8 Strong Arguments for Adopting a Pet Instead of Buying

Get a Dog That Meets All Your Needs


You know almost everything about your new shelter dog upfront. Instead of having to go with a high-maintenance puppy, you can choose a mellow older dog that has seen it all. You can also choose a rambunctious 2-year-old who is ready to join you in intense exercise right away. Whatever your needs are, you can find the right dog in a shelter.

You Can Call Tech Support If There’s a Problem


Many shelters provide ongoing support in the form of training classes, behavioral support lines and more. While most shelter dogs do not have any major health or behavioral problems, if something does crop up, you can call the shelter for support. Most breeders do not offer the same help.

Save a Life and Get a Best Friend at the Same Time


There’s nothing better than knowing that you saved a life, and adopting from a rescue lets you save not one but two lives. Your new best friend gets a loving home, and the dog or cat that moves into the shelter gets some added time to find its own forever family.

Go Forth and Spread the Word


Getting more people to adopt pets certainly helps, but you can also help improve the lives of puppies with breeders. The PUPS Act proposes stricter rules for dog breeders by requiring daily exercise and appropriate enclosures. Read more and find out how you can help here.

Help Rescue Animals

Provide food and vital supplies to shelter pets at The Animal Rescue Site for free!