Another month, another set of wholesome pet adoption photos. Bored Panda has yet again collected some of the most heartwarming images of animals enjoying their new families and homes. We’ve got cats, dogs, even ferrets, and hens for you this time, all finding comfort after suffering abandonment.
Best Friends Animal Society estimates that 5.4 million cats and dogs entered US shelters in 2019 (52% of them were dogs and 48% were cats). 79% of these animals were saved. And while it breaks my heart that 625,000 cats and dogs were killed, we’ve come a long way since 2014, when as many as 4 million animals were killed in American shelters and the national save rate was just 50%. And we’re not going to stop!
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#1 Two Weeks Ago, I Adopted A Boy With The Saddest Face From A Nearby Shelter. He’s Really Come Out Of His Shell In That Time, And Has Already Grown Attached To Me. Meet Tom Bombadog!
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#2 Say Hello To Our Retired Military Working Dog We Adopted. He Gets Toys For Life Now; Including The Biggest Tennis Balls He’s Ever Seen
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#3 I Was Fostering This Goof When A Family Adopted Him. The Family Brought Him Back For Being “Too Large” So I Adopted Him. Welcome Home, Big Guy
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#4 I Adopted My First Ever Cat Last Month. I Was Nervous About It, But I Think She’s Found Her Home. Meet Blueberry
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#5 Going To The New Home. Adopted
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#6 This Is Old Lady (Almost 18), Her Family Of 16 Years Gave Her To A Shelter Where She Lived For Almost A Year, Until We Adopted Her A Few Months Ago. Giving Her The Best Life Possible
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#7 We Adopted Him Two Weeks Ago. This Is Their First Cuddle
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#8 Our Dog Adopted A Puppy
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#9 We Adopted This Five Year Old Shelter Cat Last Week, I Adore Her And She Adores Us. Couldn’t Ask For A Better Girl, Ily Rosie
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#10 Akali Was Returned To The Shelter By Her First Adopter, But Now I Have A Best Friend
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#11 This Is My New Friend, Harvey! Took This Just Minutes After Adopting Him!
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#12 A Few Weeks Ago I Adopted A Puppy (Right) And Today A New Dog Appeared In Front Of The Door And He Looks Like He Is The Same Dog From The Future And He Is Trying To Warn Himself About Something
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#13 After Fostering 4 Pups Over A Period Of 3 Mths, I’ve Decided To Adopt The 5th One! You’re Coming With Me Wherever I Go From Now On! Welcome To Your Forever Family, Haribo!
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#14 Meet Van Gogh. Trying To Get Him To Pose For His Adoption Photo
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#15 I Think The Ol’ Bastard Is Starting To Fall In Love With Me. We Adopted Him Last Month And He’s Just Now Getting Comfortable Enough For Some Attention
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#16 Recently Adopted A Stray Cat, Two Weeks Ago She Wouldn’t Be In The Same Room As A Human. Tonight, She Scratched At My Bedroom Door To Come In. No Touching Though!
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#17 4 Day Old Kitten! Her Mama Disappeared, So I’m Bottle Feeding And Adopting Her
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#18 I’ve Been Wanting To Adopt A Cat For Such A Long Time And I Finally Got The Chance To Do It. Here Is Kiki, My 3 Months Old Kitten!
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#19 I Adopted An Anteater
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#20 Adopted Baby Flora After She Was Found Left Outside An Elementary School. Who Could Ever Do Such A Thing After Seeing This Pretty Face?
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#21 This Little Girl Decided To Break In Through Our Front Window Every Day For A Week And Adopt Us. It’s Been A Month And No One’s Claimed Her, So We Adopted Her Back
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#22 We Adopted This Cat And Now He Sits Like He Is About To Drop The Worst Dad Jokes Ever
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#23 I Adopted This Little Guy A Couple Of Weeks Ago. He’s Extremely Very Shy And Has Been Hiding Under My Bed Since Day One. I’m Happy To Finally See Him Out Enjoying The Sun—even Though I Had To Hide To Take This Picture. I’ll Win His Little Heart One Step At A Time!
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#24 A Barn Cat Adopted Us. Meet #turkeycat
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#25 All Five Of My Hen’s Adopted Babies Ate From My Hand For The First Time!
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#26 My Girlfriend And I Adopted This Little Lady Today, Had Her For 4 Hours And She’s Spent About Half Of It Purring Our Laps, And The Other Half Demanding Strokes. Meet Verity!
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#27 I Adopted This Itty Bitty Kitty In Indonesia, Her Mom Abandoned Her In Our Attic Space. She Could Fit In The Palm Of My Hand And Didn’t Even Have Her Eyes Open Yet! First Photo Is From A Few Weeks After We Found Her, Second Is Now, In Ohio, 8 Years Later
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#28 Just Adopted This Old Lady And I’m In Love. Sushi, 9 Years Old
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#29 I Adopted Two Special-Needs Kittens Separately. Today They Held Hands
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#30 Adopted A Dog Last Week. This Is How She Slept The Other Night
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#31 This Guy Got No Shows For 3 Different Adoption Days. When We Met He Climbed Right Into My Lap And I Fell In Love. Now He’s My First Dog And Lifelong Best Friend. Meet Winston!
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#32 Wasn’t Planning On Adopting A Kitten Until She Jumped Up On My Back. Libby Is All Mine Now
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#33 Yesterday, I Helped This Sweet Girl Get Adopted. Her Parents Sent Me This Photo Of Her In Their New Home
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#34 Before And After Adoption. Meet Dixie
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#35 Say Hi To Puppy “Zemo”. Adopted Yesterday And Is Now Master Of All He Surveys
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#36 After Spending Most Of My Adult Life Living In Tiny Apartments, I Finally Moved Out Of The City And Was Able To Adopt This Happy Girl. Meet Grace!
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#37 We Just Adopted This Beautiful Senior Lady And I’m So In Love With Her Already
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#38 My Recently Retired Parents Adopted A Pair Of Kittens And They’re Literally Two Halves Of A Heart
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#39 Two Days After Adoption And They’ve Already Settled In
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#40 Just Adopted Her, Already Made Herself Comfy
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#41 I Adopted A Silly One
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#42 Baxter Lived To Twice His Life Expectancy (8/16.5). I’m So Proud To Be His Rescue Mom. Love, Boop Snoots And Adopt!
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#43 We Adopted The Smaller Kitty 3 Days Ago. They’ve Bonded So Quickly
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#44 Meet Luna! We Adopted Her From A Local Shelter A Week Ago And All She Wants All Day (And Night) Long Is Belly Rubs
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#45 Shelter Doggo With A Huge Smile Being Adopted
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#46 The Kittens I Just Adopted
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#47 Today We Got To Bring Home Our Little Guy From Adoption! Girlfriend Is Loving It
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#48 Adoption Day
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#49 We Adopted A Corgi Two Weeks Ago. One Of Her Ears Just Popped Up Overnight!
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#50 I’m So Happy I Adopted This Boy
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#51 Meet Sally. She’s 12 Weeks Old And We Just Adopted Her From A Rescue
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#52 This Little Aussie Tyke Was Adopted For My Mom. Can’t Wait To Introduce Her To The Rest Of The Family
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#53 My Name Is Newton And I Just Got Adopted!
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#54 Adopting A Second Cat Was The Best Decision. They Love Each Other!
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#55 Adopted This Sweetheart Yesterday: 65lb, 7 Months Old, Supersonic Hearing
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#56 Little Kratos Sleeping From The Excitement Of Adoption Day
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#57 He Literally Fell Right Into Our Lap, How Could We Not Adopt Him? Meet Alfie!
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#58 After Waiting A Week For Our Adoption Appointment To Finally Come, My Kids Are Smiling As Much As This Happy Boy Is
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#59 Meet Louie! We Adopted Him Last Weekend From A Local Rescue Shelter!
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#60 We Adopted A 5 Yr Old Catahoula Leopard Mix, Meet Mocha
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#61 Hardest Thing About Fostering? Trying To Convince Yourself You Won’t Cave In And Adopt Them. Well, I Stopped Trying To Convince Myself. Here’s My Newest Foster Fail, “Chopper”!
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#62 Read Here Yesterday Black Cats Aren’t Adopted As Much As They Don’t Look As Good In Photos. Meet Morningstar
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#63 My Shy Adopted Kitty Is Becoming Less Shy By The Day! He Said Hi To Me This Morning. Yay!
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#64 My Newly Adopted Girl Is Recovering From Anaplasmosis And Heartworms, But Despite Everything She Is The Biggest Cuddlebutt And Has Opened Up So Much In Just A Week. Hoping For Many Healthy Buttscritches With Gigi
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#65 Just Adopted Today, Abby (Left) Doesn’t Seem Impressed, But Kidding, They Are Really Getting Along Great. Welcome To Forever Home!
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#66 I Adopted My First Pet Today! Evie Has Stolen My Heart Already!
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#67 Went To Look At New Born Cats And This Guy Crawled Into My Hoodie Filled Out The Adoption Papers Not Just A Minute Later With The Fluff Ball Still In My Hood
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#68 We Adopted The Middle One Three Weeks Ago
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#69 Took About A Hundred Attempts To Get This But Here’s My Pupper Named Milo. Adopted 3 Weeks Ago
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#70 My Poor Foster Dog Wanda Had Her Bag Packed To Go To Her Forever Home, But The Adoption Fell Through Because The Adopter’s Apartment Complex Doesn’t Allow Pit Bulls. Nothing A Pup Cup Can’t Fix!
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#71 Adopted This Little Girl Today. Named Her Venus
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#72 Adoption Day For The King Of Hearts
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#73 My Recently Adopted Little Girl. Found On The Streets
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#74 Adopting This Absolute Angel
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#75 We Adopted This Sweet Girl Piper Today. She’s Very Photogenic
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#76 Adopted A Deaf Kitten, My Wife Picked Him Out Specifically For Those Amazing Eyes!
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#77 Picture Of Our Rescue Boy A Few Days Before We Adopted Him. The Shelter Never Even Got To Post The Pic, So They Sent It To Us Instead. We Named Him Admiral Linguini
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#78 Won Some Money Playing Blackjack Last Weekend, So I Adopted A New Kitty, Moonworm!
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#79 At 31 Years Old And After Years And Years I Finally Adopted A Dog. This Is Brownies And I Love Him
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#80 Just Adopted This Handsome Boy. Welcome Home Finley
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#81 Our Sweet Girl Ruby. Adopted Her A Little Over A Week Ago And She’s Fitting Right In!
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#82 My Cousin Found (What Seems To Be) A 6 Week Old Puppy On The Streets And Adopted It… Meet Duke
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#83 Doggo Who We Are (Hopefully) Adopting Very Soon. She Sits On Your Lap And Will Happily Kiss Your Face Off
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#84 Adopted Bug A Week Ago Today, He Is Now The King Of The House
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#85 First Day After Being Adopted And He’s Already Making Himself Comfy
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#86 I Just Adopted This Long Legged Foxyboi And Renamed Him Pepperjack!
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#87 This Babe Just Got Adopted!
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#88 Adopted Two New Puppies Today. Cute Little Fellas Asleep In The Box During The Road Home
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#89 When I Adopted Rumi It Didn’t Take Long To Realize I Had Adopted My Spirit Animal. He’s The Bestest Boy
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#90 My Brother Went Out And Adopted A Rescue Yesterday. Her Name Is Zoey And My Family Already Loves Her!
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#91 Meet Sid! Our Adopted 1.5 Yr Old Mountain Cur/Shar-Pei Mix
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#92 His Adoption Date Was 4/12/21! He’s A Four Year Old Sweetheart Who Already Cuddles. His Name Is Sylvester, He’s My First Pet
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#93 Just Recently Expanded Our Family! Little Girl Was Up For Free Adoption After Being Rescued From An Animal Hoarders Home. My Sweet Redditors, Meet Mavis!
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#94 Adopted This Beautiful Boy Today, His Name Is Charlie, And He Is A Mixed Breed Birman. I Got Him From The Local Cat Shelter. Their Theory Behind Him Was That He Escaped From A Backyard Breeder. He’s Very Shy And Timid At The Present, But Is Settling In Well
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#95 This Beautiful Baby Started Eating My Cat’s Food And Asking For Us To Pet Her Every Once In A While. A Week Later And She’s Inside, Sleeping In My Bed. She Adopted Us! This Is Nico
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#96 I’m Adopting This Little Guy Soon!
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#97 He Shoots Snot Everywhere, Needs Regular Anal Gland Maintenance, Is Deaf, And Has A Silly Broken Tail. But One Thing He Is Not Is Unadoptable……because I Foster Failed And Adopted Him Before He Got Labeled As Such. Welcome To Our Family, Figaro!
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#98 I’m No Expert, But I’d Say The Adoption Is A Success! This Little Lady Here Arrived Only A Few Hours Ago In Her Forever Home, And Is Already Claiming All The Hugs For Herself
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#99 My Angel That We Adopted A Few Months Ago, She’s Awesome Wicked
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#100 I’m 25 And Today I Adopted My First Furry Friend !! Everyone Meet Sterling !
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#101 Adopted A New Kitten On Wednesday!
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#102 Adopted Her Today. She Hasn’t Told Me Her Name Yet. Shelter Said She Was Shy And Would Probably Hide For The Day
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#103 Adopted My First Puppy Yesterday, Good Morning From Alphie!
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#104 We Adopted A Kitten
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#105 Just Adopted My (Rescue) Dog! Meet Iggy!
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#106 Adopted My Jessi Girl From The Shelter Today
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#107 I Recently Adopted A Kitten And I Personally Find Him Rly Cute (His Name Is Zeke)
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#108 So Here Is My New Adopted Kitten! His Name Is Fry!
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#109 The Stray Cat We Adopted Just Had Kittens
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#110 We Just Adopted Toula, 4 Months Old!
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#111 Tried Adopting For Months And Had Given Up. Then On My Birthday I Found Ludo. Or Did He Find Me?
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#112 Adopted These Two Little Brothers Last Year. They Grow Up So Quick
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#113 Reddit, Meet Kodi (8 Weeks Old Mixed Breed Adopted Week Ago)
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#114 Our Adopted Cat
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#115 Gracie Is My Quarantine Rescue
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#116 My Wife Adopted 2 Beagle – Maddie And Coco
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#117 We Adopted A 7 Week Old Kitty Today. This Is The First Pic With My Son
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#118 Look Who I Adopted This Weekend! His Name Is Albus — Or The ‘Bus, As He’s Called On The Streets
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#119 The Adoption Agency Gave Her The Name Donna And It Was Too Weird Not To Keep
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#120 Adopted This Good Boy Today. Henceforth You Shall Be Known As Darth Vader
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#121 Adopted A Mixed Puppy A Couple Weeks Ago, She’s 3 Months Old; Can Anyone Identify What Kind Of Mix She Is?
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#122 Just Adopted This Little Guy Yesterday
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#123 I Planned On Adopting One- But When I Got There I Didn’t Have The Heart To Separate Him From His Sister. Now I Have Two
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#124 It’s Been Three Weeks Since I Adopted A Shy Rescue Girl, And This Morning I Woke Up To This! Meet Willow
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#125 Brother And Sister Kittens Me And My Girlfriend Recently Adopted
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#126 Adopted These Two Siblings Last Week. Cliff And Cleo
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#127 My Newly Adopted Boy Riot, Age 20 Months
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#128 I Adopted My Favorite Dog From My Job. Welcome Home, Buster!
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