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20 Photos By Our Readers Of Their Pets Just Moments After They’d Adopted Them

There’s nothing quite like that precious moment of holding your new furry friend right after you become a parent. The adventure called life is right around the corner and neither of you can hold in your excitement.

So we asked our dear readers to share their pictures that capture this very special moment and the posts are in! The list down below is probably one of the cutest, most heartwarming and rewarding collections ever.

We hope it will encourage everyone to become an animal’s new forever family. Don’t forget to upvote your fave entries, share the post with your friends, and hit us with comments!
#1 On The Day I Adopted The Choc Lab (Harmony) I Took Her To My Parents House To Meet Their Dog (Duke) This Is His Reaction To Her Getting On The Bed With Him

#2 This Is Henry A Few Hours After We Adopted Him. A Mama’s Boy Immediately!

#3 Someone Threw This Baby Out In The Parking Lot Of A Gas Station From Their Car Yesterday…

Luckily, more and more people are willing to follow the advice “adopt, don’t shop” these days.

In our previous interview with Louise Lee, the media officer at the organization Blue Cross For Pets, we found out that the stigma around so-called “‘broken’ pets is gradually changing and people understand pets are handed over for all sorts of reasons.”
#4 This Was My Baby The Day I Adopted Her. She Slept For Hours. I Love Her To Death

#5 This Is Luna. Adopted Her A Week Ago. This Photo Was Taken 2 Hours After We Brought Her Home

#6 1 Hour After We Brought Wesley Home. Almost A Year Later And It’s Still His Favorite Position

The tendency to adopt became especially prominent during the recent coronavirus pandemic when, in times of crisis, many were seeking a furry companion.

Pamela Reid, the vice president of The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Behavioral Sciences Team, told that: “During this period of great uncertainty, one bright spot has been the incredibly passionate response from people willing to open their homes and hearts to foster and adopt vulnerable shelter animals.”
#7 I Rescued A 12-13 Yr Old Dog Three Years Ago. This Is Her Being Held By One Of The Animal Shelter Employees And The Other Is About 20 Mins After Being In Her New Forever Home! Sweet Chloe

#8 Fig My Lockdown Foster On His Ride Home From The Rescue. He Was Neutered Yesterday So I’m Just Waiting For The Final Paperwork So I Can Officially Say He Is Furever Mine

#9 Precious Boy Cuddled Up To The First Sock He Found

Incredibly, there has been a nearly 70 percent increase in animals going into foster care through ASPCA New York City and Los Angeles foster programs, compared to the same time period in 2019.

But the adoption boom was something other shelters could have never expected. “We thought people were going to bring their animals in and then run for the hills,” Katy Hansen, communications director for the Animal Care Centers of NYC (ACC), told Vox.

At any given time, ACC shelters more than 600 animals and now, it’s less than 100.
#10 Brought Home Our Tabby On Feb 1st…this Was A Month Ago. I Think My Fears Of My Tuxedo Cat Not Liking Her Were Squashed Officially After This Photo

#11 This Is Faye Only Hours After I Brought Her Home. She Was Found Wandering Around In The Texas Summer Heat. Her Old Owners Were Uninterested In Taking Her Back. I Thinks She’s Okay With It

#12 This Is Kramer. Someone Tossed Him Out Of A Car And I Was Lucky Enough To Be Rescued By Him. Immediate Mama’s Boy! Sweetest Dog I’ve Ever Had.

#13 This Was Hank In Jan 2020 When I Picked Him Up From A Transport That Brought Him To Massachusetts From Arkansas Where He Was In A Foster Home

#14 “I’ll Never Get A Pet” To… 2 Hours After Adopting Cookie

#15 Little Oscar, Technically, It’s Our Other Cat Who Adopted Him.

#16 Rescued This Kitten Yesterday And He’s Already Settled With My Daughter!

#17 I Rescued This Handsome 15 Yr Old Siamese And He Hopped In My Lap Immediately

#18 This Was Taken On Monday, An Hour After Adopting Our Sweet Little Kitten

#19 This Was The Same Night We Got Her

She was a stray along with her sister that someone found in the neighborhood. Someone posted on Facebook if anyone could pick them up since it was on there property but not their cats. They were covered in fleas and bleeding all over from bites. On top of that it was summer time in Georgia so it was really humid and wet. We picked up both of the sisters and brought them home and this one has never left my side since. They seemed even more happy whenever we got the fleas removed for good. This was 2 years ago and now every night she’ll curl up under my armpit and sleep with me all night.
#20 This Photo Was Taken Right After I Adopted My Littles! Can’t Believe It’s Been A Year Already.