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Posted on February 1, 2019 at 4:16 PM by Lori Calvery
Wondering whether to adopt or buy a dog or cat? Adopt don't buy!
Bringing home a new pet is incredibly exciting. And adopting a pet from a shelter or rescue group is not only exciting, but it’s truly a feel-good experience as well. Every day, more than 9,000 dogs and cats are killed in America’s shelters simply because they don’t have safe places to call home. By adopting, it means that each time you look into your pet’s eyes, you can feel good knowing that you truly did save a life.
There are lots of good reasons to adopt rather than buy a pet. Here are a few of them:
For all of these reasons, adopting rather than buying is pretty much a no-brainer.
A Word of Caution
Beware of online pet sellers who just use the word “adopt” instead of buy. If there are lots of purebred or designer dogs and cats available (with more coming all the time), or if the pets all come from breeders, then that is not adoption. Some sellers have just changed their language to use the word “adopt” instead of “buy,” but the dangers are the same. The animals could be from mills, as are most all animals from pet stores and online pet sellers.
Tag(s): dogs, cats, animals, adoptions
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