Soft, furry, happy loyal, and companionship … The adjectives could go on and on when describing pets. Why haven’t you adopted yet? They provide abundant love and happiness you couldn’t have imagined you needed.
Here are five more reasons to be convinced.
#5 Because of the bragging rights.
Nothing beats a selfie with a cute, happy dog or cat you just adopted. You’ll learn what it means to be a proud pet parent. Seriously, your camera roll will be filled with pet photos and your family/friends will see every one. You’ll have an unlimited gallery of photos to post and get those well-deserved likes for saving a life!
#4 It’ll cost you less.
Adoption shelters cover the cost of spay/neuter, and first vaccinations included in the adoption price. This saves you tons of money compared to prices for buying elsewhere.
#3 You’ll never be alone.
Even if you got stood up or no one returned your calls, you never have to be alone on the weekend if you have a pet. They’re always going to want to hang out with you. And, they love to snuggle and watch old movies with you.
#2 One step closer to closing puppy mills.
Puppy mills are factory-style breeding facilities that put profit above the welfare of dogs. Animals from puppy mills are housed in shockingly poor conditions with improper medical care, and are often very sick and behaviorally troubled as a result.
The fewer puppies bought from puppy mills the higher probability of closing them down forever! Pets at adoption shelters receive love, proper medication, and food.
#1 You’ll save a life.
2.7 million adoptable dogs and cats are euthanized in the United States every year. Unfortunately, shelters do not have the resources and staff to care for every animal until adoption.
When you adopt, you decrease the statistic. You are a part of changing history and get a new best friend out of the deal. What more could you ask for?