7 Reasons to Adopt, Not Shop
Thinking of extending your family and adding a four-legged friend?
When it comes to completing your household with a furry bundle of happiness, look no further than adoption. Not only will you be enriching your own life but you’ll be saving theirs.
We’ve put together Petz Park’s 7 important reasons why you should adopt and not shop for your new family member.
1. YOU’LL BE SAVING MORE THAN ONE LIFE
By making an adopted dog a part of your family, you’ll be allowing them to share their life with someone that truly loves them. Not only will your new best friend have been saved but you’ll enable a new space to be opened in the shelter and the rescue cycle will start all over again for another lucky doggie.
2. YOUR ADOPTION FEE WILL GO TOWARDS OTHER ANIMALS
Any great rescue group will ensure that your doggie will leave vaccinated, desexed, wormed and microchipped. Your adoption fee will go back into the shelter where you collected your dog, meaning that you’ll be funding many more animals to get the treatment that they deserve too.
3. THEY’RE ALREADY TRAINED
Most dogs will have previously come from a household or have been with a foster carer who have shown them a few more ropes. Either way, rescue dogs usually already have basic training – at the least! That means you won’t be starting from scratch with training commands.
4. YOU’LL GET YOUR PERFECT MATCH
When adopting a dog, we already know what their personality looks like and whether they’ll fit into your household. Rescue organisations will help you to find a dog that will fit perfectly into your home and your lifestyle. They’ll do such a great job that you’ll fall in love with your new pal instantly!
5. SENIOR DOGS ARE FAMILY DOGS
Every dog deserves to live their lives to the fullest. By adopting a senior dog, you’ll give them a second chance at life and happiness. If you have children, senior dogs may be a perfect choice for you as they often have a calm temperament and are mellow in nature.
6. ADOPTING IS MORE COST EFFECTIVE
Of course, we’d spend an arm and a leg on our dogs if we had to but every little certainly helps! Rescue dogs often come with health checks, vaccinations and desexing already under their collars. When purchasing a puppy or dog elsewhere, all of these expenses are at your own discretion.
7. YOU’LL BE HELPING TO END PUPPY FARMS
Puppy farms often compromise on the health and well-being of those dogs in their care. You can help to end these kinds of organisations by choosing a safer, respected and certified rescue group to extend your family from.
Adoption may not always seem like the easiest option but it certainly is the most rewarding one. You’ll see improvements in your dog every day and feel proud that you helped make a life better. You’ll be their whole world and you’ll have a best friend for life.
What more could you ask for?
Did you adopt your dog? Let us know about your experience by getting in touch. We want to share stories like yours and celebrate the work that our much-loved organisations do for our furry friends. We can’t wait to hear from you.