Benefits Of Adopting A Shelter Pet

Adopt A Shelter Pet Day is April 30th! That’s definitely a cause we want to help celebrate and spread awareness about! While we love seeing any pet go to a good home, shelter pets are particularly in desperate need of loving homes. Many of our clients swear that they make the best pets! A London, ON vet lists some reasons to get your next pet from a shelter in this article.

Match Made In Heaven

Shelters have pets of all shapes, sizes, colors, breeds, and personalities. No matter what you’re looking for, there’s a good chance that there’s a perfect fit waiting for you in a shelter. Online searches make sorting through adoptable pets very simple. You’re not restricted to our local area, either: there are many different groups that transport pets from one area to another. Of course, there’s also something to be said for simply visiting a shelter with an open mind, and following your heart.

Wallet Friendly

Going through a shelter is going to be much cheaper than buying a pet from a breeder or pet store. Depending on what type of pet you want and when you go, you may also be able to take advantage of discount adoption events. More money for toys and treats!

Help Homeless Pets

Adopting from a shelter isn’t just going to benefit your new furry friend. The space your new pal leaves empty at the shelter will soon be occupied by another cute, homeless pet. Plus, the money you spend on adoption fees will help the shelter provide food, shelter, and medical care for its other charges. Many people also like knowing that they’re helping support an animal rescue or shelter, rather than lining the pockets of a disreputable breeder, puppy mill, or pet store. That’s truly something to feel great about!

Love, Purrs, And Tail Wags

As one can imagine, being in a shelter isn’t much fun for Fluffy and Fido. Shelters do the best they can, but they can’t provide the same amount of individual care and attention owners do. It’s no surprise then that shelter pets often get very, very attached to their humans. Many people report that their shelter pets are extremely loving and loyal. That devotion is a truly precious gift.

Do you have questions about your pet’s health or care? Contact us, your London, ON veterinary clinic, today!

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