Did you rescue your pet?

I want to hear all about your rescue pet!  We rescued 2 kitties from the shelter.  I love them so much! 


Jax is a crossed-eyed Siamese and Juna is a Tonkanese.   


A little about me photo 1 <---Jax      A little about me photo 2 <----Juna

Posted on September 28, 2010 at 6:48 am
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BlissfulKate
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This is Daphne. She's part Pomeranian part Schipperke. I rescued her from a shelter outside of Chicago. Apparently she comes from a puppy farm where pet stores purchase from. I guess the buyers for the pet stores didn't want her and her sister, so they got left behind. And that's how she found me. :) Her sister was adopted by another family. (Yes, her hair is cut into a mohawk down her back - so cute!)


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This is Winnie. Obviously she's a cat, but I have no idea what kind. She's the most demanding, whiney cat in the whole world, but I love her. She was found as a kitten stuck in a tree and refused to get down. Nobody claimed her so she went to a shelter where at first I was just fostering her, but then I couldn't bear to think of her any where but with me, so I adopted her.


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And this is my baby, Chub Frank. He's a Chihuahua and although I purchased him through a pet store, I consider him a rescue. He was 19 weeks old when I saw him at the store and his price had been slashed insanely. The lady at the pet store literally said that they just wanted to get rid of him. He was really shy, timid, and shakey when I took him out to play with him so I guess that might be why nobody was interested, but once I took him home, his personality has really come out. He has to be the most well-behaved dog I've ever known and everybody says the same about him.


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Posted on September 30, 2010 at 9:39 am
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All 3 of my cats (yes 3, omg) were rescued.


The first, Teddy, was rescued from the Humane Society when I was on a quest to find a black cat about 12 years ago. He ended up being very sickly and were told we could take him back to get a healthier cat but we couldn't do that to him. We got him all fixed up and he's been with us ever since.


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Second, Tatsumi, was found by train tracks when she was just a tiny kitten by a family friend and one of my now sister-in-laws back in 2002. They asked my mom if we wanted her (I knew nothing about this at the time) she said yes, and when I came home from school that day (in a HORRIBLE mood) I was happy to find this little ball of fluff just sitting on my bed. She's a terror now but I still love her.


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And last the baby, Mochi (who is officially OUR cat together). We found her at a park known to have wild bobcats and coyotes running around freely. She was just the cutest little thing who followed me everywhere and I couldn't just leave her there. So we took her home and I still love her to death! She just turned about 2 this month. Before DH and I were married, whenever he came over one of the first things he always did was go see her.


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Posted on September 30, 2010 at 10:11 am
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yes...we found both of our dogs on Petfinder.com

Posted on October 1, 2010 at 6:24 am
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Yes and no! We bought our GSMD BAron from a breeder


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But both of my kitties I rescued! 


First is Marley.  He was born in my shed.  I took his mama and got her spayed, and the other 3 kities I had to take to the shelter.  The kittens were about 5 weeks when I found them.  I spent many many many hours in that shed gaining their trust and feeding them.  I brought Marley inside when he was about 8-9 weeks.  He was a tiny little thing and very boney.  When I took him to the vet he weighed 2.2lbs!   This is my heart Marley:


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And this is Miles.  I found him outside my house 2.5 months ago, scared and hungry.  He was bout 8 weeks or so when I took him in. He weighed 3.2lbs.  One month later the dude weighs 6lbs!!!  He is the most crazy, rowdy kitten EVER!!!  He is a terror, but we love him so much!!!


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Posted on October 1, 2010 at 8:39 am
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We rescued one from the Shelter about 1 1/2 yrs. ago to be a companion for the puppy we got from our roommates (had the pure breed parents).


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Our other dog: We rescued one from photo 2574277-2 


We rescued one from photo 2574277-3 They love eachother :-)

Posted on December 30, 2010 at 4:37 am
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Kind of :)


Sabrina kept hanging around in my mom's yard for weeks and weeks. We'd give her food and she'd come and go, but this was November and it was getting really cold and she was spending a LOT of time near our house. We even found her in the garage a few times and I felt bad so we posted flyers and I posted on Craigslist and at all the local vets and got her checked for microchipping. No one came forward to claim her, so we kept her. I'm pretty sure she was a stray because we've seen two other cats that resemble her a lot hanging out in the neighborhood and they are definitely strays. Here she is warming herself on the bathroom vent LoL


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KiKi was our roommate's cat, he picked her up as a stray as well. When we all parted ways from our apartment, he decided he didn't want her anymore and was going to get her put down. WHAT?!?! At that point, we'd had the cats TOGETHER for almost two years and I was having none of that, so I kept her. I didn't even ask DH if he was cool with that, I was just so upset with our roommate. She is very timid and I think before he had her she was abused because she gets scared if you pick up a broom or anything that looks like a stick. I once had a rolled up magazine and she FREAKED out. She always tenses up if someone touches her or if someone new comes around. It has taken almost four years but she's finally completely comfortable with us, so that's good. She's really just a princess.


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Posted on January 4, 2011 at 10:35 am
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I guess you might call it "rescuing"... a coworker's mother lives out in the country in Oklahoma and she feeds this stray outdoor cat that comes around, and this cat has had several litters of kittens on her property.  They take the kittens from her when they are weaned and they find them good homes.  We got Chuy at the end of May from her first litter.  And then we got Pablo in September from another litter.  My coworker's mom hasn't fixed the mother because it isn't her cat.  Apparently the shelters out in farm country are completely full or are kill shelters, so that isn't an option.  So she just finds the kittens homes so they don't suffer the same fate as the mama.  Our "free" kittens came to us with ear mites, worms, and respiratory problems, but they are very loved and healthy now.


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Posted on January 5, 2011 at 2:06 am
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Yes!  We rescued Luna from the shelter.  We love her so much!  She was found by Animal Control roming the streets, underweight, and covered in fleas.  Our local shelter took her in, and we adopted her several months later.  She is the best doggie every and just loves to cuddle!


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Posted on January 8, 2011 at 1:11 pm
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All of my kitties were rescues!  Two from the park I work at, some from the local shelter, and well the rest were drop offs at my house!  Just because I live in the country doesn't mean it is a good place to drop off your kitty!!


 


And I have one that my brother had when he moved out of his house and got married.  The sis in law's dad is a ((*&&^^%&& and wouldn't let him take him with him.  I took him instead.

Posted on March 20, 2011 at 12:12 pm
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all of our kitties are rescues. All three rescues from an cat rescues that go to petSmart. 


They are our babies and I can't imagine not having them, funny thing is each time we adopted we never had the intention to.  it was complete fate each and every time.

Posted on June 19, 2011 at 5:11 am
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My fiance and picked up our cat Dermott from PetSmart. They work with our humane society to help cats and kittens find good homes. Dermott is about a year old, already declawed, fixed, and came with a micro chip already in place. So we didn't have to spend a lot of money on upfront kitty costs. And that helps a lot when you are planning a wedding!

Posted on June 21, 2011 at 3:16 am
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All of our babies are rescues.  


Shadoe, our 17 year-old tuxedo cat was a rescue.  I adopted him when he was 4 weeks old.  Some boys found him abandoned by his mom in an alley.  They took him to an animal hospital and I took him home. Shadoe has been with me through so many things and I swear he knows what I'm thinking.  He loves to cuddle and I always call him my first love. 


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Jack, is 6 years old. My nephews found him and his twin brother abandoned in my parents' back yard.  I found a home for his brother and kept Jack. Jack is a creamy ivory color with orange stripes on his face, ears, feet and tail. He and Shadoe are best buddies and I think he thinks he's a model. 


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Bagheera, found us.  We heard a teeny, tiny meow coming from our backyard.  She was a little ball of fluff sitting at our back door.  She weighed less than a pound when we found her.  The fact that she survived and has thrived is a miracle.  She's almost 2 years old, she's a daddy's girl, and like's to watch baseball. 


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Sebastian is a momma's boy. His story tugged on our heartstrings.  We went to the vet to buy cat food and he was sitting in a cage with Band-Aids on his paws.  They told us he was found at a local car dealership in the engine compartment and his paws were burnt.  All I had to do was look at DH and he said we could take him home.  His paws heeled perfectly and he's almost a year old now. 


As a kitten. 


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Our newest addition is Gambit.  Bagheera apperently had siblings that stayed in our backyard and keep having kittens.  Gambit is one of 8 kittens that we have found and have been finding homes for.  He is the sweetest little guy.  We bottle fed him and he wouldn't eat unless you held him like a baby.  He's about 9 weeks old and loves to sleep on his back. 


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Cleo was my sister's dog and she couldn't keep her we took her so I guess she's considered a rescue. She's about two years old and is so cuddly and super sweet. She also has giant Yoda ears and loves the cats, especially the kittens. 


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We also have a tortoise that DH gave me for my wedding present.  He got him from a friend whose tortoise had babies so he's sort of a rescue.  His name is Mr. Dr. Prof. Weesley Tortellini V Squared or just Tortellini.  The kids named him.  He's 1 year and a half old and still lives in an enclosure that my nephew made that we keep in the house. He's too small to be outside yet. 


The first day...


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Now...


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This is our other kitten rescue, Serenity. She is actually our nephew, Zander's cat.  He lives with us but he is totally responsible for her.  She is one of the 8 kittens that we are finding homes for.  She's really sweet.  If you hold her on her back she turns into a ragdoll kitty and loves to he cuddled. 


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Posted on June 25, 2011 at 10:12 am
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We did! My mom guilted us into it. The Animal Society here was doing half off adoptions, and it included just about everything we could want- even a free vet visit. And they had to put down about 20 animals the week prior. :( It was so heartbreaking.


But we found our Tesla and took her home. She's very well behaved, and we're not sure she was abused but maybe more... roughly disciplined? If DH tells her "no" she'll kind of cower. And we're pretty sure she was neglected and left in a cage for a good while. She found a litte spot between our couch and the wall and she just stays there.


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Posted on July 11, 2011 at 4:23 am
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Awww she's so sweet!  Congrats on the new addition :)

Posted on July 11, 2011 at 5:59 am
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Yes Bernie was 2 years old when we got him  Brown Tabby.

Posted on August 8, 2011 at 9:27 am
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My chiweenie is a rescue.


She was a stray puppy wandering the streets of Fresno until a shelter picked her up. She wasn't being adopted, so she was going to be euthanized. (Eeek!) But there's an organization that rescues dogs and cats from shelters and takes them to Tony LaRussa's ARF. And that's where I found my Buttercup! I love ARF and how well they treat the animals!


Buttercup is so sweet and loving, I'm so glad we were able to take her home.


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But the downside to shelter dogs... separation anxiety! AGHHHHH!

Posted on January 26, 2012 at 6:13 pm

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