Pet Adoption

Pet Adoption is the loving option!

So, you want to adopt a pet, huh? Great idea! Here are a few reasons why pet adoption is the loving option:

Saving Lives: Whether you choose to adopt a pet from a local animal shelter or a rescue organization, humane society or SPCA, you're saving lives.. Adoption saves more than just the life of the pet you adopt. Adoption is truly a continuous cycle of saving lives and it's the right thing to do!

You know what you're getting (especially if you adopt an adult): There are a lot of things to consider when you're deciding what kind of personality your new family member should have. When you choose pet adoption to adopt an adult dog or cat from a pet rescue, humane society or animal shelter instead of buying a puppy or kitten at a dog breeder or a pet store, what you see is what you get. Their personality is already developed, and you'll be able to spot the characteristics you're looking for much more easily than with a puppy or kitten.

Pet adoption and rescue organizations, as well as many animal shelter SPCAs and humane societies provide adoption counseling, and are able to assess the personality of each dog or cat for adoption and carefully match you up with the right one for your lifestyle. With a puppy or kitten, there is a lot more guesswork involved. Sure, you can train your puppy or kitten on certain behaviors, but other traits (like activity level) seem to be inherent in each individual.

Pet adoption = Give A Forever Home: Anybody who has adopted a pet, will tell you how rewarding the feeling was to save a pet. And they will probably swear their bond with their rescued pet is as deep as they come. When you open your heart and your home to a pet who needs help, they really do show their appreciation for the rest of their life! Dogs or cats who have been uprooted from their homes, or have had difficult beginnings are likely to bond completely and deeply with their new human caretakers, whom they regard as heroes.

My own personal experience was one day I had nothing to do so I decided to go visit the local shelter. I walked up and down the cages until my heart went out to a old female maltese/poodle mix. She seemed lifeless until I approached her and right then and there a bond was developed. Her name came to "Mota" I was told that was spanish for something. Funny thing is, she always seemed to look at me with a crooked ear like I was from another planet. Come to find out she understood spanish commands. Too funny. That little girl stayed with us for about 18 months until she stayed with us until she started to develop heart problems and breathing problems and up to the point that we decided it was just uncomfortable for her I believe we gave her the best of her last days. Thats my personal story. Now I have 1 male maltese and 2 cats that I adore and frequently donate to locale facilities in need.

I firmly believe that animals in the shelter or at a rescue because of a move, death or life altering even go through a mourning period. Give them a forever home. Choose pet adoption.

Training and Socialization: Many people I know are foster parents to pets. This benenfits the animals so they become familiar with socialization with other pets, children and people. Usually you don't have to worry about these issue's as many dogs and cats in animal shelters and humane societies are already housebroken, trained and ready to go! Check your local shelter and humane societies for work shops and training classes.

A smarter option than buying a puppy or kitten from a backyard dog breeder or pet store is to adopt a pet: No matter how "reputable" you think your local pet store is, they are almost surely getting their puppies and kittens from one of two sources: 1) a "backyard" cat or dog breeder, or 2) a puppy mill.

Another experience I had was I bought a puppy through a pet store, not knowing any better. After several times of agression shown and being bitten by the dog and family member's being bitten. It was one night on my 25th birthday that I was cradeling him and he bite me right in the face. Rushed to the emergency room and ordering a plastic surgeon his fate was soon to be over the next morning. Sad story and one that ripped my heart out for the dog I loved to be taken off and euthanized but that was my first hand experience and last experience in buying a dog from a pet shop.

Adopt a pet today!