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20+ People That Adopted an Ordinary Pet Instead of a Purebred One and Won the Jackpot

Purebred animals are very expensive. What’s the point of investing thousands of dollars in a pet if you can get one for free and it will be your friend you saved from a homeless existence?

The people from this article found their own answers to this question, and now they live with animals that are not purebred. We at Bright Side are very grateful to the people who decided to adopt an animal instead of buying one. The lives of the animals that weren’t expecting anything good to happen, have changed for the best.

“A few weeks ago I rescued this beautiful boy from the local animal shelter, instead of getting a Corgi from a breeder. I couldn’t be happier with my decision. This is Chip”

“Our Shucher. Found under a car with a broken tail. This is him 4 months later.”

“Saved her from the animal shelter the day she was supposed to be put to sleep 3 years ago. Meet my friend Bossa.”

“We got our cat for less than $1. There were 20 other cats like him in the box, but he found me. Now he is 13 years old.”

“This little guy was born in the shelter, his mom was a stray they brought in who turned out to be pregnant. This was the first time I ever saw him. What I did to deserve him in my life, I’ll never know. But I’m more happy that he is.”

“I was just sitting on a bench with my girlfriend and this guy was trying to get into my pocket. So, I brought him home and this is how I got a cat.”

“My girls are not purebred but I love them very much.”

“When we found her, even her toes were thin. But now she is a Queen.”

“I was on a bus, and there was an old lady with a basket. She told me, ’Take the kitten, nobody else wants it. She’ll find you
a husband.’”

“So, one year later, my future husband came to meet my parents. Thank you, lady!”

“My son got a pet on the street and he’s been with us for 10 years. I’ve never seen a more decent cat!”

“That moment when an old dog realizes he’s been adopted”

“From a scared stray cat with 3 newborn kittens (plus 4 adopted ones) to this confident gal enjoying her new forever home.”

“My cat was in a shelter and was denied transport to a no-kill rescue because he was ‘too ugly.’ He was so sad and just wanted love. I adopted him a month later (in 2018). He is so loving and such a sweetheart. Every life is worth saving!!”

“Wilbur was found as a stray, missing hair, underweight, and his whole body was inflamed due to allergies. 2 years later my boy is happy, healthy, and the love of my life!”

“Adopted a cat from the shelter last weekend. It looks like I made the right choice.”

“7 months ago I unknowingly brought this guy home in the engine of my car. He became a member of our family that day. This is Danzig.”

“Our miracle dog. When people ask us what breed this guy is, we don’t know what to say.”

“I saved Zeus.”

“We got her from the street and on her third day home, she had 5 amazing kittens. We found homes for all of them and kept the mom.”

“They all used to live in a shelter. Now, in order to change the sheets, we need to get them out of the room.”

“We got him in 2017, he was scared and almost dead. And he grew into this handsome guy.”

“Meet Willow. Just under one year ago, I found her abandoned in the woods while I was foraging for wild berries. She had 2 broken femurs and was starving. She drank my 1-liter bottle of water, so I went to the truck to get 3 more bottles and she drank those too.”

“No one wanted to adopt her because she was sick but now my baby is healthy, and so spoiled and loved.”

“This dog got adopted from the shelter I use to volunteer at. I think he’s pretty happy.”

“I got 2 girls from the street and a boy from the shelter. Adopt ordinary pets — it’s a noble act.”

Do you think that buying purebred animals is a waste of money when the shelters and streets are full of animals waiting to be saved?

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