Thinking about getting a pet? Go with a pet rescue organization.
You’ll never regret adding a dog or cat or other pet from a pet rescue organization.
It’s true what they say that a dog or cat that has been adopted from a shelter or pet rescue organization truly appreciates and loves the humans who adopt them. It’s like they know they’ve been rescued and once they settle into their families you can see the joy coming from them. There are those who have been abused, neglected, abandoned and more and yet they tend to be the best pet additions to any family. Despite their difficult starts to life they can move on and truly enjoy their new families.
Since October is “adopt a pet rescue and/or shelter pet month” I thought this would be a great time to share five of many, many reasons to adopt a pet rescue. All of our pets that we have with us now have been adopted from a shelter or a pet rescue. Our cuddly cat Oliver pictured above was our last addition and he was rescued from a kill shelter. Thank goodness for these pet rescue organizations as I can’t imagine that our Ollie could have been euthanized. We got him when he was about 6 months so not a small kitten but not fully grown. Ollie is by far the most affectionate cat, if not pet we’ve ever had.
Ollie gives face rubs, neck rubs, loves to sit in our laps and snuggle and the list goes on with how affectionate he is. Our rescue pet Ollie alone is a fabulous example of why you never want to buy a pet from a store when you can adopt a pet from a shelter or pet rescue. You’re literally saving a life. There are so many unwanted pets why would choose any other way?
Say hello to Little Zeus aka LZ if you haven’t met him already. Yes he’s another reason why you want to adopt from a pet rescue. Instead of me going on and on though let me give you our top 5 reasons for adoption from a pet rescue:
- You’re saving a life
- Adoption costs less than buying from a pet store or breeder
- You’re giving a pet a second chance at a better life. Many have such sad stories it breaks your heart
- You can’t buy love but you sure can get it when you adopt from a pet rescue or animal shelter. You’re bringing infinite joy and love into your home. An adopted pet always seem to know they’ve lucked out and they show it!
- Many pet rescue organization and shelters include vaccinations, microchipping, and spaying or neutering in the adoption fee.
This list could go on but in case you do need some more reasons why adopting a pet is the way to go check out 8 Reasons why adopting a dog is a wonderful thing to do. Even better take on that extra special, amazing pet when you think about Adopting a Senior Pet. Senior pets love living life and loving their family. It’s an extra special love you just can’t get anywhere else.
If you can’t adopt maybe you can fosture a rescue pet? Volunteer your time or make a donation. There’s so many ways to help the great organizations who dedicate their time and hard work to rescuing vulnerable animals. Giving to Your Local Pet Rescue: Given the recent hurricanes, earthquakes and fires – now is a great time to adopt, donate and volunteer. Many local rescues and organizations are seeking help.
With the holidays coming up remember to do your research so you have an idea of what kind of pet, breed etc.. is the right fit for you and your family’s lifestyle. After all adopting a pet is a lifetime commitment. Check out our Holiday Pet Adoption Tips HERE.