Thinking of adding a new furry member to your family? Here are some reasons why you should consider adopting a pet instead of buying one.
- Stop supporting animal mills
The pets found in pet stores are usually sourced from puppy or kitten mills. These establishments churn out puppies and kittens, putting profits before the well-being of the animals. When you adopt, you’re providing a loving home for a puppy and also help discourage the cruelty of animal mills.
- Adopting a pet can save more than one life
It feels great to know that you saved a life, but how about two? When you adopt an animal, you help make room for another and give them an opportunity for a better life and a shot at adoption.
- Adoption can actually help save money
Adopting an animal can cost a lot less than buying one. Usually animals in shelters are vaccinated and that helps save the initial costs attached with buying a pet. Shelter animals may already be treated for an existing injury that is typically not covered by pet shops. Furthermore, you could get an animal that is already trained, saving you the hassle of training them yourself.
- Help make a change
Any change always begins slowly. The practice of “adopt, don’t shop” can only progress when people realise the impact they are making on the lives of our little furry friends. When you adopt, you support this ideal and help make the people around you be a part of it.
- Adopted or bought; still the same love
No matter where they’re from, a pet will give you all of its love if you promise to always be there for them. So enjoy all the cuddles and make sure they’re taken care of.
When you’re looking for a pet, adopting should always be the first thing on your mind. There are so many pets waiting for a loving home that could make you so happy. And trust us, you’ll never feel happier than when you see a tiny, scared pup or kitten come to you and choose you as their new owner.