National Adopt a Shelter Pet Day is April 30, and to celebrate, we’re sharing a few of our favorite reader-submitted adoption stories. It looks like all these adorable dogs and cats are enjoying their forever homes!
Have you adopted a shelter pet? Tell us about him or her in the comments!
"From the left is Ami, Amber and Rydan. They are all rescue dogs and we love them to the moon and back." - Tara Portell
"This is Stitch! Since she was rescued in May of 2014, she has made it obvious that she loves the feeling of wind whipping through her ears as she runs and plays. Make no mistake, she doesn't go far — she is quite comfortable enjoying her creature comforts of her forever home." - Jeanette Hancock
"This is Peanut; we adopted her from the town shelter back in September — she had been in the shelter for several years. She was very shy and reserved, and although still a bit skittish at times, she's such a sweet girl. We love her so much." - Walter K. Maier
"This is Mogwai, Mogs for short. Mogs is my own personal little 'Arctic Fox.'" - Nicky Butler
"I'm Max, a loyal and loving lap cat. I was rescued from a SoCal shelter at one year old. My siblings and I were found in a trash bag on the beach. I'm living in New England now and life is grand at 10!" - Anne March
"This stunner is Willow. She was being fostered with her seven kitties, who were all adopted out. My daughter picked her up and she reached out and put her paw on my heart. She is such an intelligent and social cat." - Lori Snow Reyes
"This is Charm. She was found in the dumpster at only three weeks old. I fostered her through a rescue and we could not part ways. Seven years later, she's still by my side." - Jennifer Lane
"This is Winston! I adopted him when he was about eight months old. I went to the shelter with a friend looking for a dog for her, and ended up with this cutie!" - Danielle Jones
"My Mrs. Jenkins turns six in May, and I've had her almost as long. She is a spoiled furbaby." - Jessica Leslie
"These are my shelter babies. Revan was adopted on Valentine's Day this year and Barney was adopted in August 2014. They both came from different shelters and have made our home complete." - Stacy Bootsma
"This is our Molly. We adopted her from the shelter in March 2015. She is our baby now and we love her to pieces!" - Annette Wietsma