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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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    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 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 rescued a kitty off the street 3 years ago. She was just a kitten no more than 3 months old and was abandoned at an old crack house. I convinced my mom to let me take her home...
    chococatalatte chococatalatte 18-21, F 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    This happens every time I let the dogs out. They would be running around, chasing birds and barking; experiencing the outside world. It's what happiness looks like. I've learned...
    stiltcourt stiltcourt 41-45, F 1 Response 7 hrs ago

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    My Birth Certificate Is A Lie!! My Heritage Was Ripped Away From Me!! My Medical History Is A Big, Who The Hell Knows!! I Hate Being Adopted!!
    Cosmic711 Cosmic711 36-40, F 5 Responses 8 hrs ago

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    Dogs Must Have A FOREVER Home!!!Loving and caring for dogs properly is a long term comitment that you must embrace. If you are not going to keep the dog and love the dog from...
    LadyGypsy LadyGypsy 36-40, F 3 Responses Nov 24

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    These are my baby dogs.....Sophia is 2 she is the brown one an freckles is the one that is brown and white. She is 10 years old. They are both rescues.
    RedMeansGo RedMeansGo 16-17, F 1 Response Nov 22

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    I adopted a 7 year old cat! Isn't he gorgeous? And he's so mellow and sweet, though I'm still getting use to owning a cat(I've only ever owned dogs). I'm not really sure what to...
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    I've done animal rescue most of my life. I just watched a video of a rescued dog, and it got me to thinking, which is dangerous, but I'm doing it anyway. There are homeless...
    SlushGray SlushGray 56-60, F Dec 11

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    I have always loved dogs.Always.When I was a kid, I started living away from my family, with my uncle. We used to have a dog back then.That dog was the only real friend that I had...
    bearpro bearpro 26-30, M 1 Response Nov 21

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    I am not saying that I am really totally against it and it is necessarily a bad thing to do. It is a fact that it can be extremely painful for some people to not be able to...
    harmony226 harmony226 26-30, M Dec 1

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    Particularly people who think a "proper" adoption cost should be $50 at maximum. Wtf? To a drug dealer, or a better-off animal fighting person, that amount is like shopping at...
    DarkFireMoon DarkFireMoon 18-21, F Dec 3

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    I wan't to adopt one day but I don't know where I should adopt from. I would like to adopt a from somewhere where they would need my help the most. What are your guys opinions on...
    mypawshaveprints mypawshaveprints 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 1

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    Okay, so the title explains it all. I was adopted at birth. I love my adoptive mother, and her family has made me feel like I belong and that I am not adopted. The topic of...
    FreeSpirit420 FreeSpirit420 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 6

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    This is ridiculous as all dogs can be vicious! I've owned dachshund's and they were incredibly vicious. They loved my family, but scared everyone else. And we all know the size of...
    BounceAround BounceAround 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 8

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    Yes I do very much so - Not only had we thought about ..but we have adopted too. Granted it was something we had to think about for sometime, as adoption involves not just...
    Mmmcherries Mmmcherries 46-50, F 4 Responses a week ago

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    I do not know why but I do not like dogs, since as long as I can remember. If I see a dog, before it would see me I would go the other way. Some dogs are beautiful and some are...
    KassieLola KassieLola 31-35, F Nov 24

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    I've been trying to find posts or resources about what I'm going though. Because I feel like I'm a lone in it. I am apart of an adoption story. But I wasn't the one adopted, my 3...
    AdventureIsLife AdventureIsLife 18-21, M Nov 24

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    I had a daughter on Monday December 1, 2014. She was four weeks early. Tiny and beautiful. Her name is Alyssa. I told no one about her. My family suspected I was pregnant. I denied...
    Makeupnerdy Makeupnerdy 22-25, F Dec 5

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    I was adopted to sweden and raised in a small village & even though being adopted probably was better than the alternative it still wasn't perfect by any chance. Being raised black...
    lokiirs lokiirs 16-17, F 1 Response Nov 24

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    The last rescue was a pup barely weighed 2lbs. He was in an inner-city alley. He was so weak, he could barely stand or walk. I thought he just needed water and food, but later...
    3EB333 3EB333 41-45, F 3 Responses Nov 28

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    wouldn't call myself a dog rescuer, but I have helped a stray dog once. was driving home from working night shift, had my co-worker with me in the passenger seat. he noticed...
    TheBlackGuyDidIt TheBlackGuyDidIt 18-21, M Dec 2

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    got my tattoo last week! it's the adoption symbol with the date I was adopted in the middle. my mom cried when I showed her (:
    elliecrow elliecrow 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 5

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    Couldn't help but laugh when a close friend of mine texted me to tell me they're re-doing my life in a movie. I laughed, and said what???? She said, yeah...Annie's back!!! When...
    EyeDontGiveAHoot EyeDontGiveAHoot 36-40, F 3 Responses Dec 9

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    Saving Grace There are a lot of Children who don't have a place to call home a forever family Mom and dad who love them unconditionally I was a child who was adopted by my...
    conservativegirl24 conservativegirl24 22-25, F a week ago

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    I was fishing in a canoe at my farm one morning and had just released a bass when I saw a platypus on the other side of the river. I paddled over, it was tumbling around and could...
    Ozdharma Ozdharma 56-60, M 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    Some but not a lot. like dogs but I like cats better and I am more of a big dog girl. I just think the are more secure to be with than the tiny dogs some may be cute but they are...
    PetiteChica PetiteChica 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 4

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