Did you know that 6-8 million pets end up in shelters every year? And that half of those are typically not ever adopted? Most of these pets end up in this sad situation through no fault of their own. “Moving” and “landlord issues” are the most common reasons given when a pet is relinquished. This means that your local shelter and rescue groups are filled with loving, family-friendly pets that just want to find a forever home.
When you adopt a pet, it typically is less costly than purchasing one or even getting one for “free”. These pets often are fully vaccinated, dewormed, microchipped, and spayed/neutered. A shelter or rescue can even help you to choose the right pet for your family.
By adopting a pet, you are doing your part to help the pet overpopulation problem. So spread the word! Tell us about your pet adoption experience!