Pet adoption is not just the right thing to do; but there it is a reward for both of you.
So, if you are thinking of adding a pet to your family, here are the few reasons you should adopt a one four legged friend, which will benefit you and your family.
Important things you will need before you adopt a pet
Checklist for the new or first time pet adopters
- Leash (depending on the size of the pet)
- ID tag with your contact number
- Food and water bowls
- Food canned or ready
- Pet Bed
- Nail Clipper
- Tooth paste and brush
- Comb/ Brush for a pet with long coat
- Odor neutralizer
- Toilet Pads
- Crate (depending on their size )
- Hard plastic carrier if it is a cat
- Litter box if you are adopting a cat
- Vet (Whom you will visit)
- First aid kit
- Hostel (if you are on a vacation and you cannot take them with you)
- Pet Insurance
You will save a life
More than a million dogs and cats are put to death every year in the United States, because a lot of pets come in shelter and a few get adopted as few people are looking to adopt a pet, instead they prefer to buy one.
This number could be dropped dramatically, if more people consider to adopt a pet from their local or nearby shelters instead of buying them from local breeders. When you adopt a pet instead of buying one, you will not only save the life of one pet, but you will open up a space for another animal who is more needy.
You will save a money
When you adopt a pet, the cost of neuter, their vaccinations, at times even the microchipping is included in their adoption price. This will not only save you a lot of upfront expense straightaway and you will have one happy ,healthy and loving new member in your family.
Depending on the type of animal you adopt, you may even save money on their training that you usually have to put in when you buy a puppy from a local vet / breeder.
It’s a way to fight a puppy mill
If you are buying a dog or a puppy from an online seller, local breeder, flea market, you are certainly getting it from the puppy mill.
Puppy mills are the factory types breeding facility that puts the profit first before the welfare of the animal. A lot of these animals (puppies, kittens) are housed in a very poor condition with less or improper medical facility. Often these (puppies or kittens) have poor health conditions and at times even they are behavioural troubled. Their moms are kept in captive for the breeding purpose with less to no care, which leads to unhealthy kids.
Once they reach the certain age and they are not able to produce anymore, either they are killed, auctioned or abandoned. By adopting a pet, you are not giving them a dime and they will be eventually forced to stop the breeding business.
Introducing to your family will be easy
Because you are adopting a pet, which a lot of them are already house trained, so there will be less r no chewing of your rugs or sofas, less littering around and your family will be happy to accept them this way, as they don’t have to go through the hassle one goes through raising a pup. Adopting a adult pet will not only give them a second chance to live their life, but it will be easy for your family to accept them.
Adopting a pet will help the society
No pet is a bad pet, but adopting a pet will not only give the extra boost to the shelters. They money you give while adopting a pet will go directly to the shelter, which they will re-invest in help those in the shelters who are in desperately in need for it. You are supporting a great cause
Adopting a pet will help you improve your health
Studies have shown that, owning a pet will not only changes your life, but it will also improve your overall health and happiness. Having a pet will also you keeps you away from depression and they will be proved to be the best companion. They will be more happy to be with you all the time
Benefit for children
Important life lessons can be taught to the children, such as learning to take the responsibility, importance of helping others, being happy and keeping others happy. Children with pets feels more secured, as they know they have someone who will be always with them.
Adopting Older animals proves to be a good companion
A lot of people wants to adopt a kitten or a puppy without consider the advantages of having an adult dog or cat. Adopting an old pet needs less or no training as they are already house trained, so there will be less damage to your furniture, rugs and other materials. Also, your kittens and pups needs more attention as they are full of energy, while the older dogs and cats tends to enjoy your company and needs a less attention.
Tip: Before you start your search for adopting a pet, it is better you foster a pet for couple of weeks or days, because adopting and putting them back for adoption or not giving the attention they deserve is not good for their mental health. Don’t just think about your happiness of owning a pet, but think for them as well.
Below are few tips and resources that will help you get started with your pet adoption process.
Search queries you can use while looking for a pet adoption. This will help you find a shelters around you or any event that has listed a pet(s) for adoption.
- Adopt a pet
- Dogs for adoption
- Pet rescue
- Animal shelter
- Cat adoption
- Dog shelter
- Pet adoption near me
- dogs for adoption near me
- pet adoption near me
- Puppies for adoption near me
Hope this helps you and you find a home for an adorable pet.
Arjun is a pet enthusiast whose mission is to make the life of you and your pets easier and more enjoyable. Pets make our lives better, offer us companionship, help us feel more connected with the world around us, and provide the unrivaled joy of a warm little body to snuggle with. With my blog “The Pet Diary“, my goal is to help pet parents provide the best possible life for their pet by offering advice on everything from health and lifestyle to activities for your pet, training tips, and food recommendations.