Happy gotcha day to these pets
When a shelter pet goes from homeless to home, it’s one of the happiest days in their lives. Gotcha day, as it’s often called, is a pretty special one all around.
At Best Friends lifesaving centers across the country, every time a cat or dog is adopted, there’s cause for celebration. That’s because the adoption creates space for more pets from local shelters, so they can also find a home.
As for the adopters? Well, who can forget meeting a canine or feline best friend for the very first time? As you can see in these photos, the smiles say it all. Here are some of our favorite images of pets recently adopted from Best Friends. This is what it looks like to get adopted, and it’s pretty sweet.
Big dog ears, big dog smile
Noela’s smile was as big as her ears when she was adopted. It was a match made in heaven, or more specifically, a match made at a recent Clear the Shelters event in New York City.
Love for a ginger cat
You know what they say about birds of a feather: They flock together. Peaches came to the Best Friends Lifesaving Center in Los Angeles with her ginger locks all matted. After a makeover to get her looking fab, she found a wonderful home with a fellow redhead.
A family affair
Sometimes adoptions are family affairs. A big extended family came to center in Atlanta and chose Polly Pocket as its newest member.
Lucky black cats
What’s better than adopting one black cat? Two black cats!
Three cheers for Huck
When a pet from Best Friends gets adopted, we celebrate, too! Here’s a scene from Huck’s adoption that took place at a recent Best Friends NKLA Super Adoption in Los Angeles.
Who doesn’t love popcorn?
When a son and his 91-year-old mom recently stopped by the Best Friends Lifesaving Center in Utah in search of a cat who loves people, they fell in love with Popcorn. As you can see, the feeling was mutual.
Cookie the dog goes viral
Senior pup Cookie was 10 years young when he came to the Best Friends Lifesaving Center in New York. Once his adorable mug went viral, it didn’t take long to find him a loving home, which proves that you can start over (and become an Instagram sensation) at any age.
Extrovert adopts introvert cat
Once upon a time, an extrovert named Treah adopted the shyest of all cats at the Best Friends Lifesaving Center in Atlanta. They lived happily ever after.
Photos by Robert Stoetzel and Best Friends staff