So many pets are in need of a home.
We can’t even imagine how many animals get euthanized every day at shelters because they do not have enough space to take care of everyone. And that may sound harsh or inhumane but that is just how life works and shelters have to prioritize animals that will get adopted over senior pets who have a low chance of finding a home. This is why we always preach to adopt or rescue an animal rather than buying one from an unauthorized breeder.
Pets which get adopted are actually more loving since they are thankful towards their human even if they may not fully understand everything. That is exactly why the following pictures are so heartwarming. You see, these people adopted or rescued these pets and the creatures couldn’t be happier after finding their forever homes. Pets can be great companions and help one with their loneliness.
So if you’re thinking of getting a cat or dog, look to the following examples and help an animal in need.
#1 She knows she is safe in these arms.
Day 5 of never having to sleep on the streets again.
#2 Just look at those beautiful, innocent eyes!
On the ride home from adopting this guy.
#3 This kitty will be eternally thankful.
I just adopted my first cat, and I can’t get over how gorgeous she is.
#4 You can just see the love radiating off him through this picture.
We adopted Kane about a month ago. He is around 10-12 years old, nearly deaf and blind. He is very sweet, just likes to sleep all day, and likes going outside.
#5 Sometimes you don’t even plan on getting a cat but a kitty adopts you anyway.
Went to the store to get dog food — they were hosting some cats for adoption and long story short, meet Laszlo!
#6 When you think she is pregnant but she turns out to be just fat.
Took in a pregnant stray cat until it became clear she was indeed just a little overweight. Then she stayed.
#7 Daisy is truly majestic.
I got adopted by this beautiful pup this weekend. Say hi to Daisy.
You can see the love on all of these animals’ faces. They know that they would have stayed at the shelter or been lost in the wild if these humans hadn’t helped them. However, cats and dogs are not helpless either and don’t depend on you for everything as they can be quite helpful in other ways. From alleviating your stress to lowering your anxiety, adopting a pet can actually be more helpful to us than the animals in the long term.
#8 They finally get to adopt a dog without having to worry.
Most of my family is allergic, so we could never have a dog growing up. I’m 33 and just adopted for the first time.
#9 Getting a two for one deal.
I couldn’t separate these brothers, so I adopted both!
#10 She needed help and so did the human.
As a person with severe anxiety, I adopted this cat with trust issues and anxiety. Meet Desert!
#11 Waffles is ecstatic that he found a new home.
Today my wife and I adopted a senior puppy! Everybody, meet Waffles!
#12 No distance is too far to get this adorable baby.
Drove 2,260 miles to adopt this little sweetie, and it’s the best thing I have ever done.
#13 She knew this hooman would help her.
Stray kitten followed me home… Couldn’t reject her.
#14 Growing up together.
My dad when he first adopted my 1-year-old blind cat Cheddar, and them together on Cheddar’s 18th birthday!
#15 He wants to help his little sibling.
Found this kitten in the woods, thought my older cats would adopt it, but it looks like my big boy has accepted Daddy Duty.
#16 And they both seem to be fast friends now.
My cat had anxiety issues, so we adopted a little sister for him.
Have you ever adopted a cat or a dog? If so, did you rescue them from the streets or get one from the shelter? Comment down below and let us know.