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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2 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
2 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
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2 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
2 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
2 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
2 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
2 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
2 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
2 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
2 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
2 months ago

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

Julia Atkinson
Community Member
2 months ago

He wears his heart on his nose!

Night Owl
Community Member
2 months ago

🖤

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MsM
Community Member
2 months ago

Boop the heart snoot!

Karin Jansen
Community Member
2 months ago

How does a corgi pup end up in the shelter?? Those pups are crazy expensive.

Patricia Rix
Community Member
2 months ago

Stuff happens. Could be an accidental breeding so not a purebred, could be a hoarder had it.

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Nadine Khazaka
Community Member
2 months ago

Look at that heart shaped nose, adorable

OCDRobot
Community Member
2 months ago

Corgis are such a wonderful breed. Full of personality, smart and sweet! Not too big, but not too small either. They're just all around awesome dogs.

Pierre Rolyat
Community Member
2 months ago

The Queen's favourites!

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Anna Ashton
Community Member
2 months ago

Look at that happy pupper smile!

Livvy-Rose Richards
Community Member
2 months ago

So sweet!

Linda HS
Community Member
2 months ago

Happy Father's Day!

Jenny Pugh
Community Member
2 months ago

Dem ears! <3

CincyReds
Community Member
2 months ago

Look at that sweet little face!

Monica Seibert
Community Member
2 months ago

❤️

Gina Hutchason
Community Member
2 months ago

WELL HAPPY FATHER'S DAY!! YOUR BABY IS JUST PRECIOUS!

Sharon Hyatt
Community Member
2 months ago

Lucky little pooch ! ! !

Anxiety! at the Disco
Community Member
2 months ago

Why is her wearing a mask in the car?

TomiSmith
Community Member
2 months ago

Look at that sweet little face.

Drew Sauveur
Community Member
2 months ago

He's got a heart on his nose! So cute!

Jillian Woodard
Community Member
1 month ago

Congratulations! SOOOOOO CUTE!!!

Winn Adams
Community Member
2 months ago

Oh, so wonderful. Congratulations!

Faith Nicole
Community Member
2 months ago

Well congratulations to the both of you Such a cute little doggo ♡

Sheila Bloom
Community Member
2 months ago

Congratulations.

Anne Jackson
Community Member
2 months ago

Two happy cuties

Linda Clements
Community Member
2 months ago

Corgi's are the best! He will try to run you ragged. Go with it. You will love and be loved!!

Judy E. Bramlett
Community Member
2 months ago

Well Happy First Fathers Day to you. I love Corgis and you have a really precious one😘🙏🥰🌹

Jaybird3939
Community Member
2 months ago

Want to smush those ears! Congrats Dad!

Cécile Voltolin
Community Member
2 months ago

Handsome guy. I mean both! Of course. yeah well just a nice pic:)

Heather Hayllar
Community Member
2 months ago

Beautiful

Susanna Scott
Community Member
2 months ago

There is a heart on his nose and I want to boop it!

Eulalie Grace
Community Member
2 months ago

Noticed that heart snoot right away! Now I want to boop it 💗

nancy pearson
Community Member
2 months ago

HAPPY FATHER’S DAY FUREVER!!!💞

Amy Nock
Community Member
2 months ago

What a happy puppy !

Ed Martin
Community Member
2 months ago

Pretty Gorgeous Dad also! Ed

thomas schmalz
Community Member
2 months ago

Corgis are the best

Anna Salerno
Community Member
2 months ago

❤️🐾🐕

Caroline Overill
Community Member
2 months ago

Daddy's got a mask..... can I have one?

Allison Albee-Bryant
Community Member
2 months ago

Happy Fathers Day, Corgi's are the best. Get another.

Curious Cat
Community Member
2 months ago

wow! what a cute pup! "where are we going!?:"

Marlene St. Amand
Community Member
2 months ago

Congrats :)

Cynthia Marrs
Community Member
2 months ago

You are a lucky dad

Lynn Hussey
Community Member
2 months ago

You Rock! Tks. for adopting from a shelter!

Tricia Brubaker
Community Member
2 months ago

Soooo cute!

sharron lynn parsons
Community Member
2 months ago

Congratulations, thank you for adopting, I found that each time, when I adopted, my heart felt filled with love, and just a happy feeling, love your baby, so cute !!!

Lorraine Wightman
Community Member
2 months ago

John Francis Daley, is that you? :p

Judy Stanphill
Community Member
2 months ago

You are so lucky! Corgi's are the best(former corgi mom)

Deborah Donatoni
Community Member
2 months ago

Love it

Patricia Rix
Community Member
2 months ago

Corgis are the best dogs!

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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
2 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
2 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
2 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
2 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.

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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
2 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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Hope Floats
Community Member
2 months ago

And have her spayed.. Or you'll be having brothers, sisters, aunts, uncles.. Ha ha ha..

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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
2 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
2 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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2 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
2 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
2 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
2 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
2 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
2 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
2 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
2 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
2 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
2 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
2 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
2 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
2 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
2 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
2 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
2 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
2 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
2 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
2 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
2 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
2 months ago

So very hoppy for you and Onyx..

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