Pet Adoption

Thinking about expanding your family with a new pet? From companionship to health benefits, there are a number of reasons to consider adopting a furry friend.

Why Adoption over buying?

Did you know that over 1,000 people are thinking to adopt a pet at a given time? Pet adoption is quickly becoming the preferred way to find a new dog or cat, and rightly so, there are many benefits to adopting a pet. Pet adoption fees are usually much lower than buying from a breeder. You’re also likely to find a pet who’s already learned a few things. Adoptable pets are often already housetrained, well with kids, and do well with other pets. And don’t forget the wonderful feeling you get from saving a life!

Even with the above reasons, it can be tempting to cave to that cute face in your local pet store’s window. So, why should you adopt instead of buying a pet? Here are some other reasons to reconsider the pet store:

Saving a Life: According to the Humane Society, over 2.7 million cats and dogs are euthanized every year. Adopting a pet saves it from this fate and doesn’t encourage more breeding to continue this cycle.

Bad Breeders: Puppy mills keep the parents in cages with little human contact where they are bred repeatedly to produce as many animals as possible. Once they’re done producing, they may be euthanized or abandoned.

Health Issues: Puppy mills and bad breeding practices can lead to animals that have underlying health issues.

Now that you’ve learned why you should adopt a pet, learn more about the adoption process for dogs and cats. Then, if you have any questions about adopting or our adoptable animals, reach out to us today!