Adopt a Pet Save a Life, or Two
Pet adoption is something everyone should consider if they are thinking of getting a new pet. Learn more about the Advantages of adopting a Pet.
- Pet Adoption Saves Lives
- Pet Adoption is Affordable
- Pet Adoption is Guaranteed!
- Selection, Selection, Selection
Pet Adoption Saves Lives
When my wife adopted her cat from an SPCA not only did she save the life of that cat, she gave the shelter a chance to save the life of another cat.
Animal Shelters all have limited space. When they are full they either have to turn pets-in-need away, or have to euthanize the pets they have to make more room. Neither is a good option, so by adopting a pet, one pet gets a home, and another pet gets a chance.
Pet Adoption is Affordable
Some people think that paying for a pet is silly, they can take a free one any time. But that free one might be sick, loaded with worms, or ear mites. The free one might have a heart defect and die in three months time - leaving the family heartbroken and confused at what happened.
Animals that are adopted already have been vaccinated, dewormed, and checked by a veterinarian. The adoption fee is typically lower than if a person took a free pet and went to the vet with it.
Small caged animals often come with their cage, or supplies, included in the adoption fee. Many larger pets come with coupons and discount offers. All in all, adopting a pet is a great value - often better than buying one!
Pet Adoption is Guaranteed!
That is not to say that if you return your pet you get your money back, in fact most places will not give you your money back when you get a pet, however they will offer a health guarantee for the pet, and in some circumstances will "trade" for a different pet if their was a problem with the pet (as opposed to you just didn't plan ahead).
The adoption agency is there, and ready to help, if a new owner has any questions or concerns. They have a lot of information on pet care, and really want the pet to find a "forever home". This is very different from a store that just wants a sale, or an owner that just wants to get rid of their litter of kittens.
Selection, Selection, Selection
When you go to a pet rescue center, such as an SPCA, ASPCA, RSPCA, humane society, or other animal rescue, you have more pets to look at than when you go to any place else. If you are looking for a cat, for example, they will have different ages, colors, and personalities.
If you are looking for a dog, they will have many breeds, and mixed breeds. In most cases you can easily see how certain dogs behave, or look, when full grown, and the shelter will be way more honest about how certain breeds act, and problems associated with those breeds so you do not make a wrong choice.
Animal shelters often get new pets in every week, so a person can go back again and again until they find the right one. Some shelters even have big animals, like horses, for adoption, and even small animals, like hamsters, or snakes!
Pictures are by my wife - just kidding, bunnies would be sad about not getting adopted but they wouldn't shoot you.