Rescue Blog Tuesday - Parenting A Pet: Doggone Good Information

Updated: Nov 14

September 29, 2020

🌟Starting your Journey to finding your special pet 🐾

There’s lots of good reasons to Adopt/Rescue a Pet rather than buy one.

🌟Here are just a few of them:🐾


🌟Buying a pet can easily cost $500 up to in the $1000’s 😳

Adoption costs range from $15 to $250, depending on whether the pet has comes from the county shelter or a rescue group that has spent money on the pet(spayed/neuter, vaccinations, etc...)


🌟You’re getting more for your money if you get a mixed breed. A mixed-breed animal is likely to live longer and cost less in vet bills than a pure breed. Many purebred dogs are prone to developing health problems ranging from dental disease, breathing difficulties, hip dysplasia to an enlarged heart.


🌟A pet purchased from a pet store is a complete unknown.

Most pet stores don’t provide any support if you have questions or problems with your new pet. When you adopt, especially from a rescue group, you know what you are getting because the group usually has a history on the animal.

The rescue group will also help you through the familiarization period because they are invested in providing a good home for that animal.


🌟When you adopt a pet, you are saving a life. When you buy a pet, you not only deny a homeless pet a home, you are supporting Puppy and kitten mills, which sell to pet stores. They are in business to make a profit, so they can churn out puppies and kittens as fast as they can. These poor animals are often in bad health and have problems like poor socialization skills due to lack of human companionship and genetic defects due to inbreeding.


🌟If you adopt, you get your choice of any age. Though puppies and kittens are cute and cuddly, they can also be a handful. An adult or older pet may be a better fit for you.

For example, adopting an adult dog who’s already house-trained and knows basic cues is often much easier than adopting a puppy, who must be taught these things.


🌟You get just as much love, If not more. An adopted pet is every bit as loving, intelligent and loyal as a purchased pet, even if you get an adult or older animal.


🌟For all of these reasons, adopting rather than buying is pretty much a no-brainer, right!?


So Please Save a Rescue/Shelter Dog!

Adopt Don’t Shop! 🐶🦮🐕🐈🐾❤️



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