Story: National Adopt a Shelter Pet Day

All of my pets past and present came from shelters. My entire site is filled with their stories.

For today, though, in honor of National Adopt a Shelter Pet Day, I’ll let them speak.

Just look into their eyes and you’ll know why I saved a life, why I adopted from a rescue organization or shelter.

Dogs of yesterday from Life with Dogs and Cats: Twinkle (1969-1980)

Twinkle, adopted through friends in Abington, PA (served by the Montgomery County SPCA)


Rosie, adopted from Rawhide Rescue

Lilah's eyes

Lilah, adopted through Husky House


Jasper, adopted through Husky House


Tucker, found through

To read their stories, click on the names under the photos. Explore my site and get to know these lovely souls who went from a foster home or shelter into my home and the shelter of my arms.

Better yet, visit the shelters or rescue organizations listed here or on and adopt–an older cat, a disabled dog, a forgotten Easer bunny.

When you look into your pet’s eyes, what stories does he or she tell you?


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19 Comments on "Story: National Adopt a Shelter Pet Day"

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  1. What beautiful cats and dogs…and stunning photos too!

  2. Hi Y’all!

    Oh what a great post! Those photos of the eyes are so great!

    Y’all come by now,
    Hawk aka BrownDog

  3. Marg says:

    Oh this is such a great post. We love to hear about Dogs and kitties that have been saved and taken out of shelters. This is one great bunch of animals. Take care.

  4. Sharon S. says:

    You’ve had quite a crew over the years and each of your rescues look like very happy pets. This is a great post to remind people to adopt.

  5. It makes us so angry when people assume that animals in shelters are damaged! What a lucky family you have and I am sure that they remind you everyday how much they love you. We are having a #ThrowbackThursday blog hop with past BlogPaws pictures and stories, hope you can join us! Love Dolly

  6. Athena says:

    What beautiful animals!

    I came from a shelter too. My mum rescued me and I rescued her!

    Purrs xx

  7. Your pets all have such beautiful, trusting eyes. A testament to their wonderful home. Bless you!

    Forever Mom to

  8. Love this post! All of these photos are wonderful. We can see in their eyes how loved and happy they are.

  9. These are absolutely gorgeous photos! And, of course, beautiful rescue pets! I only have a rescue dog right now, but we are looking into getting another dog or cat. I’m wary, though, because Riley is pretty possessive of us. Did you have any issues with possessiveness/aggression when adding more pets to the family? (I will scour your archives and see if I can find the answer for myself 😉 )

    • Thank you! Those are good questions. My suggestion? Work on your current dog’s possessiveness/aggression first, before you get another pet. Make sure those issues are under control before you adopt again for the health and safety of everyone involved. Find a good trainer who uses positive reinforcement, and with a little work, you’ll have a happier dog, happier family and be able to welcome a new someone into the group. Good luck!

  10. I love all of that pictures 🙂 What a wonderful group of pets. I love that they are all adopted. Many of the pets I’ve had throughout my life have been adopted too. When I look into my cats’ eyes I see that longing for interaction and love from me. They tell me how they love me and that they consider me to be one of them.

  11. His eyes say I am home and I am yours.

  12. This is fabulous! So many adorable little lives saved and bettered because of you! 🙂

  13. meowmeowmans says:

    Oh my gosh, what a beautiful post! Thank you for being an advocate of rescue pets. You are awesome, dear friends!

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