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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Carrie-Anne Brown
Carrie-Anne Brownabout a year ago

thanks for sharing :)

Susan T.
Susan T.1 years ago

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.

Jessica R.
Jessica R.1 years ago

Adopt adopt adopt!!!!

PrimaSICK B.
PrimaAWAY B.1 years ago

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.

Beth Wilkerson
Beth Wilkerson1 years ago

I am a true believer in adoption.

Michael H.
Mike H.2 years ago

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

JL A.2 years ago

good reminder

Carla van der Meer


vicky T.
vicky T.2 years ago

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 :)

Ana R.
Ana R2 years ago

The Only option for me, please!