10 Considerations for Adopting a Pet from an Animal Shelter
There is nothing like a pet for good company. They are loyal, do not give you backchat, will eat what you feed them (usually), will come when you call them (if they feel like it) and certainly have individual personalities and antics that make you laugh. Are you aware that only twenty-eight percent of shelter animals are adopted? It is not possible to save all the pets in the shelter, but, if you can save one that is a wonderful start of a great new life for it and unconditional love for you.
Regardless of what you do, your new friend, whether cat or dog, will offer you love and companionship for many years. Dogs will enthuse and encourage you to go for walks, cats will curl up on your lap and at times may even out of love for you, bring a little present – whether wanted or not, in the form of an insect or maybe even a bird or mouse!
Most shelters insist on doing necessary shots and neutering your new pet before allowing it to go home with you. Some shelters insist on inspecting the home where the animal is going to live to make sure that there is sufficient room for exercising it and it is going to be well looked after.