There’s nothing quite like that precious moment of holding your new furry friend right after you become a parent. The adventure called life is right around the corner and neither of you can hold in your excitement.
So we asked our dear Bored Panda readers to share their pictures that capture this very special moment and the posts are in! The list down below is probably one of the cutest, most heartwarming and rewarding collections ever.
We hope it will encourage everyone to become an animal's new forever family. Don’t forget to upvote your fave entries, share the post with your friends, and hit us with comments!
1 Hour After We Brought Wesley Home. Almost A Year Later And It’s Still His Favorite Position
This Was My Baby The Day I Adopted Her. She Slept For Hours. I Love Her To Death
This Is Henry A Few Hours After We Adopted Him. A Mama’s Boy Immediately!
Luckily, more and more people are willing to follow the advice "adopt, don’t shop" these days.
In our previous interview with Louise Lee, the media officer at the organization Blue Cross For Pets, we found out that the stigma around so-called “‘broken’ pets is gradually changing and people understand pets are handed over for all sorts of reasons.”
On The Day I Adopted The Choc Lab (Harmony) I Took Her To My Parents House To Meet Their Dog (Duke) This Is His Reaction To Her Getting On The Bed With Him
Someone Threw This Baby Out In The Parking Lot Of A Gas Station From Their Car Yesterday...
People were trying to catch him and the little guy just came running out to me. I picked him up and the folks was saying well he found his home now..
I Rescued A 12-13 Yr Old Dog Three Years Ago. This Is Her Being Held By One Of The Animal Shelter Employees And The Other Is About 20 Mins After Being In Her New Forever Home! Sweet Chloe
The tendency to adopt became especially prominent during the recent coronavirus pandemic when, in times of crisis, many were seeking a furry companion.
Pamela Reid, the vice president of The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Behavioral Sciences Team, told Bored Panda that: "During this period of great uncertainty, one bright spot has been the incredibly passionate response from people willing to open their homes and hearts to foster and adopt vulnerable shelter animals."
Precious Boy Cuddled Up To The First Sock He Found
This Is Luna. Adopted Her A Week Ago. This Photo Was Taken 2 Hours After We Brought Her Home
Brought Home Our Tabby On Feb 1st...this Was A Month Ago. I Think My Fears Of My Tuxedo Cat Not Liking Her Were Squashed Officially After This Photo
Incredibly, there has been a nearly 70 percent increase in animals going into foster care through ASPCA New York City and Los Angeles foster programs, compared to the same time period in 2019.
But the adoption boom was something other shelters could have never expected. "We thought people were going to bring their animals in and then run for the hills," Katy Hansen, communications director for the Animal Care Centers of NYC (ACC), told Vox.
At any given time, ACC shelters more than 600 animals and now, it's less than 100.
This Is Kramer. Someone Tossed Him Out Of A Car And I Was Lucky Enough To Be Rescued By Him. Immediate Mama's Boy! Sweetest Dog I've Ever Had.
This Is Faye Only Hours After I Brought Her Home. She Was Found Wandering Around In The Texas Summer Heat. Her Old Owners Were Uninterested In Taking Her Back. I Thinks She’s Okay With It
Fig My Lockdown Foster On His Ride Home From The Rescue. He Was Neutered Yesterday So I’m Just Waiting For The Final Paperwork So I Can Officially Say He Is Furever Mine
This Was Hank In Jan 2020 When I Picked Him Up From A Transport That Brought Him To Massachusetts From Arkansas Where He Was In A Foster Home
He was super anxious. Just this month, June 2020 he started kissing me. Now he won't stop!
Little Oscar, Technically, It's Our Other Cat Who Adopted Him.
Lily, 15 When I Adopted Her, She Lived To 17, Most Beautiful Girl Ever Xxx
Rescued This Kitten Yesterday And He’s Already Settled With My Daughter!
This Photo Was Taken Right After I Adopted My Littles! Can’t Believe It’s Been A Year Already.
“I’ll Never Get A Pet” To... 2 Hours After Adopting Cookie
I Rescued This Handsome 15 Yr Old Siamese And He Hopped In My Lap Immediately
Adopted 5 Hours Ago
This Was Taken On Monday, An Hour After Adopting Our Sweet Little Kitten
The Most Adorable Fluff Monster Just Minutes After Coming Home From The Woods
My Daughter And Our Cat Just A Few Days After We Found Him : He Was Left Starving In The Streets.
This Was The Same Night We Got Her
She was a stray along with her sister that someone found in the neighborhood. Someone posted on Facebook if anyone could pick them up since it was on there property but not their cats. They were covered in fleas and bleeding all over from bites. On top of that it was summer time in Georgia so it was really humid and wet. We picked up both of the sisters and brought them home and this one has never left my side since. They seemed even more happy whenever we got the fleas removed for good. This was 2 years ago and now every night she'll curl up under my armpit and sleep with me all night.
This Is My Dog Marcie. This Was Her A Few Hours After Getting Her From Our Local Humane Society. I've Never Met A Dog That's More Cuddly And Silly Than Her
Rescued These Two Beasts From The Side Of The Road In The Caribbean Where We Live. Sisters
This Is Ginger, We Rescued Her From The Pound This Photo Is Her First Day In Her New Home. She Has Since Lost Any Insecurity And Is One Happy Pup
Little Pawtatoe The Drive Home And Then Realizing What He Got Himself Into
We Adopted This Pupper Today
Found Little Marmy In The Middle Of A Road , All Alone , Scared And Meowing ..
About 1 Hour After She Was Adopted
Off To His Forever Home
Adoption Day For Dixie, The Black Pup. She Immediately Loved Her Big Brother!
Sophie, An Hour After Adoption. Shelter Deemed Her A Black Lab/Huskie Mix And A Lost Case With Parvo
This Is One Of My Rescues, 5 Minutes After Bringing Her Home. She Made Herself Comfortable Quite Fast
This Is Us With Our Lil Teddy At The Shelter, We Are Filling Out Paperwork To Take Him Home. He Is In His Mommas Jessica Jck Dms Lap And After 3 Years That’s Still His Favorite Place To Be
Our Pretty Pitty Puppy, Her First Day Home
We Had Just Picked Him Up Less Than An Hour Before This Picture And Took Him To A Nearby Park, He Loves His Daddy. We Will Be At A Year Since We Rescued Him On September 21
When I Took This Picture, This Baby Was A Stray Cat
Feeling his body on mine and hearing he’s purring just because he felt comfortable in my arms made me decide. Two days from that day he became mine. Officially. Now we are living on abroad and he is happier than ever... So am I.