I Own a Shelter Pet

Save an animal--adopt from the shelter! 168 People

    I own a shelter pet and I would like to say

    that he is one of the best dogs I have ever met. Keep in mind I work with 40+ dogs everyday. I hate hearing about how people think buying from a breeder is the only way and sheltered pets are terrible. Guess what!? They aren't!!! If anything they are the most thankful pets...
    AMB97 AMB97
    18-21, F
    Jul 7, 2014

    I own a shelter dog her name is Princess

    and she is a boarder collie lab cross and we have had since she was 5months old we got her at a shelter fair she is the best dog ever
    princessandravensmom princessandravensmom
    36-40, F
    1 Response Aug 28, 2015

    I Have Three Cats!

    I have three cats. Two shelter cats and one stray. I love pets but they are a lot of work and after my last cat died and I cried cried cried, I said I didn't want to have another pet, it hurt too much to lose them. Soon after my cat died mice were taking over my house. The...
    Samaris Samaris
    31-35, F
    1 Response Jul 14, 2013

    All of My Animals....

    All of my animals have been from the shelter, because I think it's better to give homeless animals a home. I think that all of the animals I have gotten from the shelter are well tempered.... The two dogs I have right now are sweet... I just have to get animals that aren't too...
    lizzieprincess1 lizzieprincess1
    26-30, F
    1 Response Jan 12, 2009

    Bless The Animals...please Adopt Your Next Pet

    I adopted Pink Floyd 8 years ago. He was 7 months old, and just one day from being euthanized. We call him Pinky, and he has the sweetest personality of any dog I've ever seen. He is so gentle, not only with the grandkids, but my cats too. Please, strongly consider adopting a pet...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Oct 3, 2012

    I have been volunteering at my local shelter

    for a little while now and fell in love with a blue nosed pit puppy who came from a family that couldn't keep her. I also am currently fostering 2 young german shepard pups who are starting to show their personality. In total 5 dogs in my house at the moment my fam thinks we are...
    vivaciousspirit vivaciousspirit
    26-30, F
    Jan 27, 2016

    George and Gracie

    I have a beautiful Maine Coon mix named George, who is so sweet, he was a street cat in Bar Harbor, and picked up by animal control and ended up at The Ark in Cherryfield, Maine.  He's adorable and he cuddles with us and puts us to bed every night by jumping on the bed...
    Beastweaver Beastweaver
    46-50, M
    Jan 13, 2009

    My Goal...

    My parents have always gotten animals from breeders. That's fine. But when I get my own house, my dogs are coming from shelters.
    kleisse kleisse
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jan 11, 2009

    A Jack Russell and a mixed breed Dachshund :)

    Quirky ladies who always cheer me up!
    DimLie DimLie
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Mar 10, 2014

    Your Chance to Spend Time With Your Family and Help a Worthy Cause.

    I just read earlier today that the Pedigree Foundation (a 501(c)(3) private foundation) has partnered with the makers of the new movie "Hotel for Dogs" and will make a donation to help shelter dogs for each ticket purchased to this movie from now through 7/16/2009. ...
    fungirlmmm fungirlmmm
    46-50, F
    6 Responses Jan 11, 2009

    Many Over A Lifetime

    Growing up years ago mom was a volunteer worker at the local spca. She was always bringing home a dog or cat they were about to euthanise. At any given time we had several dogs and cats. Years later , I have three dogs,a black lab ( brutis) from the shelter, ( marvin) a beagle...
    bfbb19 bfbb19
    46-50, M
    4 Responses May 1, 2011


    It is wise saving an animal from the shelter.  Many don't even get the chance and are being euthanized.I may keep one cat (don't know yet)...but we are planning giving them to a No-kill shelter.  I really feel bad for doing this cause they are our babies and good cats but it...
    Whateverrrrr Whateverrrrr
    36-40, F
    1 Response Oct 1, 2011

    My Best Friends

    I own 3 dogs, 2 cats total. 2 of the dogs and 1 cat were shelter animals, while the others were strays. I wouldn't have any other kind of pet! They are all wonderfully friendly and sweet by nature, and I am probably luckier to have them than they are to have me!
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Jan 12, 2009
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