Our favorite adoption stories from Petside.com

This Wednesday was the fourth annual Petside Pet ‘Net event, in which pet bloggers around the world wrote about pet adoption to raise awareness of homeless pets. (Read our entry here.)

To celebrate, Petside invited pet parents to post their adoption stories on Petside.com’s Facebook wall for a chance to be featured here on the Petfinder blog. Here are a few of our favorites:



Prince Poodle
Prince is a 5-year-old apricot Miniature Poodle. In January, he was spotted as a stray running in traffic by animal rescuer Brenda (our hero!), who works at Fuzzy Friends Rescue in Waco, TX.

She saw him on the road and hoped that he would go into a house. When a vehicle almost hit him, she called him over and he jumped into her car. He was matted and had sticks and leaves in his hair, and although he was wearing a little jacket, he had clearly been out for a while. Fuzzy Friends shaved his hair and looked for his owner, but no one ever appeared.

We adopted Prince Poodle (Fuzzy Friends had named him Brando) on March
14 after spotting him on Petfinder. He is a wonderful
dog and I can’t imagine why he sat at the rescue for weeks.

Prince loves wearing clothes and playing with stuffed animals. He also
loves children and people — he has visited the hospital (to see a sick
friend) and the elementary school (to be part of a talk on rescue dogs)
and won the adoration of all. Since we adopted Prince, I have started
volunteering at our local animal rescue, Humane Society of West Texas in Lubbock, and have found it very rewarding to help people adopt their next family member!
— Jackie B.

After the jump: Two more great adoption stories from Petside.com’s Facebook fans!



Abner, whom we adopted from Animal Ark in Hastings, MN, has been an invaluable blessing to our family. He was 7 years old when we adopted him and now he is almost 12. We initially were interested in a different cat we saw on Petfinder, but Abner made it very clear to us (via incessant meowing) that HE wanted to go home with us and we couldn’t refuse him! Never underestimate the love an older pet can give!
— Rachel H.



I adopted my Holly when she was 2 (she’s 7 now) through Petfinder. I live in St. Louis, but found her at a shelter down near Cape Girardeau, MO. The volunteers at the shelter drove her to St. Louis and gave her to me.

We had a warming up period (she had to get used to Truman, my almost 1-year-old Labradoodle) but after about a week, she jumped on his head and started playing. They’ve been inseparable ever since. Because of Holly I have become involved in rescue and I love it. Here is a picture of my beautiful Holly.
— Katie W.

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Did you adopt a pet you found on Petfinder? Submit your Happy Tail for a chance to be featured on the Petfinder blog, homepage and more!

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