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10 Reasons Why You Should Adopt, Don’t Shop!

Staying on the theme of Celebrating National Adopt a Shelter Pet Day we wanted to discuss 10 reason why you should adopt, and not shop for your next pet.

Here are 10 Reasons Why You Should Adopt, Don’t Shop!

Save a Life

Adopting a pet means you’re saving a life. Adopting from a shelter or rescue group helps reduce the number of animals that are euthanized every year.

Better for Your Wallet

Adopting a pet is often less expensive than buying one from a breeder or pet store. Adoption fees typically include vaccinations, spaying or neutering, and microchipping, which can be costly if done separately.

Variety of Animals

Shelters and rescue groups have a wide variety of animals to choose from, including puppies, kittens, and older pets. You can find a pet that suits your lifestyle and personality.

Healthier Pets

Pets from shelters are often healthier than those from pet stores or breeders because they receive proper care and medical attention while at the shelter.


Pets from shelters are often already socialized with other animals and people, making them easier to integrate into your home.

No Puppy Mills

When you adopt a pet, you’re not supporting puppy mills, which are breeding facilities that prioritize profit over the welfare of animals.

Support Local Shelters

Adopting a pet from a local shelter or rescue group helps support the community and the animals in it.

Spay and Neuter

Most shelters spay or neuter animals before adoption, which helps control the pet population and reduces the risk of certain health issues.

Love and Companionship

Adopting a pet can bring a lot of love and companionship into your life. Pets are known to reduce stress, anxiety, and depression.

Change a Life

Adopting a pet can change both your life and the life of an animal in need. By giving a pet a second chance at a happy life, you can make a big difference in the world.

You now know more about the magic of shelter pets. Go forth and adopt! Not only is it a great choice for you and your new furry friend, but adopting also helps the nation-wide shelter crisis.

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