I Adopted a Shelter Dog

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 101 People

    My Experience Of Adopting

    In October of 2009, I adopted my retriever mix from the shelter. I had been going there a couple times before I had gotten her. I felt so bad for all those dogs in there. I looked at each one, talked to them. I think when I saw her, I knew it was her i wanted. But that day came...
    doglover1984 doglover1984
    26-30, F
    Jan 18, 2011

    Newest Addition To The Family.

    A 10 week old boy.  Peanut (our kids chose the name) is the newest addition to our family. We were told that he is a "mountain cur."  I'm really enjoying him!
    accomplice accomplice
    46-50, M
    10 Responses Feb 28, 2013

    I Was Rescued

    I have been in a sort of funk for a while now, with stress and relationship problems and work and i just couldnt take anymore. I used to have 2 cats. they were my world but unfortunately they died last year and ive been feeling alone. my dad would never let me get another one as...
    bfd130girl bfd130girl
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Feb 4, 2012

    And I love him dearly despite the fact

    that he is currently a muddy mess
    Bernese15 Bernese15
    46-50, M
    1 Response Dec 4, 2015

    My Two Furry Kids

    I just adopted our second dog yesterday , a Staffie X 16 weeks old . All our dogs have been shelter dogs including our !3 yo Uma . They all have sad stories . I'll share the new guy's story to show if you're considering getting a dog really consider a shelter dog . Yes the...
    certifiable certifiable
    70+, F
    Dec 23, 2011

    I went and adopted my third dog

    but fifth pet from a local animal shelter today. He's a 7 year old Jack Russel terrier. He will be a great addition to my small zoo at home. Which now includes two dogs, a cat, a 50 gallon salt water fish tank, 2 goldfish, 2 rats, a guinea pig, and a gecko.
    Cbryant25100 Cbryant25100
    22-25, F
    1 Response Feb 20, 2014

    Don't Cry, But Whenever I Am Mad At My Shelter Dog I Think About This :-)

    Not sure I would still be alive it wasn't for my shelter mutt....hope you are able to love your best friend for the duration of their life... How Could You? (by Jim Willis 2001) When I was a puppy, I entertained you with my antics and made you laugh. You called me your child...
    deadpuppy deadpuppy
    26-30, F
    May 7, 2012

    5 Total

    Since I was able to have pets in my own homes, I rescued 5 dogs and three cats over the years.  They were my best friends and taught me how to appreciate life.  For the three that have passed I will always morn their loss
    Michellewhois Michellewhois
    1 Response Mar 6, 2010

    Rescuing A Repeat Shelter Dog

    I joined a silly application for Save A Dog on facebook. I wasn't taking it seriously and was actually talking to a friend who lives close to me about volunteering for a shelter and really helping these dogs out. So anyway, I was tooling around with the website application...
    Tekkamaki Tekkamaki
    3 Responses Jan 23, 2010

    I adopted my lab/board collie 4 years ago from

    a shelter . She was just 6 weeks old and she is the best dog in the world . Her name is princess
    princessandravensmom princessandravensmom
    36-40, F
    Sep 3, 2015

    And he seriously needs a bath.

    Maybe I'll put him the tub with my son.... that could be interesting. But, alas, I f I'd clean the bathroom already.
    Bernese15 Bernese15
    46-50, M
    Dec 12, 2015

    Cricket And Bogart

    I always grew up with pets, especially dogs, and when I got my own townhouse, I knew I wanted a dog. I got my first one when I was 22, and had moved into my townhouse. I also knew I wanted a shelter dog. I went to the pound, and after looking at lots of dogs, I spotted a sad...
    charbakes charbakes
    26-30, F
    1 Response Sep 26, 2011
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