Are you thinking about adding pets to your family? Here are 10 reasons to adopt a pet your new best friend.
- Because you will save a life:
Each year, 2.7 million adoptable dogs and cats are slaughtered in the United States, simply because there are too many pets in shelters and very few people consider adoption when they look for a pet.
The number of animals slaughtered could be drastically reduced if more people adopted pets instead of buying them. When you adopt, you save a loving animal by making them part of your family and opening space of refuge for another animal that may need it desperately.
- Because you will get a great animal:
The animal shelters and rescue groups are full of happy, healthy pets waiting for someone to take them home. Most of the shelter pets ended up there because of a human problem like a move or a divorce, not because the animals did something wrong. Many are already trained at home and used to living with families.
- Because it will cost you less:
Usually, when you adopt a pet, the cost of spay/neuter the first shots (and sometimes even the microchips!) Is included in the adoption price, which can save you some of the initial costs of adding a new member to his family. Depending on the animal, you can also save on accommodation and training expenses.
- for bragging rights:
No one needs to see another selfie, unless it’s a selfie of yours with the adorable pet you just adopted! Adopt a pet, publish those photos and let them arrive I like them well earned.
- Because it is a way to fight against puppy mills:
If you buy a dog at a pet store, an online seller or at a flea market, you will almost certainly get a dog from a puppy mill.
Puppy factories are factory-style breeding facilities that put the benefit above the well-being of dogs. Puppy factory animals are housed in surprisingly poor conditions with inadequate medical care and, as a result, are often very ill and behaviorally ill. The mothers of these puppies are kept in cages to be bred again and again for years, without human companionship and with little hope of joining a family. And once they are no longer profitable, breeding dogs are simply discarded, either killed, abandoned or sold at auction.
These puppy mills continue to operate through deceptive tactics: their customers are unsuspecting consumers who shop at pet stores, on the Internet or in classified ads. Puppy factories will continue to operate until people stop supporting them. By adopting a pet, you can be sure that you are not giving them a penny.
- Because your home will thank you:
Many of the shelter and rescue pets are already trained in the house, which means that not only is saving the life of a pet, but it can also save your carpet. Adopting a mature pet not only gives older animals a second chance, but it often means that introducing them to your family will be much easier.
- Because all pets are good for health, but adopted pets offer an additional boost:
Not only do animals give you unconditional love, but they have also proven to be beneficial psychologically, emotionally and physically for their peers. Caring for a pet can provide a sense of purpose and satisfaction and decrease feelings of loneliness. And when you adopt, you can also feel proud to help an animal in need!
- Because adoption helps more than one animal:
Overburdened shelters absorb millions of stray, abused and lost animals each year, and by adopting an animal, you are making room for others. Not only is he giving a second chance to more animals, but the cost of his adoption goes directly to help those shelters to take better care of the animals they support!
- Because the Shelter Pets Project makes it easy:
You can go to the Shelter Pet Project to find pets near you, of any size, color, temperament and race. Purebred and mixed-breed animals are waiting for their homes forever!
- Because you will change the whole world of a homeless animal:
And gets new best friends out of the deal. Seriously, what could be better than that?