If you’re hesitant to adopt a pet from a shelter, here are five reasons why you should consider doing so:
Shelter pets are often in safer conditions than pets in regular households.
Shelters typically screen pets for potential health problems before intake, so you can feel confident that your pet will be in good condition upon arrival. In addition, shelters often have more resources available to them than pet stores, making it easier for them to provide the best care for the animals in their care. Additionally, pets in shelters are typically socialized and housetrained, making them ready to join your family right away. This makes shelter adoption a very logical choice if you’re hesitant to adopt a pet because you think the pet may be sick or homeless.
Shelter pets are often cheaper than purchasing a pet from a pet store.
One reason that shelter pets are often cheaper than purchasing a pet from a pet store is because they are often discounted. This means that the pets may not have been taken into consideration during the initial pricing process, and can be had at a discount. In addition, many shelters offer adoption certificates that make the pet’s purchase price lower. Additionally, many shelters have priority in adoption processes, meaning that they will place a higher priority on adopting out animals from the shelter. In addition, shelters often have lower-quality care for the animals, meaning that they may have less bells and whistles (such as place settings and toys), but they will likely be healthier and more adoptable.
Shelter pets often have more personality than pets in regular households.
One of the most common reasons people choose to adopt a pet from a shelter is due to the personality of the pet. Pets in regular households can be quite boring, but pets in shelters often come with a lot of energy and personality. In fact, many shelter pets are actually more fun and energetic than regular pet dogs and cats.
Shelter pets often come from situations where they have been treated poorly or neglected. This can make them react in unexpected ways, but it doesn’t mean they are bad pets. Pets who have had a rough life often have a lot of passion and energy which means they make great companions for people who want an active pet.
Shelter pets often have been rescued from situations where they may have been mistreated or neglected.
Shelter pets have learned to live in difficult situations. Often, they have been abandoned or abused and have had to adjust to living in a new and often unfamiliar place. Because of this, they are often more adoptable than pets who are not rescued.
Pets in shelters often have a faster rehoming rate than pets who are not rescued. This is likely because shelter pets are already adjusted to living in a less-than-ideal environment and often have already been through the process of being adopted once before.
Shelter pets are often socialized and housetrained.
Shelter animals are often socialized and housetrained which makes them easier to adopt. Shelter pets are often properly trained, which minimizes the amount of training necessary after adoption. Shelter animals are often tested for diseases and screened for potential adopters before being placed in homes. Shelters have staff who are dedicated to ensuring that the animals in their care are adopted into loving homes. Shelters work diligently to find homes for every animal that comes through their doors, even if that means longer waiting times.
Taking the time to adopt a pet from a shelter can be a great way to get a pet that is in a safer condition and often cheaper than purchasing a pet from a pet store. Shelter pets often have more personality than pets in regular households, which can make them more fun to be around. Shelter pets are often socialized and housetrained, making them ready to live with you right away.