Adoption is the only option when adding a furry friend to your family. Caring for a pet can provide a sense of purpose and fulfillment and gives you bragging rights for saving a shelter pet. Adoption helps save lives, reduces the demand for dogs bred in puppy mills and sold in pet stores, or from online sellers, and helps shelters help more pets in need. With an approximate 1.5 million shelter animals losing their lives annually because of overpopulation, adopters save the lives of loving animals and open up shelter space for other animals in need.
Finding the right match when adopting is key to the successful addition of a new furry family member. Some things to consider when looking for a dog or cat to add to your family are whether you rent or own your home and any restrictions that apply if you rent; whether you have other pets or small children in the home, whether you are new to owning a pet, and how much time you are able to dedicate to keeping your pet happy and safe.
You can go to www.petharbor.com to find pets near you, of every size, color, temperament and breed. Purebred and mixed breed animals alike are waiting for their forever homes!