Adopting a dog from a shelter is one of the greatest things a person can do for an animal…and for themselves. October is Adopt a Shelter Dog Month; start planning now to bring home a furry friend in the near future.
Adopting a dog from a shelter is not as easy as it once was, but the process does not have to be complicated. Make sure that you can obtain a veterinary reference if Read the rest of this entry »
Adopting pets can provide emotional benefits that far outweigh the costs of owning them. Consider these reasons why an adopted pet would bring a smile to your face:
1. Adding a new member to your family starts a new chapter in your life and reinforces that you feel comfortable and ready.
2. Abandoned pets are grateful for the love that their new owners provide.
3. Pets are constant companions, and you can talk to them about anything.
4. You are likely saving your petâ€™ Read the rest of this entry »
It is a sad fact that millions of pets are abandoned at animal shelters across the United States every year. The puppy or kitten that was welcomed at Christmas often finds itself cast aside as it becomes older. Thankfully, there are many people who want to adopt a pet and give it a loving home to last a lifetime.
Some people don’t go to shelters when considering bringing a new pet into the family because they have the idea that shelters will not have the breed of dog or cat that Read the rest of this entry »
When selecting a pet, one of the best places to go is an abused animal rescue shelter. By adopting a pet from one of these shelters, you will know that you are providing a loving home to an animal in need. While these animals tend to make caring and affectionate pets, it is important to make sure that you provide for their needs that may be unique to abused animals. Here, are the best ways to keep Read the rest of this entry »
For the elderly, a pet can offer many benefits that include lowered levels of stress, decreased blood pressure and less depression. Unfortunately, many elderly people spend the bulk of their day alone. This is especially true for those who have lost a spouse or have adult children who are busy at work. While you naturally want to be with your loved one as much as you can each day, a pet companion can offer love and friendship during your time away. Here, are a few things you should Read the rest of this entry »