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riggsy Myrtle Beach, S.C.
11/10/14 8:07 am

6 in my home at this point. All rescues.
Hank and Tanner - both basset hounds
Jesse - chow, golden, spaniel mix
Archie - foxhound, beagle mix
Piper - dachshund, basset mix
Parker - beagle

Whichendisup uniquely unoriginal
11/10/14 7:39 am

every animal I've ever lived with has been adopted or rescued, except the fish.

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dogsaver new Jersey
11/10/14 2:51 am

With 4 million dogs being killed every year , just because they are homeless, yes I adopt and actively rescue, foster and adopt out dogs to approved forever homes!

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TreeHugs Oregon
11/09/14 11:56 pm

Every pet I have ever had (except fish and hamsters) came from a shelter or was a stray I took in.

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luna4 Wisconsin
11/09/14 10:44 pm

I adopted the cat I currently have now, and also a guinea pig before. Both wonderful animals.

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rich1010 Stem Cell Harvesting
11/09/14 10:22 pm

Yes, two cats both rescues.

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Injectable Mojave Mo Problems
11/09/14 10:06 pm

My current furry retard is adopted from the SPCA. It was horrible seeing all of the pitbulls/purse dogs people throw away, so of course I got the one that looked like a German Shepherd.

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MrTony Colorado
11/09/14 9:46 pm

Yes, all four of our cats are 'rescue' pets. 2 Siamese and 2 Bengals.

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susanr Colorado
11/09/14 9:20 pm

Not exactly. I've had cats, although not since 1989, but none of them have come from pet stores or breeders, just from friends or acquaintances whose cats have had litters. If I get another cat, though, it would be a rescued one for sure.

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TomLaney1 Jesus is Lord
11/09/14 9:08 pm

Twice now. Two lovely doggers. I will never go to a pet shop again for a dog.

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s4mm1 MD SLP
11/09/14 8:47 pm

My dog Brownie is adopted. You can kind of tell. She's a little temperamental and snappy. Shes a good loyal dog though. Loves cuddles and playtime

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inge MIA
11/09/14 8:43 pm

My dog Chloe. My mom's dog. I also fostered two mutts out of a rescue foundation that had so many health issues that they would have never been adopted had someone not given them serious tlc.

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chickencookie It really is
11/09/14 8:29 pm

My baby is from Petco. My previous one's mother was a stray who had kittens.

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jagkskellington Attila Villain
11/09/14 8:27 pm

I adopted a cat and rescued a dog and two cats

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cass95 Jesus 2021
11/09/14 8:26 pm

In my home right now:
Stanley, a 7 yr old adopted basset hound.
Steve, a 12 yr old adopted barn cat &
Phil, a 6 month old adopted blue point Siamese.

Rainey 633 Stag Trail Road
11/09/14 8:23 pm

No, but both animals I have were rescued from being completely abandoned.

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madeit Houston Area
11/09/14 8:18 pm

I have taken the responsibility of caring for my pet. I have never adopted an animal.

kelsey498 Colorado
11/09/14 8:14 pm

Yes, four times.

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LadyA Earth Explorer
11/09/14 8:01 pm

Adopted or rescued every pet I ever had.

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mtbRIDER Gone riding...
11/09/14 8:34 pm

Is rescuing and adopting not the same thing? I've always used the two pretty interchangeably...

LadyA Earth Explorer
11/09/14 9:02 pm

I currently have two pets. One I adopted after having fostered it from 3 weeks old through the Humane Society. The other I rescued off the street when she showed up on my porch starved and likely abused.

jagkskellington Attila Villain
11/11/14 6:28 am

Yeah, rescue is if you take in a stray or an abused/neglected animal and adopted is if you get them from a shelter

ShereKhan A very dark place.
11/09/14 7:48 pm

A 20 pound Siamese from a shelter in LA. Crazy ass cat

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mtbRIDER Gone riding...
11/09/14 8:35 pm

That's not your current cat, right?

ShereKhan A very dark place.
11/09/14 8:38 pm

Buddha would've eaten my current cat

mtbRIDER Gone riding...
11/09/14 8:39 pm

I thought so... Your grey cat seems pretty awesome from the pics I've seen!

ShereKhan A very dark place.
11/09/14 8:41 pm

He's a transsexual you know

MBachmann John 3.16
11/09/14 11:58 pm

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ShereKhan A very dark place.
11/10/14 2:33 am

Thx rota for trolling but no

MBachmann John 3.16
11/10/14 3:39 am

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ShereKhan A very dark place.
11/10/14 3:42 am

Rota you need a new alt I can't take you seriously.

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11/10/14 4:45 am

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TierasPet
11/09/14 7:47 pm

I've adopted or been given all of my pets.

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mtbRIDER Gone riding...
11/09/14 8:36 pm

Including Tiera, right? :)

TierasPet
11/09/14 9:22 pm

Yep. She was a wild kitten living in our garage who we accidentally trapped. We also trapped her sister. We kept them both because their mother died.

mtbRIDER Gone riding...
11/09/14 9:25 pm

...then you became her pet and the rest is history! :)

TierasPet
11/09/14 9:39 pm

LOK. Yes it is.

Iamamerican California
11/09/14 7:21 pm

Rescued one cat and three dogs. They are the best!

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FlipFlopGirl Sic semper tyrannis
11/09/14 7:14 pm

Yes!! It's the only way I'll find furry friends.

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mtbRIDER Gone riding...
11/09/14 9:18 pm

Is the cat in your pic adopted too? I had a cat for 15 years who looked just like that... Best cat ever!

FlipFlopGirl Sic semper tyrannis
11/10/14 5:02 am

Yes she is!!! Got her Oct of 1999 from a local humane society. She's special needs (IBD, OCD, separation anxiety, food allergies, vaccine allergies, plus other sensitivities). Teacup black panthers rock!! She's still going strong :)

mtbRIDER Gone riding...
11/10/14 7:47 am

She looks great for 15! My cat, Bagheera, looked great too and was in perfect health, it's like they don't age. She was attacked by a coyote and didn't make it... That was a terrible day. :(

FlipFlopGirl Sic semper tyrannis
11/10/14 8:50 pm

I'm sure it was a horrid day!!

Are you going to adopt another? After my girl goes, I promised myself to adopt two so they can keep each other company. One will have to be all black!!

mtbRIDER Gone riding...
11/10/14 10:41 pm

Some day, yes... And I definitely want another all black!

FlipFlopGirl Sic semper tyrannis
11/11/14 8:03 am

Well you will know when the time is right and the right one will claim you as theirs!! :) don't fight it, just go with it. You cannot win against the squee of doe eyed purring cuteness!

gallae Michigan
11/09/14 7:11 pm

Yes, countless.

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Joshie New York City
11/09/14 7:04 pm

Too much effort for me unless you count fish

imanag My heaven on Earth
11/09/14 6:45 pm

Yep, we've adopted all of our pets.

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mtbRIDER Gone riding...
11/09/14 9:06 pm

That's awesome! Do you currently have any pets?

imanag My heaven on Earth
11/09/14 9:21 pm

No, we're renting our house and pets aren't allowed. I guess you could say we're in between dogs. We'd like to get a beagle mix next time, but we're not all that picky.

jmw7477 Indiana
11/09/14 6:10 pm

Yes. I tend to foster critters more than I adopt. I take them in when they're not being taken care of and find a permanent home for them.

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twss trump is a garbage human
11/09/14 6:08 pm

I adopted my SO's cat when we got married.

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alynn Somewhere wonderful
11/09/14 5:55 pm

I haven't because my busy life wouldn't be fair to a pet unless it was a fish! In this area though, it's practically taboo to actually buy an animal from a pet store or breeder...most people adopt their pets. :)

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Emily33 North Carolina
11/09/14 5:50 pm

Several growing up. Most recently, my cat. :)

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Spartacus AUSTIN
11/09/14 5:38 pm

Quite a few of them.

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Mattwall1
11/09/14 5:37 pm

My family did today actually

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mtbRIDER Gone riding...
11/09/14 5:37 pm

We adopted a 4 year old dog yesterday... He is pretty awesome! Already potty trained, great disposition, good with kids and he sleeps the night. Most of my job is already done :)

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alynn Somewhere wonderful
11/09/14 5:56 pm

So cute! (The kids are adorable too!)

chickencookie It really is
11/09/14 8:27 pm

Jake - what a sweetheart. Looks like he's going to be loved to death. Your little one on the right her expression is precious. Boy looks like you b❤️

mtbRIDER Gone riding...
11/09/14 8:41 pm

@CC- he immediately fit right in and everyone loves him. Good stuff! :)

chickencookie It really is
11/09/14 8:59 pm

All you have to do is get a basket and bring him on rides with you. ! Congrats!

chickencookie It really is
11/09/14 9:08 pm

What happened to his previous family?

mtbRIDER Gone riding...
11/09/14 9:16 pm

His owner, a friend of a friend, had a stroke and is in the hospital on life support. They don't believe she is going to make it, which is quite sad. He needed a home and was a perfect fit. He acts like he has been with us his entire life!

chickencookie It really is
11/09/14 9:35 pm

Oh how very sad for your friend but he Dexter could not have would up in a better home.

dawl adulting
11/09/14 5:36 pm

Rescued many cats in the past.

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AbandonedAccnt Not here.
11/09/14 5:35 pm

No, but I've bought plenty of them.

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AbandonedAccnt Not here.
11/09/14 5:36 pm

"Adopting" an animal is a linguistic ploy to imbue animals with human-like value.

mtbRIDER Gone riding...
11/09/14 5:38 pm

...or it's just giving a home to an animal who does not have one. :)

AbandonedAccnt Not here.
11/09/14 5:40 pm

Ok. That's allowed. ;-)