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Tinker and Gabby

When one of our cats ("Booger") disappeared we were heartbroken. After a few months, we decided that we needed to get another kitten. We went to the local Humane Society to see what kittens they had available. One kitten stood up on the glass and pawed at us each time we looked in her cage. Well, of course, that was the one we needed. She had to be spayed and we could pick her up in a couple of days. When we went back to get her, while I was signing the paperwork, my husband fell in love with another kitten. Well, of course we had to get both of them. We named one "Tinker" (she is always tinkering with something) and the other we named "Gabby" (she is always talking to us). We love them both dearly.Tinker is the one in the back of the chair and Gabby is the one lying in front of her. They both get along well with our three dogs and our other cat Max.

Pamela Anders
Greeley, CO

Snowball

One day my mom was at some sort of animal shelter when she heard that they were going to put this kitty down because he "was annoying and sprayed". She was horrified that they would ever kill such an innocent cat! After arguing with the owner of the shelter, they finally came to an agreement that she could adopt Snowball. We've had him for many years now and he is so friendly, and is an honor to own. He has two other kitty friends that also live with us and he couldn't be happier!

Stephi
Tyngsboro, MA

Bridget's Tale

About nine months after we lost our beloved and perfect dog Casey, we came across a local group(Project HALO) who held an adoption event in nearby village-style shopping center. It was cold and rainy and the dogs were shivering. We saw Bridget, a beautiful, one year old German Shepherd / Greyhound mix who was so excited to see us and so sweet. She was leaning on us and enjoyed the soft stroking of her head. We immediately bonded.

Once we picked her up at her foster home a few days later we thought we just adopted "devil dog". She was bouncing off the wall and jerked her foster mom around. Once at home she started chasing our kitties who were not happy to have a new mutt in the house. Now, about 1.5 years later, she is still highly energetic and crazy, but the sweetness came through and we enjoy every single minute with her. We have never seen a dog that makes us laugh with everything she does. She listens really well and walks great on the leash. She still chases the kitties on occasion but much more gentle and playful. As it turns out - Bridget is just as perfect as Casey was, just in so many different ways.

Tanya & Olaf Walter
Charlotte, NC

Sam

I found Sam on Hwy 27 Summerville, GA dodging cars & trying to find food near 2 fast food places. I stopped & gave him beef jerky to get him near me. Chattooga Co. Animal control trapped him & I adopted him on 07/06/09. We believe Sam is an American Bulldog & he is built like an Olympic athlete. Sam has trust issues with human (wish he could talk & tell his story because we think he experienced abuse) and I pray everyday that Sam will open his heart & trust my husband and me. We got Sam to the vet for shots & a good bath! It has not been easy because we used food to lure him into our home the first 2 weeks & he slept in our bedroom a few nights & was a perfect indoor dog. After the first 2 weeks, we have been unable to get Sam back into our house (nature calls & we could not Sam to get walk on a leash because he is fearful of it). Sam is very smart & strong willed. Sam loves his neighborhood and us in his special way. Our neighborhood is very dog friendly and we are so thankful for our neighbors who love animals & know that we are trying to provide a good, safe home for Sam. However, we want to be responsible parents to Sam and teach him trust and obedience. We have tried many methods to get Sam back into our home without success. I feel compelled to tell that Sam is a partial success story and my husband & I asked for your prayers in helping Sam to trust us. We pray everyday for the rescue of an animal that is suffering and hopes that he/she gets a good home.

Vickie & John
Rome, GA

Ava's Story

Ava was rescued from a shelter in West Virginia. She is a Shar-pei/Yellow Lab mix. I found her on Petfinder and I knew she was meant for me! She is the sweetest, most wonderful dog in the world, not to mention gorgeous. I have had her for four years now. She is my best friend and constant companion and I couldn't possibly love her any more!

Grady Geer
Philadelphia, PA

Who could not love that face?

I found my little girl at animal welfare and it was love at first site, she was in a terrible state, completely matted, I had to get her shaved, her nails were over-grown, she smelt terrible and she had just had her second litter and was only one year old, apparently someone just kept her to sell off her pups. Now Lily is the queen of the house, I'm a single owner so she has me all to herself and sleeps with her head on the pillow and even goes to doggy day care (my parents) while I'm at work. Lily reminds me everyday that good can came out of horrible situations & that no bad situation lastes forever.

Alison
Auckland, New Zealand

Saving Grace

Me and My husband were looking for a dog. we had just lost our dog about a month prior. we were at a pet store looking at puppies and we walked out of the pet store when i got a phone call from my sister asking us if we wanted a puppy. my sisters son had called her and told her about this puppy and my sister new that we was looking for a puppy. so we got directions and went over to look at this puppy. when we got there this puppy was 5months old and she was tied up to a tree. Well me and my husband decided that at first we wouldnt be able to take her because she was really high strung and we lived in a apartment and we thought she would be to much for our apartment so we decided not to take her. It was a sunday and we went and bought her a 20lb bag of dog food for my nephews friend so him and his mom would make sure she got feed because the people that had her didnt want her they abuse and neglected her and left her out in the rain one night with no type of shelter.my brother in law ended up building her a dog house so she at least would have some type of shelter. Well a couple of days went by and knowing she was tied up to that tree really took a toll on me and i couldnt stand it anymore. i told my husband that i think it was a sign from our other dog that we just lost that we were suppose to rescue this poor girl, so tuesday morning we went and picked her up and brought her home.

Garnett
Doylestown, OH

Left in a parking lot

Brookey was 3.5 weeks old & left in a parking lot w/ her siblings. I took one look at her & knew she was ours. I called my husband; told him her story and I said, "after work you need to come & see her". He told me, "if she's that cute....no need. Bring her home!". She loves her canine sisters and rules the roost. Odd, considering her "sisters" are over 100lbs a piece? Not to ANYONE who's a cat parent!! :-)

btw....alll of her siblings were adopted!!! :-)

Mish
Nashua, NH

RESCUED KITTY

We found this newborn kitten on our deck in the dark and rain, crying for its mother. It looks only days old, and the loud cries sounded like distressed birds chirpping. We immediately tried to comfort and warm him up by making a little bean bag of rice in a sock and warming it in the microwave. Next we went to the local pet store & bought kitty formula and bottles. We took turns feeding (he doesn't like to eat yet), cleaning, and rewarming his bed, then God sent him angels to nurse him back to health. A friend of a friend, and her daughter, needed something in their life too right now and very willingly took over the care of nursing this kitty to life. Thank God there are people in this world that actually care about living souls.

Bette
St Augustine, FL

Pamela the Pekingese

I saw Pamela online and knew I had to have her! I drove 2 hours away and when I got to the rescue I found an emaciated little pup who could barely walk and ended up being pregnant! I knew I had to help and took her home. Unfortunately all of her pups died and the vet was unsure she would make it. 1 year later she is a chubby happy girl who loves her bed and treats! She has an indomitable spirit and has taught me to never give up hope!

Linda
Los Angeles, CA
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