Why adopt?

If you’re thinking about getting a little furry friend (like me!) for your family, make sure you remember to weigh up all of your options – including adoption!

Adopting a pet can be very rewarding, just have a look at a few of the reasons below.

  • Over 8 million dogs are in dog shelters at this very moment. If no one was to adopt them, they would just live out their lives in a concrete cell without a family.
  • Adopting an animal is usually either free or much cheaper than buying from a pet store. You can’t buy love, but you can adopt!
  • Most preowned dogs are housetrained, so you skip through the naughty ‘puppy’ stage. Though puppies are cute, people underestimate how much work they can be (especially if the puppy struggles with bladder problems)! So if you’re a busy person, an older dog could be perfect for you!
  • Shelter dogs may be already microchipped and vaccinated. If not, this can be included in the adoption fee. So no accidents for you!
  • There are so many different types of dogs to choose from! There are shy, happy, crazy, small, big, fluffy and many other types of dogs to suit any sort of person. Get a dog to suit you (not just one that is in a window).
  • Their faces. The love that they will give you will be so rewarding, you won’t regret any decisions you have made!

Do your research, check out different places and make sure you make the right choice for you and your family! Adopt a fur baby to fill that missing piece of the puzzle.