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Happy Tails: Animal Adoption Successes!

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Happy Tails: Animal Adoption Successes!

Animal gets lost, abandoned, given up; animal lands at shelter; human goes to shelter looking for pet, meets animal; human adopts animal; animal adopts human; a mutually beneficial and loving relationship is born!

Few things are as heartwarming as a successful animal adoption story–and our friends over at should know since that is pretty much the number one mission of their business! We picked a few of our favorite stories from Petfinder’s reader-submitted Happy Tails to share with our Care2 members.

Do you have a great adoption story to share? Tell us about it in the comments section at the end of this post. Happy tails to you!

From Stephanie of Wappingers Falls , NY. Adopted from Animal Refuge League, Westbrook, ME

Seven years after the death of my very first guinea pig, I decided it was time to allow another one into my life. As soon as I saw Schroeder’s face and read his description, I knew I had found the pig for me. It might seem crazy to drive from NY to Maine and back in one day to adopt a critter, but that trip was well worth it. I have had Schroeder for three years now, and he brings me so much joy every single day. He is quite the amusing character, fully living up to the Petfinder description of “Mr. Personality.” Thank you, ARLGP, for connecting me with my little buddy.

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6:59AM PDT on May 25, 2011

Thank you for sharing!

7:59AM PST on Dec 11, 2010

thank you for sharing!

11:48AM PDT on Sep 2, 2010

Thanks to Larissa Whitby at Newbark I got Tony a Miniature Pincher whom I love dearly. I live in a Retirement home and have difficulty making human friends as I am not outgoing so Tony is my life and I do not know what I would do without him.. We share life food and my bed. He simply is the only life and love I have.

5:17PM PDT on Jun 27, 2010

Such heartwarming stories. Also, what a cute piggie!

10:06AM PDT on Jun 13, 2010

Thanks for sharing!

9:59AM PDT on Jun 13, 2010

nice pics

2:43PM PDT on May 23, 2010

it is very sad that in Poland there's not Animal Adoption if it's going about any aminal without dogs and cats

12:39AM PDT on May 9, 2010

Noted and sign !

5:34PM PDT on May 8, 2010

i love that story pj so heart warming thanks for sharing!

9:00AM PDT on May 8, 2010

My first pet was a guinea pig when I was 8 yo. Squeaky and I spent every waking hour together and sometimes slept together when my mother wasn't looking. She rode in the basket of my bike, shared walks around the yard and my school yard and even won the "best trained pet" contest at summer school. We enjoyed sharing salad, ice cream and even hot dogs! To this day I think of her fondly and smile.

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