ANSWERS: 47
  • Yes, I have adopted a couple cats and a couple of dogs.
  • Yes on more than one occasion, Always the ones in that last cage before the big door of death..I adopt death row critters and give them another shot at finding a home with organizations and pet foster homes.
  • Yep. My dog, Gretel, came from the Humane Society. We thinks she's a dachshund/beagle mix. She was a year old and had been dropped off by her previous owners when she was two weeks shy of giving birth. The shelter aborted the puppies and fixed her, but she had to be put in solitary confinement because she was agressive. When I saw her there were all sorts of warning stickers on her kennel saying, "approach slowly" and "beware". But she was nothing but gentle with me. I think she was a tad hormonal from the pregnancy and abrupt sterilization. She's now 6 and such a love!
  • 8 out of 9 cats came from shelter or rescue organization... only one cat was found outside Congrats to Ugly Dog Contest Winner of 2007
  • Yes, my Shephard mix, Brandy. She was 9 when I 'stumbled' upon her 6 years ago. She will be 16 next month!
  • Yes. All of our kids are adopted from shelters. Always have been, always will be. Some of our kids (no human kids here, just furry kids), we actually adopted because they were considered unadoptable. We have also done a fair share of cat fostering and ended up adopting just because no one would consider them adoptable. Geez! We are suckers for the fuzzy ones!
  • No, but I adopted a rat just this march... she;s the one on the right in the picture with 2 of them... she's himalayan and is called Jiggy (jigsaw) she was just left when her owners moved house and was found starved and with scabby sores on her back... She's got the biggest personality ever! So very affectionate but downright naughty too! Always stealing food and destroying pencils and nibbling in the fruit bowl... I love her to bits x
  • Adopted two and rescued one.The adopted ones warm up with care usually and our stray was not even a month old when we found him so he was very sweet.
  • Hi Jenna! How are you doing? Hope you are well. I love all animals, but especially dogs and cats. Since I was four, I have owned six dogs and four cats, and nearly all were strays that happened to venture into our yard, starving and nothing but skin and bones. I nursed every one of them until they were healthy again, and all remained loyal to the end. I adopted my last cat at a local animal shelter, and she lived until she was almost 20. My current friend, a big reddish-tan male Akita named Bonkey, was bought from a breeder. I am allergic to all my pets, but I have put up with the suffering because I love them too much. I constantly take antihistamines. :)
  • We took both our dogs from the shelter. We love both of them very much.
  • We adopted our last cat from the Humane Society. He's our little sweetheart. A friend of mine had a greyhound that was a rescued racing dog. She was so afraid of people at first...but she became such a sweet dog.
  • My mom got a cat from the shelter and its the best cat I've ever had. She bites a little and attacks me in the night from time to time, but other than that, she is cool.
  • I recently lost a cat that was taken from a owner with "too many cats". This cat was rescued by a group that took him from a shelter that would have killed him. I adopted him in June of 2001. I tried to give him a good life. He had asthma and I don't know if he got it from when he was young and in a dirty filthy enviorment or developed it when he got older. The cat really loved me but would suddenly get fearful of my husband who never did anything to him. If my husband had a long object like a broom or mop, the cat would hiss and growl at him. Some man must have really abused my sweet Beanie. I had him for 6 years and it was 6 more years than he would have had.
  • I've adopted two black cats from my local Humane Society -- and they are the best pets EVAR. My cats are very loving, and for right now they are in my mom's care. One was not declawed from his previous owner (and I'm against such things) but he doesn't use them on anything but his scratching post. I say go for it! Whats the worst that can happen? Sad/odd as it may seem, most shelters have a "return policy" if the animal just doesn't work out for you. They'd rather take it back than have you give it to someone else/let it loose.
  • I got a puppy from the Humane Society, they make sure your, animal has all the proper shots, and wont knowingly, give you one with an illness. My Puppy is now 7 years old, and sassy as ever.
  • Two wonderfully crazy mutts that I cannot imagine my life without. It is sad when they have been abused, but a lot of love and patience will go a long way, and they will quickly become your best furry friend! I hope you go for it!
  • Last year. She is my cat named Buttercup.
  • See my comments at http://www.answerbag.com/a_view/2445803
  • All of our dogs have been strays or given to us. But if I were to get another it would be from the pound.
  • YES! I stole her from my son after he had rescued her! She is my "best friend", a medium-sized mutt named "Ebby". I wouldn't take a million dollars for her!
  • Yes our first dog Daisy was adopted from the shelter. She was about 7 or 8 when we adopted her. she lived with us from 1999 to 2006 when she passed away in her sleep. She is the white dog in the pic.
  • That's how we got our 11 pound rabbit, Chocolate Chip. Good thing about adopting from shelters is the animals come pre-named.
  • All three cats I have owned and one dog.
  • Yes, many times. Most of the pets we have had over the years were either rescues or strays.
  • More times than I can remember :)
  • Up until this year, we have been getting most of our cats from shelters and rescue groups. And usually in pairs. I am very big on rescue and spaying and neutering for most pets. There are plenty of lovely pets waiting for a home. If yu don't need to have that specific breed, always try a shelter first and even if you want a certain breed, they have rescue groups and shelters just for them, too.
  • I don't have any furry friends at the moment. but growing up we always adopted our animals either from friends who couldn't take care of them or shelter.
  • Yes a New Zealand white rabbit, some one turned out six rabbits into a neighbours field. We ended up with one and had him six or seven years.
  • no but i will wehn i get ollder because ilove animals and the should not have shelter live i don't now why the just wont the cute ones they will never change their cuteness in their hearts and will always love you and try to entertain you i have a bunny now but it is not from a shelter because i came in the rabbit stuff later and never know really what a shelter is i know why they put the bunnies in the shelters becaus they pee and poop to much and my mother goes crazy when she sees poop on the floor but my opinion is that they can learn if you give them time!
  • Yep. Cats.
  • Yes, a couple
  • Yes. One cat about seven years ago. Today she is as rotten as ever. :)
  • I adopted our dog "Champ" from the pound. They had no previous info on him, including a name or anything. He was a stray. Champ is a member of our family now, along with myself, husband, and 3 kids (11, 2, 3) He is the best dog ever, my kids can do anything and he just lays there wagging his tail wanting more. We are very lucky to have him in our family.
  • Every cat Ive ever had came from a Shelter except one ferrel kitten. She adopted me:)
  • No, not from a shelter, but I picked up my two Avatars from the streets.
  • Yep... Last one was "Shelby" our Black Lab mix (see http://www.answerbag.com/a_view/2445803 for pix of our brood)
  • Yes, my dog, Bonehead, was from the Humane Society. So was my cat, Lloyd. And, I adopted three cats for a friend of mine from Animal Control earlier in the year. Of the remaining cats, all were rescues from the streets or I was their last hope before going to the Humane Society. I love shelter pets. When my pet population thins out again, I'm sure I'll go back for more. They are usually the most loving and the most appreciative pets.
  • Yes, my black and white cat, Maxwell.
  • I have adopted 3..2 of which were disasters and had to be put down. 1 of which I have now and would die for. he is the joy of my life and the only reason I have for lving. If he dies, I will choose another shelter before I adopt one from anywhere else. I was a volunteer at a shelter and it's like an orphanage. you walk in and the animals just "beg" to be played with and talked to and taken home and when you walk by.you can see disappointment in their eyes.it's like they know "that person isn't going to take me home either".
  • Both my cats are adopted from an animal shelter. We got the first one about 7 years ago when she was 4 months old and the second one about 3 years ago, also 4 months old. We love both of them and I cannot imagine my household without them.
  • Six of our seven dogs are rescues.
  • Many times, cats and dogs, and rabbits.
  • Not yet
  • Many times, most recently a lazy Beagle that was dumped after a Thanksgiving day hunt last year. Even the dogs we didn't get from the shelter we just interceded before they went there. We've never bought a pet.
  • yes I have a cat her name is angel
  • The cat I have now I got from an animal shelter. The coolest cat I've ever had.:-)
  • Many times.

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