Adopting a pet can add so much to your home and your family. Here's 5 reasons to consider adopting:
1. Adopting a pet saves a life
Too many cats and dogs who are left at shelters with no place to go. In the United States, the number of euthanized animals could be reduced by more people adopting pets from their local shelter. By adopting, you save a pet and open a new spot for another pet to come into the shelter.
2. You'll get a new best friend
There is a misconception that many pets are in shelters because there is something wrong with them. This is not the case for many pets in shelters. Many are placed in shelters because of changes in human lives, i.e. moving or divorce. You can visit a shelter and get a wonderful pet that is happy and healthy!
3. Training isn't as hard
Welcoming a shelter pet into your home means you may be welcoming an animal that is already housebroken. This can save a lot of time and stress, on you, your pet and your home!
4. Adopt and... save
Many pets at the shelter have already gone through the standard shots and spay/neuter process, or it may be included in your adoption process. This means that you may not need to pay for these things out of pocket.
5. It will change your life
Knowing you saved a pet can have such a positive impact on your life. You will gain a new best friend and you will have changed a homeless pet's whole world. It just can't get better than that.
If you're interested in adopting, reach out to your local animal shelter for questions and availability.