Benefits of Adopting A Shelter Pet
You’ll save two lives – the one you adopt and the one you make room for.
Although intake is down thanks to the Fix.Adopt.Save. Initiative, thousands of pets still come into alliance member shelters each
month. There is no shortage of wonderful pets who deserve a second chance.
You’ll save money – the value you get when adopting a pet is profound.
Shelter pets have been spayed or neutered, vaccinated, provided an examination for their health and behavior; adoption fees often include a free follow-up vet exam and/or microchip.
You’ll have a large selection to choose from – shelters house a variety of pets from small, medium and large, to young and mature, to ‘mutts’ and purebreds. You will also find pets who will fit well into a variety of living situations.
You’ll find out a lot more about your new pet – pets in shelters have often ended up there because of circumstances out of their
control – a family move, owner health problems, divorce, etc. Regardless of whether they were once someone’s pet, shelter staff along with volunteers and owner profiles can give you great insight into a pet’s personality.
You’ll be supporting your community and its pets as opposed to purchasing pets from pet stores, breeders or online.
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