Adoption and rescue stories are tales of hope, love, and second chances. Every year, countless dogs and cats find themselves in shelters due to abandonment or neglect. Thankfully, there are people out there who are willing to open their hearts and homes to afford these four-legged friends a new life. In return, these animals provide their new families with endless joy, loyalty and companionship. This is why adoption and rescue stories tug at the heartstrings of so many people – they remind us that it’s never too late for a happy ending.