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Want To Adopt A Puppy? Try PetFinder.com!

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Neary 8 years ago I adopted my first puppy from the Carson Animal Shelter.  It was life changing and adopting Linus had to be one of the best decisions of my life.

At the time my ex-girlfriend and I were visiting many of the local breeders crooning over adorable little puppies.  We saw tiny little Labrador Retriever pups, Golden Retrievers, and Australian Shepherds.

I can still remember seeing 12 little 6 week old Golden Retriever puppies come bursting through the screen door with mom and dad in tow.  I can’t recall a more adorable sight.  However, even after seeing all of these cute puppies I always had my eye and heart set on adopting my first puppy.

I remember seeing the blurry picture on PetFinder.com like it was yesterday:

  • Animal: Dog
  • Breed: Labrador Retriever/Australian Shepherd
  • Age: Baby
  • Gender: Male
  • Size: Large
  • Location: Carson Animal Shelter

We hopped in our car drove down to meet this little Lab/Aussie puppy and the rest is history!  Read more about the day we brought home our first puppy, Linus.

For those of you who are looking to adopt a puppy and don’t think they have any pups at the shelters or rescues you need to check out PetFinder.com.  There are thousands of puppies listed on PetFinder.com waiting to go to their forever homes.  You can also find hundreds/thousands of local rescues as well as many adoption events occurring in your area of the nation.

We saw this little guy at the Irvine Super Pet Adoption last year.

Mix Breed Rescue Puppy
Cute Little Rescue Puppy From The Super Pet Adoption

If you’re looking for a new pet please consider adopting from your local animal shelter or rescue.  As we can attest it’s a wonderful feeling knowing you helped save another life.

Did you adopt your last pet?  Are you planning on adopting?  Tell us about it in the comment section below.

By the way, this was supposed to be my Wordless Wednesday post, but it ended up getting a few hundred words…sorry…

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  1. Great story, and it is nice to see here how many people have used petfinder.com to find their next family friend. I will use the service when I go looking for my next new furry friend.

  2. No problem. Have you tried PetFinder.com? It’s a great tool if you’re interested in adopting your next pet.

  3. That’s great! I always tell people they should go to the shelter or rescue if they plan on getting a dog. Some listen and some don’t.

  4. Our family has always adopted dogs too. Our last couple family dogs were from the shelter and so is Linus. Stetson was adopted from the guide dog program.

  5. That’s a wonderful story! I’m glad you found Blueberry and Petfinder.com is a great place to find adoptable pets.

  6. All of our dogs have been rescues or strays except Shiloh and she was a present for my daughter. They have all been great dogs and if we get another dog, it will be from a shelter. I have also been preaching to my children about shelter dogs and I hope I have convinced them that when they are ready to get a dog to get a shelter dog. I think it is very important to start educating our children about shelter dogs and cats and hopefully as they get older they will adopt!

  7. What wonderful words, though! I have two puppies here, very nice, ready to go sans altering (which will happen before adoption) but have had no interest in them other than to stop and cuddle. Unusual. All my dogs have been rescues or strays….you hit the jackpot with Linus :).

  8. All of our dogs were adopted in some way except Kuster, our latest addition. We had specific reasons for going the way we did, and I’m not sorry about that. A lot of our future dogs will be adopted, though! 🙂

  9. That’s how I found Blueberry! On Petfinders! Although I didn’t jump into action quite as fast as you did. I saw her photo, liked her bio and LOVED her name but I waited a couple of months and kept checking to see if someone else had adopted her. I was in the middle of fostering two dogs at the time and didn’t want to rush into anything. I still wasn’t sure if I was ready. When I finally met Blueberry – the rescue lady told me I was the only person that had expressed an interest or filled out an app for Blueberry. That sealed the deal – I knew she had been waiting for me. 🙂 Petfinder is a great place to find dogs, cats and even other fuzzy critters!

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