50 Soul-Healing Rescue Pet Pics To Make You Smile (November Edition)
We’ve got so many cute cats, adorable dogs, and other rescue animals to share with you today that they’ll cuddle any and all sadness out of you, dear Pandas. It’s that magical time of the month when our team here at Bored Panda gathers up the most heartwarming photos of rescued pets to share with you all. It’s the most soul-healing article you’ll read all month. Guaranteed.
Scroll down to see the photos of the pets that have been welcomed into their new owners’ homes and hearts, upvote the ones that made you smile the most, and don’t forget to tell us how cute all of them are in the comments. Have you recently adopted any animals from a rescue shelter? We’d love to hear all the wonderful stories and your amazing pets, Pandas!
As you’re enjoying these great pics, you can also read Bored Panda’s interview with the PDSA, the UK’s leading vet charity, about bringing new pets—puppies and kittens—into our lives. And if you’d like to see more cute animal pics to share with all of your friends, check out our earlier articles about rescue wonders here: October, September, August.
This Guy Will Never Be Neglected Or In A Cage Again! Rescue Called Him Lucky, But He Looks Like A Lu To Me! So Happy To Bring Him Home! Hard Knock Life Is Over For This Guy!
This Is Toffee, I Just Adopted Him From The Shelter! I Was Sobbing While Petting Him Through A Small Hole In His Pen, Was The Only Dog Not Barking, He’s Underweight And Shy, He’s Made Life So Worth It
Only Wanted To Adopt 1 Kitten But After Seeing This We Couldn't Possibly Split Them Up!
Providing your new pet a forever home means more than filling a couple of food and water bowls. The animal’s physical, mental, and even emotional health is in your hands. The responsibility is huge, however, the happiness these dogs and cats radiate is more than worth it.
Something that you should definitely put at the forefront of your mind is your pet’s health. If you’re bringing a baby cat or dog home with you from a shelter, you should definitely book an appointment with a trusted local veterinarian.
I Adopted A Kitten Today And She’s Everything I Was Missing
Our 1st Pet, Adopted Today. Meet Fred Lobster
PDSA Vet Anna Ewers Clark had this to say to Bored Panda: “You should book your puppy or kitten in for a health check with your vet soon after bringing them home. This will allow you to check they’re healthy, they’re growing at the correct rate, and when they need their next parasite treatments or vaccinations”
The vet explained that this also gives you the chance to speak to your vet about any other procedures. “You’ll also be able to discuss when is the best time to have them neutered.”
Just Adopted This Mini Loaf!
Adopted This Siamese Girl, Making Me Her 4th Owner. She Was Returned Twice Due To Her Aggression… Turns Out It Was Just Play Aggression That Was Misdirected. All She Wants To Do Is Chase Feather Toys And Be Pet
According to Anna from the PDSA, there are some financial things to consider for pet owners, too. Some owners might forget about the importance of insurance. “Make sure you insure them from the day they’re brought home so their vet bills will be covered if they ever become unwell or are injured,” she pointed out. In other words, you should hope for the best while planning for a realistic scenario.
The age of your new pet is more important than you think. The PDSA Vet stressed this fact to Bored Panda. “Your puppy or kitten will need a slightly different routine from an adult cat or dog,” Anna said.
We Adopted Little Salem A Week Ago. She Was Incredibly Timid And Would Hide Whenever She Saw Us. She Now Comes To Check Us Out When We Are Reading. I Think We Are Making Progress!!!
Breaking News: Newly Adopted Kitty, Whiskey, Has Been Welcomed Into Home By Happy Old Doggo, Gus
The Morphed Axolotl I Adopted Last Week Is Finally Starting To Trust Me Enough To Approach Me For Food!
What this means is structuring your day differently than you would with an adult animal. The owner has to be prepared to be more disciplined and put in more effort until their new best buddies grow up a bit.
“It’s important that they have regular mealtimes when they’re young. Usually around 3 meals a day. They’ll also need plenty of rest. Often young pets are very active in short bursts and then will become sleepy,” the animal health specialist explained to Bored Panda
Her Name Is Pandora, I Adopted From A Family That Didn't Like Her
I Was Told I Was Adopting A Kitten, But Received A Very Smol Parrot? Anyone Know What Steps I Can Take To Get The Correct Animal?
When I Adopted Him, The Humane Society Said "He's A Total Lap Cat! He Just Wants To Sleep And Won't Get Into Trouble"
She mentioned to us that we should be willing to play with our new pets as much as possible to keep them active and help them develop. However, at the same time, we have to be aware of the fact they’re tiny cuddly creatures: they get tired easily.
“It’s important to play with your puppy or kitten as this is an important part of their development and encourages them to be active, but if they start to get tired it’s best to let them sleep for a while,” Anna advised us.
Daisy's First Snow! Look At Her Nice Sit And Wait. Adopted Her Friday Night! We Love Her So Much
Didn’t Know I’d Be Playing Matchmaker When I Adopted A Second Cat
Meanwhile, the more varied the experiences we can introduce into our new pets’ lives, the better they’ll be off in the long run. Think of it as training them to be better prepared for the future.
“Puppies and kittens have a socialization period when they are young, which is a time when their brains are hard-wired to learn about the world around them,” the expert said.
Adopted This Little Fellow In Shanghai Yesterday. Was Found Abandoned In Front Of A Supermarket. Vet Says He's Surprisingly Healthy For A 2 Week Old Kitten. Say Hello To Olaf!
This Is My 20$ Rescue Cat. No One Wanted Him At The Shelter. He’s A Little Funky. He Has Cerebellar Hypoplasia, No Righting Instincts And Is Always Squinting
Adopted This 6 Year Old Cat From The Shelter. She Loves Her Forever Home
“For puppies, this [the period of socialization] is from 4-12 weeks, and for kittens from 3-8 weeks old. During this socialization period, it’s important to allow your pet to have lots of positive experiences with different sounds, smells, and situations as well as helping them meet a variety of different people.”
And there you have it, some spot-on advice if you choose to bring home a tiny doggo or catto instead of a big woof or majestic floof. Which of the photos made the biggest impact on you, dear Pandas? Which of these pets would you love to bring home with you? (Personally, I’d invite them all into my home if only they’d fit!)
This Is Jeff. We Adopted Him A Couple Days Ago. He’s A Good Lad, And Obviously Very Handsome
Cain Has Been Adopted. Now We’re Down To The Last 45 Cats. For Those Who Don’t Know We Rescued 130 From A Hoarder
Lastly, why do you think so many pets end up being abandoned? A whopping 6.5 animals enter shelters each year in the US, according to the ASPCA. There is a bit of good news: this number has fallen from roughly 7.2 million way back in 2011. There is some progress there, though the numbers of unwanted pets are still pretty high.
The ASPCA notes that around 4.1 million shelter animals end up getting adopted each year. Moreover, 810k are strays that end up being reunited with their worried owners.
Obviously, we wish that more pets would get adopted, however, we have to give it to those who do end up rescuing pets: you’re doing great work and we’re proud of you. If only there were more people like you, the world would be a far, far better place.
What Should We Name This Sweet Boy? He's Sweet As Can Be, Goofy, Wiggles His Bottom Really Fast When Excited, And Gets Along With All People And Animals. He Also Has No Teeth, He Was Rescued With Us And Is Getting His Second Chance!
This Is Brad. The Shelter Told Me That Brad Wouldn’t Be Cuddly. He Hasn’t Left The Sides Of Me Or My Son Since We Brought Him Home Last Weekend
My Foster Fail Eva. I Cried All Day When We Gave Her Back To Be Adopted By The Public. Husband Went Back And Got Her For Me. She Is Perfect
My Rescues Are Completely Obsessed With Each Other!
Meet Princess Carol, A Stray Kitty Who Decided To Adopt Us
Officially Adopted My Foster Fail Nova Today. My Mom Got Her Sister Lily
My New Buddies! I Just Adopted Two Hairless Male Rats Today, They Can Keep Me Company In My Wfh Office. I Have Named Them Pinky And The Brain
Just Adopted A Husky / Weimaraner Pup And He Is The Happiest Boy Ever!
This Is My Boy Blue. The Neighbor Kids Brought Him To Me To Rescue. I Love Him So Much
Here’s Our New Adoption!
Just Adopted This Beauty Today. She’s Currently Hiding Under The Bed And We’re Giving Her Time To Adjust. We’re Excited For When She Feels Comfortable And Comes Out Of Her Shell
Just Adopted This Sweet L’il 7 Yo Pirate And We Love Her So Much Already!
I Adopted A Disney Prince In Dog Form
My Fiance Picked Up This Sweet Boy From The Shelter Today And Surprised Our Daughter. Meet Chester!
I Was Adopted Today!
Let Me Show You My Two Goobers! Both Adopted From Shelters And Are Now The Best Of Buds! Yoda And Groot!
Everyone, Meet Prudence. She’s A Holland Lop That I Adopted From A Friend’s Farm. She Likes To Sit On My Shoulder Like A Parrot
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