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Nothing warms our hearts as much as cute adopted pet pictures and their rescue stories. However, it is sad that to this day, we have so many neglected pets living on the street, and even though you would like to save them all, that seems too big of a task to fathom.

But what all of us can at least try is to become a more responsible person for other lives and hope that this example will follow. Therefore, to remind you how adorable all the pets are, today we present you with another post of rescue pet images of this February. With this selection of images, we would like to thank those who recently decided to adopt and open their hearts to a new adventure.

Hopefully, these furballs will leave a smile on your face, showing that all you need is to share a bit of your love to get tons in return. And don't miss our previous post on Bored PandaJanuary edition.

To learn more about the adoption process and what goes into it, Bored Panda got in touch with Fairy Tails Rescue, which is a registered nonprofit animal rescue based out of western and central Maine. Read the full interview below.

More info: Facebook | Instagram | Fairytails-rescue.com

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Before/After Of The 5yo Rescue Dog We Adopted Last Week

Before/After Of The 5yo Rescue Dog We Adopted Last Week

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This Is Pudding, I Adopted Him - He Has No Teeth So Keeping His Tongue In Is Hard…

This Is Pudding, I Adopted Him - He Has No Teeth So Keeping His Tongue In Is Hard…

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If you've decided to adopt a pet, that is great news! To let you in on the adoption process and what should be considered before, the rescue shelter Fairy Tails has answered some questions that you might learn a thing or two from. “The first step is always to fill out an application on our website. We ensure that the family dynamics fit the pet they are trying to adopt (Ex: do they have other pets, does the pet they want get along with other pets, etc.),” shared the rescue center.

When looking from the adopter's point of view, the first step seems rather easy. However, the process that happens after requires a lot of work from the rescue team’s perspective. “We call and verify landlord approval for all renters, we call the vet and check on the current status/care of pets in the home, we ask for home visit pictures from the applicant, and then we set up a meet and greet with the pet they are interested in. If all goes well, we typically will finalize the adoption at the meet and greet,” shared the Fairy Tails rescue center.

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I Adopted A Cat To Try To Bring More Stability In My Life… Looks Like She’s Only Going To Bring More Chaos. This Is After 2 Hours Of Getting Her

I Adopted A Cat To Try To Bring More Stability In My Life… Looks Like She’s Only Going To Bring More Chaos. This Is After 2 Hours Of Getting Her

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We Decided To Adopt 4-Month-Old Sisters

We Decided To Adopt 4-Month-Old Sisters

But then 2 weeks later found out their brother (orange) was the last from the litter left at the shelter and his adoption fell through. So now we have Amos, Freya, and Astrid. Yup, same litter.

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Starting To Suspect That I Actually Adopted A Black Bear Cub

Starting To Suspect That I Actually Adopted A Black Bear Cub

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It is important that through this whole process, the animals are matched with the right families and homes. The rescue team shared how they ensure that this goes right: “via our application that asks about people and ages of those in the home as well as other pets, we also have questions on the application that ask about their experience with training, etc. in the event that they are looking to adopt a pet with training needs.”

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I Can Finally Post Cat Pics! This Is Athena And I Just Adopted Her

I Can Finally Post Cat Pics! This Is Athena And I Just Adopted Her

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Bringing a new pet home can get overwhelming at first, but with the right support, the adaptation process can go easier. Fairy Tales rescue center shares what support they offer for new families: “We always provide our contact information and tell them to contact us if they have any questions/concerns. We have trainers/vets etc. for whom we can provide contact info in the event an adopter contacts us with needs. We always take our pets back if it is not working out in the home, no matter how long they have had the pet.”

The same goes for common challenges and concerns that may arise during the adoption process; the rescue center is always there to support you. Specifically, in the case of Fairy Tales rescue: “we are a small organization, so we do work closely with all applicants, we try to be as transparent as possible regarding any and all behavioral or health issues a pet has, we have no problem questioning adopters on how they would handle certain situations/behaviors, etc. whatever the pet's needs may be. We have no problem declining an application if we feel it is not a good fit, and we always try to explain to the applicant that it isn't about them, but what the pet needs in order to live a happy, healthy life.”

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Kitten I Adopted This Weekend Fell Asleep Holding My Hand

Kitten I Adopted This Weekend Fell Asleep Holding My Hand

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In this case, being a small organization has many benefits. One of them is keeping up with the families and their pets after the adoption process goes well. “We have someone that tracks all health/medical needs. We have a private Facebook group just for fosters so we can stay connected. As I said, we are a small organization, so it is fairly easy to stay in contact and know what is going on with each pet. We typically have 25-30 pets in the rescue at a time,” shared the rescue center.

And lastly, they also added: “We are always in need of foster placements. We provide all the medical care needed, food and supplies, fosters just need to provide day-to-day care.”

“We rely on volunteers, adoption fees, donations, and fundraisers to do the work we do. We appreciate your support.”

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Just Adopted This Sweet Senior Girl And I Couldn’t Be Happier!

Just Adopted This Sweet Senior Girl And I Couldn’t Be Happier!

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Adopted Baby

Adopted Baby

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1 year ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Who adopted whom? Wishing you a long and wonderful life together.

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Today I Broke The News To Loki That He Was Adopted And Used To Be Named Egghead. He’s Still In Shock

Today I Broke The News To Loki That He Was Adopted And Used To Be Named Egghead. He’s Still In Shock

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My Roommates And I Rescued A Kitten Under My Shed

My Roommates And I Rescued A Kitten Under My Shed

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Drove 2 Hours Each Way And Took A Ferry To Adopt This Beefcake From The Animal Shelter

Drove 2 Hours Each Way And Took A Ferry To Adopt This Beefcake From The Animal Shelter

Incredibly handsome and polite. Begins purring violently the second you make eye contact with him. Makes that “eck eck eck eck eck” sound when he sees a bird through the window. 20/10 star cat.

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I Think We're On Week Two That My Wife Rescued This Puppy Out In The Middle Of A Field. He Was Living In Tires

I Think We're On Week Two That My Wife Rescued This Puppy Out In The Middle Of A Field. He Was Living In Tires

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We Recently Adopted A Pregnant Stray Cat And She Just Gave Birth To 6 Beautiful Babies, Each One With Fur That’s A Different Colour And Pattern To Their Siblings

We Recently Adopted A Pregnant Stray Cat And She Just Gave Birth To 6 Beautiful Babies, Each One With Fur That’s A Different Colour And Pattern To Their Siblings

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Had An Adoption Party For My Foster Fail…everyone Welcome Blade To The Family

Had An Adoption Party For My Foster Fail…everyone Welcome Blade To The Family

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My Parents Just Rescued This Sweet Girl From A Breeding Mill

My Parents Just Rescued This Sweet Girl From A Breeding Mill

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My Orange Boio Pumpkin Has Been Adopted By A Gremlin Child

My Orange Boio Pumpkin Has Been Adopted By A Gremlin Child

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We Adopted This Boy And His Orange Brother Recently. He Hasn’t Sucked Any Blood Yet, But We Expect Soon He Will Start Growing Rapidly…

We Adopted This Boy And His Orange Brother Recently. He Hasn’t Sucked Any Blood Yet, But We Expect Soon He Will Start Growing Rapidly…

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Just Wanted To Share A Pic Of My Newly Adopted Baby, Gnocchi!

Just Wanted To Share A Pic Of My Newly Adopted Baby, Gnocchi!

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Just Rescued An Adult Cat. Is This Behavior Normal For Ex-Street Cats? He Loves Sticks, Rods, Poles, Rulers, And Anything Long And Straight. I Love Him And All Of His Weirdness

Just Rescued An Adult Cat. Is This Behavior Normal For Ex-Street Cats? He Loves Sticks, Rods, Poles, Rulers, And Anything Long And Straight. I Love Him And All Of His Weirdness

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1 year ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Yep completely normal. Our boy chews on things for fun, always has. Took him to the vets and discovered he's just weird.

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I Adopted Her Yesterday; I Think She Feels At Home

I Adopted Her Yesterday; I Think She Feels At Home

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Just Adopted This Sweet One Ear Girl

Just Adopted This Sweet One Ear Girl

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They Just Met Yesterday And Are Already Enamored With Each Other

They Just Met Yesterday And Are Already Enamored With Each Other

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Adopted Him From A Shelter As A Energetic And Sassy Cat, I Have Him Now For 2 Days And He Is Basically Just Cuddling And Sleeping

Adopted Him From A Shelter As A Energetic And Sassy Cat, I Have Him Now For 2 Days And He Is Basically Just Cuddling And Sleeping

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Just Adopted This Sweetheart. She Headbutts For Pets. Meet Lizzie Everyone

Just Adopted This Sweetheart. She Headbutts For Pets. Meet Lizzie Everyone

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I Adopted A Very Polite And Handsome Gentleman This Week! Meet Miso!

I Adopted A Very Polite And Handsome Gentleman This Week! Meet Miso!

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Adopted A Dumpster Kitty, This Is Charles. Charles On The Way To His Neutering Appointment (Not Excited)

Adopted A Dumpster Kitty, This Is Charles. Charles On The Way To His Neutering Appointment (Not Excited)

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This Is Archie. We Adopted Him Last Week. He's Settled In Really Well

This Is Archie. We Adopted Him Last Week. He's Settled In Really Well

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Meet Adora, The Little Lab-Cur-Gsd Mix That We Just Rescued Yesterday

Meet Adora, The Little Lab-Cur-Gsd Mix That We Just Rescued Yesterday

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Meet Beans & Cheese Our New Rescue Rats

Meet Beans & Cheese Our New Rescue Rats

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1 year ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Are they a comedy team? ..Please welcome the comedy styling of BEANS & CHEESE

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Recent Adopted This Little Void; She’s Finally Feeling More At Home

Recent Adopted This Little Void; She’s Finally Feeling More At Home

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I Told Him He Was Adopted

I Told Him He Was Adopted

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1 year ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

He doesn't look impressed, does he? But good on you for giving him a good home.

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Rescued This Beautiful Baby Today

Rescued This Beautiful Baby Today

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