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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    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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    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 love them but DAMN it...!!!! Cleaning the house before work. I put the dog out the big bad boxer boy. The I am thinking it quiet..... Tooooo quiet. I look out and there is a...
    MisterGw MisterGw 41-45, M 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    I'm an interracial adoptee from Africa, adopted by a white family. These last few years I've been thinking about the stories my adoptive parents have told me about what happened...
    Tearystar1027 Tearystar1027 18-21 10 hrs ago

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    I love my two dogs to death they are related. I have both their parents the boy is almost 2 years old his name is Baxter. I also have his sisters kid she's almost 13 weeks old...
    61914Forever 61914Forever 13-15, F 16 hrs ago

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    He is a rescue dog like no other. I discovered him in the possession of a migrant worker who was living in a middle eastern country not his own. He was keeping the tiny puppy in a...
    TampaPete TampaPete 36-40, M 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    So I have an EM great dog! I take him to the dog park and he doesn't react to other dogs but loves people. The other dog owners love him ! Was hoping he would like going to the...
    Jonny79 Jonny79 31-35, M 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    I have always known I was adopted. I was adopted when I was 22 days old. I had a great adoptive family, but I'm still curious about my birth family. I know I have an older sister...
    Marseymo Marseymo 46-50, F 2 days ago

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    My name is Sebastian, I am a 16y kid from Europe and I live together with 2 alcoholic parents. It affects me very much and they don't give me the support I need. Now I'm in high...
    Sebastian10 Sebastian10 26-30, M 3 days ago

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    My name is Sebastian, I am a 16y kid from Europe and I live together with 2 alcoholic parents. It affects me very much and they don't give me the support I need. Now I'm in high...
    Sebastian10 Sebastian10 26-30, M 3 days ago

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    It was November 26 1989 it was a Sunday around at 10:01 am my mother gave birth to me she was only 16 years old and still to young to have a baby but she didn't make any good...
    Jolietillinois Jolietillinois 22-25, M 3 days ago

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    they keep barking for no reason and sometimes attack you for no reason like a wild animal dogs are not that smart
    JerryyJamess JerryyJamess 18-21, M 3 days ago

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    I was adopted at a very young age and had visitation till I was six but I barely remember them. I have some older siblings and a younger sister but have never met them.
    SeanDR SeanDR 16-17, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I remember my first foster home n second i was abused, one time ill never forget i was forced to eat my own throw up. I remember i wanted my brothers to save me so bad. When i was...
    theresajanelle theresajanelle 16-17, F 4 days ago

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    I was takin from my home at 4 and in two horrible foster homes then i was adopted at age 6/7 and my sister was adopted with me, i have 9 brothers and 3 sisters. My birth dad died...
    theresajanelle theresajanelle 16-17, F 4 days ago

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    We were just on vacation at the beach, and we were in the water relaxing. Someone went by walking a dog, and both the dog and the person were happy. Then my mother in law, who was...
    kcyata kcyata 41-45, F 5 days ago

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    I adopted her in 2009
    joells joells 56-60, M 5 days ago

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    Happy national dog day! I don't know what I'd do without my dogs.
    Bflyboo14 Bflyboo14 13-15, F 7 Responses 5 days ago

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    When I was 10 years old, I got bitten by a shepherd. So, I had to checked in the hospital for a week to cure. Since then, I have a trauma, and I became a person who really hates...
    Hahahanaya Hahahanaya 31-35, M 6 days ago

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    Sat here with our Labrador is comforting, bless her. She's a Valentine's present to my wife in 2013 after J recovered from her first organ failure. We thought we'd have a...
    NottsProfGent NottsProfGent 46-50, M Aug 24

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    i like dogs, sure. They're fun for a bit and sweet and i know they're not all like this, but why would you willingly own a thing that just yaps and yaps and ******* YAPS. So...
    intoalkaseltzer intoalkaseltzer 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 24

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    I don't know where I would be today if it weren't for my fur-kids. They are my emotional support dogs!
    Lotusflower80 Lotusflower80 31-35, F 1 Response Aug 24

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    Those parents who adopt kids are really to be admired. It is not easy to deal with the rude remarks some people make about them. The real difficult part comes when they tell their...
    vlhll vlhll 46-50, M 2 Responses Aug 23

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    From when I was 14 until I was 19 my constant companion was my dog Queenie. She was a mastiff Great Dane cross and the sweetest girl on the earth. I grew up on a ranch so my dogs...
    grandpaj grandpaj 61-65, M Aug 22

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    I LOVE big dogs... they are just so amazing. much better than little yappy dogs. far more to.... offer.
    gabrielAdam gabrielAdam 31-35, T Aug 20

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    I love dogs, they make better companions then most humans. They love unconditionally, stay loyal and don't talk back (besides in the cute way). Dogs are the best! Well, dogs and...
    GoldenHeart69 GoldenHeart69 22-25, F 3 Responses Aug 19

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    Dogs are the best! We have a 5 month old Great Dane right now :)
    ModifiedMamaofTwo ModifiedMamaofTwo 18-21, F 5 Responses Aug 19

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    I live with my parents so I can't have dogs. I want one so so badly. I'm not the type of girl who's like I neeeed a boyfriend, but I really would need a boyfriend if I had a dog. I...
    XlizrocksY XlizrocksY 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 19

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    My two Aunt's both have big dogs. One has a Golden Doodle and the other has a Bernese Mountain Dog.
    ObserverOfLife ObserverOfLife 22-25, M 1 Response Aug 19

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    I have an 8 year old Havanese named Molly. She is really smart and intuitive. She loves hugs and knows a ton of tricks. She was almost two when we got our Shitzu named Kodi. She...
    iamnottheonlyone iamnottheonlyone 36-40, F Aug 19

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    DOGS. ARE. THE BEST. That is all.
    4thGeneration 4thGeneration 22-25, M 3 Responses Aug 18

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    I like all dogs, but Scooby doo is jus too cool for school, I like big dogs! if you cant hang with the big dogs, then get off the porch!!!
    StreetgirlnamedDesire504 StreetgirlnamedDesire504 36-40 Aug 18

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    I own a Belgian Malinois and he's only my 3rd one. They aren't large but medium sized dogs and cousins to the gsd. they are amazing family/working dogs!
    froofykittenxoxo froofykittenxoxo 13-15, F Aug 18

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    I have been told I have to sell my dogs I'm so sad I don't know what I will do when they go
    jodielchurchman jodielchurchman 13-15, F 2 Responses Aug 16

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    These two little cotton balls are my doggies. On the right is Perla. She's the female and she's been living with me since she was two months. She is a bit nervous so she sometimes...
    mmorgam mmorgam 41-45, F 1 Response Aug 15

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    I love my Chavez. He cuddles with me when he's scared and just wouldn't harm a fly. He is a rescue, and the person who abused him and abandoned him is definitely going to Hell if...
    beautifulbizarre beautifulbizarre 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 15

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    This morning , I got up and went downstairs, let ma dogs out and they came back in an went strait to ma conservatory door and started barking at their reflections xD
    ItzChloe01 ItzChloe01 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 14

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