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35 Adorable Reasons To Adopt Your Next Pet

Rescues are the best breed! The followers of BuzzFeed Animals on Twitter sent in their #rescuepetpic yesterday, and there were some MAJOR cuties.

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1. Look at this smile on Ivy!

@SCHS_OK For #NationalMuttDay, I think smiling Ivy (Aussie mix) deserves some attention! #dogs #rescuepetpic

Jennifer Place@JenniferPlace

@SCHS_OK For #NationalMuttDay, I think smiling Ivy (Aussie mix) deserves some attention! #dogs #rescuepetpic

10:14 AM - 30 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

2. Spencer proves that rescue kittehs are beautiful too.

.@BuzzFeedAnimals I adopted 12-year-old Spencer, a sweet rescue kitty, from @mainecoonadopts. #rescuepetpic

dss358@dss358

.@BuzzFeedAnimals I adopted 12-year-old Spencer, a sweet rescue kitty, from @mainecoonadopts. #rescuepetpic

1:22 PM - 29 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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3. HE'S FUZZY. HE'S LITTLE. HE'S ADORABLE.

4. Rescue dogs make great playmates.

5. They also look fabulous in a bandana.

Otter the Pit Bull was rescued from Philly's Animal Control @BuzzFeedAnimals ! #rescuepetpic

Otter the Pit Bull@otterthepitbull

Otter the Pit Bull was rescued from Philly's Animal Control @BuzzFeedAnimals ! #rescuepetpic

1:13 PM - 29 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

6. They'll always find a way to make you laugh.

7. Rescue dogs can be little and cuddly...

We have Luka! Part dachshund & all gorg! 5mos & ready for #adoption. #NationalMuttDay #dogs #rescuepetpic #shelter

StephensCountyHS@SCHS_OK

We have Luka! Part dachshund & all gorg! 5mos & ready for #adoption. #NationalMuttDay #dogs #rescuepetpic #shelter

9:43 AM - 30 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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8. ...OR BIG AND ADORABLE.

9. They're all filled with tons of love.

Rescued Nola 4 years ago! @BuzzFeedAnimals #rescuepetpic

Meaghan Quinn@meaghanquinn

Rescued Nola 4 years ago! @BuzzFeedAnimals #rescuepetpic

1:15 PM - 29 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

10. CHARLY THE COZY CAT IS SIMPLY THE BEST.

@BuzzFeedAnimals We got Charly from a shelter in January 2011 he was 9 month old then #rescuepetpic

Denise Weber ♜ ♫@Denise230468

@BuzzFeedAnimals We got Charly from a shelter in January 2011 he was 9 month old then #rescuepetpic

1:10 PM - 29 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

11. The only thing better than one rescue dog is...TWO RESCUE DOGS.

.@BuzzFeedAnimals #rescuepetpic Missy and Boomer were rescued together! We've had them almost four years now!

Randi@RandiSaysHello

.@BuzzFeedAnimals #rescuepetpic Missy and Boomer were rescued together! We've had them almost four years now!

1:08 PM - 29 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

12. These basset hounds have the cutest, floppiest ears.

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13. This rescue kitteh is a true gentleman.

14. SO CUTE. SO SMALL. SO HAPPY.

.@BuzzFeedAnimals We adopted Elliot from a shelter in Lille, France almost a year ago. #rescuepetpic

Shannon@shannonrh

.@BuzzFeedAnimals We adopted Elliot from a shelter in Lille, France almost a year ago. #rescuepetpic

1:20 PM - 29 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

15. They're sweet and lovable.

@BuzzFeedAnimals Ferguson, my newfie/flat-coat retriever mix. Rescued last December! #rescuepetpic

Kenzie Leigh@halfmilekenzie

@BuzzFeedAnimals Ferguson, my newfie/flat-coat retriever mix. Rescued last December! #rescuepetpic

1:22 PM - 29 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

16. 100% guarantee that they will make any picture cuter, just by being in it.

17. They'll try their best to put a smile on your face.

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18. Rescue dogs and rescue cats can be besties.

@BuzzFeedAnimals We got two! Henry the cat and Millie the dog. BFFs #rescuepetpic

Stephaniemar@stephaniemar

@BuzzFeedAnimals We got two! Henry the cat and Millie the dog. BFFs #rescuepetpic

2:29 PM - 29 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

19. They take adorable selfies.

20. Rescue pups can have wondrous facial hair.

#rescuepetpic @BuzzFeedAnimals Rescued from a puppy mill 7 yrs ago. She only looks solemn. It's the beard.

Maryann Dabski@mdabski

#rescuepetpic @BuzzFeedAnimals Rescued from a puppy mill 7 yrs ago. She only looks solemn. It's the beard.

1:28 PM - 29 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

21. They're always down to cuddle on the couch.

My #rescuepetpic pippa. Yes, she has her own weenie love pillow.

Sara@happysara89

My #rescuepetpic pippa. Yes, she has her own weenie love pillow.

1:30 PM - 29 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

22. You can even adopt a (really cute) Triceratops.

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23. They look adorable in cozy sweaters.

My Ginger #rescuepetpic @BuzzFeedAnimals @AnimalLeague

...@bishboobye

My Ginger #rescuepetpic @BuzzFeedAnimals @AnimalLeague

2:04 PM - 29 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

24. How could anyone resist this sunbathing cutie??

@BuzzFeedAnimals #rescuepetpic chillaxing on my sofa. xxx Sookie - 3 legged rescue cat.

MJ@huffybus

@BuzzFeedAnimals #rescuepetpic chillaxing on my sofa. xxx Sookie - 3 legged rescue cat.

7:27 PM - 29 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

25. They have adorable, squishy faces...

@BuzzFeedAnimals #rescuepetpic Garfield is my very silly and happy rescue kitty. He still thinks he's a kitten!

ChesterSmooshyFace@janna_lagomorph

@BuzzFeedAnimals #rescuepetpic Garfield is my very silly and happy rescue kitty. He still thinks he's a kitten!

2:37 PM - 29 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

26. ...and the sweetest, prettiest eyes.

27. When you get a rescue dog, you might have a little less room in your bed (but it will totally be worth it).

It doesn't get any sweeter than this. #rescuepetpic #blacklabrador #BoomerSooner

Brittany Cole@BrittanyCole25

It doesn't get any sweeter than this. #rescuepetpic #blacklabrador #BoomerSooner

9:41 PM - 29 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

28. MOST KISSABLE FACE EVER.

Somebody's had a long day of lying around chewing his toenails, and eating bacon treats. #exhausted #rescuepetpic

michael adams@limeemergency

Somebody's had a long day of lying around chewing his toenails, and eating bacon treats. #exhausted #rescuepetpic

9:43 PM - 29 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

29. Rescue cats are the most handsome.

Tamarind spent last winter out in the brutal cold, but today he has a warm, loving #foreverhome! #rescuepetpic

Purrfect Angels@PACatRescue

Tamarind spent last winter out in the brutal cold, but today he has a warm, loving #foreverhome! #rescuepetpic

10:34 PM - 29 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

30. The cuteness of rescue kittens is unbeatable.

31. THEY ARE JUST TOO ADORABLE.

This is Booger...he likes to meow in mommy's face late at night and play with her fingers #rescuepetpic

Janelle â™”@janelledundin

This is Booger...he likes to meow in mommy's face late at night and play with her fingers #rescuepetpic

11:02 PM - 29 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

32. The face of a rescue dog might be too sweet to handle (but if you persevere you'll get tons of puppy kisses).

33. Look at this lil guy and his magnificent ears.

My beautiful rescue dogs! #rescuedogs #rescuepetpic #pupaid #rspca #bullbreeds #deafdogs

Karen Gee@karengeeswl

My beautiful rescue dogs! #rescuedogs #rescuepetpic #pupaid #rspca #bullbreeds #deafdogs

7:14 AM - 30 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

34. They make great snuggle buddies.

If you're ready to adopt your new best friend, start your search for adoptable animals at Shelter Pet Project, Pet Finder or Adopt A Pet.

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