10 Considerations for Adopting a Pet from an Animal Shelter

Added by Edan Barak on May 14, 2015

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.

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Golden Oldies

Besides puppies and kittens, there are many older animals at shelters looking for a loving home. Some people prefer to adopt an older animal as then they do not have to house train and they are not so boisterous and active, more settled in their ways.

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Find a Jewel

Often, thoroughbred animals find themselves in animal shelters, having strayed from their original homes, or been neglected by uncaring owners. Should you be looking for a particular breed, check the shelter near you, or ask them to inform you if the animal that you want, happens to arrive at the shelter.

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