When trying to save a pet or thinking about taking a dog into a loving home, there are a few things you need to consider.
If you’re thinking about getting a dog but you’re afraid you won’t be able to afford it, you might consider adopting a dog instead of buying one from a breeder or store.
The money you save by adopting a dog from a shelter is a big plus. Generally, shelter dogs are a lot cheaper than buying from a breeder or pet store, but most importantly, you’re giving a dog in need a fresh start and it’s an incredible feeling.
Adopting a pet from a local shelter or humane society rather than purchasing a pet from a breeder or pet store can be beneficial for a number of reasons.
If we adopt pets instead of buying from breeders, we can reduce the number of euthanized animals and give them a warm, loving home. If more than 17 million people decide to keep a pet instead of buying one, we can significantly reduce the number of animals killed in shelters. After all, about 4 million cats and dogs are euthanized in the U.S. every year because too many people abandon their pets and not enough people adopt them from animal shelters.
Although estimates vary, about three to four million cats and dogs in the United States are euthanized (“sleepy”) each year because too few people neuter or neuter the pets they have, too few accept their new pets, and too many refuse them.
As mentioned above, dogs are being abandoned due to many human problems. Old age or some form of sickness in pets is a very common reason these pets are left to fend for themselves.
The main disadvantage of the shelter is that many dogs come from a harsh or cruel environment and can suffer greatly. Dogs found in shelters are often rescued from difficult life situations and appreciate a loving home.
While dogs and cats are well cared for in shelters, it doesn’t compare to a welcoming home and a family that adores them. While kill-free shelters are becoming more and more popular around the world, they have so much space and so many resources, and adopting a dog gives them a happy and healthy home, freeing up more space for a dog that would otherwise survive.
Getting a new pet out of the adoption system is a great idea considering how many dogs are now in shelters across the United States.
The cost of adopting a new pet will help local rescue services save more animals in need. You’ll save money because adoption costs less than buying an animal from a pet store or breeder.
Since pets at a shelter or shelter are often spayed or neutered before they can be adopted, you can save a significant amount of money every year on license fees for your pet. If you decide to adopt rather than buy, provide the necessary funds for your local shelter or rescue and make room for the new pet by giving it a second chance to find a loving home like yours.
The decision to adopt a new pet from a shelter may not save all the animals in the shelter, but it will make a difference for your new companion. Before you start looking for your new friend, it’s important to make a choice between adopting and buying a dog or puppy. Whether you want to adopt a rescue puppy or an adult dog from a shelter is a very personal matter.
While adoption can give you peace of mind and certainly give a pet a second chance, if you’re not up to the challenge that a kennel dog can bring, the kindness will likely wear off sooner or later. Therefore, knowing for sure that you’re ready to adopt is an important decision to make.
By adopting a pet from an animal shelter or rescue organization, you will help save the lives of two animals: the pet you adopt and the homeless animal you can save because of the space you provide. Adopting a rescue dog is not only good for yourself, but it can also save your dog’s life. It’s always nice to bring home a stray dog, so you’re giving your pet a much-needed loving home.