- Pets and Animals
Why To Adopt Not Shop Cats & Dogs
The Right Thing To Do
When people buy a dog or cat from a breeder or pet shop, the truth is there are dogs & cats being killed in the shelter. It is a sad system. People can't breed people, but they are unfortunately allowed to breed pets. These animals that are being killed are not bad either. A lot of the time it's a bad owner, I understand someone passing away or being unable to take care of the dog for some other legitimate reason. However most of the time that is not the case. Sure there are dogs who misbehave but when getting a pet you should be prepared to get training if its behavior is not suitable, when a kid acts bad do you just send him or her away? I hope not.
Worth It In So Many Ways
Around here the adoption fee for getting a dog or cat is much smaller than the cost of buying one. Please don't go saying but I can't pick out the one I want, because there are shelters dedicated to specific breeds and even at regular shelters I am sure you can find one to love. I thought once I was going to get a husky, I saw one but it wasn't the dog for me and I ended up leaving with a wire hair terrier who is now my best friend. An old friend of mine payed $2,000 to have a dog from Alaska shipped to California, well that dog was such a handful and they had a lot more grief then enjoyment. It was a pure breed, sure they can be great dogs and found at shelters but they do happen to have more health problems. The majority of dogs in the shelter are mutts.
With A Little Help From A Friend
The dog or cat you see behind those bars could be your best friend. Nothing like going to the shelter, looking around, then seeing an animal that you know is the right one. I've never had a ungrateful shelter pet. Sure all dogs are loyal and take after their owners. But there is something about a dog or cat that has been "locked up" then saved by you. It seems to be just a bit more protective, a bit more attached, especially after it finally finds relief in your arms. These are smart critters they know what's going on. Don't believe me? Go get one for yourself, but only if you have a big enough heart!
If That Didn't Convince You, Watch This!
Don't Forget Supplies If You Do Adopt
This works great to get the gunk off your dog's eyes. I use it on my 3 little mutts.