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Pet Adoption is the Loving Option

Pet Adoption is the Loving Option

I’ve written about benefits of adopting a less-adoptable pet. And, there are many benefits of adopting any pet from a shelter or rescue organization.

  • You’ll save a life
  • You won’t be supporting puppy mills
  • You’ll have an instant, grateful friend for life
  • Your new family member may already be well socialized, especially if s/he came from a foster home

BlogPaws and declared October Adopt a Pet Month and supplied the infograph below featuring many facts about shelters and rescue organizations. Looking for a purebred? Did you know that 25% of pet dogs killed in animal shelters are purebred?

I just did a search on for medium size (26 to 60 lbs.), young dogs up for adoption within 50 miles from me and came up with nearly 500 dogs! And my search for young cats showed over 500 in a 50 mile radius!

Have you adopted a pet from a shelter or rescue organization? Thanks for sharing your story in a comment below.

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Lisa Spector

Lisa Spector is a concert pianist, Juilliard graduate, and canine music expert. She is co-founder of Through a Dog's Ear, the first music clinically demonstrated to calm the canine nervous system. Their new high-tech pet gadget, iCalmDog, is the portable solution to canine anxiety. Lisa shares her home and her heart with her two "career change" Labrador Retrievers from Guide Dogs for the Blind, Sanchez and Gina. Follow Lisa's blog here.


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4:06AM PDT on Jun 22, 2014

thanks for sharing :)

1:11PM PST on Jan 14, 2014

AGREE. but why do people still buy pet shop animals and then wonder why they are so damaged?
go to a rescue, no kill (mis-nomer) adopt and work with an animal that needs love.

1:21PM PST on Dec 15, 2013

Adopt adopt adopt!!!!

10:02AM PST on Dec 10, 2013

Adopt... Save a life that make you and that pet or pets rich people.
Always adopt and you will receive so much back and that baby you need to love with everything in you.

9:56AM PST on Dec 10, 2013

I am a true believer in adoption.

8:48PM PST on Nov 17, 2013

Adopt a homeless animal. Be a hero for the animals.

10:04AM PST on Nov 17, 2013

good reminder

10:44PM PST on Nov 12, 2013


10:27PM PST on Nov 12, 2013

Not judging your intentions here John and certainly not trolling anyone by stating the facts! When you buy from a pet shop, you might have rescued that particular animal but the money's going to a person using it to breed more and more animals for selling/putting to sleep!
Rescue shelters use the money to rescue even more animals, now ain't that a more noble cause than those merchants! Glad you spayed the mama though :)

2:41AM PST on Nov 12, 2013

The Only option for me, please!

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