The Benefits of Pet Adoption

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Published: 25th January 2010
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63% of American households include pets. They are a source of joy and comfort to many; that cannot be denied. Many people go through breeders or pet stores; however, there are many reasons why adopting a pet from a pet adoption agency, such as a shelter or rescue, is a good idea.
Pet Stores
There has been a lot of negative press about pet stores, especially in their treatment of puppies, and a lot of this is merited. Many pet stores are still buying their puppies at a discounted price through puppy mills, where the puppies are inbred, mistreated, and not given adequate veterinary care, food or shelter.
It's not only puppies that have been reported to be abused. Just recently an employee of Petland, a pet store back east, was charged with animal cruelty after a picture was taken of her holding two dead wet rabbits on Facebook. She said that the manager took the picture after she drowned the rabbits because they were fighting too much with each other.
We cannot continue to support such stores. Though not all of them are bad, there are no guarantees on how your future pets have been bred and treated, and stopping support will be the only way to stop them.
Breeders
Many people also want to get their animals through breeders, especially if they want purebred animals. The problem with breeders is that while they are certainly more legit than most pet stores, they still practice inbreeding, and just like in humans, this can lead to less intelligent animals. And they are also often overpriced. In addition, purebreds are more often more susceptible to diseases than mixed breeds.
Pet Adoption Agencies
There are pet adoption agencies all over that offer adoptable pets that need good, loving homes. Most animals are already housebroken, they are usually mixed breeds and are therefore have higher immunity against diseases, they are more affordable (sometimes free!), and they really need your help, sometimes even to save their lives. It is always worth it to adopt a pet as the additional to your family that you are looking for.






There are pet adoption agencies all over that offer adoptable pets that need good, loving homes. Most animals are already housebroken, they are usually mixed breeds and are therefore have higher immunity against diseases, they are more affordable (sometimes free!), and they really need your help, sometimes even to save their lives. It is always worth it to adopt a pet as the additional to your family that you are looking for.

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