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Reasons To Adopt A Shelter Pet

April 15, 2023

April 30th is Adopt A Shelter Pet Day! This is one cause that will always be near and dear to our hearts. We love seeing homeless pets getting second chances! If you’re ready to bring a new furry companion into your life, consider going to a nearby shelter. A Roswell, NM vet lists a few reasons why in this article.

Find The Right Match

About 6.5 million pets are admitted to U.S. shelters each year. Every single one of them is unique. Whether you’re looking for a calm senior dog, a playful kitten, or an adventurous pup to go hiking with, you’ll find a great match in shelters. You don’t even necessarily have to stick with local shelters. Many places now offer transport options.

Save Money

Are you interested in a specific breed? Going through a breeder does have its benefits, especially if you want a certain type of pet. However, pedigreed puppies and kittens can cost hundreds or even thousands of dollars. You may very well find Fluffy or Fido in a shelter! They may not come with papers, but they also won’t come with that price tag. 

Help A Great Cause

While the numbers of shelter pet admissions and euthanasia have dropped over the past few decades, this problem is by no means solved. There are still far too many sweet dogs and cats out there hoping someone will take them home and care for them. By adopting one, you’re not only giving Fluffy or Fido a wonderful home, you’re also helping other animals. For one thing, the funds you pay for adoption fees will help support the shelter financially. You’ll also be freeing up space so another cute dog or kitty can have a chance at finding a forever home.

Unconditional Love

Many people report that the pets they adopted from shelters are the best animal companions they’ve ever had. We’re not surprised! Animals know when someone has helped them, and they tend to be extremely grateful and loving to those who show them kindness. Fluffy and Fido really want nothing more than for someone to love them and care for them. You’ll be repaid with unconditional love and loyalty, which are both pretty precious gifts in our book.

Do you have questions about your pet’s diet, health, or care? Contact us, your local Roswell, NM animal clinic, anytime!