Accurate data from shelters and rescue groups is difficult to obtain because these organizations do not have a central reporting system. Plus, most states don’t require sharing the numbers at all. But according to some estimates, there can be as many as 6.5 million dogs and cats entering shelters every year. That’s a lot. However, keep in mind that this figure is down from 20+ million in 1973.
#1 My Newly Adopted Kitten. Meet Misa!
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#2 We Adopted A Horse That Was Going To Be Slaughtered. This Is My 2 Year Old Braiding Her Hair And Singing To Her While She Eats
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#3 I Adopted A Kitten For My Cat. It’s Going Well
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#4 Hi Meet Salem! Adopted Friday The 13th! He Likes To Stick His Tongue Out At You
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#5 This Feral Kitten We Just Adopted
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#6 Just Adopted These Love Bugs And Now I’m Never Leaving The House
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#7 Two Weeks After Adopting Him, Van Gogh Finally Feels Comfortable Enough To Show Us His Preferred Way To Sit
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#8 I Adopted A 12 Yo Cat Named George And I Love Him So Much!!! My Real Life Toothless
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#9 Just Adopted This Precious Little Man. Desperate For Name Ideas!!
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#10 Before And After Being Adopted. Meet Our New Boy Louie
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#11 Adopted This Void 3 Days Ago. Meet Bagheera
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#12 In A Span Of Two Days We Adopted This Baby And Got Engaged
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#13 This Is Pudding, I Adopted Him – He Has No Teeth So Keeping His Tongue In Is Hard…
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#14 Adopted This Baby Yesterday, Her Name Is Shiva And She Loves To Nap
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#15 Our Newly Adopted Sweet Shy Girl
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#16 I Adopted This Little 4lb Boy Yesterday! Meet Binx!
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#17 My Newly Adopted Cosmo! He Has Black Galaxy Eyes
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#18 Adopted 14 Week Old Brothers. Everyone Meet Pancakes And Waffles! They Love To Snuggle You Or Eachother
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#19 After 28 Years Of Not Having A Dog, I Finally Adopted My First Puppy. Say Hi To Rhett!
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#20 I’ve Never Had A Kitty Before! Reddit Meet Bug!
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#21 My Partner Didn’t Want To Get A Cat, Then A Stray Adopted Us. He Fell In Love Pretty Quick
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#22 We Named Her Vixie, After The Fox And The Hound. We Have No Idea What Breed She Is Because We Adopted From The Shelter
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#23 My Family Just Adopted This Beautiful Little Girl, And We Cant Think Of Any Names… Any Suggestions?
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#24 Just Adopted This Little Nugget. She Needs A Name
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#25 I Adopted Otto, An 8 Year Old Boston Terrier From The Shelter Last Week. This Was His Face When He Saw His New Home For The First Time
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#26 I Told Dante He Was Adopted Once And This Was His Reaction
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#27 My Very 1st Foster Puppy, Wendy
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#28 This Is Felix. He’s Fiv+ And I Knew He Had Low Adoption Chances. Bringing Him Home Was The Best Decision Ever
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#29 This Little Guy
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#30 Adopted From The Nearest Shelter
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#31 Adopted Roy A Week Ago. I’m His Third Owner And He Had Been In The Shelter Since Last October. They Warned Me It Might Take Some Time For Him To Warm Up To Me
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#32 My Adopted Feral, Who Refuses To Let Me Pat Her But Loves Being Tucked Into The Laundry Basket
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#33 Name My Bun! We Just Adopted Him Out Of A Bad Situation And Need A Name
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#34 Adopted This Cutie A Week Ago And So Far She’s Been A Devil Child But My Family Loves Her
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#35 I Told Edward He Was Adopted… He Didn’t Take It Well
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#36 Gonna Be So Much Fun
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#37 We Recently Adopted A Marble Loaf In Our Bakery. Her Sister Is A Burnt Pumpernickel
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#38 Meet Buddy
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#39 Adopted The Sweetest Baby Today
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#40 I’ve Been Thinking Of Getting A Kitty For A While This’ll Be My First Time Adopting
Went to the shelter with the thought that I was just there to look around and get a feel and was greeted by the sweetest boy ever who just wanted pets and love. I’m going tmrw to adopt him.
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#41 Just Adopted This Doge From The Pound- I Think She’s Good Luck
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#42 My Foster Dog (Soon To Be Adopted By Me) Got Neutered On Tuesday. He Was Miserable In The Hard Plastic Cone, So My Friend Got Him This Soft Flower Cone, He’s So Happy Now
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#43 I Adopted These Two Old Babies (11!) Yesterday
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#44 Adopted Kiki 3 Weeks Ago And Recently Found This Community So I’ll Share Her Cuteness With Everyone
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#45 We Just Adopted 75lbs Of Cuddles!
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#46 So Beautiful
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#47 Found A Pregnant Momma Outside In The 100°f+ Texas Heat On Saturday
Needless to say this sweet momma found a new home for the next few months while she gives birth and I raise the little ones up for adoption. Neighbors thankfully have been helping too and have connections for the lil ones.
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#48 He Had A Very Exciting Day Of Getting Adopted
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#49 I Just Adopted This Senior Lady! She’s The First Cat I’ve Ever Had And She’s Also The Sweetest One I’ve Ever Known Senior Cat Appreciation!
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#50 Best Decision Ever To Adopt Both Brothers
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#51 Last Weekend My Girlfriend Witnessed A Drink Driver Roll Their Car. The Puppy Was Ejected From The Vehicle, She Saved Him. Yesterday, I Adopted Him
The dog was not chipped, or collared. When animal services received the puppy from law enforcement they gave the owner a week to claim and prove ownership. The owner called highway patrol was given all the info they would need. But they never followed through with connecting with animal services at all. Thus surrendering the puppy to the system. I visited him almost daily until I could adopt him.
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#52 Update! The Guinea Pigs That I’m Fostering Are Now Mine! And Now I Need A Name For The Tri-Colored Girl Any Suggestions?
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#53 Just Adopted A Dog
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#54 Just Adopted This 16 Month Old Charmer! Would Love Your Tips
Especially for training to behave on walks! He has terrible pulling and distracted tendencies so far.
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#55 I Adopted This Little Guy Yesterday Morning. He Slept Glued To My Side And Follows Me Everywhere. Even To The Bathroom
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#56 We Adopted A Dog A Few Weeks Ago And The Cat Is Finally Ready To Hate Him Up Close
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#57 We Adopted This Guy From Our Local Shelter Yesterday
We’ve named him Saint. The shelter told us he is a pitbull so I thought I’d join the sub and show off my boy!
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#58 Adopting Two Little Farm Kitties, We Need Names!
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#59 Just Officially Adopted This Boy Because His Owner Didn’t Want Him Anymore And Kept Him Outside!
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#60 I Adopted This Little Void Today
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#61 Recently Adopted These Two Cuties. One Female One Male. Any Name Suggestions?
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#62 My Son Has Wanted A Cat For A Long Time, And Asked Me If He Could Get One If He Paid For The Adoption And Monthly Expenses
He’s had his job for almost a year, so we went to the shelter and found a kitten! Welcome to the family, Jester.
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#63 Just Adopted Him
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#64 I Just Have To Name Him Now
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#66 My Fiancé And I Adopted A Baby Husky And We Need Some Advice
She seems to be extremely timid and scared of us when she’s on the floor, or outside going potty. But she snuggles with us while on the bed. How do we earn her trust while she’s not in bed with us. We are very confused.
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#67 Just Adopted This Little Gentleman Today! Any Name Suggestions?
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#68 Name Ideas For Our Black Kitty Adopted On Friday The 13th
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#69 I Adopted A Kitten! Help With Unique Boy Names?
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#70 I Finally Convinced My Husband To Adopt A Puppy! I’m Head Over Heels Already. Meet Mina!
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#71 Meet Rocket And Ranger. Adopted Sister And Brother
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#72 Today, We Adopted A Kitty Rescued Off The Streets 3 Days Ago
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#73 Adopted These Two Angels Today. Brother And Sister Are Inseparable
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#74 I Adopted This Little Guy Yesterday Morning. He Slept Glued To My Side And Follows Me Everywhere. Even To The Bathroom
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#75 Can You Help With Names For These Cute Kittens I Just Adopted? Boy On The Left, Girl On The Right
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#76 These Two Were Separately Adopted, It Was A Rough Start But It Warms My Heart To See How Close They’ve Become
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#77 Found This Boy While On Holiday In Cyprus
We connected immediately and after I asked the locals if he had an owner they said no so I adopted him. Gonna fly him home after his check ups. Still didn’t name him so any suggestions would be nice.
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