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I Adopt Rescue Dogs

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 38 People

    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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    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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    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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    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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    These people are some of society's greatest heroes. They take kids who are often disturbed and have been ill treated by life and people and they shower love upon them. There had...
    Jilly53 Jilly53 56-60, F 1 Response Sep 5

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    When I was around 4 years old, my biological parents began to abuse me for no reason. They called me a devil's child and use to torture and starve me. I remembered they use to tie...
    Lucas14 Lucas14 18-21, M 1 Response Sep 6

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    So I might be adopting my first dog. A 4 year old Pit Bull. My friend volunteers at the animal shelter and told me about him. He is about to be put down soon if he isn't adopted...
    ChanelLove12 ChanelLove12 16-17, F 2 Responses Sep 10

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    I've been thinking of putting myself up for adoption because my parents fight non stop and my dad is verbally and mentally and emotionally abusive. He treats us like crap and he...
    nessamay1998 nessamay1998 16-17, F Sep 14

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    When I was born, my parents were too busy for me. They were never home and I lived with a nanny who was more interested in Soap Operas than in the child in her care. One of my...
    msharleenquinzel msharleenquinzel 18-21, F 4 Responses Sep 16

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    Being adopted we've all had those moments with folks when they find out we're adopted and trying to talk about it or explain it. I have a doozy I'd like to share with you all. A...
    Serenity14 Serenity14 26-30, F 2 Responses Sep 2

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    I was abandoned in the hospital where I was born, became a ward of the state and foster child. I was adopted at six months to replace the family's stillborn female infant. The...
    MalloryMel MalloryMel 41-45, F Sep 5

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    I got a call the other day from my birth mom. The DNA was wrong she stated. The director of VS told her "although I can not release any identifying info to you, I'm looking at your...
    Back2Sue Back2Sue 46-50, F 2 Responses Sep 17

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    It's not really the dogs I dislike but the people-dog combination. I think I figured it out today. People that have dogs basically have children. I don't want to date someone who...
    colorstone colorstone 31-35, M Sep 4

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    They are the only living thing that will love you no matter what:) I love pulling up the drive way seeing my dogs run up waging their tails like crazy xD
    ElChaparro ElChaparro 18-21, M 1 hr ago

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    When I have a bad day or whatever, no matter how many times I would get mad at my dogs they're still there for me no matter what. I love them.
    MaryJay712 MaryJay712 16-17, F 1 hr ago

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    We rescued our dog from the shelter when he was a year and a half old, and we trained him to be a Search and Rescue dog for our team. He's 3 now and just passed his state licensing...
    jaaldrich1 jaaldrich1 16-17, M 1 Response Sep 20

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    As a small child, I was told that I was adopted. My adoptive parents didn't know very much about where I came from or who I was, only that I had a different first name which they...
    eljefe3126 eljefe3126 46-50 Sep 9

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    My husband and I live in NJ, he is a fireman and I'm a former pediatric nurse and we've been married for 9 years. We have a loving 8 year old son who asks us almost daily and prays...
    lking7 lking7 31-35, F Sep 12

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    My husband and I live in NJ, he is a fireman and I'm a former pediatric nurse and we've been married for 9 years. We have a loving 8 year old son who asks us almost daily and prays...
    lking7 lking7 31-35, F Sep 12

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    My husband and I live in NJ, he is a fireman and I'm a former pediatric nurse and we've been married for 9 years. We have a loving 8 year old son who asks us almost daily and prays...
    lking7 lking7 31-35, F Sep 12

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    My mum and dad, the only mum and dad I know, had 3 children of their own, all boys. Mum tried to conceive but kept miscarrying. Then a friend who worked at a clinic told her of...
    Ladygrey79 Ladygrey79 31-35, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I was raised as a toddler with 4 dogs around me and grew up as a seven year old with 7 dogs 😂 It's not the same since all of them slowly died 😞 I love all the dogs who got...
    acitythatneverwakesup acitythatneverwakesup 16-17, F 3 days ago

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    I'm a bit worried if giving my child up for adoption will be hard for me emotionally. I have a 4 yr old son...and am trying hard to get my life on track....I'm a single mom. I'm 6...
    luxieluna luxieluna 31-35, F 1 Response Sep 1

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    I have great admiration and respect for people who adopt children. There are so many children on this earth who need parents, and to be loved. I plan to adopt children when I'm...
    oathtoorder oathtoorder 18-21, F Sep 5

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    Well I guess there is 2 of them but whatever oh and they are teens we have not told anybody yet about adopting twins of any child for that matter but surprise we are adopting a...
    kenzie111Hall kenzie111Hall 26-30, F Sep 9

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    It's been almost a year since we had a birth mom back out of an adoption. It is incredibly heartbreaking and I still think of him everyday. I wish I could have had the opportunity...
    Ag0405 Ag0405 22-25, F Sep 16

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    My 50 lb. rescued dog rarely let's me out of her sight. She thinks she's a lap dog stay with me for hours, happily sleeping on my lap. If I try to sleep in, she'll jump up on the...
    gmeza98 gmeza98 51-55, M 1 day ago

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    Pitbulls are not vicious dogs, they are just like any other animal. Any dog, or animal, big or small can be vicious for that matter. All dogs have a certain way they like, and...
    Blackstallion76 Blackstallion76 36-40, M 1 Response Sep 8

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    When I walk my dog, sometimes I will say "hello" to someone and they don't say "hello" back (or even smile or anything). So rude! On the other hand, dogs are always happy to say...
    aarontkdbball aarontkdbball 36-40, M 1 Response Sep 9

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    My Poor "pompom" is scared shitless to go out to the garden, after the third attempt from our "dauchund" tried to Kill her, even after our"dauchund"was put in another loving home...
    Gemma3sahara Gemma3sahara 31-35, F 3 Responses Sep 12

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    Well I had a pretty interesting morning, I just woke up and haft of my blankets are push to one side of my bed, omg it is from one of my dogs getting in and out of the blankets...
    jennylovestosmile jennylovestosmile 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 13

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    I love dogs so much! They help me get through life, I am getting my own puppy soon, a maltese x, I hate animal cruelty to any animal it makes my blood boil. And even more when it...
    Zezebabe Zezebabe 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 17

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    I always wanted to adopt an Indian baby, I look Indian and I love going to India and the kids are so beautiful.
    princessm99 princessm99 13-15, F Sep 1

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    I was put up for adoption when I was born. I'm from china and I want to know more about my birth family. I don't remember much since I was a baby. how can I do this
    catherine1028 catherine1028 13-15, F 1 Response Sep 2

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    I was adopted at 3 days old and am now 34. I found my biological family last year. No one knew about me I was kept a secret. I feel like I don't fit in. Like I was not meant to be...
    bj345 bj345 31-35, F 3 Responses Sep 7

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    I recently just found out that I was pregnant with twins. I found out at 22 weeks and I'm now 29 weeks. I'm still not 100% certain if I am wanting to raise them myself. I'm 22 and...
    candiiceb candiiceb 22-25, F 2 Responses Sep 15

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    I was adopted when I was 12 months old so I don't remember m biological parents. But I still think about them all the time. If I ever met my mother is ask her so many questions. I...
    Madis9957 Madis9957 13-15, F 3 Responses Sep 16

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    I was 7 when i was adopted, from Apatity, Russia... I was separated from my 2 brothers and my sister when I was 5. Its coming up to 10 years on October 31st. I was very lucky...
    KristinaSpiker KristinaSpiker 16-17, F 2 Responses Sep 20

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    Looking for my half brother, put up for adoption in Ontario Canada in the late 80's, birth fathers name was Brian Farnham and mother Lisa Hilliard. I want to find him! Any advice...
    cfarnham cfarnham 36-40, F 2 Responses Sep 21

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    My experience is a result of two adoptions. First my son at 3 weeks of age and secondly my daughter a year later also 3 weeks old. Both children had the same love, opportunities...
    Joeyandjana Joeyandjana 66-70, M a week ago

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    In the year of Woodstock, I had a girlfriend who was pregnant and as far as I know gave birth and gave up the child for adoption. I cannot find her and know little abut the birth...
    maxico90 maxico90 61-65, M 2 days ago

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    My sisters and I grew up with a lot of struggles in the family, as we all suffered from our own share of abuse and neglect. My two sisters couldn't speak up for themselves since...
    Lucile199 Lucile199 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    I have met some friendly dogs :)
    spacemonkeyea spacemonkeyea 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 1

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    My dogs, Scurvy (the one eyed shih tzu) and Wash (my co-pilot schnoodle)
    rainallthedays rainallthedays 31-35, F 3 Responses Sep 4

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    My dogs are the reason I am alive. With my life experiences, I should have been gone a long time ago... Their love and constant smiles keep me going day after day!