Adoption vs Buying a Pet: Why Adopting is Better
Reported by ASPCA, “approximately 7.6 million companion animals enter animal shelters nationwide every year. Of those, approximately 3.9 million are dogs and 3.4 million are cats.” Tons of animals are living without a home. Here are some reasons why you should consider adopting your next pet:
You’ll Save a Life
By adopting an animal, you are saving its life. Over 2 million adoptable dogs and cats are euthanized each year in the United States because not enough people adopt and there are simply too many pets. When you adopt, you are not only saving a life but you are opening up shelter space for another animal who might need it.
Many rescued pets are already trained, saving you time and effort. Your adopted pet may sit when you want, or know to use only the outside or litter box as a bathroom before you even bring him or her home.
Since rescued pets spend a long time at shelters, they are kept healthy by the caretakers there. They are spayed/neutered and given all of the appropriate vaccines, medication, and probiotics to keep them in tip-top shape for when you take them home.
It is way more cost effective to adopt a pet than to buy or breed a pet. Rescued animals have already been given all of the necessary medical attention they need and may even come with a microchip, saving you a great deal of money. Plus, breeders and pet shops charge a hefty premium for their services, often costing you anywhere from $300 to thousands of dollars.
So why wait to adopt a pet? You can create a home for a healthy cat or dog that will be forever grateful and will give you unconditional love.
At Hollywood Houndz, we believe every pet deserves to live a fulfilling life in a loving home – which is why we’ve partnered with the Seminole County Animal Services to foster a number of adoptable dogs and cats right at our store. We’ve fostered and facilitated the adoption over 1450 pets to date. So change an animal’s life, and let them change your life too. If you are looking to adopt a cat or a dog, contact us for more information or stop by for a visit!