Every year, people choose to adopt pets from responsible shelters, rehoming centres and rescue organisations.
Here are some of the reasons…..
- Adopting an animal is a highly ethical option. It is a powerful and practical way to improve the lives of animals.
- Animal adoption is an important part of the solution to reduce pet overpopulation.
- Animals are desexed, microchipped, vaccinated. wormed and vet checked – a saving for pet owners and a safeguard for animals.
- Access to a selection of mixed and pure breed animals, who can sometimes come with valuable information about health and personality.
- Adult animals may already be well socialised and trained.
- Staff and volunteers work hard to achieve a suitable match between pet and owner in order to provide the foundation for a strong and committed relationship.
- It feels great to know that you’ve saved a life…..
In the excitement of planning for a new puppy or adult dog, it is easy to overlook the bigger issues. There is much more to where you obtain your new animal than first meets the eye.
ADOPT NOT SHOP
What is so important about WHERE a puppy or adult dog comes from?
- By acquiring a puppy or dog from other sources, it is possible buyers are unwittingly providing an incentive to irresponsible breeders who over-breed in conditions which are unlikely to ensure the physical, mental and emotional well being of animals.
- In purpose breeding and backyard breeding operations, a breeding mother’s health can become seriously depleted through over-breeding. Offspring can inherit health problems and/or miss out on adequate handling and socialisation with humans.