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Meet The Newly Adopted Faces Of The Week! (20 Images)

Ready to smile? Each week we are featuring the newly adopted pets of the week! From kittens and puppies to families and seniors! Is there a lovelier sight than an animal being adopted?! We wholeheartedly thank those who have adopted, providing animals with a loving, comfortable and warm home. There's literally nothing better. 

For those of you who are thinking about getting a pet, just remember; adopt, don't shop! 

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14 Reactions Of Freshly Adopted Dogs From The Shelter On Their Way To Their Furever Homes!

Honestly, their faces say it all... some nervous, some scared, and some bursting with pure happiness that comes from realizing you're not in a cage anymore. We love all these faces because all of them will find so much love in their new homes. 

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55 Rescue Dogs Enjoyed The Animal Center's Puppy Prom And We're Here With The Photos

These pooches put on their best fairy tale gear to attend Helen Woodward Animal Center's 7th Annual Puppy Prom. Each year, the animal rescue throws this adorable event to give shelter alumni a chance to celebrate finding a forever home with a big dance. Along with raising awareness about the joy pet adoption brings to animals and humans alike, this highly-anticipated also gives former Helen Woodward residents a chance to reunite with their favorite volunteers and litter mates that were adopted out to different families.

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Two Young Sisters Create Haiku Book All About Cats In Order To Help The Cats At Their Local Shelter

These young ladies are incredible! Ella, 10-years-old, and her younger sister Erin, 6-years-old, volunteer weekly at Robyn's Nest Animal Rescue in Germantown, Ohio. 

Their mother Emily had this to say about her extraordinary daughters, "my daughters are constantly thinking of ideas to help raise money since the shelter is pretty small (currently 10 cats, 3 dogs (plus 1 in foster who just had 13 babies), 2 guinea pigs). Ella, my 10-year-old, orchestrated a shoe drive in her classroom as the shelter collects shoes for a non-profit, and once they get a certain amount, the non-profit makes a donation. She also started making homemade slime to sell on Etsy to raise money (ebslimeshoppe)."  

When a tiny tornado ripped through their little town last year it completely damaging their animal shelter. Thankfully, all the animals were safe but all needed fostering. When the shelter re-opened and supplies arrived, the young girls helped sort through the containers and helped set the shelter back up! 

Then they came up with a beautiful idea to create a haiku ebook, all about cats. The e-book can be found here on Amazon, and all proceeds go towards Robyn's Nest Animal Rescue.

Thank you, Emily, Ella & Erin, for all that you do for the animal community! 

All animals pictured below are available for adoption at the Robyn's Nest Animal Rescue:

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Devastated Women Forced To Surrender Her Fur-Babies To Shelter Leaves Heartbreaking Note

This story is a tear-jerker, make sure you have that tissue box near and ready! The owner of two beautiful 16-year-old Birman cats was forced to accept the fact that she will be moving into a nursing home and would not be able to bring her beloved cats with her. The most difficult part of making this decision was because she was worried about her loves and to make matters worse, her family was unable, and unwilling, to take the cats in. She was left with one choice, return them to the shelter. 

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26 Images Of Animals In Shelters That Will Win Your Hearts Over

These are some adorably unique animals and we hope they all have found a fur-ever home! Enjoy the crazy shenanigans of these pups and cats at the shelter. 

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Owner Was Nervous How Her Pitbull Would React To Her Bringing Home This One-Eyed Cat From The Shelter (10 Pictures)

This owner was nervous to see how her pitbull would react to her bringing home a new pet into the house, the pet is a beautiful one-eyed Sphynx. It's safe to say, they'll be just fine. Check out the heartwarming images below:

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Tinder-Like App Created To Help Set Up People With Their Perfect Pet Match

Need a date for Valentine's Day? How about a furr-ever love instead? In Lithuania, animal lovers have created an app, GetPet, inspired by the popular dating app Tinder. GetPet is like Tinder but for dogs in the shelter in need of a furr-ever home. Vaidas Gecevicius, one of the app's creators, takes about how when swiping right on the picture of the dog that melts your heart, "you can arrange a meeting with the dog — a date." Some of the app's features are similar to that of Tinder's, profile pics of the pup and if you scroll down, the information about each pup is revealed. You can also continue swiping left and a new profile will appear. The app currently just features dogs but they hope to add more pets soon! Read all about it at AP News!

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Beijing Engineer Has Created The World's First AI Cat Shelter That Will Identify, Feed, And Warm Stray Cats

Here is the story you need today. Wan Xi, a computer engineer, from Beijing is the hero we all need. After being concerned about the city's ever-growing stray animal population, Wan Xi decided to do something about it. Something brilliant. Read the full story at Daily Mail

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Miracle Pup Gets Second Chance At Life When Surviving Attempted Euthanization

Adopt, don't shop! Meet Rudolph, the amazing 8-month old pup who defied the odds and is getting a second chance at life! 

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Black Friday Event Led To 232 Animals Being Adopted From The Kansas Humane Society Shelter In Kansas

Not all Black Friday stories are filled with waiting out in the cold, stampeding, and absolute chaos. Some Black Friday stories are filled with hope and love! Kansas Humane Society is the perfect example of this.

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Shelter In Ames, Iowa, Is Letting Offices Adopt An Office Cat To Decrease Stress

Ames Animal Shelter is shaking things up in Ames, Iowa! The shelter is implementing new tactics when it comes to cat adoptions! Due to the unique rise of cat cafes, Ames Animal Shelter decided to take advantage of the unique situation!

"Could your office use a daily stress reliever? Do things get tense and you just need a dose of cuteness to get you by? Consider adopting an office cat! We have several that would do great in an office setting as a cuddly friend, we even have some bonded pairs that would ensure everyone gets a fuzzy snuggle." - Ames Animal Shelter

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Cool And Sassy 25 Pounds Cat Has Finally Been Adopted After Becoming a Viral Sensation

Let's start with the good news- Bruno, the chubby cat, is off the market, after being adopted few days ago. Here is Bruno's amazing story starting at the Wright Way rescue shelter until he found his new loving home.   

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This Groomer Gives Free Haircuts To Help Shelter Dogs Get Adopted

Mark "The Dog Guy" works as an animal groomer in New York City, but his job entails more than just making pets look good on the outside. For the dogs that need his services most, a bath and a haircut can do wonders for their mood and potentially change their lives. That's why when Imhof isn't primping pets for his business, he's offering his services for free to shelter dogs who are looking to get adopted. 

The idea to start grooming rescue dogs struck him when he adopted his first pit bull Cleo with his fiancée. "She was so utterly defeated when we brought her home," he told Mental Floss. "A simple shower just lifted her spirits and we thought, wouldn't it be great if someone could go groom shelter animals? And it became me."

Since then and during the two last two years, he has done pro bono work for dozens of adoptable pups in the New York City area, many of whom have gone home to loving families. Here are some of the before and after images from his Instagram below.

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It's so cold outside so here's how you can keep some feral/stray kitties warm this winter! :) There's so many different options when it comes to building an outdoor shelter for cats, this is the simplest and easiest out there.