9 Reasons

From a Shelter

Why You Should

Adopt an Animal 

By Josie

January 4, 2023

If you're reading this you're probably considering welcoming a furry companion into your home.

Adopting a new pet from a shelter or rescue adds just that extra layer of feel-good to it.

Let's take a look at more reasons why shelter-adoption is the way to go:

From vaccination to training, shelter animals get adequate care from experienced and trained professionals.

#1 You’ll be getting an animal well cared for.

Any trouble a shelter animal might have with adjusting to a new environment, addressed by a specialist long before the dog leaves the shelter.

Over one million shelter animals are reported to be euthanized yearly in the United States

#2 You’ll be saving a pet’s life.

When you adopt a shelter animal, you save a deserving animal by allowing them to be part of a family again.

Most shelter animals will already be housetrained and able to recognize simple commands.

#3 You’ll be getting a trained animal.

If you can't spare a lot of time training a pup or kitten, adopting an older shelter animal may be the best option for you.

Animals bought from pet stores typically come from cruel mass breeding facilities.

#4 You’ll be putting up a fight against pet mass breeding.

In these facilities mothers are confined to tiny, unkempt cage with little to no veterinary care.

Non-profit organizations play an undeniable role in today’s society.

#5 You’ll be supporting a valuable charity or non-profit organization.

Also, you’ll send a message to others who might be asking you how you obtained your adorable companion in years to come.

Purebred dogs sold in pet stores cost a lot of money.

#6 You won’t be paying exorbitant sums for a shelter animal.

You'll be paying much less if you adopt from a shelter.

Plus they may already be spayed or neutered - saving you even more money.

#7 You’ll have a variety of options to choose from.

Whichever kind of furry companion you’re looking for, you can almost be sure you’ll find a perfect fit at one of your local or online animal shelters.

#8 You’ll know exactly what you are getting.

Shelter animals sometimes live there for months or even years.

This allows their caregivers and handlers ample time to understand the dog or cat’s personality. Whether they’re shy, loving, sociable, etc.

#9 You’ll be saving more than one life.

Overburdened shelters take in millions of lost, stray, and abused animals yearly.

When you adopt a pet from a shelter, you’re saving two lives; the life of that animal and also the life of the other animal you just vacated space for.

By now you should be convinced that adopting from a shelter is the best option!

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Both for you and your soon-to-be family member.