Pet Adoption


Sofia Matos

Why is pet adoption important?  Pet adoption is important for many reasons.  One reason why Pet adoption is so important is the overcrowding of animal shelters.  This is just one of the many reasons why pet adoption is important. Pet adoption should be considered rather than buying from a breeder.

One reason why pet adoption and rescuing a pet is important is due to the overcrowding of shelters.  Many shelters across the United States are overcrowded.  As a result of this, some pets that come to the shelter have to be put to sleep.  If you are considering getting a pet, check out your local rescues and shelters instead of a breeder, so that some of these pets have a chance to have a nice life.  


Another reason why pet adoption is important and why you should get a pet from a shelter or rescue is the variety of dogs.  The reason why many people say that they don´t want to get a pet from a shelter or rescue is that they do not have pure breeds or a certain type of dog.  This is very untrue though.  In one study that was taken, 25% of dogs in shelters are pure breeds.  The study also showed that there are many breeds of dogs in shelters.  


Another reason to rescue a pet is that you are giving that pet a better life.  Life in a shelter is hard for a dog.  Many shelters in the United States are in bad condition because of a lack of funds and having too many pets to take care of.  If you rescue a pet you are giving it a better life and helping the shelter by decreasing the amount of animals that still live in the shelter.

As you can see there are many reasons to rescue or adopt a pet.  The overcrowding of shelters, the good options for the type of pet that you want, better living conditions and helping with the minimization of other animals that are still there are all wonderful reasons to seek out your new addition at a local shelter.  I hope that you enjoyed reading and learned a little bit about pet adoption.