Because you'll save a life.
The number of euthanized animals could be reduced dramatically if more people adopted pets. When you adopt, you save a loving animal by making them part of your family and open up shelter space for another animal who might desperately need it.
Because you'll get a great animal.
Animal shelters are brimming with happy, healthy pets just waiting for someone to take them home. Most shelter pets wound up there because of a human problem like a move or a divorce, not because the animals did anything wrong. Many are already housetrained and used to living with families.
Because it’ll cost you less.
Usually, when you adopt a pet, the cost of spay/neuter, first vaccinations (and sometimes even microchipping!) is included in the adoption price, which can save you some of the up front costs of adding a new member to your family. Depending on the animal, you may also save on housebreaking and training expenses.
Because of the bragging rights.
No one needs to see another selfie—unless it’s a selfie of you with the adorable pet you just adopted! Adopt a pet, post those pictures and let the well-earned likes roll in. #AdoptDontShop
Because your home will thank you.
Many of the pets from shelters are already housetrained, which means you’re not only saving a pet’s life, you may be saving your rug.
Because all pets are good for your health, but adoptees offer an extra boost.
Not only do animals give you unconditional love, but they have been shown to be psychologically, emotionally and physically beneficial to their companions. Caring for a pet can provide a sense of purpose and fulfillment and lessen feelings of loneliness. And when you adopt, you can also feel proud of helping an animal in need!