Every dog and cat deserves a loving home, whether big, small, old, young purebred or mixed. Every good animal shelter should make it their goal to find the home that is the in the animal’s best interests. Dogs and cats are unique individuals just like people and none are completely faultless. However, there is a dog or a cat and a potential pet parent who are ideal for one another. In an animal shelter near you, there is a cat or dog who could be your best friend forever.
Why a Dog or Cat may be in a Shelter
Dogs and cats are usually in shelters because of human fallibility rather than anything they did. Many times, the prior owner just couldn’t take care of the animal due to sickness, change in living conditions or financial situation. The prior owner may have died without bequeathing their pet to anyone. (A very tragic scenario for all involved.) Every year, litters of kittens and puppies are born strays to unsprayed females. The streets are no place for an animal bred to be a pet. An animal shelter can provide an animal food, safety and medical care, but love can only be found in a family.
Meeting Your New Best Friend
An animal shelter worthy of the name will be like a matchmaker, getting just the right people and animals together. It’s so easy to fall in love with a playful little ball of fluff but the counselors at a shelter know that a forever home is just that. They know all the animals individually and know what kind of owner would be best for them. You may be expected to answer several questions about yourself at a shelter. The people asking these questions are trying their best to find not only the pet that’s right for you, but just the right person for each pet.
Keeping Your New Best Friend
A pet is a friend forever. Adopting a pet is a rewarding experience for both of you. You will have a steadfast friend who adores you. The pet in turn will be kept safe and will never lack for food. Whether you want a cuddly cat or a playful pooch, there’s sure to be an animal just right for you. Adding an animal to your family will create happiness for both you and the animal.
Give a Cat or Dog a Brand New Life
Shelter pets have been through a lot of grief, but they still have plenty of love to give. Please open your home to a dog or cat who needs one if you can. Please get your cat or dog spayed or neutered if the shelter has not already seen to this. As adorable as kittens and puppies are, there are simply not enough homes for all of them so please try to control animal population by having your pet sterilized. You are also strongly urged to avoid the puppy and kitten mills that care more about profit than the life, health and comfort of innocent animals. If you need more reasons to adopt, please consult this infographic.