Almost a third of the summer has passed. Ouch. We need something to balance out such devastating news. So, Bored Panda has compiled a new list of adorable animal adoption photos, not only restoring everyone's faith in humanity but allowing us to forget that the nights are beginning to get longer and longer. Darn it, I did it again, haven't I?

Anyway, this month, people are continuing to visit animal shelters in search of new family members and take home neglected critters that need love the most. From three-legged dogs to one-eyed kitties, every soul deserves a second chance at life, and it's really heartwarming to see that they're getting it.

Continue scrolling to get your monthly dose of smiles and if you need more, check out these cuties that people rescued in May, April, March, February, and January as well.

#1

We Adopted Kane About A Month Ago. We Don’t Know Much About His Background Or His Age, But He Is Around 10-12. He Is Nearly Deaf And Blind. He Is Very Sweet And Just Likes To Sleep All Day And Likes Going Outside. He Is A Good Boy

We Adopted Kane About A Month Ago. We Don’t Know Much About His Background Or His Age, But He Is Around 10-12. He Is Nearly Deaf And Blind. He Is Very Sweet And Just Likes To Sleep All Day And Likes Going Outside. He Is A Good Boy

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Candice Ravel
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12 months ago

Thank you for adopting this sweet senior floof. The world needs more folks like you!

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As you probably know, recently human rights protests have spread across the United States and around the world. Many pet owners also want to do their part and express their opinions, but while some animals are better used to staying at home for longer periods of time, others -- most notably, dogs -- can't. So their humans take them to the protests with them. While doggos are really good companions to demand justice with, there are a few very important things people should keep in mind when doing so.

#2

Adopted Pit Can't Stop Hugging His New Owner

Adopted Pit Can't Stop Hugging His New Owner

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Animal Lover
Community Member
12 months ago

There's a video about this dog on the YouTube channel, The Dodo.

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"All dogs are individuals with their own personalities and dispositions,"Kelly DiCicco, Manager, Adoptions Promotions at the ASPCA Adoption Center told Bored Panda. "When bringing your dog anywhere there will be different sights and sounds, as well as crowds, it's important to consider their comfort level with new experiences in the past."

"Large gatherings or events can be confusing or upsetting to pets who may also become frightened or disoriented by loud noises," DiCicco warned. "You may want to leave your pet at home where you can ensure they feel safe and relaxed. If your dog will be outside with you, be sure to keep them leashed, give them plenty of fresh water and don’t let them linger on hot asphalt for too long. Being so close to the ground, your dog’s body can heat up quickly, and sensitive paw pads can burn."

#3

After Two Weeks Of Dwelling Under The Bed Or Random Furniture As A Rescue, He Finally Considered Its Safe To Sit In My Lap And Gave Me This Look

After Two Weeks Of Dwelling Under The Bed Or Random Furniture As A Rescue, He Finally Considered Its Safe To Sit In My Lap And Gave Me This Look

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Maria Rohlen
Community Member
12 months ago

Sweet little blue eyes.

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But no matter what animal you're adopting, it is unquestionably the right thing to do. About 6.5 million companion animals enter U.S. animal shelters nationwide every year. Of those, roughly 3.3 million are dogs and 3.2 million are cats. Luckily, according to ASPCA estimates, the number of dogs and cats entering U.S. shelters annually has declined from approximately 7.2 million in 2011.

If you want to contribute to freeing up valuable shelter space and resources for other animals in need, you can find general adoption tips or a local shelter in your area at ASPCA.

#4

2 Months After Adopting An Older Cat I Still Can’t Figure Out Why Anyone Wouldn’t Want This Big Bag Of Love

2 Months After Adopting An Older Cat I Still Can’t Figure Out Why Anyone Wouldn’t Want This Big Bag Of Love

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Dorothy Parker
Community Member
12 months ago

Such a big yummy cat! No one would willingly give them up. The owner may have passed away or gone into a nursing home. We've designated our pets future homes for when anything happens to us.

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#5

When I Adopted Her From The Rescue I Was Worried I Couldn’t Make Her Happy. I Think She Is Happy

When I Adopted Her From The Rescue I Was Worried I Couldn’t Make Her Happy. I Think She Is Happy

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Maria Rohlen
Community Member
12 months ago

She looks very happy.

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#6

Found This Kitten In The Woods, Thought My Older Cats Would Adopt It But It Looks Like My Big Boy Has Accepted Daddy Duty

Found This Kitten In The Woods, Thought My Older Cats Would Adopt It But It Looks Like My Big Boy Has Accepted Daddy Duty

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Light
Community Member
12 months ago

New Father (with pride): See the similarity?

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#7

Daisy, The Kitten Nobody Adopted Because Of Her Ear

Daisy, The Kitten Nobody Adopted Because Of Her Ear

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Maria Rohlen
Community Member
12 months ago

Glad she has a loving home now, what a sweet little thing she is.

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#8

I Only Adopted Him An Hour Ago

I Only Adopted Him An Hour Ago

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Candice Ravel
Community Member
12 months ago

I think he likes you :)

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#9

I Couldn’t Separate The Brothers, So I Adopted Both! And I Swear They Pose For The Camera

I Couldn’t Separate The Brothers, So I Adopted Both! And I Swear They Pose For The Camera

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Dorothy Parker
Community Member
12 months ago

Best thing to do is adopt more than one.

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#10

Meet Poundcake. He’s Blind And Deaf But Follows Me Everywhere. He Knows When I’m Away From Him And Can Sense When I’m Feeling Down. I Adopted Him From The Pound 4 Years Ago. He Saved Me More Than I Saved Him

Meet Poundcake. He’s Blind And Deaf But Follows Me Everywhere. He Knows When I’m Away From Him And Can Sense When I’m Feeling Down. I Adopted Him From The Pound 4 Years Ago. He Saved Me More Than I Saved Him

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Chuckie
Community Member
12 months ago

Furry Angel

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#11

Rescued This Corgi Puppy From The Shelter A Few Weeks Ago. My First Fathers Day As A Father!

Rescued This Corgi Puppy From The Shelter A Few Weeks Ago. My First Fathers Day As A Father!

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Dorothy Parker
Community Member
12 months ago

Both of you are to be congratulated! Gorgeous baby, Dad!

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#12

Our First Adult Kitty Adoption... She Gives Warm Hugs

Our First Adult Kitty Adoption... She Gives Warm Hugs

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Maria Rohlen
Community Member
12 months ago

True love.

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#13

A Friends Kitten He Rescued Recently

A Friends Kitten He Rescued Recently

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Maria Rohlen
Community Member
12 months ago

Poor baby, glad it gets a home.

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#14

One Year Ago We Wanted To Adopt 1 Cat. We Ended Up Adopting 3 Siblings

One Year Ago We Wanted To Adopt 1 Cat. We Ended Up Adopting 3 Siblings

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Maria Rohlen
Community Member
12 months ago

Three times lucky!

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#15

Adopted Her 3 Hours Ago And She’s Already So Comfortable And Happy To Have A Home, I Laid Down Next To Her And She Just Climbed Onto Me Anybody Who Hates On Pitbulls Has Never Owned One Of These Big Babies

Adopted Her 3 Hours Ago And She’s Already So Comfortable And Happy To Have A Home, I Laid Down Next To Her And She Just Climbed Onto Me Anybody Who Hates On Pitbulls Has Never Owned One Of These Big Babies

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GirlFriday
Community Member
12 months ago

Beware, my friend. The most dangerous tail in the world belongs to a happy pitbull. It will get your shins EVERY. SINGLE. TIME.

Monty Is Fiennes
Community Member
12 months ago

Awww Lab tails are pretty good too.....but they go for the balls.... theyre taller

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Animal Lover
Community Member
12 months ago

Pit bulls are like people, some are nice and some are mean. The way they act is on how they were raised or by their past. But I still haven't met a pitbull I don't love :)

Phoebe Bean
Community Member
12 months ago

One stereotype destroyed! Yay!

Kathleen Duggan
Community Member
12 months ago

The only thing that’s dangerous about a pit bull is their gas!!!

Dorothy Parker
Community Member
12 months ago

There is a dog just right for almost everyone. You and she are a love match..

Chuck Jessop
Community Member
12 months ago

The only time I was "attacked" by a Pitbull was one time when I was outside. It spotted me, ran over, and try to lick me to death. I don't remember if I had ever seen such a happy/gentle Dog.

sharron lynn parsons
Community Member
12 months ago

It is sad, in the past, some morons trained a pit to be vicious,they are born, as all pups, playful and loving, thankfully people are learning, a pit like any breed, is how it is raised !!!

Bob Belcher
Community Member
12 months ago

Aggressive dogs are trained, not born.

Toni Ferchak
Community Member
12 months ago

Animals feel and KNOW a person's energy and if it feels love towards it .

Gina Babe
Community Member
12 months ago

My pit is like a big potato. He's a must and a love.

Karin Morris
Community Member
12 months ago

Exactly, Pitties are the best

Jess
Community Member
12 months ago

Our pits are big babies. If I haven't seen the cats in a while they can always be found getting kisses & cuddles from them.

Animal lover
Community Member
12 months ago

I don’t care about the breed as long as they are friendly and snuggly I love them 😍 😍😍😍

Athenalikesowls
Community Member
4 months ago

My nieces have a Great Dane, (well two Great Danes) who when she was little busted her tail open wagging it and banging it against the wall. For about a year after it would do that every time she hit the wall with her tail. It's okay now but really scared them for a while.

Winn Adams
Community Member
11 months ago

What a wonderful addition to your family. So happy for you and this wonderful dog.

Faith Nicole
Community Member
11 months ago

Only dangerous part of them, as someone already commented, are their tails! They are such beautiful, loveable dogs, with a painful whip of a tail if you get hit with it the wrong way ♡

Sheila Bloom
Community Member
11 months ago

True.

Linda Clements
Community Member
11 months ago

People forget. They are intrinsically just a dog. How they are trained is what gives them a bad rap!

Judy E. Bramlett
Community Member
11 months ago

Nothing but love😘🙏🥰🌹

CincyReds
Community Member
11 months ago

This is such a sweet picture

Anon822209
Community Member
11 months ago

I love Pitties and I don't mean to be "that guy," but this is Alpha behavior from the dog. The one in charge gets to be on top. It's adorable, but it should be corrected, not encouraged. Pitties who think they're the boss are a danger to themselves and others.

1337
Community Member
11 months ago (edited)

Oh, is it like that with dogs in general or just Pitbulls? I really don't like them in general but I suppose it's mostly because of their bad training. People get them as status dogs, at least here in Sweden (I don't mean that the OP is like that).

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Anon822209
Community Member
11 months ago

I love pitties and I swear I'm not trying to be "that guy," but for dogs laying on top is a sign of dominance. This adorable sweetie is showing you he's Alpha, which is not good for you or for him. It's adorable, yes, but it should be corrected, not encouraged.

Sue Clifford
Community Member
11 months ago

I wish Port would hug each other like that.

Amanda Hunter
Community Member
11 months ago

So true, they're great dogs.

Sue Clifford
Community Member
11 months ago

I’ll say it again they know a good person when they see and feel it.

Eulalie Grace
Community Member
12 months ago

She KNOWS she's home 💓

Yolanda Cintron
Community Member
12 months ago

Ppl are afraid of them because of the bad rap..but they are really big babies who think they are lap dogs..love the pit in my life❤️..PS ...they have the best smiles

Puji Widiasih
Community Member
12 months ago

pitbull is the sweetest thing in this world.... we don't deserve them

Mohra Taylor
Community Member
12 months ago

Such comfort for you both. Bravo!

Anna Salerno
Community Member
12 months ago

❤️🐾🐕🐕

Elizabeth Butler
Community Member
12 months ago

It all depends on their training. They are by nature one of the most loving loyal breed types.

Cynthia Marrs
Community Member
12 months ago

Loving and sweet

Cristina Sacchi
Community Member
12 months ago

Best. Dogs. EVER!!! 🖤🖤🖤

Barbara Baldwin
Community Member
12 months ago

They have the personality of your drinking buddy

Lisa Chambers
Community Member
12 months ago

I have never been afraid of a pitbull. This has been my experience too. Lots of bark but, once they sort you out, you are loved for life.

Monica Seibert
Community Member
12 months ago

❤️

Deborah Donatoni
Community Member
12 months ago

Love it

Mary Jaye
Community Member
12 months ago

pets increase your life span. this buddy will surely do that!

Darryl Buchanan
Community Member
12 months ago

Our half pitbull is happily snoozing right next to me on the sofa.

Linda HS
Community Member
12 months ago

Pitties are just big cuddly babies😍

Weim Central
Community Member
12 months ago

Thank you for saving another pittie!

Coco
Community Member
12 months ago

People should understand that Pitbulls are considered dangerous not just "because they have a bad name", but because they potential of hurting people or other pets very badly. It's just about the power these dogs have, not how nice they are. Dogs are dogs, and sometimes even the nicest of the dogs can snap or get scared and attack. Is not the sabe being bitten by an enraged labrador than an enraged pitbull. Get real.

Anouck Green
Community Member
12 months ago

That's crap. They don't even have the strongest bite out there. And you know very well all these pit bull haters ALWAYS go on about how pit bulls just "snap", that they can never be trusted, blah blah blah. And it's all nonsense. By nature, these dogs love people more than any other breed I can think of. Yeah, IF they are made vicious, they can do a lot of damage. But so can other big breeds. And making pit bulls aggressive towards people is actually extremely hard. They were bred to be dog aggressive, but especially NOT people aggressive.

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#16

My Girlfriend And I Just Adopted A Three Legged Dog. Meet Hank!

My Girlfriend And I Just Adopted A Three Legged Dog. Meet Hank!

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Dorothy Parker
Community Member
12 months ago

Hank is a happy guy who has gained more than he ever lost. He has you!

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#17

My Baby Was Lonely And We Adopted A Sister For Him

My Baby Was Lonely And We Adopted A Sister For Him

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Dorothy Parker
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12 months ago

I'd love to which is the new sister. They both look like they're in heaven.

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#18

Say Hello To Our Tiny Little Coco

Say Hello To Our Tiny Little Coco

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Dorothy Parker
Community Member
12 months ago

Beautiful peanut! Named after Chanel? You look like you're smitten, and rightfully so.

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#19

After 6 Years Of Living In Apartments That Don’t Accept Animals, My Wife And I Finally Moved And Were Able To Get A Dog. Reddit, Meet Gus

After 6 Years Of Living In Apartments That Don’t Accept Animals, My Wife And I Finally Moved And Were Able To Get A Dog. Reddit, Meet Gus

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Dorothy Parker
Community Member
12 months ago (edited)

Congratulations! They look so thrilled to be with you. You're in for the best time! My two cents follow, sorry: Never a good idea to drive with baby on your lap. Puppy needs a seat belt attachment and even a car seat. Dogs also jump out open car windows.

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#20

Adopted A Kitten, It Seems He’s Fitting In Just Fine. Or Maybe A Little Too Well

Adopted A Kitten, It Seems He’s Fitting In Just Fine. Or Maybe A Little Too Well

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littlesaresare
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12 months ago

Is that an airplane seat in your living room?

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#21

Rescued This Little Guy A Week Or So Ago And He Keeps Peaking Over The Couch At Me Like This

Rescued This Little Guy A Week Or So Ago And He Keeps Peaking Over The Couch At Me Like This

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Maria Rohlen
Community Member
12 months ago

Sweet thing.

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#22

Just Adopted A New Cat. She Must Be From Australia

Just Adopted A New Cat. She Must Be From Australia

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Livvy-Rose Richards
Community Member
12 months ago

Lol

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#23

It Was Supposed To Only Be A Foster Through The Lockdown, But I Can’t Let Him Go Now. Going Through The Adoption Process As We Speak! Meet Mauwi!

It Was Supposed To Only Be A Foster Through The Lockdown, But I Can’t Let Him Go Now. Going Through The Adoption Process As We Speak! Meet Mauwi!

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Noez 🇸🇪
Community Member
12 months ago

Oh wow that is a beautiful dog!! So wolf like 😍😍😍

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#24

Adopted These Babies Yesterday. They Were Scared All Of Yesterday But I Woke Up And Found Them Sitting Like This Beside Me

Adopted These Babies Yesterday. They Were Scared All Of Yesterday But I Woke Up And Found Them Sitting Like This Beside Me

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Dorothy Parker
Community Member
12 months ago

That must have felt wonderful. Every day will be sweeter because of them.

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#25

I Got Adopted By This Beautiful Pup This Weekend. Say Hi To Daisy

I Got Adopted By This Beautiful Pup This Weekend. Say Hi To Daisy

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FloC
Community Member
12 months ago

It's not a pup, it's a Falcor from the Never Ending Story. In no time, it will fly around in your house.

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#26

Today My Wife And I Adopted A Senior Puppy! Everybody, Meet Waffles!

Today My Wife And I Adopted A Senior Puppy! Everybody, Meet Waffles!

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Rosie Hamilton
Community Member
12 months ago

Senior pups are special pups!

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#27

Our Adopted Boi Is Half Husky. Got A Custom Doormat Made Just For Him!

Our Adopted Boi Is Half Husky. Got A Custom Doormat Made Just For Him!

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LottieH
Community Member
12 months ago

I need this doormat!

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#28

Bob, Rescued Off The Street, Coming At U Weighing In 3 Whole Entire Lbs

Bob, Rescued Off The Street, Coming At U Weighing In 3 Whole Entire Lbs

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Phoebe Bean
Community Member
12 months ago

Awwwww, the eyes!!!!!

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#29

I Adopted Maui Yesterday. He Spent All Day Hiding From Me. This Morning, I Was Able To Get Him On A Leash And Go Walking. When We Came Back He Had This Big Smile On His Face

I Adopted Maui Yesterday. He Spent All Day Hiding From Me. This Morning, I Was Able To Get Him On A Leash And Go Walking. When We Came Back He Had This Big Smile On His Face

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Dorothy Parker
Community Member
12 months ago

I love doggy smiles. Now he knows life is good, very good.

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#30

Drove 2260 Miles To Adopt This Little Sweetie, And It’s The Best Thing I Have Ever Done. Reddit, Meet 10 Year Old Billie

Drove 2260 Miles To Adopt This Little Sweetie, And It’s The Best Thing I Have Ever Done. Reddit, Meet 10 Year Old Billie

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Livvy-Rose Richards
Community Member
12 months ago

Awwww

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#31

This Is My Rescue, And First Dog At 35. Reddit, Meet Freya

This Is My Rescue, And First Dog At 35. Reddit, Meet Freya

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Dorothy Parker
Community Member
12 months ago (edited)

Take classes ASAP! They will be worth the effort.

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#32

Me And The Girlfriend Came To An Agreement On Adopting A Cat. Somehow Ended Up With These Two. Say Hello To Kit And Kat

Me And The Girlfriend Came To An Agreement On Adopting A Cat. Somehow Ended Up With These Two. Say Hello To Kit And Kat

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Dorothy Parker
Community Member
12 months ago

You won't regret doubling up.So much joy here and for years and years to come.

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#33

My Cousin Adopted Baby Kitties Today... Very Jealous

My Cousin Adopted Baby Kitties Today... Very Jealous

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Chuckie
Community Member
12 months ago

Keep them away from me, i might squish too hard!

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#34

My Aunt Adopted A Smiling Puppy

My Aunt Adopted A Smiling Puppy

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Dorothy Parker
Community Member
12 months ago

What could be better? I bet you all smile back. I did!

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#35

Adopted This Lady Two Months Ago. Today Was The First Time She Wanted To Play!

Adopted This Lady Two Months Ago. Today Was The First Time She Wanted To Play!

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Rosie Hamilton
Community Member
12 months ago

I love those milestones with rescue pets. My rescue boy took a long time to show us his belly, then learn to wag his tail. He now finally plays noisily with our other dog. He spent 4 years without a home and is an anxious little thing but so very worth it. Happy long life gorgeous girl.

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#36

I Swore I’d Never Rescue Again After Losing My Grey. I See So Much Of Him In Her Personality. Her Name Is Gracie In Honor

I Swore I’d Never Rescue Again After Losing My Grey. I See So Much Of Him In Her Personality. Her Name Is Gracie In Honor

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Elizabeth Smith
Community Member
12 months ago

I'm so glad you changed your mind!! There are so many animals that need good homes, and they give so much back to us!!

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#37

Adopted Either A Kitten Or A Gremlin With Ringworm So She Has To Have Lots Of Baths

Adopted Either A Kitten Or A Gremlin With Ringworm So She Has To Have Lots Of Baths

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GirlFriday
Community Member
12 months ago

NEVER EVER EVER GET HER WET.

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#38

Lucky, The 6 Year Old Vampire Cat. A Rescue We Are Adopting On Saturday

Lucky, The 6 Year Old Vampire Cat. A Rescue We Are Adopting On Saturday

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Elizabeth Smith
Community Member
12 months ago

Adorable!!

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#39

I Adopted Him A Month Ago, And He’s Been Like This Since Day 1. How Did I Get So Lucky?

I Adopted Him A Month Ago, And He’s Been Like This Since Day 1. How Did I Get So Lucky?

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Dorothy Parker
Community Member
12 months ago

Dogs respond to what people give out. You give love.

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#40

Hello! Here’s A Picture Of Onyx, My 1.5 Year Old Holland Lop I Rescued

Hello! Here’s A Picture Of Onyx, My 1.5 Year Old Holland Lop I Rescued

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Dorothy Parker
Community Member
12 months ago

So very hoppy for you and Onyx..

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