According to the American Humane Association, an estimated 3.7 million pets are euthanized each year, while many pets are bought from pet stores, puppy mills, and breeders.
What people often overlook is that the pets available in animal shelters are usually healthy animals who have lived in homes and are trained. Most are mixed breeds, and many are even purebred.
The Humane Society of the United States has listed these 5 simple reasons to adopt:
You’ll Save a Life
You’ll Get a Healthy Pet
You’ll Save Money
You’ll Feel Better
You Won’t Be Supporting Puppy Mills and Pet Stores
So, if you are looking for a new family pet, dog or cat, big or small, your local animal shelter is the best place to look. Sponsor Adoptions, Inc. wants to encourage as many adoptions as possible, so on our ADOPT! page, we have listed several partner organizations that can help you in your search for just the right companion!