By choosing to adopt a pet from a shelter, you are saving a life
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Some of the advantages of adopting from a rescue are they often know a lot about each of the pets in their care, since the pets may be in foster homes. A rescue might have a more involved screening process, which can take more time, but can help you adopt a pet that is more likely to be an easier match for your home. Adoption fees are often higher than a shelter, but often include vet care that would cost more if you paid the vet yourself.
Some of the advantages of adopting from a shelter are you might be able to see many pets for adoption all at once at their facility. Many shelters have a very easy or no screening process, and will let you take home whatever pet you want the same day. Adoption fees are often lower than a rescue’s, but you may need to pay for additional vet care after adopting.
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Adopting from a shelter helps weaken the pet overpopulation cycle
You might think adopting a cat would be easier than getting a dog. After all, the solitary, self-sufficient feline is the perfect pet for the working person. But I heard from people who were turned down because of the curse of full-time employment—the cat may ignore you, but you should be home all day anyway. Others were told they need to accept a pair of cats or get nothing. And don’t even think about telling the rescue people your cat might go outside occasionally. Lisa wrote to say that she rescues strays that live in her house but are allowed outdoors. When she was looking for another cat and explained this to the person at the shelter, they turned her away.Adopting a pet from a shelter or rescue is a win-win, for you and the pet. So, what are you waiting for? Begin your and start your own story today!This means shelters and rescues are full of loving, spayed or neutered, vaccinated—and often trained—pets who are just waiting to meet you! Bonus: By adopting a cat or dog from a shelter or rescue, you can rest assured that you have not supported the cruel and exploitative .When you adopt a pet from a shelter or other rescue organization, you save a life. Out of the 8-10 million cats and dogs that entered shelters last year, more than half were euthanized, San Antonio Pets Alive! believes that they all deserve a second chance.