Adopting Vs Buying A Pet.
Ready to add a pet friend to your family? Animal shelters are filled with loving, healthy, wonderful dogs and cats of all sizes, breeds, and ages and one of those pets may be the perfect animal for you.
There is the moral question of whether or not we should even consider buying puppies when there are dogs in shelters needing homes. it all depends on who you ask, most people prefer to buy a young dog, because they feel There is something very special about raising your own dog from a tiny puppy. And it’s what a lot of people dream of when they think of getting a dog. on the other hand, some people will tell you that adopting a pet is the same way as saving a life.
A lot of the dogs in rescue homes have had a horrible start in life. As a result of their abandonment, some will be put to sleep if not adopted into a new family. This is obviously a heartbreaking situation, especially when healthy, happy dogs that would make great pets, are simply put to sleep forever.
By adopting such a dog, you are giving him a second chance, a home, and a family. And what could be nicer than that? If you are able to find a young puppy in a shelter, you have the double benefit of the pleasure of watching him grow up and knowing that you have saved a dog from an uncertain fate.
Top Five Reasons To Adopt A Pet.
Because adoption helps more than just one animal.
Overburdened shelters take in millions of strays, abused and lost animals every year, and by adopting an animal, you’re making room for others. Not only are you giving more animals a second chance, but the cost of your adoption goes directly towards helping those shelters better care for the animals they take in! Unlike when you buy, you give room for the breeder to breed and abuse more animals.
You Can Choose a Pet of Any Age.
Puppies are cute, no doubt about that, but they require lots of work to train. An adult or older pet that is already trained may be a better fit for your lifestyle. For example, adopting an adult dog that is already housetrained and knows basic commands is often much easier than adopting a puppy.
Because it’ll cost you less.
Usually, when you adopt a pet, the cost of spay/neuter, first vaccinations (and sometimes even microchipping!) is included in the adoption price, which can save you some of the upfront costs of adding a new member to your family. Depending on the animal, you may also save on housebreaking and training expenses.
You Get the Satisfaction of Saving Lives.
Almost 3 to 4 million dogs and cats are euthanized (“put to sleep”) each year in the United States. If you choose to adopt, you have the gratification of knowing that you are helping to solve the problem of homeless pets.
You are also making a choice not to support puppy and kitten mills which are factory-style breeding facilities that put profit far above the welfare of animals. Most animals raised in these mills are housed in poor conditions with improper medical care. They are often in poor health and have ongoing behavior and health problems due to lack of socialization and human companionship, and are often inbred.
Because you’ll get a fantastic pet.
Animal shelters and rescue groups are brimming with happy, healthy pets just waiting for someone to take them home. Most shelter pets wound up there because of a human problem like a move or a divorce, not because the animals did anything wrong. Many are already house-trained and used to living with families.
It is a common belief that animals end up in shelters because they were abused or behaved badly. In truth, many animals in shelters are there for reasons that have more to do with their previous owners than the pets themselves: divorce, moving, lack of time and financial constraints are among the most common reasons why pets lose their homes. Adopted pets can be just as loving, intelligent, and loyal as purchased pets.