Have I mentioned that all my pets, every single one I’ve ever had, has been adopted from the shelter or rescued from the streets?
There are many reasons to adopt a pet rather than buy one from a breeder. The primary reason to adopt is that you when you do, you’ll save a life. About 2.7 MILLION ADOPTABLE dogs and cats are euthanized EACH YEAR in the U.S. 2.7 MILLION ADOPTABLE PETS. That’s a staggering number!
Also, if you adopt, you won’t be supporting puppy mills and pet stores which put profit over the welfare of the animals. Most animals raised in puppy mills are housed in shockingly poor conditions with inadequate medical care. By adopting instead of buying a pet, you can be certain you aren’t supporting cruel puppy mills with your money.
The bottom line is that you can go to your local shelter or contact a rescue group and you will likely find dozens of healthy, well-socialized puppies, kittens, and adult pets – including purebreds – just waiting for that special home.. YOURS!
And just to give a little shout out to my fur babies, here are a few pictures of Wendy (my feisty white German shepherd) and Princess (my adorable Burmese lap cat).