I Take In Strays

Do you take in stray kitties,dogs or homeless drunks? WELCOME to the group! 135 People

    Porch Cats

    People, animals, it doesn't matter--I can't bear to see anyone in need.  I have 3 cats now living on my porch.  I live in an apartment complex that only allows 2 cats or dogs inside.  I already have a pair of 14-year-old cats who came from the Humane...
    swirlingmist swirlingmist
    51-55, F
    7 Responses Nov 18, 2009
    tisher2288 tisher2288
    26-30, F
    Jul 29, 2014

    Newest Addition

     This is my newest stray Nemo, an adolescent lab mix pup. I wasn't particularly wanting a dog but he adopted me and has been here for about a week now. There's an old recliner on my deck that he's made his throne and his bed.  He's a mild mannered and good tempered...
    zillaron zillaron
    51-55, M
    8 Responses Dec 27, 2009

    Take In The Homeless

    people still do this??? in need of help
    lanie696969 lanie696969
    22-25, M
    Jan 7, 2013

    Lucky My Puppy

    I live in Puerto Rico, everywhere you go there's a stray, but most of them eat because restaurant owners give them food. The day we found Lucky it was really early in the morning, we where on our way to take me to school. It was 6:30 am and my stepdad was taking out the trash...
    Anonymous31831 Anonymous31831
    13-15, F
    Feb 18, 2013

    Open Your Home And Open Your Heart.

    I have always been a sucker for sad eyes.  In the past, my home has been filled with stray dogs, cats, birds, you name it.  Even people.  Almost any animal that has ever been part of my family was a rescue animal.  They say what goes around, comes around and I...
    Skiilah Skiilah
    51-55, F
    1 Response Nov 9, 2009

    I Have Taken In Strays Since A Child

    we have had a number of stray or homeless cats in our live we have taken in... there was to name a few, Patchy, Sooty, Silver, Kimba, Kina, Tosca, Rosie, Black Knight ; the last one was tosca please read her story (below is the link - united cats my page) its happy and with a sad...
    czaristacrystals czaristacrystals
    36-40, F
    1 Response Apr 4, 2011

    Years ago, I picked up a stray dog I found at

    the back of a restaurant. It was shaking, and frightened. I approached it carefully was able to pet him and win his trust. He had no collar. I knocked on the door of the restaurant and asked if they knew who owned him. A man answered and said the dog had been hanging around...
    MidnightBlu MidnightBlu
    51-55, F
    5 Responses Jan 25, 2014


     About a week ago I discovered that yet another irresponsible pet owner "dumped" their unwanted cat at my place.  I suppose they knew I'd take it in and care for it. I had been feeding it and noticed that it was friendly, indeed not a feral at all, and my...
    c8lorraine c8lorraine
    31 Responses Aug 1, 2009

    Stray Animals-never Again A Stray Human

    I had 4 stray cats. Nyla, Snaggs(because her paw got snagged and she hopped) Snowflake, and Baby. Stray females, like friends... female dogs! NEVER let a female friend or an assocciate of any kind live with you and you boyfriend ladies. Sneaky they are, let them be a woman and...
    ThinkingIsBeautiful ThinkingIsBeautiful
    26-30, F
    Feb 24, 2012

    Open Your Home And Open Your Heart.

    I have always been a sucker for sad eyes.  In the past, my home has been filled with stray dogs, cats, birds, you name it.  Even people.  Almost any animal that has ever been part of my family was a rescue animal.  They say what goes around, comes around and I...
    Skiilah Skiilah
    51-55, F
    2 Responses Nov 9, 2009

    I'm a Stray

    I take in strays. They seem to find me. I know they will stay a while, I will feed them, give them the love they allow me to give them, some will move on and some stay. It's the nature of a stray. My Mother left my Father when I was still a newborn. I was raised in the country by...
    ifoundmehere ifoundmehere
    46-50, F
    4 Responses Mar 23, 2013

    Sure Do :)

    All my cats have been strays or rescue home adopted. One of my favourite gilrs (now dead sadly) was Bridey, a big fluffy tabby and white who was born in the back of a stable I worked in, the owner was going to drown them (the mother was feral) and so me and 2 other girls took the...
    usernamenotavaliable usernamenotavaliable
    Jul 31, 2009


    Three out of four of my pet cats have been strays.  The first was taken from my cousins, so he doesn't count, haha. The first stray cats we found were kittens.  My mom and I were driving home from some after-school thing of mine and we ended up going down a road we don...
    axelval axelval
    18-21, T
    2 Responses Nov 22, 2008

    Ugh Where's The Photo Adding Bit??!

    I took in a cat for a couple of nights this week, as the weather was awful and he was mewing and asking to come in. I'm only posting this so I can show you a photo of him =P Aha, found it.. you have to edit the story after posting before it lets you add photos.. Isn't EP stupid...
    TheLuckyHobo TheLuckyHobo
    31-35, M
    1 Response Dec 19, 2011

    Hello i have Adorable Pomeranian Puppies For

    Adoption call me +1 202 688 7368 if interested thanks
    nyikob nyikob
    26-30, M
    Dec 18, 2014

    I bought my dog from a homeless man in miami.

    He had been feeding the 6 week old puppy ham and milk. He had received the dog as a "payment for a job". I took the pup to a vet only to discover than 80% of his lungs were filled with fluid, he had pneumonia, he had distemper, and he was covered in giant ticks. We extracted...
    whitelight411 whitelight411
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Sep 6, 2014

    But Am Sorta Embarrassed For Some Reason

    I am not a crazy cat lady!! Of my 4 cats, the first two were twins from a litter across the street a friend convinced me to adopt, one was mine and one was hers but when she moved out she never came back and got hers...so I took it with me to my next apartemtn with my kitty...
    SummerWind18 SummerWind18
    26-30, F
    4 Responses Jul 30, 2009

    Animals And People

    I live in a shared apartment now, so i can no longer do this, but back when I had my own place, with a yard, I took in any stray dogs or cats that would wander near. I can't stand to watch an animal go uncared for. Usually I would nurse them back to health, spay/neuter them, and...
    SpiritOfTheRabbit SpiritOfTheRabbit
    36-40, F
    4 Responses Oct 17, 2010

    Need Advice From Fellow Rescuers.

    I have always taken it animals that need love and care. I have a very soft heart and love the affection I get from the animals I have taken care of. I have 5 cats at the moment, all rescues themselves. We recently moved into a new home and the previous tenants just left their...
    samkuhn samkuhn
    26-30, F
    1 Response Dec 9, 2011


    Hi.  feel free to take me in as I'm about to become a stray.  You all rock.
    52vradtech 52vradtech
    51-55, M
    Jan 12, 2012

    Recently, I just picked up one mama cat

    and two kittens! They've been living at my house for a couple weeks now and seem to enjoy it very much so we decided to take them in. The kittens are super playful and seems to be getting along with us humans quite well. My mom decided to nickname them Dawn and Midnight aka AM...
    ohangela ohangela
    18-21, F
    Aug 23, 2015

    We Found Some More

    On the Fourth of July a friend came over to my house and we set off to the park to watch fireworks.  On our way we could sort of see something on the sidewalk and we wondered what they were.  Coming up closer we could see that they were a couple of little kittens.  ...
    axelval axelval
    18-21, T
    2 Responses Jul 31, 2009

    My New Cat

    I wrote the other story(Lucky my Puppy) but here's another. We moved away from our old apartment a year after we found Lucky. One day my stepdad came home with a kitty he found. Hah my mom's face was priceless. Anyways we took her to the vet the next day since it was a Saturday...
    Anonymous31831 Anonymous31831
    13-15, F
    Feb 18, 2013

    Abused Pet Owners Need Shelter

    This is from an email I recieved today as I'm on American Humane's mailing list. This seemed an appropriate place to share it.  http://www.americanhumane.org/   There are 2,500 domestic violence shelters in the U.S. Only 33 of them allow pets. Imagine for a...
    zillaron zillaron
    51-55, M
    2 Responses Nov 23, 2009

    The mama cat left her two kittens in my yard.

    My family and I took them in to watch over them but have now decided to keep them. They're officially named Elsa and Bella, classic names, right? Both kittens are in a healthy path and is now slowly starting to grow up. Watching them grow makes me sad realizing they're not going...
    ohangela ohangela
    18-21, F
    Oct 4, 2015

    Give 'Em a Break

    I'm a softie (don't tell anyone). I've taken in strays of all kinds from cats to people. I've had at least 7 homeless acquaintances (people), and 10 stray cats under my roof at different times. I can't stand the idea of someone I work with sleeping in their car during an...
    zillaron zillaron
    51-55, M
    61 Responses Jul 30, 2009
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