If you are thinking about adding an addition to your family,a pet that is, then I would highly recommend adopting a pet from a shelter. Gabriella’s dad and I are going to most likely be getting her a dog for her birthday this upcoming March and we are definitely going to adopt from a shelter. Why adopt from a shelter? For starters when you adopt a pet you’re making space for another animal to be housed at that shelter. Also, many animals end up being euthanized each year, so by adopting from a shelter you are helping to decrease that. Even better is that most animals adopted at shelters are already vaccinated and fully trained. Pets from a shelter are more affordable and even free sometimes,although the joy they will bring to your family will be priceless!
A great source for learning more about pet adoption has been The Shelter Pet Project. The Shelter Pet Project is a collaborative effort between two leading animal welfare groups,The Humane Society of the United States and Maddie’s Fund and The AD Council, the leading producer in public service advertising (PSA) campaigns. The Shelter Pet Project is a great tool to search for a pet. All you have to do is input your zip code into the search engine and it locates pets in nearby shelters. Included in your search results are stats on your potential pet and a brief little bio. You can also input your zip code to locate nearby shelters.
If you are unable to adopt then volunteering at a shelter is also very helpful. Most shelters are non-profit organizations so their main priority is the animals and finding them a home. Donations are always very extremely helpful as well. So even if you are unable to adopt a pet, you can still make a difference in their life by helping out.
Help increase animal adoptions and spread the word about The Shelter Pet Project.
“A person is the best thing to happen to a shelter pet. Be that person. Adopt.”
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