Nobody needs too much convincing to take home a fuzzy puppy, with those big wide eyes, and a body the size of your foot. But after the initial cuteness coma, new owners discover there is a lot of work and time that goes into training these baby animals. Adult dogs (7+ years), unlike pups, have a harder time finding a home with only a 25% adoption rate - so one animal rescue organization came up with a genius marketing strategy to show people what these mature pets have to offer.

The Animal Protection Association of St. Louis launched the Grown-Ass Adult PR campaign to promote the benefits of adopting a pet that's grown out of his baby phase. In a series of funny posters and the hashtags #grownassadult and #adoptadult, the organization pointed out that while puppies are cute - grown-ass adult dogs know not to pee on your carpet. Scroll down below to check out their hilariously creative posters.

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Char Char
Community Member
6 months ago

I can't stop my giggles!

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"The Animal Protective Association of Missouri is a non-profit organization dedicated to bringing people and pets together, advancing humane education and creating programs beneficial to the human/animal bond." Each pet adopted at the APA is spayed/neutered, microchipped and fully vaccinated. They also come with 14-day wellness coverage, a leash/collar and a starter bag of Purina premium dog food. 

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YiFan Zhao
Community Member
6 months ago

Soooo adorable!!!

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glowworm2
Community Member
6 months ago

I love this one.

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Night Owl
Community Member
6 months ago (edited)

That's a good point. A good, trained and housebroken dog is invaluable. I wish all grown-ass adult dogs (and cats) were like that

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TheExtremeSmell
Community Member
6 months ago

Cat looks like a villain

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Bilal Ali
Community Member
6 months ago

love the different eyes

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Bill
Community Member
6 months ago

Unless you miss breakfast, then I will wapk over your face

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Pamela24
Community Member
6 months ago

Brilliant. :D And honestly one of the main reasons why I'd always adopt an adult dog over a puppy. (Another is the fact that I know that puppies always find a home sooner.)

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Bill
Community Member
6 months ago

Never seen my cat when it's time for work.

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Catarina Pupillo
Community Member
6 months ago

Not true, my senior dog never gets tired of kissing poop

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La Petite Morte
Community Member
6 months ago

Such a gorgeous bluenose! He/she reminds me of Bruno, my (former bait dog) gargoyle I adopted when he was 11. He was repeatedly returned because, get this, he snored. SNORED!!! He developed seizures at 14 and by 16 they were uncontrollable with meds. He was the sweetest good boy in the world, loved everyone (unless you were two dogs playing with a tug toy, he couldn't abide that), was the master at the footpin-leglean, thought he was 10lbs, thought all skunks were his friend, and started a ghost dog legend at a cemetery. I miss him so much. I only got 5 years with him, but they were the best 5 years.

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Kathy Baylis
Community Member
6 months ago

Looks like my cat Jack!

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Vic
Community Member
6 months ago

..Said no doggie ever..

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Hallie
Community Member
6 months ago

I really, really wish people would leave their goddam ears alone!!

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Kathy Baylis
Community Member
6 months ago

Though puppies and kittens are so cute, there’s nothing like that magical age, usually around three years old, when they start to mellow. Ahhhhh, peace.

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Give me a beagle any day...
Community Member
6 months ago

Why were none of thees dogs featured beagles? Because beagles behave, LOL! J/K! I know mine is 100% pure clown, but he's a good boy. Has never lifted his leg in my house, or my mom's, he's never torn up the sofa pillows, he has never had an accident in the house, and he's friendly with all of my cats and anyone he meets. #BeaglesAreTheBestBreed

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