50 Of The Most Wholesome Rescue Pet Photos This December
Is there anything more heartwarming than a story about a neglected pet that’s been given a forever home? We don’t think so, and as you probably have already guessed, it’s time for Bored Panda’s monthly post of some of the most adorable rescue animal pictures.
Reddit users are sharing images of their newly adopted furry friends and they are so cute, we just can’t seem to stop smiling. From tiny newborn kitties to long-sitting shelter dogs, these little critters were saved from the hardship of living on the streets and are leading a full and happy life.
If you wish to end this year on a more wholesome note, continue scrolling! And if you’re in the mood for some more cute animal pics, check out our earlier posts celebrating rescued pets and their rescuers here: November, October, September.
I Just Adopted My First Cat! Everyone, Please Say Hello To "Nick Fury", Or "Fury" For Short! He's Had A Rough Little Life On The Street, But Now He Has A Nice Warm Home!
Since it’s that time of the year, we can’t help but think about the little puppies and kittens crawling out of the gift boxes. However, there’s a never-ending dialogue about pet adoption during the holidays. Various animal welfare organizations have policies against it since many think that cats and dogs that weren’t chosen by their new owners will not be seen as valuable.
Before you decide to adopt, there are plenty of factors to take in, both positive and negative. Needless to say, getting a pet as a gift is a dream come true for many. One of the benefits of taking in a pet during Christmas is that most of the family members have a few days off from school and work, so there’s extra time to get familiar and ease the transition of adoption. Also, there’s the fact that saving a pet will make more room for another neglected four-legged creature at the shelter.
Me And Sleepy Boi. He Wouldn't Come Near Me When I Adopted Him! Now Every Night He Sneaks Into My Blankie And Sleeps With Me
Adopted A Toothless 14 Year Old. She Spent 4 Years In The Shelter Waiting For Me To Find Her. I’ve Named Her “Belle” For Her Nose
What’s more, the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) highly encourages people to adopt a four-legged friend during the holidays. According to their survey of more than 200 individuals, there is no increased risk of abandonment of dogs and cats that were received as a gift.
When asked if obtaining a pet on holidays increased, decreased, or had no impact on the attachment to the pet, almost all participants said it either increased or had no impact. Plus, 86 percent of cats and dogs adopted during the holidays were still in the home.
The researchers wrote that “denying adopters who intend to give the animals as gifts may unnecessarily impede the overarching goal of increasing adoptions of pets from our nation’s shelter system.”
I Have No Idea How She Was At The Shelter For The Whole 7 Months She’s Been Alive. I Adopted Her Immediately
Just Adopted A 13 Year Old Cat. Who Gets Rid Of An Old Cat? She’s Great At Purring
Unfortunately, when reality sets in, some animals unavoidably get returned to the shelter. Holiday celebrations can be quite chaotic and our emotions often get heightened, so there are a few things to consider before making this step. First, make sure that the receiver of this gift really wants a pet and that they will be able to look after their basic needs and medical care.
Some people might be planning to travel during the holidays and if this is the case, it would be better to adopt after the festivities, during a less hectic time when everybody could turn their attention to the new family member.
Newly Adopted Big Boy Doesn’t Know What Personal Space Is
Previously, we spoke to Kelly DiCicco, Adoptions Promotions Manager at the ASPCA, who told us that adopting a pet should not be a spur-of-the-moment decision: “It should be expected that you’ll experience lifestyle changes over the course of the pet’s life, such as moving, having children or getting a new job, so it’s important to consider how you will care for your pet during those changes before you add that pet to your family; many shelters offer various forms of support to answer questions you might have before you adopt, or afterward.”
This Little Baby (Cider) Was Finally Adopted From The Humane Society Of Marshall County!
Recently Adopted Two Kittens-This Guy Has The Longest Ear Furnishings I've Ever Seen
She added: “We always encourage adopters to keep an open mind and heart when visiting a shelter or rescue; as you may walk out with a pet you’d never considered before, like a senior animal or an animal who looks nothing like what you originally had in mind.” And if you have any kind of doubts, you could try fostering. Taking in a homeless dog or cat into your home until they are adopted will still let them know that there is someone who will give them the care and love that they deserve.
Took Me 2 Years To Convince My Wife To Adopt A Cat. I'm Officially Displaced
(Cat Pics Included, Story In Comments!) I’m A “Dog Person” Who Just Got Adopted By A Cat Because She Felt So Familiar, So Comfortable, Like We’re Soulmates Who Were Separated. Love Nala For Coming Into My Life At The Absolute Perfect Time, When I Needed Her Most.
Little Floofy Boy I Rescued From A Bad Home Situation. Meet Jack!
However, if you’re a hundred percent sure about adopting, remember that a pet is not just for the holidays, but for the rest of its life. According to the ASPCA, as you go through lifestyle changes, your animal will remain a permanent part of your life. Make sure that you will be able to care for your pet no matter the circumstances.
Her Face When She Found Out She Was Getting Adopted (By Me!!)
Adopted This Old Man Off The Streets And He’s Now Taken Over The Entire House.
Just Adopted This Two Fellas, Gino And Chester (Main Coons)
Your personality and lifestyle also play an important role in determining which pet is best suitable for you: “Research different breeds and ask shelter staffers for guidance—they’re experts at making perfect matches!” And lastly, when you've found your new furry friend, check your home and make it safe and ready for them to arrive. “That includes keeping toxic foods, pet-unfriendly plants and dangerous household items out of paw’s reach,” ASPCA recommended.
I Found A Stray Cat, She Followed Me Home. I Guess I Own A Cat Now
Charlie Was Adopted Yesterday And Today We Went For A Long Walk In The Woods (He’s Lived In The City) And This Is The Result
Found A Tiny Kitten In Our Garage…the Dog Adopted Him As Her Puppy
One thing most of us can definitely agree on—there’s nothing more wholesome and heartwarming than hearing stories about rescued pets and the kind-hearted people who took them in. Sadly, we can’t adopt them all, but we can at least look at the ones who already found their forever homes and get to live the life they truly deserve.