It’s no secret that having a pet can be one of the greatest things in life. They can bring you joy, help keep you in shape, and teach you more about responsibility. They will cheer you up when you’re down and provide you with unconditional love, and who couldn’t use a little more love in their life?
Now, for those who don’t have a pet yet, or you do and you’re just looking to expand on your household of friends…The question becomes, “Where do you get your pets from?”
Some of us might already have an idea of a breed that we’re interested in. Some may want an older pet, and some may want a newborn puppy or kitten. Whatever the age of pet you’re interested in, did you know that there are even more rescues and shelters than there are breeders out there? Rescues and shelters have all kinds of breeds available that you’re looking for, with no shortage of younger and older animals who are all ready and waiting to find their forever homes.
When you’re ready and you start looking at adding another best friend to your life, consider the following reasons to adopt!
There is already an overpopulation of dogs and cats in this world. Some are roaming the streets struggling to find food and shelter, some are from places like puppy mills, and then there are the few that are “lucky” enough to be placed in a no-kill shelter or rescue. There are many reasons as to why there are so many animals out there without homes, and the unfortunate reality is that many of them are put down due to reasons such as a lack of space, finances, food, and many other issues.
Rescuing an animal is something that you both will benefit from. A pet’s life is being saved, and you get to be proud that you’re the one who saved a pet’s life! Not to mention the joy they bring having your new best friend around all the time. This is a deal that you just can’t pass up!
So, with all this knowledge and when it comes that time, consider doing some research on your local rescues and shelters in order to save a life and bring home a new best friend!