If you’re thinking of getting a pet, whether it be a dog, cat or anything in between, adopting is a fantastic option to bring a furry friend into your life. You can contact your local animal shelter for information but for now, here are five reasons why pet adoption is the way to go.
- Providing a better life for an animal in need
By adopting a pet you are saving an animal and giving them a loving home. Too many animals end up in animal shelters when their original owners no longer want them or can no longer care for them.
- Automatic new best friend
Pets make the best friends and will always be there for you. Who doesn’t want a new friend?
- A more ethical way to buy a pet
Instead of buying a pet from a breeder or “puppy farm”, you can adopt an animal that does not have a home. This is often a cheaper option and there is sadly no shortage of vulnerable animals in need.
- Transforming your life and theirs
A pet can change your life in many great ways whether it be encouraging a healthy routine like taking your dog for a walk each day or reducing stress levels by cuddling with your cat. There is evidence to support pets can decrease blood pressure and feelings of loneliness. As well as these positive changes to your life, you will change your new pet’s life for the best.
- Unconditional love
They say pets are an important part of a person’s life but for your pet, you are their whole life. Your adopted pet will love you forever.