Posted on: 18 February 2016Share
If you're in the market for a pet, one of the best things you could possibly do is adopt your potential animal. There are numerous ways to go about bringing a pet into your household, including pet stores and through breeders; none of those methods are quite as humane as adoption, though. Throughout the course of this brief article, you will learn a few of the reasons why this is the case.
You Save The Life Of A Pet
By adopting an animal and bring them into your home, you are effectively saving their life. Even if an animal in question is boarded at a no-kill shelter, this is still a way to make their life into something much more than it ever was in the past. Most of the dogs that are brought into shelters are brought in due to the fact that their owners were not quite ready to own a pet, or were irresponsible owners. By bringing them into your home, you can completely transform their life into something much different and something that your pet has heretofore yet experienced: love.
It's no secret that owning a pet can turn you into a bit of a social butterfly. What you may not know, however, is that there is an entire social strata of individuals who converse and congregate on the basis of being adopted pet owners. When you're walking the pet in the park, you will be amazed by the number of people that will ask you, after a few salutatory greetings, "Did you adopt?"
Pet Stores Support Puppy Mills
By adopting a pet, you are effectively undercutting the puppy mill industry. Female dogs are kept imprisoned in puppy mills, forced to breed numerous puppies, far beyond the capacity of litters that a normal dog would birth. These puppies are subsequently sold off to puppy mills. Both the mother dog and the puppies are kept in deplorable conditions. By adopting a dog, you are not involving a puppy mill into the process whatsoever. In fact, many of the dogs that are brought into shelters were once housed in a despicable mess of a puppy mill.
By adopting your pet, you are committing yourself to an extremely humane act: saving the life of an animal. Not only this, but an adopted pet can bring you a warmth and unequivocal love that you never thought possible. Hopefully, this article was enough to make you at least consider pet adoptions.