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Shelter Pets Who Will Melt Your Heart

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1.

Somebody did!

2. This cat was always trying to be helpful.

This cat was always trying to be helpful.

3. He’d rather be laying on your couch, staring at you lovingly.

He'd rather be laying on your couch, staring at you lovingly.

Corey is still available for adoption!

4. Hamsters are actually very romantic.

Hamsters are actually very romantic.

5. In case you weren’t already…

In case you weren't already...

Happy is still available for adoption!

6. She’ll be forever your girl.

She'll be forever your girl.

7. Looking for his bro-friend.

Looking for his bro-friend.

Add a man-crate to your man-cave. Bam Bam is still available for adoption!

8. ‘Cause we had to throw a tear-jerker in the mix.

'Cause we had to throw a tear-jerker in the mix.

Cee Cee is still available for adoption!

9. Wants you to take him on your next secret mission.

Wants you to take him on your next secret mission.

Luke is still available for adoption!

10. Guinea pig squeaks translated.

Guinea pig squeaks translated.

11. Valuable secret-keeper for adoption.

Valuable secret-keeper for adoption.

12.

I mean, that mutt, is just, so big!

13. This cat tried all the angles to find an adopter.

This cat tried all the angles to find an adopter.

14. It’s true. She is.

It's true. She is.

15. Loves Madonna, carrot tops, and wood blocks.

Loves Madonna, carrot tops, and wood blocks.

16. This cat was not pleased to be spending time at the shelter.

This cat was not pleased to be spending time at the shelter.

She especially hated volunteers.

17. Not for long, we hope!

Not for long, we hope!

Corey is still available for adoption!

18. With a little help from our friends…

With a little help from our friends...

…we save thousands of lives each year!

19. You can open kennel doors….

You can open kennel doors....

…and give a shelter pet a second chance at a beautiful life in this wonderful world. Adopt today!

6 Reasons You Need A Puppy

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Buzzfeed published this great video titled "6 Reasons You Need A Puppy", so in case your on the fence about getting a new pup watch this video and then run to the nearest animal shelter and adopt your new furry friend haha. Enjoy, [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ozTdSpVun78&w=640&h=480]

25 Stages Of Adopting A Dog

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Another great share from the Buzzfeed community.

1. You go to your local animal shelter, JUST TO LOOK.

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2. You mosey past cages of canines—Big ones, small ones, puppies.

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3. But then one particular pooch starts wagging his tail in your direction. He might stick his paw through an opening in the kennel, or offer your hand a soft lick.

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4. Time stops for a moment, and then you realize: YOU’RE IN LOVE.

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5. But you decide you need some time to really think about how having a dog would change your life. It’s a big deal!

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6. Five minutes seems to be enough. You tell the volunteer you want to adopt, and she says you can pick up the little rascal tomorrow.

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7. You go home and type up a list of everything you’ll need: leash, collar, water bowl, food, maybe a toy.

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8. You can barely sleep you’re so excited to get your hands on the little guy.

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9. You arrive at the shelter right when they open, and there he is—tongue panting, tail wagging—waiting for you.

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10. You embrace, his paws wrap gleefully around your neck, and you depart the shelter as owner and dog.

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11. You attempt to get him to sit in the passenger seat of the car, but he’s all over the place, clawing at the window, jumping on your lap and scavengering the floor for crumbs.

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12. You stop off at the pet store and realize there’s a lot more you need to get: A dog bed, a brush, treats, medication, a harness, special shampoo…the list is endless, but you shell out the cash anyways.

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13. When you get home, the new pup immediately relieves himself on the rug. Bad Fido!

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14. While you’re cleaning up the mess, he ingests an earring that had fallen behind your dresser.

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15. You rush him to the animal hospital, and a few hundred dollars and an hour later, he’s A OK.

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16. Exhausted, you settle into bed, creating a cozy nest of pillows and blankets in his crate for him to sleep.

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17. But he doesn’t want anything to do with his crate if you’re not in it. Headstrong, you tell yourself you will not let him on the bed.

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18. OK, maybe just this once.

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19. The next morning you awake to two paws on your face. You glance at the clock, 5:30 am, and try to coax him back to sleep. But he just wants to play!

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20. After an hour of restlessness, you both get up and start the day. The first few weeks are tough, with more “accidents” and adjustments for you both. You start to rethink getting a dog.

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21. But soon you have a routine going.

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22. You even start to teach him tricks!

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23. Good boy, Fido!

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24. And at the end of the day, he’s always there, wagging his tail and anxiously waiting for you to indulge him in a snuggle and belly rub.

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25. Soon enough, you can’t remember how you ever lived without him!

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