14 of the Sweetest Pet Adoption Stories of 2018 (So Far!)
Love comes in all shapes and sizes—sometimes with four paws and a tail, other times with two legs and a beak!
Arya and Hound
PETA staffers first met the intrepid duo while going door-to-door educating people about PETA’s Let’s Fix L.A. project, offering free or low-cost spay/neuter surgeries for dogs and cats in the Los Angeles area. They found the sweet bunny couple in a cage in a stairwell. PETA offered assistance to the owners of the bunnies but a month later, they bunnies were abandoned on PETA’s front doorstep. The pair were checked out by a vet and spayed and neutered. The happy couple now resides with a loving family. Find out the pet combinations most likely to hate each other.
Little Polo was just ten-weeks-old when he was brought to the Houston SPCA on its 24-hour injured animal rescue ambulance with a serious injury to his tiny tail. Despite his injury, he was quite outgoing and wanted to play with the Houston SPCA staff, but playtime would have to wait until after emergency surgery to remove the damaged tip of his tail. A shorter tail didn’t stop his new cat mom, Angela from falling in love and inviting him into his forever home. These heartwarming cat adoption photos will absolutely make your day!
Vesper didn’t appear to have much of a future in front of him when he was found tied to a house and in poor health. Houston SPCA vets administered the treatment necessary to take care of his kennel cough and heartworm disease. When he recovered he was adopted by Jessie and Bryan. Even without obedience training, Vesper caught on fast and knows the basics, plus he can give a high-five and put away his own tennis balls! And probably because he was tied up most of his life, he really enjoys his walks now and the freedom to play fetch. It’s a lot easier to train your dog when you know these secrets from dog trainers.
Courtesy Jill Johnson-Young & Stacie Reedy
Middle-aged Walter couldn’t see much of the future when he was found tied to a tree outside of an animal clinic. He had one eye bulging out of his head and the other was oozy and painful. Luckily, the vet tech that worked at the clinic knew just the person to call to help. Her aunt Jill, a therapist had two poodles of her own, including a rescue. Sure enough, Jill fell in love with Walter. After months of trying to save his eye, it was removed and he suffered major vision loss in his other eye. Yet even with his limited vision, Walter is quite independent and happy. He is in high demand at the office and often sits with clients during their sessions, offering quiet comfort. Find out what vets feed their own dogs to keep them healthy.