These cats are in shelters near you. They’re asking very nicely for you to please adopt them immediately.
Photographer Sophie Gamand created the “Flower Power, Pit Bulls of the Revolution” photo series to bring awareness to an often misunderstood breed. (H/T Ditmas Park Corner)
A photographer beautifully captured the joy and love felt when her family adopted a child.
If you’ve ever considered adopting a cat, June is your month! All cats featured are at NYC’s ASPCA but there are more resources for you to find your new fluffy buddy at the ASPCA, Humane Society or at Pet Finder.
Everyone should use Puppy-Poop Bingo from now on.
Walking into PetSmart is a dangerously adorable game.
Katheryn Deprill put out her plea for help earlier this month, and after her page was shared thousands of times, she finally met the mother who left her in 1986.
National Puppy Day is upon us once more! It’s a wonderful opportunity to check out fuzzy friends, all found on Facebook, who need a loving home.
Spoiler alert: It will melt your heart.
The Trio Animal Foundation shared some of their heartwarming stories with BuzzFeed. Note: Photos are mildly graphic.
Not only is Josh Duhamel a great parent to his son Axl, he’s also an excellent dog dad. He also has a new webseries with PetSmart Charities called Rescue Waggin’: Tales from the Road which features inspiring stories of dogs moving from overcrowded shelters to ones where they have more of a chance.
Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has signed a decree that bans adoptions by same-sex couples and single people in countries that recognize marriage equality.
Many greyhounds around the country are rescued from dog racetracks, and now all they want to do is love you a lot.
PetSmart Charities and followers of BuzzFeed Animals on Twitter told these touching stories of animal adoptions.
This week for BuzzReads, Chris Stokel-Walker takes a look at the physically and intellectually demanding sport of chessboxing. Read that and these other great stories from around BuzzFeed and the web.
Even as public perception shifts and marriage equality gains headway, LGBT parents, who are raising an estimated 6 million children in the U.S., face discriminatory parental and adoption rights. Many trans parents especially have to choose between retaining custody of their children and coming out.
Dogs at the Battersea Dogs & Cats Home in London are trying out a new adoption technique: taking selfies!
Need an easy way to improve your life? Adopt a cat! The Tenth Life Cat Rescue in Missouri has a hilarious new commercial that describes the difference in your quality of life between not owning a cat and adopting one.
Over 120 cats at the MEOW Cat Rescue were photographed by volunteer (and photographer) James McDaniel. These cats are all adopted thanks to the hard work of the volunteers at the rescue and the photographers who showcase the cats to their fullest potential.
The photographer behind Underwater Dogs runs Second Chance Photos, a service that makes adoptable animals more appealing in their photos.
It’s a phenomenon that makes most people uncomfortable, but it’s also a fact: Adoption agencies have a harder time placing non-white babies in homes, and as a result, agencies have lowered the cost of those adoptions. It turns out even adoption follows a discomfiting version of supply and demand.
Madonna showed up at this show, but she definitely wasn’t the most exciting living being in attendance.
China’s one-child policy has created tens of thousands of parents who have lost their only child. A growing population of “shidu” parents meet one another online to find solace and demand better state welfare.
Don’t worry: This is a sad story, but it has a happy ending!
At least, it seems that way. On Grey’s Anatomy, Scandal, and Private Practice, Rhimes treats adoption with the same light touch as she does race — and gently but persistently normalizes the families we choose.
Have a seat and get out the tissues.