Each year, 2.7 million adoptable dogs and cats are euthanized in the United States, simply because too many pets come into shelters and too few people consider adoption when looking for a pet.
The most common reasons pets end up homeless are:
People losing a home or job
Unplanned litters due to pets not being spayed or neutered
People feeling they don’t have enough time or desire to properly care for a pet
The number of euthanized animals could be reduced dramatically if more people adopted pets instead of buying them. By adopting an animal, you’re making room for another one to be saved. Not only are you giving more animals a second chance, but the cost of your adoption goes directly towards helping give better care for the animals they take in.
When you choose to adopt a pet instead of buy one, you can not only find adorable, unique, fun, sweet dogs at animal rescue groups, but you also become part of the solution to the homeless pet problem!
Because it’ll cost you less
One great reason for adopting a pet instead of buying one is that pets for adoption from rescue groups are already spayed or neutered, vaccinated and microchipped. Those services can cost hundreds of dollars, and when you adopt a pet, you not only save a life but you save a lot of money as well.
Because your home will thank you
Many of the dogs from our rescues are already housetrained, which means you’re not only saving a pet’s life, you may be saving your rug. Adopting a mature pet not only gives adult animals a second chance, it often means introducing them to your family will be much easier.
Because all pets are good for your health
Adoptees offer an extra boost. Not only do animals give you unconditional love, but they have been shown to be psychologically, emotionally and physically beneficial to their companions. Caring for a pet can provide a sense of purpose and fulfillment and lessen feelings of loneliness. And when you adopt, you can also feel proud about helping an animal in need!
Because you'll change a homeless animal's whole world And get a new best friend out of the deal!!!