These days, more people than ever are turning to their local animal shelter when they’re ready to welcome a new family member into their home, and why wouldn’t you? Not only can you provide a home for an animal who may have come from a difficult situation like being orphaned, but you also help the pet shelter so they have space and funds to keep providing important services like spaying/neutering, vaccinating, and getting more abandoned animals off the streets and introduced to willing adopters.

If you're still not convinced, let's look at the testimonials from the adorable pets themselves! Here are some pictures of rescue animals who haven’t known their new families for long, but are already pretty sure they’re going to fit in just fine.

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The Time I Rescued A Crying Kitten Outside My Cat Cuddled Her

The Time I Rescued A Crying Kitten Outside My Cat Cuddled Her

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Marc
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1 year ago

Looks like the kitten has been cleaned properly too. Just like it should be!

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My Rescue Cat Assuring My Recently Adopted Pup That She Will Be All Right And Is Now In A Home Full Of Love

My Rescue Cat Assuring My Recently Adopted Pup That She Will Be All Right And Is Now In A Home Full Of Love

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I’m Foxxy and I know it 😉
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1 year ago

Oh my goodness that puppy is adorable. What gorgeous colours.

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#3

My Friend Just Texted "Adopted A Dog Yesterday" With This Pic

My Friend Just Texted "Adopted A Dog Yesterday" With This Pic

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mummy pig
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1 year ago

Is that Liam Neeson?

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Why do some new pet parents say that they planned to adopt one kitten, but ended up with two? It turns out that the reason why so many animal shelters push taking home a pair of kittens and even incentivize it with adoption deals is because two kittens really are better than one⁠—for the kittens themselves, your home, and everyone in it.

According to cat welfare educator Hannah Shaw, who specializes in kitten care and is known for her popular Youtube channel Kitten Lady, kittens that grow up with playmates are better-behaved. First of all, having two makes them less likely to get bored and turn to destructive behavior to entertain themselves, and also importantly, they learn not to play too roughly by testing boundaries with another kitten, rather than your hands.

You may think this only applies if you would be bringing your new kitten into an empty house, but even if you already have one cat, your older cat will thank you for getting two kittens who can keep each other company.

#4

We Adopted An 11-Year Old Cat From A Chicago Shelter. He And My 13-Yo Daughter Fell In Love. This Is Them After She Got Back From A Week At Camp

We Adopted An 11-Year Old Cat From A Chicago Shelter. He And My 13-Yo Daughter Fell In Love. This Is Them After She Got Back From A Week At Camp

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Debby B
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1 year ago

Precious!!

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#5

Today, I Adopted Two 8 Week Old Kittens Who Are Brothers. I Originally Applied For One But When I Got The Call About Being Accepted To Adopt, I Was Asked If I Wanted To Adopt The Brothers Together Because The People Adopting His Brother Backed Out. Meet Kingston And Derby!

Today, I Adopted Two 8 Week Old Kittens Who Are Brothers. I Originally Applied For One But When I Got The Call About Being Accepted To Adopt, I Was Asked If I Wanted To Adopt The Brothers Together Because The People Adopting His Brother Backed Out. Meet Kingston And Derby!

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Debby B
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1 year ago

Kept the brothers together. Good man!

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#6

Rescued Him From The Streets. Vet Visit Was Great Despite Skin Issues

Rescued Him From The Streets. Vet Visit Was Great Despite Skin Issues

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loubie
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1 year ago

So cute !

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#7

The Way Our New Puppy Looked At Me The Whole Ride To Her New Home Melted My Heart

The Way Our New Puppy Looked At Me The Whole Ride To Her New Home Melted My Heart

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loubie
Community Member
1 year ago

That is dog for thank you ? Awww

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#8

Adopted Him Last Week From A Shelter. I Think He's Happy About It

Adopted Him Last Week From A Shelter. I Think He's Happy About It

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Debby B
Community Member
1 year ago

Aawww!!!!

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#9

Jubilee Got Adopted!!!

Jubilee Got Adopted!!!

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Iris
Community Member
1 year ago

That is good news 😊

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#10

This Is Ruger. We Rescued Him In August. He Was Found In A Box On The Side Of The Road. No Fault Of His Own. This Poor Boy Would Have Died. I Can't Even Think Of It Without Crying. He Is Now One Of Our Children And Will Never Go Anywhere Else.

This Is Ruger. We Rescued Him In August. He Was Found In A Box On The Side Of The Road. No Fault Of His Own. This Poor Boy Would Have Died. I Can't Even Think Of It Without Crying. He Is Now One Of Our Children And Will Never Go Anywhere Else.

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deanna woods
Community Member
1 year ago

Thank you for saving him and that is terrible that someone left him on the side of the road.

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#11

Karen And Kevin. Adopt, Don’t Shop

Karen And Kevin. Adopt, Don’t Shop

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mummy pig
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1 year ago

Those eyes!!!

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#12

On Our Way Home From Adopting Her. Like Father Like Daughter.

On Our Way Home From Adopting Her. Like Father Like Daughter.

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Dorothea
Community Member
1 year ago

Who is this? The guy looks exactly like my BF but its not him xD who is this doppleganger?

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#13

We Rescued A Terrified Australian Shepherd As A Friend For Our Dog. Now He Doesn't Leave His Side.

We Rescued A Terrified Australian Shepherd As A Friend For Our Dog. Now He Doesn't Leave His Side.

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Sly Cooper
Community Member
1 year ago

He looks beautiful!

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#14

I Adopted A Senior Cat. He's 11 Years Old And 19 Lbs. The Shelter Told Me He Is Skittish And It Would Be A Slow Intro. His Last Family Returned Him After 6 Months. He Is My Shadow- Woke Up At 4am To All 19 Lbs Sleeping On My Chest, Face An Inch Away From Mine. Goose Was Always Meant To Be Mine

I Adopted A Senior Cat. He's 11 Years Old And 19 Lbs. The Shelter Told Me He Is Skittish And It Would Be A Slow Intro. His Last Family Returned Him After 6 Months. He Is My Shadow- Woke Up At 4am To All 19 Lbs Sleeping On My Chest, Face An Inch Away From Mine. Goose Was Always Meant To Be Mine

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Kaisu
Community Member
1 year ago (edited)

That's a chonky boy

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#15

Adopted This Guy A Week Ago. Was Scared Of Everything, But Decided To Trust Me. Four Days Later, And He Is A Very Good Boy With His Very First Own Squeaky Toy

Adopted This Guy A Week Ago. Was Scared Of Everything, But Decided To Trust Me. Four Days Later, And He Is A Very Good Boy With His Very First Own Squeaky Toy

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Debby B
Community Member
1 year ago

Beautiful puppy!

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#16

Adopted This Sweet Boy Yesterday And Couldn’t Be Happier! His Name Is Moose.

Adopted This Sweet Boy Yesterday And Couldn’t Be Happier! His Name Is Moose.

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Debby B
Community Member
1 year ago

Hi Moose!

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#17

Just Rescued This Puppy From The Streets. That Is It First Nap After A Shower And Food

Just Rescued This Puppy From The Streets. That Is It First Nap After A Shower And Food

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Martti Laurson
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1 year ago

Which one got the shower and food? Nice picture

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#18

We Rescued Him At Just A Couple Weeks Old And Now He Thinks I’m His Momma, He’s My Paracat

We Rescued Him At Just A Couple Weeks Old And Now He Thinks I’m His Momma, He’s My Paracat

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Martti Laurson
Community Member
1 year ago

Very cute. And I like the kitten too :D

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#19

First Time Cat Owner. I Used To Think I Was A Dog Person, But I Think I May Have Been Wrong

First Time Cat Owner. I Used To Think I Was A Dog Person, But I Think I May Have Been Wrong

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FloC
Community Member
1 year ago

You can be both !

deanna woods
Community Member
1 year ago

I was going to say the same thing.

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Laly Lynch
Community Member
1 year ago

I'm a confessed crazy cat lady for sure, but I love all animals.

Molly Kennington
Community Member
1 year ago

I wish I had a picture of my boyfriend (40 years ago!) fast asleep taking a nap with my 16 yr. old Siamese on his chest. He didn't think he was a cat person--had never had one, but had grown up with 2 German Shepherds. He's still around (not the cat, hah!), and he has forever after been a strictly and rabid "cat person"! We were together 10 years, and I never felt a bad thing about the ex, because of this.

weatherwitch
Community Member
1 year ago

Cats furever 😉❤❤

Francis Figliola
Community Member
1 year ago

Love your headline!

Linda Galli
Community Member
1 year ago

Together for evet

sharron lynn parsons
Community Member
1 year ago

A beautiful set,

Mary Ann Snow
Community Member
1 year ago

BFF'S

Helga Maria Szameit
Community Member
1 year ago

You can be both. We are and it works out fine! <3

Susan Gardner
Community Member
1 year ago

Oh my precious babies

Kiss Army
Community Member
1 year ago

The top cat is like "MINE, you can't have..."

Rissie
Community Member
1 year ago

Oh my, that's pure mischief right there!

Ria Moncada
Community Member
1 year ago

Fur babies are adorable

Castrix Gaming
Community Member
1 year ago

I always love it when this happens!

Barbara Stevens
Community Member
1 year ago

I truly have their twins

Sunzilla
Community Member
1 year ago

Cats Rock!

sharron lynn parsons
Community Member
1 year ago

You made a good decision getting two, my experience it works perfectly, also, thanks for adopting !!!

Faith Nicole
Community Member
1 year ago

They are so precious 💜

Aurora Si Donna Perederic
Community Member
1 year ago

first was Donna (GSD) and now MauMau saved from the street

Aurora Si Donna Perederic
Community Member
1 year ago

me too :) )))))))

Jennifer Brown
Community Member
1 year ago

you can be both!! and a bird person, a rabbit person, a chicken person, a goat person!!

Eulalie Grace
Community Member
1 year ago

You're an Animal Lover - and that's the best thing to be!

Julia Miller
Community Member
1 year ago

Cats & dogs are wonderful!!

Linda Adams
Community Member
1 year ago

Have your cake and eat it too! Enjoy both!

Dave Chapman
Community Member
1 year ago

Be BOTH!! I don't know why people think they have to be one or the other, my best days were when we had 11 cats (2 females that had kittens within a week) and 3 dogs, 1 male GSD and 2 terriers. One big, slightly dysfunctional at times, happy Family.

Jude Weber
Community Member
1 year ago

I am both, and even had a water turtle, Slow Poke, who was 14 years when I lost her. had her since she hatched, went from a 10 gallon, to a 20 long, to a 55 gallon. She would always greet the cats and dogs when they pressed their noses up to the glass by diving off her dock and coming over to the animal as if to say "HELLO!"

LM Jones
Community Member
1 year ago (edited)

Dog people don't have to hate cats, it's just a preference. If I wasn't allergic, I'd have a couple, even though I'd rather have a dog.

Cathy Proctor
Community Member
1 year ago

Dogs, cats, birds, bunnies...... it doesn't matter, we can love them all

Dorothy Cloud
Community Member
1 year ago

yep, 2 for the price of 1.

Susan L. Miller
Community Member
1 year ago

The only difference is that dogs have people, and cats have staff!

Ashley Wright
Community Member
1 year ago

They love each other!

Heather Dennis
Community Member
1 year ago

You can be both.......(but cats will triumph!)

Michael Rodrick
Community Member
1 year ago

Cats are freaks! They'll steal your heart & then your soul!

Thomas Turnbull
Community Member
1 year ago

I was the same

Dichele Schartel
Community Member
1 year ago

I love all animals, I've been a rescuer for as long as I can remember. I have 18 cats all rescues and fixed. I have my Moms dog we took when my Mom passed away and I also always thought I was a dog purrson. But now i lean towards the felines

nala simba
Community Member
1 year ago

Awwww!

Maggie Dougherty
Community Member
1 year ago

Those babies, are adorable! You are very lucky, they are so beautiful, too!!! 💖💖 💖💖

Bernadette Robson
Community Member
1 year ago

Little sweethearts 💖

Julie Lynch
Community Member
1 year ago

Nothing wrong with being both

Kathy Walsh
Community Member
1 year ago

They grow on ya

Linda Clements
Community Member
1 year ago

I was always a cat person, my parents simply always had dogs.!

David Aaron
Community Member
1 year ago

Pure purring love!

Anna Repp
Community Member
1 year ago

Same here! Always thought of myself as a dog person, but our building does not allow dogs, so we got our first cat last year. I've been reading a lot about cats and watching my cats and now I understand and appreciate cats way more than before. She's so sweet and loving and sleeps next to me and followed me around.

Grace Marraffa
Community Member
1 year ago

They look so sweet and happy

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#20

Our Family Applied To Adopt This Little One Today. Hoping All Goes Well

Our Family Applied To Adopt This Little One Today. Hoping All Goes Well

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Debby B
Community Member
1 year ago

Wow-beautiful!!

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#21

Adopted This Little Croissant Today

Adopted This Little Croissant Today

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Debby B
Community Member
1 year ago

Awesome picture!

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#22

Recently Visited A College Friend And He Adopted These Adorable Kitties, Brother And Sister. Meet Lucifer And Lillith!

Recently Visited A College Friend And He Adopted These Adorable Kitties, Brother And Sister. Meet Lucifer And Lillith!

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deanna woods
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1 year ago

We are siamese, if you please.

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#23

Trapped This Feral Kitten At Work To Save It From The Exterminator. Now She Has A Great Home And I’ve Got A Great Kitten! Everybody Wins!

Trapped This Feral Kitten At Work To Save It From The Exterminator. Now She Has A Great Home And I’ve Got A Great Kitten! Everybody Wins!

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Debby B
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1 year ago

Yay!!!

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#24

When I Rescued Icarus, I Was Hoping He Would Like Me, And I Hoped He Was A Cuddle Bug. I Think I Got My Wish. Pupper Is Out Cold

When I Rescued Icarus, I Was Hoping He Would Like Me, And I Hoped He Was A Cuddle Bug. I Think I Got My Wish. Pupper Is Out Cold

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Debby B
Community Member
1 year ago

That’s one happy pup!

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#25

Meet Luna Lovefood Our Adopted Fur Baby. Yes, That Is A Wild Mouse On Her Head.

Meet Luna Lovefood Our Adopted Fur Baby. Yes, That Is A Wild Mouse On Her Head.

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deanna woods
Community Member
1 year ago

That sounds like something Luna would have on her head.

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#26

Tell Me The Story Of How I Was Rescued Again

Tell Me The Story Of How I Was Rescued Again

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Debby B
Community Member
1 year ago

Look at the love beaming out of that precious face ❤️

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#27

My Friend Adopted This Sweet Baby And I Think You All Needed To See It

My Friend Adopted This Sweet Baby And I Think You All Needed To See It

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chi-wei shen
Community Member
1 year ago

Cuteness overload.

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#28

Best Friends Since Yesterday

Best Friends Since Yesterday

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Laura Zappenduster
Community Member
1 year ago

is that a really tiny dachshund or a really biiig cat? ^^

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#29

This Is Wednesday, The Rescue Kitten With Only One Eye

This Is Wednesday, The Rescue Kitten With Only One Eye

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Don Golosso
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1 year ago

I always find it extra heartwarming when a kitty with any kind of disability gets rescued. So thank you for rescuing Wednesday.

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#30

Suki Was In Care For 8 Years Before I Adopted Her, And I Couldn’t Love This Little Goblin More.

Suki Was In Care For 8 Years Before I Adopted Her, And I Couldn’t Love This Little Goblin More.

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Debby B
Community Member
1 year ago

Beautiful!!

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#31

Welcome Mr Tiggs My Wife Adopted Him As His Previous Owner Wanted Him Gone. Mr Tiggs Has Made Himself Feel Quite At Home On My Bed

Welcome Mr Tiggs My Wife Adopted Him As His Previous Owner Wanted Him Gone. Mr Tiggs Has Made Himself Feel Quite At Home On My Bed

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Don Golosso
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1 year ago

That's not your bed, not anymore!

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#32

Rescued Two Kittens From Different Litters & Caught This Moment Just Two Days After Bringing Them Home. We Stopped Worrying If They Would Bond Or Not After That. Fozzy (Orange) & Arthur (Grey) Been Inseparable Since!

Rescued Two Kittens From Different Litters & Caught This Moment Just Two Days After Bringing Them Home. We Stopped Worrying If They Would Bond Or Not After That. Fozzy (Orange) & Arthur (Grey) Been Inseparable Since!

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Pamela24
Community Member
1 year ago

You got lucky! :D The very-much-loved idiots that live in our house have been fighting for the past five years they've known each other (separate apartments but they share the hall and garden). I wish they were this smart.

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#33

First Walk With Our Rescue Named “Beau”

First Walk With Our Rescue Named “Beau”

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anita marx
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1 year ago

It's a "Beau", definitely! Looks straight to the heart.

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#34

We Adopted This Gorgeous (Albeit, Grumpy) 15 Year Old Girl Today. Previous Owners Could No Longer Take Care Of Her. Here She Is Settling Into Her New Forever Home!

We Adopted This Gorgeous (Albeit, Grumpy) 15 Year Old Girl Today. Previous Owners Could No Longer Take Care Of Her. Here She Is Settling Into Her New Forever Home!

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Debby B
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1 year ago

My cat has the grumpy look too, but he’s a love bug 😊

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#35

Meet Butters. Yesterday He Was A Tough Street Kitten. Today He's The Proud Owner Of A Queen Size Bed

Meet Butters. Yesterday He Was A Tough Street Kitten. Today He's The Proud Owner Of A Queen Size Bed

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Debby B
Community Member
1 year ago

Lol!

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#36

Grandma Got A New Bestfriend. "He Chose Me."

Grandma Got A New Bestfriend. "He Chose Me."

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loubie
Community Member
1 year ago

That is so sweet oh my < 3

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#37

Our Newest Little Family Member. Meet Jack!

Our Newest Little Family Member. Meet Jack!

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Hayasahibaa
Community Member
1 year ago

He's a vampire!!

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#38

I Almost Adopted Just One Of These Girls But My Daughter Asked For Both. I’m So Glad I Indulged Her

I Almost Adopted Just One Of These Girls But My Daughter Asked For Both. I’m So Glad I Indulged Her

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Debby B
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1 year ago

Is there anything sweeter than cats sleeping together??

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#39

We Saw This Pic, And 3 Hours Later Adopted Jonah The Bunny!!

We Saw This Pic, And 3 Hours Later Adopted Jonah The Bunny!!

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Dorothy Parker
Community Member
1 year ago

Few families are fortunate enough to have a real live cartoon character.

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#40

Meet Our Witchy Girl Wynne! We’re So Glad She Chose Us To Be Her Forever Home

Meet Our Witchy Girl Wynne! We’re So Glad She Chose Us To Be Her Forever Home

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Chaz83
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1 year ago

She's gorgeous!

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