If you’re planning to get a new pet dog as a family pet or a companion at home, you might want to consider adopting one instead of getting a puppy from the pet store. Adopting a dog comes with a number of benefits that are support causes of giving dogs a better life.
You’ll save their Life
There are around 2.7 million cats and dogs that are fit for adoption but end up getting euthanized each year in the US along. This is because a lot of people give their pets up and very little people actually adopt animals from shelters. These shelters do the best they can to give these animals a new home and family, but because of the limited space, many of them have to make hard decisions and euthanize the animals who are not adopted.
Pet’s form Shelters are Healthier
Rescue groups and animal shelters are filled with healthy, happy animals that are just waiting and hoping for someone with a big heart to take them home with them. Shelters often give health check-ups and vaccinations to the animals that they rescue or are given to them. Many are also neutered and spayed before they get adopted. They also get better medical care and are screened for certain behaviors and temperaments.
It’ll save you Money
Adoption is a less expensive option compared to buying a new pet from a pet store. They’re already given the shots and vaccines that they need and they’re also neutered and spayed so you won’t have to spend a few extra dollars on their health anymore.
Adopting helps Solve Issues with Puppy Mills and Dog Pits
Puppy mills and dog pits are big problems when it comes to animal rights. Puppy mills are breeding facilities that are like factories, producing a large number of puppies and don’t even give them proper health care. Most of the puppies that are raised in a puppy mill grow up in very poor conditions. Dog pits, on the other hand, breed dogs and train them for fighting which is horrific and can kill the animal. By adopting, profits that support these mills and pits will go down and hopefully eradicate the horrible business.
It’ll make you Feel Better
Adopting a dog from a shelter will definitely make you feel good. You get a dog that’s not only happy and healthy, you actually did something that helps support animal rights and gave a dog another chance to live with a happy and loving family.