Planning to add a new friend to your family that has fur, feathers, or scales? A pet is a great addition to any household.
However, before you stop at the pet store, consider supporting your local rescue shelter first because there are many reasons why adopting a pet is better for everyone.
Adopting a pet is cheaper.
When you adopt an animal from a shelter or rescue care, most of the animal’s medical needs are taken care of. Typically, when an animal is taken into rescue, caretakers provide the animal with vaccines, spay or neuter them, and provide any other medications to treat or care for it.
You may have to pay a fee to adopt the animal, but it’s still significantly cheaper than buying one directly from a breeder or store.
Adopting a pet allows other animals to be saved.
Every time a pet is adopted, it frees up space for another homeless or at risk animal to be taken in and cared for. By adopting a pet, you’re helping another one find a home in the future.
Adopting a pet is straightforward.
The last thing you’d want to do is to bring a new pet into your household, only to have to surrender it months later because it doesn’t fit with your lifestyle or family. Therefore, rescue caretakers work with people interested in adoption to make sure their new family friend is the right fit for them.
Some pets can’t be in a multi pet household, while others have needs that require special care for the rest of their life. Some pets may high energy, while others prefer peace and quiet. No matter the case, all animals are different, and when you adopt you aren’t left with any surprises about the pet’s health or personality in the future.
Adopting a pet saves a life.
Unfortunately, millions of animals around the country are still homeless, leaving them vulnerable to disease, hunger, stress, and overpopulation.
The best thing about adopting a pet is that you are giving an animal another chance to live, and will develop a special bond with them for years to come.
Remember, if you want to add a new friend to your family, don’t buy a pet from a store or breeder, adopt and save a life.
Rescue pets make great companions. In fact, our office dog, Max was adopted from a rescued shelter. You can learn more about him and his adventures at Paradiso Insurance by clicking the button below.