10. Each hour,
every day, over 3,000 dogs and cats are born in the U.S. Most
of these animals are unwanted and many end up in shelters.
You can save a life by adopting a cat or dog from your local
9. With most family
members gone during the work week for 8 hours or more, house
training is certainly an important consideration.
8. When you adopt
an older dog or cat from the shelter, you already know how
big the animal is, what his temperament is, ow active he is
and if he has been trained.
7. Adoption staff
work with you to make that perfect match. They will try and
make sure that you are choosing the pet that will make both
family and animal happy with each other.
6. Instant companion!
When you adopt from a shelter, you immediately have a devoted
friend for life.
5. You will be
an example to others, and they may become inspired to visit
4. There are puppies
and kittens at the shelter as well as older animals. Whatever
age you are looking for, you can find him or her at the shelter.
3. Purebreds can
be found at the shelter. Experts say approximately 10-12%
of animals in shelters are purebreds. So, if you have your
heart set on a certain breed, try checking with your shelter.
Most will keep you on a waiting list if they don't have what
you're looking for.
2. Most shelters
provide all necessary shots and spaying/neutering before the
animal goes home with you. Spaying/neutering helps to end
the tremendous pet overpopulation problem, is healthier for
your animal and saves you time and money.
Love! Your new pet will love you regardless of all other outside
factors. Where else can you find that kind of devotion?