Pet adoption is something that is near and dear to my heart. Both Cinco and Manna are adopted. Cinco was adopted from an animal rescue while Manna was adopted right off the streets. I couldn’t be happier with my furmily I would go into detail about all the reasons to adopt a pet, but I think this infographic I made on Piktochart says it all pretty well.
Bonus Adoption Facts:
- Animal shelters have cats and dogs of any breed, size, color, or age you could imagine. Many shelters also take in other sorts of pets like birds, guinea pigs, and turtles.
- Finding a purebred pet at a shelter is not as difficult as you might think. I’ve heard that as much as 40% of animals entering shelters are purebred.
- Pets adopted from animal shelters are just as likely (if not more likely) than pets from breeders to be healthy. The people running the shelter will know whether or not the animal has any history of illness.
Here is my experience: I have had Cinco for 8 years and have only had to take him to the vet for an illness 1 time. Manna had fleas when I first found her, but other than that, she has never had to go to the vet for an illness (I’ve had her 6 years). I had an adopted collie/lab mix when I was growing up that never really had an illness (other than fleas) until she was 13 years old.
- Shelter pets are just as affectionate as pets found anywhere else. They are often fostered in volunteers’ homes with their pets and family.
What are your experiences with adopted pets?
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