Instead of buying a dog or cat, give a shelter pet a home. You are getting a friend for life who will give you unconditional love. You are helping the pet population. There are lots of pet shelters and they carry the perfect pet for you.
Finding Your Shelter Pet
Check out your local shelter online. They keep an updated list of their adoptable pets. Look through their photos to see if any catch your eye. But the best way to find the right pet for you is to visit the shelter in person. Visit each animal. Watch how they play, or sleep, or eat. See what tricks they do to get your attention. After a while, something just clicks. And it’s love at first sight!
Save Money on Your Shelter Pet
Instead of shelling out hundreds of dollars to breeder or pet shops, you’ll be charged a small fee that often includes neutering/spaying, vaccinations and health exams. Then it’s up to you to spoil your baby as you see fit.
Stop Overcrowding with Shelter Pets
Overpopulation is a serious issue that seems to continue to get worse. So instead of getting a pet that was born just to be sold, you’re getting one that needs a home. Some people call shelter pets “second hand” pets but, who doesn’t love stories of second chances? These pets appreciate that you’re coming to their rescue and live to thank you.
Right now, I’m the owner of two shelter cat – Tigger and Columbus. They’re brothers who were left to live on their own. Our home is filled with even more love since these boys came into our lives. Now go ahead and give a shelter pet a home.