5 reasons to adopt a pet
All too often these days we see ads for specific breeds of dogs or cats for sale. If you really are looking for a specific breed, we get it. But if you’re not, if you’re just looking for an awesome pet, adoption is the way to go! Below are our top 5 reasons to adopt a pet.
- You’re saving a life (or 2) ! According to humanesociety.org, 2.7 million dogs and cats are euthanized every year. If you adopt a pet, you’re not only saving that pet’s life, you’re making room at the shelter for another pet who, hopefully, will also find a fur-ever home. Think how great you’ll feel knowing that that new dog or cat you love so much is safe and happy because of you.
- It costs less. Usually when you adopt a pet, the cost of spay/neutering and their first shots if they’re puppies or kittens, is built into the adoption costs. This is way less than you’d normally pay and definitely less than you’d pay for a specific breed of cat or dog from a breeder. This way you’ll have a little extra $$$ to spend spoiling your new pet with fun toys and a soft comfy bed.
- Think of the social media posts! Ok, for real. You’re doing a good deed and your friends will be happy for you and proud of you at the same time! Then you can share all those hilarious moments of entertainment that pets provide, like this one: isn’t she adorable?
4. These animals are used to being around people (most of them) and often they’re already house and litterbox trained. So you don’t have to start from scratch! Most pets are surrendered because people just can’t care for them anymore, because they’re moving, or for health reasons. It’s rare that someone surrenders a pet for any pet-fault reason. These are often just pets that have been abandoned and need love.
5. Finally, pets are great for your physical and emotional well being, and adopted pets even more so. You’ll smile more with your new pet, go on more walks if you’ve adopted a dog, and feel better knowing you’ve given a home to a pet who truly needs one.
We always have cats in store for adoption from places like CLAWS and Grand River Humane Society! Stop in and meet some today! 2851 1/2 North Avenue in Grand Junction, Colorado.