This Dog Was Looking For A Home - When I Saw The Look On His Face Once Adopted, I Was In Tears
FaithTap Staff 9/17/2015
Every year over 7.6 million cats and dogs are sent to animal shelters in the United States, and there is a good portion of those animals who get adopted into loving homes and begin to thrive.
Athena was part of the lucky 2.7 million pets who are adopted from shelters every year.
Most of the animals who get adopted into loving homes live long, happy lives with toys, treats, love, hugs and rubs. Everything a pet could ever need!
Just like Mali did. She was riddled with parasites and rampant infection, but she fought back like a champion and now enjoys long stressful days of holding down the couch.
Jackson was alone at a local animal shelter, until his humans picked him out and gave him a nice big bed of his own. It looks like he's quite comfortable, doesn't it?
When Pluto's parents took him in, it was hard to imagine a day without the scraggly hair and obvious health problems. But Pluto soon grew healthy in his new home and is starting to grow his clean hair back!
As soon as Charlie was adopted, his parents bathed him, fed him until his belly was full, and shaved his tangled fur. Now he looks like the happiest boy in the whole wide world!
Toro was abandoned in a field as an infant. He barely survived his first week but overcame all odds and is now a thriving little pup who is growing bigger every day.
Sadie was found during an event for free adoptions at Fulton County Animal Shelter in Georgia. She was shy and untrusting at first, but after a little TLC from her new family, she quickly learned what love was.
Jettison did not look so happy on his first trip home from the shelter. But a few months later after a lot of tender care, he got to enjoy a fun romp in the snow with his forever family.
Mokiki had a slim chance of making it when her owner found her in the garage. A predator had ripped the poor kitten's tail off, but after a quick trip to the veterinarian, Mokiki was all stitched up and the good samaritan took her in.
The most impressive turnaround is Willow. She was rescued by Rescue Dogs Rock in New York City and despite being severely underweight, malnourished and close to death, she powered through and became a loyal pet.
People who adopt often say that while they were the ones who technically rescued their pet from the shelter, it was the animal who really rescued the owner in life. Even though some shelter animals come with a little emotion or physical baggage, they can turn out to be the most loving, gentle, and loyal pets you will ever come across.