Adoption

4 Reasons to Adopt a Pet


Why Adopt a Pet?

Here are just a few reasons to adopt a pet:

1) Most pets at shelters have been vaccinated and spayed or neutered.

We highly recommend you bring your new dog or cat to the vet in the first few days of bringing them home.  But most pets from shelters have received their vaccines and have necessary paperwork to prove these vaccines have been done by a certified veterinarian.  They have also been spayed or neutered.  This can save you hundreds of dollars.

2) Just look at Cheddar, adoption pets are cute and you can pick their age, breed, etc.

If you are looking for a specific breed, you might have to be patient or do a little more research, but when you adopt a pet, you get to get more choices.

For information on geriatric pets, click here.

For information on geriatric pets, click here.

 

3) You might have saved a life

Depending on various factors (namely age and temperament) of the pet you adopt, you might have saved a life.  Puppies, kittens, and well-behaved purebreds are likely to find homes, but geriatric and/or pets with health problems are often overlooked.

Did you know: PetFinder.com lists the following as the most difficult to place:

  1. 28% Senior Pets
  2. 21% Pitbull type Pets
  3. 19% Adult Cats
  4. Pets with Special Needs
 

4) Most shelters offer additional information and/or support

Whether you are a long time pet owner or you are taking home your first furry friend, resources can always be useful.  Most shelters offer additional information on how to take care of your new pet.  Many also offer coupons to vets, pet insurance companies, and more.