Home at Last! Adopted Dogs

It's Adopt-a-Dog Month – let's celebrate the onetime shelter pooches of PEOPLEPets.com

01 of 19

HAYDEN

HAYDEN

Better get used to the camera lens, buddy –Lindsey Fees (HaydenCritter) is bound to take tons of pictures of you.

02 of 19

HOWIE

HOWIE

Here’s Howie on one of his first walks since being adopted by Erica Buckmaster (EBuckmaster) this summer.

03 of 19

SANCHO

SANCHO

Can you believe this little guy was very sick when he first came home? Since then, Amy Gowan (amyrae) has brought her rescue back to health – and he’s still just as cute.

04 of 19

LOLA

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This puppy was taken out of the shelter by Ana Pollo (bubufiski), only to be diagnosed with distemper and given no chance of survival. Well, they were wrong about this little survivor – she’s now 12 lbs., beautiful and healthy.

05 of 19

BEEZI

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Beezi may look lost, but just look at his collar tag –Alison Cole’s (ackeeper1) adopted dog has a home and is very much loved.

06 of 19

BROWNIE

BROWNIE

No need for stuffed animals when you’ve got a doll like Brownie. Perla Ortiz (perliuxx) calls this cuddly cutie her best friend.

07 of 19

BAILEY

BAILEY

From the moment they met at NYC’s Animal Care and Control, Miriam BouchmA (Bailey33) says her “affectionate, curious, friendly and loving” pooch seemed destined for big things. Bailey walked right into this glamour shot, taken by a photographer at a neighborhood store.

08 of 19

CASSIE

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Here’s a dog who really knows how to work the camera! Erica Baum (ericabaum) found a photogenic pup in Cassie, who she says is a big ham.

09 of 19

CASEY

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From being a puppy in a shelter, Casey has moved on to bigger and brrr-ier things, like helping Ranette Fader (Flavor98) shovel snow in winter!

10 of 19

CHARLIE

CHARLIE

This sweet-faced pooch was once abused, but since being adopted by Ashley Schmelzer (CharlieMAeMAe), she’s made lots of progress. “She’s a wonderful dog, and in many ways, she has rescued us!” says Ashley.

11 of 19

OLIVER

OLIVER

Not only does Oliver warm Jill Dalton’s (Jill09) heart, he also has an uncanny way of warming her feet when she’s in bed.

12 of 19

WYATT

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When Kathy Gordon (Katgor) first adopted long-abandoned Wyatt, he was destructive and chewed up everything in sight. “Now, he is calm, well-mannered and just lives to play ball,” says Kathy. “What a great dog he’s become!”

13 of 19

PICHU

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Fournyer (pichuF), this pocket-sized Pichu, is simply irresistible –he must have had a list of people waiting to adopt him!

14 of 19

EDISON

EDISON

Curious Edison loves getting to know things, like Kelli Greelaw’s (kaggers05) camera. Instead of “cheese,” it’s a big “sniff” from this pooch.

15 of 19

TANGO

TANGO

Patricia Prior (Patty18) took Tango from the darkness of abuse to the sunlight on her porch 11 years ago. Needless to say, this dog looks content to be home.

16 of 19

BANDIT

BANDIT

Wake up, sleepyhead! Courtney Hennessee (Courtney26) couldn’t resist taking a picture of her puppy after a nap, and who can blame her?

17 of 19

RILEY & RAYNA

RILEY & RAYNA

Since Mindi Zehring (mzehring) adopted her babies from the Kansas Humane Society, she says, “they have been my all.”

18 of 19

BREWSTER

BREWSTER

This “Pure Mutt” has a roof over his head with April Stickel (Aprilpuremutts), but he was once homeless in a Miami schoolyard after being dumped there with the rest of his litter. Brewster is still afraid of strange dogs and people, but he isn’t afraid to howl his heart out in the middle of the night.

19 of 19

HONEY

HONEY

Going back to the shelter? Not a chance. Geri Cormack (blondiespice) is keeping Honey under wraps forever.

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