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Adoption Today


The process involved in adopting a dog has certainly evolved during the past nearly 200 years. But what remains steadfast in people from the 1800s to today is that desire to protect animals and to embrace that feeling of love when their search leads them to find and adopt THE dog.

I know that feeling. Five years ago, and after more than a year-long search, I found Kona. She was a shy terrier mix in a kennel run at the Rancho Coastal Humane Society in Escondido, California. Her bio stated she was friendly and definitely needed a home with other dogs. She saw me, quietly got up and pressed her body against the front of her cage. She then gave my hand a gentle kiss.