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Adopt a Shelter Pet Day

April 15 2018

April 30th is Adopt A Shelter Pet Day! If you are ready to bring a new furry buddy into your home, please consider going to a shelter to find your new pet. A Crown Point, IN vet discusses adopting from shelters in this article.

Finding Your Pet

Shelters are overflowing with sweet, lovable pets that desperately need new homes. No matter what kind of animal companion you are looking for, there’s a good chance that you’ll find it in a shelter. You’ll also be able to spend some time with your furry friend before deciding. This is very important! Adopting a pet is a lifetime commitment, so it’s crucial to pick one that is right for your household.

Change A Life

Pets often end up in shelters due to simple bad luck. Some are abandoned, some were lost, and others have been turned in by former owners. This can be a very stressful experience for our animal friends. Pets get very attached to their owners, and can feel sad, depressed, and scared in shelter environments. It’s truly a wonderful act of kindness to give one of these lovable animals a second chance at happiness.

Make A Friend

Our animal companions are very intuitive, and definitely know when someone has helped them. Many people report that pets they’ve adopted from shelters are extremely loving and loyal. When you adopt from a shelter, you’re making a friend for life!

Help Animals In Need

Adopting from shelters is a great way to promote good animal welfare. With so many sweet pets in need of homes, it’s simply the most responsible option. You’ll also be helping other animals in need, both by supporting the shelter financially and by freeing up space and resources.

Settling In

Being in a shelter is very scary for our furry pals. When you bring your new buddy home, start them out in a quiet room with bedding, toys, treats, and, in Fluffy’s case, a litterbox. A veterinary appointment is definitely on the agenda, but otherwise, just give your fuzzy pal time to settle in. Don’t be surprised if your new pet sleeps a lot at first. This is normal. With good care and lots of love and TLC, you’ll have purrs or tail wags in no time!

Please feel free to contact us, your Crown Point, IN pet hospital, anytime. We’re here to help!