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Did you know that approximately 4 million adoptable dogs and cats are killed each year due mainly to overpopulation? Did you know that 25-30% of dogs for adoption in animal shelters are purebred? The other 70-75%, of course, are lovable, wonderful mixed-breed pets, just waiting for a chance to be your perfect new friend.
In an effort to help people make good choices when they adopt a dog or cat, many humane societies, SPCAs and pet rescues provide adoption counseling to help you learn about dog Adoption and cat adoption to help match you up with a best pet for your adoption.
If you have your heart set on a specific breed, before you check out a dog breeder or pet store, why not adopt a pet from a breed rescue organization? Breed rescues are groups that specialize in a particular breed of dog or cat.
Don’t be fooled into thinking that animal shelters and pet rescues are filled with dog or cats that were discarded because they’re “bad”. Shelter pets for adoption are wonderful companions who became the victims of family tragedy, unlucky circumstances or irresponsible owners.
Did you know that many backyard dog breeders and pet stores who supply the majority of purebreds simply are selling inbred pets without care for preventing genetic problems? Mixed breed pets have less inbreeding, generally less inherited genetic disease, and therefore overall lower vet bills and happier pets!
And the best place to find a mixed breed dog or cat is at an SPCA, a humane society or an local animal shelter.
please dont forget about the many wonderful non-profit rescue orgs as well when searching for an addition to your family….& of course ensuring your furry family members are spayed & neutered will also help to reduce the shelter euthanasia rates.
Rob on December 20, 2014 at 9:54 pm