There are a lot of campaigns today about adopting shelter pets instead of buying one in the pet stores. And truly enough, there are some good things about adopting rather than buying.
If you are wondering on adopting a dog soon, read the following facts about it that will surely make you rush to your local shelter to adopt a canine friend immediately.
Yes, you read that one right – shelter pets may be perfect as therapy partners. Shelter pets, especially the senior ones had been around a lot of people and animals.
This means they are already adapted to some stressful scenes and situations and already know how to act around people and other animals. Being senior pets, they are also eager to find someone they can love unconditionally and provide emotional support with.
Truly, their life experience is what makes them great therapy partners.
Shelter pets are healthier than the one being sold in pet stores. The reason? Shelter pets are treated by vets that can be in-house in the shelter.
When a shelter pet is up for adoption, this means it has been cleared by a vet for any disease and sometimes underwent training. You will also know the whole medical record and history of the dog you will adopt.
Breeders and pet stores may not be truthful to you about the health condition of the dog especially if they need to sell pets so bad. In some worst cases, some pet stores are also known for having not good hygiene for the animals.
Older Pets Are Better
It is normal for people to get younger pets rather than the older ones because of cuteness or they want to experience being with them since their formation age. What most people don’t know is that senior pets are better.
Senior pets are already trained, experienced, and calmer. They are laid back and are perfect for those people who are busy and doesn’t always have the energy to play with their pets.
Yes, it is possible to find a special breed for adoption in shelters. Shelters do get rare cases of special breeds to rescue too.
However, always remember that it is possible that the dog you’ll see in the shelter is very different from what you had in mind. The best way to match your potential pet is to keep visiting shelters and having an open mind.
Another good thing is, some shelters offer certain number of free check-ups, training courses, and neuter/spaying for your adopted dog.