Adopting pets has become more and more popular and accessible, and there are now many different ways to find the right adoptable pet for your family. City and county animal shelters, nonprofit shelters and rescue groups are full of pets who lost their homes for any number of reasons.
The most common reasons pets end up homeless are:
losing a home or job
Unplanned litters due to pets not being spayed or neutered
People feeling they no longer have enough time or desire to properly care for a pet
Because of these reasons, right now there are hundreds of great pets at shelters and with rescue groups waiting for someone to choose them. That’s why adopting an animal is the best way to add a new pet to your family.
You can make a difference!
Arianna Pittman: Having pets with special needs has taught me to be patient, understanding, and appreciative of the little things in life that I used to take for granted. I’ve also learned to slow down and enjoy quiet activities that help calm my mind in the midst of a chaotic day. The bonds I’ve created with these special dogs have changed my life in incredible ways, and I’m forever grateful for having them in my life
The bottom line on pet adoption
Pets bring joy to millions of people every day. Whether you head to a local shelter or search online for a group that rescues dogs of your favorite breed, the right pet is out there for you. After all, the best kind of pet is one that is adopted.
Want to learn more about how to Adopt a Pet from a Shelter or Rescue? Click here.
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