Guys! 3 years ago is when our Finn came into our lives! 😭 He’s gotten so big and he’s the best lovable oaf we could’ve ever asked for! It also happens to be National Love on your Animal Day so we’re giving Josie and Tater Tot some lovins too. Make sure you give yours some extra today too! 🖤
Gotcha Day is a wonderful term I learned recently. This is the day an adoption process is finalized, and a child “legally” joins a family. I had the honor of capturing the day Melissa officially became Ava Grace’s mom. This was my first time in a courtroom, and Gotcha Day is the best reason to be in one. Swipe 👈🏼 to check out the courtroom full of people who love Ava and Melissa, and were overjoyed when the judge declared the adoption final. I love happy endings ❤️ #gotchaday#adoption#familyphotographer#happyendings#imagesbygiachong
When you’re a giant hot dog at a dog party and just feel comfortable in your own buns... I LOVED surprising my partner in crime/ co host @joshuajohnrussell as a hotdog while he cooked hotdogs at our gotcha day party. Swipe for the actual reveal.
Also notice the paper lanterns painted like tennis balls to bring in the theme from the backdrop with the cake 😍
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A #gotchaday isn't the day you adopted an animal. It's the day that animal got your heart. They just happen to be the same day.
I cannot believe it was only three years ago today that we #rescued Pogo. It was enough time for her to make a spot for herself in our home, in our bed, in our life. I don't feel like I lost a #dog. I feel like I lost an arm.
Even though we love @fondue_the_dog and even though it's been three months since we said goodbye, I think of of her everyday. I look for her. I miss her.
Somedays it's okay. I can think of her and be happy that we gave a crazy, sickly, senior dog three years of comfortable living. And other days I wonder if she suffered too long, or if she could have lived longer, or if I didn't spend enough time with her toward the end, or that I should have taken more pictures. Today is one of those days.
So, Pogo, thank you for the joy and the memories and the late nights at the vet and for every pee spot on our rug. You trained us to be better humans.
Three years of wonderful, terrible behavior and constant escape artistry for a lifetime of missing you. It seems like a fair trade off.
It’s Mousey’s gotcha day! He’s let me love on him for 3 years now and he’s such a good foster brother to all the kitties we bring home! Also, he regularly gives me this ‘WTF’ face. 🤷♀️ #mousethecat#gotchaday#adoptdontshop
It's "GOTCHA DAY" for this big boy! Liir, our gentle giant, will live out the rest of his life lounging around in the comfort of Sara's home. He also gets an awesome brother named Newt, but I'm sure snuggling with Sara will make him the happiest. This adoption definitely makes us smile! Liir has been neglected for a while, and it's time he lives the comfy life with lots of kisses on that smooshy face of his! Thank you Sara for driving over two hours to come adopt this sweetheart!! Can't wait to see updated pics! #ccashelter#adoptdontshop#spayandneuter#shelterlife#gotchaday#adopted
How fitting that #nationalloveyourpetday falls on my #gotchaday! A whole year ago mom and dad brought me home. They can’t believe it’s already been a year, and they can’t wait for many more. Happy Gotcha Day to me!! ❤️😍
What's your pet's birthstone? 🐶🐱 We don't know the actual birthdays of any of our dogs or cats--so we celebrate their adoption days! We have a January (Inca), February (Lucky), March (Barli), August (Tiki) and September (Jetty). Don't miss our new Birthstone Collection with paw-shaped birthstone charms to fit our birthstone lockets and purse charms! 💎 Link in profile!
1 34 hours ago
Happy Gotcha Day Bullet!! Can’t believe it’s already been 3 years since I adopted you. No matter how good or bad I’m feeling, your little wagging butt is always the highlight of my day. Thank you for letting me be your human🤗💕🐶 #gotchaday#adoptdontshop#dog#whorescuedwho#rescuedog
1 154 hours ago
One year ago today I came home from volunteering at GSD Rescue Indy with this round silly girl in tow. She started out as a foster, but that quickly changed. Tootsie Roll makes me the happiest dog momma and I can’t imagine life without her.
Happy Gotcha Day Tootsie Roll. Enjoy all of your treats.
March 1, 2018 we officially re-opened for foster care placement for a baby girl. We waited for “the call” all day long to let us know if we would be placing, the day passed on by with no call. March 2nd the day passed, we put our two boys to bed and at 10:20pm Taylor got a phone call from an “unknown” number. If you know the foster system at all, when you’re waiting for placement you answer ALL incoming calls. The woman on the other end says “hi, is the the adoptive parents of siblings Christopher and Beren?”. I immediately knew what she was calling for before she even continued. She tells us that “a baby boy was born on March 1st and we want him to be placed with you”. I literally dropped to my knees. How good is our God! When we thought we knew what the next step was going to be in our adoption story, it was as if God was saying “hold on a minute, I have a different, more perfect plan already set in motion”. The SAME DAY we opened for placement, my sweet boy was born and we had no idea, he was just waiting for us in the NICU. I melted into Taylors arms and we just praised God for continuing to write our journey for us.
The next morning we went to the hospital and I got to stay with him for as long as I wanted while he was in his NICU stay. He is now 11-1/2 months and yesterday the courts made official what we knew all along, that he is apart of this family.
What an adventure our foster-adoption story has taken us on, in three years we have welcomed three of the most wonderful boys to fill our home.
All of the goodness and glory to Christ for filling my hearts desire to become a Mom after years of waiting. ✨
1 year ago today we brought home kween Annabelle. Despite doing tons of research on how to introduce a new dog to the group, we just had no idea what to expect or how she would we fit in with our family. The first few days Leo completely ignored her thinking she was just visiting and that maybe she would be leaving soon. After about day 4 something just clicked and Leo became so loving and gentle towards Annabelle and they have been inseparable ever since, they complement each other’s personalities so well. It has been wonderful to see Annabelle grow this past year. She is so incredibly smart, and at times isn’t afraid to let you know just HOW smart 😏 She may also be the fastest corgi we have ever seen, this girl LOVES to run, but she also has no problem spending a lazy day in bed. We’re so thankful for all of you and that we’ve been able to share Annabelle’s transformation from a tiny spud to a full blown tater tot this past year. Happy #GotchaDay Annabelle! 🎉 #leonardoandannabelle
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I came home two years ago today and my hoomans’ lives have been nothing short of amazing since. I guess they’re pretty cool too 😉 #GotchaDay#YesTheyreExtraAF