5 Rewarding Reasons to Adopt a Pet

December 3rd, 2015

Adopting animals is becoming more and more popular in today’s day and age. We’re seeing celebrities and peers advising pet lovers to look into adoption rather than buying animals. Some might as, what is the reason behind this?

Overpopulation of stray animals, especially dogs and cats, has become an issue in some parts of the country. When these animals don’t have a home and there’s no more room in the shelter, animal services are forced to take upsetting measures. The next time you are faced with the dilemma between adopting and buying, think of these fives reasons:

  • Save Money: For starters, adopting an animal costs a small fraction of what it costs to purchase one. To purchase a purebred cat or dog, you can expect to pay upwards of $1,000. On top of that, having and caring for a pet is quite expensive. Keep aside a minimum of $800 annually for their food and medical checkups. Animals from the shelter are vaccinated and neutered saving you the added expense.
  • Quality of Life: A kennel is no place for an animal. Inactivity takes a toll on their physical and mental health. Opening up your homes and showering them with love will win their unconditional affection and loyalty.
  • Bettering Statistics: With an overpopulation of stray animals in our environment, adopting contributes to lowering these numbers. The more people that take an animal out of a shelter and into their home are, as a result, creating another space in the shelter for a stray animal to get another chance at finding a home.
  • A Best Friend: Shelter animals are forever grateful when they’re taken in. Not only are these animals grateful, but they’re committed to being your loyal companion.
  • Saving a Life: Inevitably, when you adopt an animal from a shelter, you’re saving its life. Beyond that, you’re contributing to the overall decline of stray animal euthanasia. Every animal deserves a loving home, and when you decide to welcome one into yours from a shelter, you’re giving them a second chance.

If you’re an animal lover and currently in the market for a new furry friend, consider visiting your nearest animal shelter. The experience is rewarding to say the least. a dog out enjoying a card ride during summer toned with a retro

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