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Q: How did you know your pet was "the one?"

January 15, 2009 | By Musicalmerrill | 28 answers | Expired: 2003 days ago

Musicalmerrill

Did you pick them based on looks, reputation, gut feeling?

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Patricia  C.
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Jan 23, 2009

When I adopted my dog Samson, I wanted to take the whole litter home with me only because they were all about starved to death, not only for food but for attention as well. They were flea bitten, emaciated and the most pitiful looking puppies that I have ever seen. It was a warm September day and the puppies were in a lot with no food or water. I told the man that I wanted in the lot to pick out my puppy. He looked at me like I was crazy, but let me in the lot. The puppies were all all over me, because they had had no socialization and just didn't know how to act. Samson, however came up to me and stood out from his brothers and sisters. Some other people came then to also look at the puppies and the other puppies ran to the fence, but not Samson, he stayed by my side. He has been my my side ever since. I told the man that this was my puppy and picked him up and carried him out of there. At 80+ pounds he is no longer emaciated, but with his 4 white feet and his white chest and the white tip on his tail, he is a beautiful dog.

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Anonymous

Jan 17, 2009

I had three rescued kittens to choose from. My friend who had rescued and fostered them had already told me which was the sweetest and most loving. When I met them, I agreed with her and took that one home. It's been a great match. Prissy has owned me for 13 and a half years!

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Josh  P.
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Jan 16, 2009

I pick pets and help people pick pets based upon their lifestyle, time to commit to the animal, and then the interaction with animal (i.e. how it walks on lead, if it is willing to engage with you for food)

When I picked my dog Kane, he was the only pit bull in the litter that licked instead of bit, and was also the most calm. When I chose my Puppy, she was also the most calm.

These animals fit my lifestyle. I can leave them at home without problems (takes a little patience and consistency).

Some people may prefer a more high energy type of animal to run with them or follow behind a bike. Some need a working dog.

Consult a pet finder or dog trainer before purchasing an animal.

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Leslie F.
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Jan 16, 2009

Just like many other people, my pets picked us. My favorite story was when I adopted "Dodger" (who has since passed on). I went to the Lewisville animal shelter and the lady said walk up and down the aisle to see which dog I would like. Most dogs were jumping up and down almost yelling "pick me, pick me", when I looked over into one pen I saw a malnurished, old looking dog that barely had enough strenght to lift her head up. I went over and said hi to her and she thumped her tail at me....well that was it! I asked how old she was and the lady said about a year old! She had worms and was very sick. I adopted her and the next day we went to the vet. She made a fast recovery. The vet was so touched by this adoption, he did not charge me a dime for the worming treatment! I was blessed to have Dodger 15 wonderful years. So to answer your question....follow your heart and insticts when adopting a pet!

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Sherri R.
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Jan 16, 2009

Actually most of my pets picked me. I figured they were supposed to be with me for some reason and I am happy with all of them!

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Praisethekitty
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Jan 16, 2009

I go to the shelter and see who has been there the longest and why and how do they like me. I got one sweet cat who had been overlooked because she was white and wasn't keeping up her grooming while caged for years. Once they come home they grow on you

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sharon d.
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Jan 16, 2009

I have to be honest and say that I picked none of my Cats,they all picked me.I do happen to love all cats,colors,etc.,but I never get the chance to decide what I like.Seems like the cats come looking for me.:)
This has always worked out well,so I have just left it at that.

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Anonymous
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Anonymous

Jan 16, 2009

There is just something there. Like a connection so to speak. It has a lot to with their personality and how they interact with you and of course being cute helps too!

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Starling
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Jan 15, 2009

While I don't believe in gut feelings, I really don't know what triggered me to adopt my dog. The shelter really tried to discourage it, reminding me that she had behavioral issues. Maybe because I grew up around big dogs, I could tell that there was something more beneath the cover - I sensed that she was very smart and really needed a new environment.
I was right, too.

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Ruth R.
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Jan 15, 2009

I have to agree that our pets pick us. All of our animals have been strays and either showed up at our door, or tagged us while were at the shelter. However they do it, it seems to be working for us and for them!

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