There are many reasons to adopt.
Shelter animals have lots of love to offer and are waiting for loving families to give them security and commitment in their lives. Having a pet can reduce stress and high blood pressure. Pets have been found to reduce overall stress which is often a struggle for those with mental illnesses. Adding a companion to your life may save yours or someone’s in your household. Many people learn that the company of a pet enhances their lives in many ways; they offer a sense of security, you never have to clean up the crumbs you drop, they know how to live each day to its fullest, and someone is always happy when you get home.
Knowing a pet is keeping an eye on things can offer some much-needed comfort. For example, criminals are often deterred by a barking dog. You don’t need specifically a guard dog to protect your home because just the presence of a dog will often deter someone from trespassing and burglarizing.
Why Adoption Specifically?
Adoption is often much less expensive than buying a pet or getting one for free. Even free pets need a lot of veterinary care during the first year of life. Our adoption fee covers veterinary care that is often much more expensive than the fee itself.
Over 2 million pets are euthanized in the United States every year in shelters due to the lack of available homes. If more people considered adopting rather than buying, this could save many lives. Shelter animals are often purebreds and have often had some training unlike many would believe.