Adoptabuddies 2011 Photo Contest
Settling into Royalty
Daisy, a basset hound-Australian shepherd from Westminster, California. "Ever since we adopted Daisy, she has been treated like the spoiled dog that she is," writes crazyy4doggies. "We sometimes joke that she might be the queen of the house ... well, concerning our other dog, she IS the queen!"
Our Little Monkey
Monkey, a Chinese crested "Powder Puff" from Paso Robles, California. "Our family adopted Monkey from a rescue site this past January," writes coconutcloud. "He was only 6 months old and in a pen with a bunch of older dogs who constantly growled at his playful puppy antics. Now he is our constant companion and comic relief! Every time he looks at us, his eyes seem to say thank you, though we are just as thankful for him ... our little Monkey!"
BFFs Just Like That
Dita and Jas, a Jackapoo and schnoodle from Covina, California. "These are our two pups," writes Garditto. "Dita I got at a yard sale for free at 2 months old, and it's one of the best things I ever did. Jas we just adopted from a shelter, and he has become Dita's best bud ever. They are like brother and sister. Second best thing we ever did."
Love at First Sock
Kobe, a heeler mix from Salem, Virginia. "Since the first day we adopted Kobe, she's been in love with our socks and always has one with her," writes Maker64. "So, sleeping in a bed made from all our socks, for her, is pure puppy heaven."
Ol' Blue Eyes
Contributed by cjenson.
Color Me Red
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Kicking Up Some Dust
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Puppy in the Grass
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Time for a Belly Rub
Contributed by ericacassella.
Best Friends Forever
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Lean on Me
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You Found Me!
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In a Swirl
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Trixie and Her Rubber Ducky
Trixie, a tabby from Minneola, Florida. "We adopted Trixie when she was just a dot of a kitten," writes krbatal. "She gets a bit sour when I put one of my photo ideas into action."
Willa Lounges in a Sunbeam
Willa, a chiweenie from Sheburne Falls, Massachusetts. "Willa, a rescued chiweenie born without front legs, lounges in a sunbeam while at work at Eddie's Wheels for Pets," writes LeslieGrinnell.
No Branch Too Small
Contributed by MissKitty523.
Ramona, a domestic shorthair from Ochlockonee Bay, Florida. "This is Ramona at about 6 weeks old, posing with her friend Sadie," writes DixieDoo. "Ramona was abandoned by her mother when she was just a few days old, so we became her adopted parents. She is a sweet kitty who loves dogs!"
Rosie "Licks" Her New Home
Rosie Hampton Choney Guilfoyle, a mixed breed from Lawton, Oklahoma. "Rosie joins us after the death of my mother and stepfather," writes Jennira. "He was adopted by them with the understanding he would join my adopted dogs if necessary. This is his coming-home photo."
Peekaboo, I See You
Peanut, a Chihuahua-terrier mix from Bolivar, Missouri. "I shot this photograph of my dog Peanut last summer when she was 1 1/2 years old," writes Nightowl18. "Peanut loves to rummage around in the field we have in our backyard. I happened to catch this shot of her as she was peeking out from behind some tall grass."
Check Out My Ears!
Baylee, a timber wolf and Lab mix from North Bend, Oregon. "Baylee is a fun-loving, energetic, 4-month-old puppy whose favorite hobbies include playing at the beach, playing tug-of-war with her three-legged older sister, and lounging in the sun," writes alyssasidener.
Lord of the Fleas
Mulligan, a chocolate labradoodle from Shark River Hills, New Jersey. "Mulligan is my 10-month-old chocolate labradoodle puppy," writes MCOConnor. "I adopted him at 9 weeks from a rescue in Kentucky. He arrived here in New Jersey by an all-volunteer transport from Bowling Green last December."
Bailey (aka Bai Bai), a boxer from Lexington, Kentucky. "Being the oldest of three dogs (she's 13 and the other two are 3 years old), Bailey gets a bit tired," writes dana528. "She was trying to get some rest and our Lab wanted to play, so she came to me and just plopped down as if to say, 'These kids are killing me ... please make them stop!'"
Smokey's Big Paws
Smokey, a mixed breed from Mill Creek, Washington. "Smokey as a kitten," writes paigenelson48. "He has seven toes in the front and five in the back. He's a big fluffy cat now!"
Life Is Good
Bandit , a Norwegian forest cat-Maine coon mix from Corona Del Mar, California. "Bandit was adopted 1996," writes Flying_Finn. "He is a bundle of love!"
That's a Good One!
Contributed by sob062571.
Going to Doggie Daycare
Sugar (right) and Cookie (left), Catahoula hound mixes from Denton, Texas. "As you can see by their big smiles, Sugar and Cookie love going for a ride to stay at their grandparents' home for doggie daycare during the day," writes tblixt.
Sammy Is Always Smiling
Sammy, a longhaired dachshund-cocker spaniel mix from New Smyrna Beach, Florida. "Sammy is the happiest dog," writes ldmoore. "He smiles all the time! Everyone who meets him falls in love with him. We are so glad that we adopted him and are able to give him the life he deserves."
Sunday in the Park with Josie
Josie, a Sheltie from Elizabeth, New Jersey. "Josie was adopted from our vet," writes IlonaM. "This photo was taken after her first visit to the pet salon."
Stanley Sitting on the Steps at His New Home
Stanley, an Australian cattle dog-Jack Russell mix from Rochester Hills, Michigan. "We adopted Stanley from a local rescue team back in 2009," writes dmijal. "He is just an absolute joy to be around -- always happy to meet new people and dogs!"
Enjoying the Dog Days of Summer
Toby and Alpha, a German shepherd and a pit bull mix from Roseville, California. "These two were adopted two years apart, yet have grown to be inseparable best friends," writes lgergi. "They like to hop in the back seat and wait for you to drive them around, regardless of the destination. Here we are on our way to their favorite summer activity: swimming in the lake."
Regan, a peekapoo from Virginia Beach, Virginia. "Regan, rockin' her Easter hoodie," writes Vbslame.
The Outdoor Life
Contributed by Khalihorse.
Sweetheart Sees You!
Sweetheart, a domestic shorthair from Port Washington, New York. "Former stray Sweetheart's favorite napping place is on top of the birdcage," writes irelynkiss. "I enticed him with a string, and he gladly posed for me!"
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Mommy, Please Stop Taking Pictures
Oakley, a Lab-retriever-shepherd mix from Fort Mill, South Carolina. "This is his favorite place in the whole house: on the kitchen floor right next to the air vent," writes sweeneyj2.
Breath of Fresh Air
Bruzer, a bulldog mix from Fargo, North Dakota. "We adopted Bruzer in March from 4 Luv of Dog Rescue in Fargo, North Dakota," writes FrenchieLover. "He is the perfect addition to our family!"
Silver in the Backyard
Silver, a Russian blue from Los Angeles. "Silver, playing in the backyard," writes Cheddacheeezy.
Other Side of the Glass
Bartholomew, a domestic shorthair from Louisville, Kentucky. "Bartholomew might not have lived to see this day -- or any others in the past year since we found him and nearly lost him to a plethora of poor odds," writes catterbox. "Once abandoned and alone in the middle of a busy road, he is now a happy and healthy house cat who makes our lives brighter."
I Love Tennis Balls
Roxy, a German shepherd-collie mix from West Hills, California. "She will chew and chew until all her toys are broken," writes poundpuppy491.
I Love My Doggie Bed
Contributed by aemccullin.
Lazy Days of Summer
Khaki, an orange tabby from Grosse Pointe Woods, Michigan. "Khaki, enjoying the lazy days of summer," writes rutkofel.
Best Friends for Life
Bella and Barry, Scotties from Montgomery, Alabama. "Bella and Barry were instant companions when they met," writes dantro. I adopted both of them from different places. They are always together and looking out for each other. They are always looking for each other if they are out of sight. They have filled our hearts since they came into our home. They love to run in the yard together. Barry loves to smell the flowers in the garden. Bella loves to see if she can see any frogs outside."
Full of Love!
Sydney, an Australian shepherd-border collie-beagle mix from Rochester, New York. "We adopted Sydney from a small animal shelter," writes MikaylaMc. "She is playful, loving, and energetic! We love her so much -- she brings so much joy to the family!"
Kitty, a domestic longhair -- possibly Norwegian forest cat -- from Bolingbrook, Illinois. "Kitty has incredibly long whiskers, which are highlighted here," writes DerdIsTheWord.
William, a Siamese/tabby cross from Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. "A sweet macro shot of our kitten William. We adopted him from the local shelter a few weeks ago. Thanks for looking!" writes Ssullivan. Cottage Garden Studios