You save a life.
All animals at shelters are in need of a second chance. They have been lost, given up or abandoned. They are all unwanted and helpless. You are giving them a new life in a loving home.
You help pet overpopulation.
There are not enough homes for all the animals that are born every year. Adopting from a shelter helps weaken the pet overpopulation cycle. Each year 8 to 12 million dogs, cats, puppies and kittens are killed because there are not enough homes for them.
You take advantage of getting an adult animal.
Adult pets are great! Often they are already house trained and some can even “sit” or “stay.” You won’t have to deal with the puppy or kitten phase which means less of that youthful energy stage. You will be able to see the personality of the adult animal and won’t have to wait to see what you get.
You adopt a pet who has received good care.
All animals that come to the shelter are admitted by experienced staff. They are given vaccinations upon arrival and go through a behavior screening process.