“Mommy, Can I get a puppy?”
Now you have a decision to make. Are you going to adopt a dog or buy from a breeder? The best place to find an animal to fit your family would be from an animal shelter or rescue group. Going to a breeder will only encourage more people to breed animals. When animals are bred we are only adding to the animal population. There are so many great animals that are in need of a great home. These animals have been rescued from overcrowded homes, such as animal hoarders, or have been found and taken into the animal shelter. Some animals were abused, and others don’t know anything else besides a shelter. Our animal shelters and adoption agencies are overcrowded, but people are still breeding dogs. The overcrowding is causing millions of animals to be put to death a year just to make room for others. So I urge you, when you decide that your family needs a new addition, please consider adopting. Below is some information about local adoption agencies that are great places to look for a dog.
Please take the time to watch this short 2 min video on how adopting a pet can benefit you, and your pet!