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5 Great Reasons to Adopt a Shelter Pet

April 15 2021

There’s a pretty special pet holiday coming up. April 30th is Adopt A Shelter Pet Day! If you’re looking to adopt a new pet, please consider going through a shelter. A Crown Point, IN vet lists a few reasons to head to your local shelter below.


Change A Pet’s Life

The biggest reason to go through a shelter is that it’s just a wonderful way to give that one lucky pet a happily ever after. Pets end up in shelters for a variety of reasons, none of which are really under their control. It truly does feel wonderful to give a pet a second chance. It’s also a beautiful experience watching sad, shy pets blossom with love and good care.


Purrs And Tail Wags

Pets know when someone has helped them, and they don’t forget it. You will soon be the apple of your furry pal’s eye, and the center of their world. In fact, many people report that the pets they’ve adopted from shelters are extremely loving, loyal, and affectionate. You may find that the love and companionship your new buddy brings into your life is worth far more than any adoption fee.


Help Other Animals

When you go through a shelter, you’re also helping other animals. For one thing, you’ll be freeing up space for another homeless pet. Plus, the adoption fees you spend will help the shelter or organization care for their other wards. This is a great way to pay it forward, and just do your part to make the world a better place.


Find Your Perfect Buddy

One of the best things about shelters is the fact that they really do have something for everyone. No matter what you’re looking for, you’ll likely find a great match waiting for you. Of course, it’s also important for you to keep an open mind and an open heart. Sometimes people only need to take one look at a cute furry face to know they’ve just found their new buddy!


Save Money

Shelters are typically quite much cheaper than breeders or pet stores. You may also save on veterinary costs, since shelter pets are usually already fixed and current on their vaccines and parasite control. Who doesn’t love saving some money?


Do you have questions about caring for your shelter pet? Contact us, your Crown Point, IN pet hospital, today!

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