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Mollie gets her new family

One day while out walking one of my dogs this young dog came running up to me. She followed me home so I decided to keep her while we tried to find her family. Luckily she had a mirochip so we were able to reuite her with her guardian, Shannon. We got to talking and Shannon explained how she ended up with Mollie (someone was going to shoot her so Shannon took her). She also explained she was trying to rehome Mollie, as Shannon just wasn't ever home and Mollie was very lonley. For the next two months I posted Mollie's picture and story everywhere. Finally I was contacted by the perfect family. Mollie now lives with a wonderful older couple on an acre of land with her 3 doggie siblings and 3 cat siblings. There are also 2 granddaughters (ages 13 & 14) for her to play with. I feel very blessed to have met Mollie and help her find that perfect family. We should all be so blessed.

Dawna Carabajal
Rowlett, TX

Maxwell the Magnificent

Our Max, I think, knew his days were numbered with his former Momma so he set out one morning to make himself known in the building; when we, My Henry and I, came home from an errand there was this handsome light orange kitty lounging in the foyer; we assumed he belonged to a neighbor so we said hi and shut our door; late that night, at 9:30pm, our Pom, Monkey took to yipping and barking; It was the same kitty; I woke Henry, asked to let Kitty in, and the rest was easy; Max became ours by adopting us. I think we all fell in love that night; but Henry named him Max and made him officially "family" today Friday May 7, 2010; for Me his gotcha day/and unofficial birthday is March 18, 2010! Viva Maxwell-Kitty! Love from the magnificent 7

Carole Sumner
Waltham, MA

rescued animals are the best!

After my 21 year old cat Sylvester passed away, i thought i would never get another cat. My heart was shattered. The house was so quiet and foreign to me, there wasnt someone waiting for me to come home. How i missed that! I finally went down to the animal shelters, and started looking. I went to 2 different shelters and i didnt connect with any of the animals so i started walking out of the area where they kept them, and the girl asked me if i saw the cat all the way on top? I didnt even notice it, it looked like an empty cage. She opened the cage up and i put my arms up to the cage and out comes this beautiful black persian mix with gold eyes! She looked like a black panther.She walked right into my arms and i melted! In that instant i knew i found my new family member, Pantera.The girl said she was 10 months old and she was born at the shelter, no one wanted her because she was all black. As you can see from this picture she is beautiful,loving and a well behaved cat. She makes us laugh alot and i cant stop taking pictures of her... i urge all of you out there thinking of getting an animal to go to the pet rescue shelters. They make such loving pets...

Palm Desert, CA

Abandoned at a Doggy Daycare

I found Trek on Petfinder listed as a Boston Terrier!! When I met him he looked in my eyes, gave me a kiss, and came home that day. A routine blood test revealed he had Heartworm Disease. His doctor said Trek should respond to treatment and he has recovered completely. He loves to chase the ball, and Canada Geese from the park. His Maine Coon cats Emma and Fred love him and he's found his forever home with us.

Jenny & Claus

Attleboro, MA

Attleboro, MA


Tigger was a stray kitty wandering the streets near my dad's welding shop. He now has his forever home and a personality that is true to that of the infamous Tigger ... he's a bouncy, pouncy, flouncy and trouncy creature who's always looking to have fun! He loves his big sister Lucy's (Great Pyr) stuffed animals; is very good at harrassing his other big sis Sweetie Pie (Blue Russian-ish); and is constantly chatting it up w/ his big brother Slick (Shepherd mix). All four of my "kids" are rescues! Have you hugged your animals today?

Shannon Hollandsworth
Owasso, OK


I got Snow back in 2003, he was an adult cat who had been given up by people who were moving. When I mentioned Snow playing, I was told, "oh, he doesn't play." That didn't matter to me, I needed him and he needed me. As time went by I got him to sleep with me, but he would only get at the end of the bed. He would not play, he looked very depressed. But as the years have gone by, Snow not only plays now, he is faithful about getting in bed every night and sleeps right next to me. He gives kisses and is so loving. He and my Punky kitty cat have become good friends, they are my sweet boys. He is the most loving, kind boy. I feel like God put us together. I was told most won't adopt adult cats, I have adopted two, Snow and Casper, and they have been one of my best decisions. I will never hesitate adopting adult cats.

Rene Rogers
Midland, TX

He picked US

My family went to the shelter to get my daughter a kitten. After we picked one we were walking out and Sugar reached his paw thru the kennel and grabbed my shirt. I told my family we would come get him on next addoption day. Addoption days were Wednesday and Saturday. The woman at the shelter said "The animals in this cage will be put to sleep tommorow" so there was no doubt we had to take him home that day. He is now 15 years old.

John Burianek
San Antonio, TX

Six Years Without a Lap

We call her Sing-Sing, after the infamous prison of that name. She was in a shelter for six years and had had no vet care.She was about nine years old when I adopted her.She had only one tooth and had tumors in her ears.

Now at fourteen she is healthy and happy with us and our ten year old Pit Bull whom she adores.

Victoria Smith
Kent, CT

She's delicious and delightful!

Tiramisu was a Craigslist find. A kind-hearted lady took in this beautiful little girl after she had been abandoned in the woods and kept her until she could find a good home for her. When I saw her cute little face on Craigslist, I jumped in my car with the cat carrier. "Misu" may have been "free to a good home" but to us she is priceless!

Teresa Ryan
Niceville, FL

4 Little Kitties

My story is one of loving and adding to the family. Our 4 cats have all come from the 2 shelters in our town. The last addition , Bobbi was a foster that I had to hand feed until she was strong enough to eat on her own. She is the only one of 4 kittens to survive an infection. They all get along and love to sit and look out the sliding door at the birds around the feeder. Their names are: Ed, Bobbi, Shadow & GiGi. They get along well with our rescue lab mix Woody. They keep our home fun, loving and snuggly. I still volunteer at the shelter and wish all the kitties there could find forever homes. They make the best home companions and fill your life with joy.

Adrienne Beckham
Sault Ste. Marie, MI
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