(Closed) Rescue Love!

posted 6 years ago in Pets
Post # 16
5648 posts
Bee Keeper

Gorgeousness all round here. Here’s Maggie our min pin. from the dog charity here called Dogs Trust. 

Post # 18
3102 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

This is Ninja. I got him from a feline rescue organization. I had actually come to look at another cat, but when I said I had a dog, the director steered me towards him. He came out of his kennel and was the most friendly, loving lap cat I’d ever seen. And he gets on well with the dog!

Post # 19
616 posts
Busy bee

I adopted my Chihuahua, Abu, from a shelter in 2012. I was told that he was found as a stray and the vet estimated his age to be about 1 year old based on his body composition. When I first adopted him, he would fear bite and was very leash aggressive toward other dogs. He would also take off like a shot out the front door at any chance he got. After much work and patience, he has come such a long way. He no longer fear bites, he doesn’t flip out at other dogs, has learned many commands, and can even be an off leash dog now! I am so proud of this pooch. He is learning to play with his new sister, Evie, but still needs lots more work socializing with other dogs.

We adopted our Chiweenie, Evie, just yesterday! We found her through a woman on Facebook and were told that she was pure Chihuahua, not more than 7-8lbs.. Well, she is 9.5lbs and obviously has some doxy in her. The previous owner also said that she had no behavioral issues, but the poor girl is afraid of everything and extremely timid. It doesn’t matter to us because she is as sweet as can be and we know how much potential she has. It will just take a lot of time, work, and patience like it did with Abu. Her new brother, Abu, welcomed her so warmly into our home and even tried to play with her. Since he is a dog that has NEVER initiated play with another animal, we can’t help but feel like this is meant to be. We are looking forward to seeing her personality shine!

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Post # 20
613 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

Love this thread! I honestly think rescue animals make the best pets!

My rescue animal is a cat, (that I named Zorro) that lived in a feral cat colony by where my grandparents live in Quebec Canada. I live just outside of Toronto and I went to go visit them in November 3 years ago… My grandma always goes where the colony sleeps on someone’s property and she feeds them when the owner is away. I went with her to see them and to help her when I was visiting and I noticed there was 1 little kitten that was probably no older than 2 months old. He was tiny and looked very malnourished, poor thing! My grandma wanted to capture him and give him a home, but her and my grandpa already had 6 cats and a dog. So they didn’t want any more animals. I knew he probably wouldn’t survive the winter, so I decided I would do it and take him back home with me.

He was already used to human interaction with the owner and my grandma coming to feed them, but he was still a bit cautious. So it wasn’t too hard to catch him. We took him to the house and at first he was really scared. But after a few days and a full tummy, he finally started opening up to us and letting us pet him. Never been pet in his life, he was in heaven and followed me everywhere lol 3 years later he still does and he is happy and healthy as can be! He is the most loving and affectionate cat I’ve ever met and I couldn’t imagine my life without him. I’m just happy that my Fiance and I are able to give him a good home where he can feel safe and loved 😊


Post # 21
3572 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

This is Ben! DH saw him randomly on petfinder and it turned out that our dog walker helps run the breed rescue he was being fostered with. We’re his 4th family (2 families + foster family). When he was given up the second time he had lyme disease and was incredibly matted, they think he was kept outside all the time. We think his first family either moved or didnt realize he would get so big (80 lbs). He is the BEST BOY, so sweet and well behaved. It took about a year for him to come out of his shell completely but he is a huge goofball and there is no amount of petting that will ever satisfy him.

Post # 22
12 posts

I have 2 rescue dogs! (and 2 cats, but I don’t have any pictures of them on my computer yet).

I adopted Keller in 2014 when he was 15 and he is the little, crotchety light of my life!


I adopted his sister, Windy, in 2015 and she is the sweetest pup I could’ve dreamed. I feel very lucky to have these two 🙂 



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