5 Great Reasons to Adopt a Shelter Dog

Are you considering bringing a new dog into your home? If so, please consider going to a shelter to find your new pet. This is a great way to find your new canine companion, and to support and promote good animal welfare. In honor of Adopt A Shelter Dog Month, which starts today, October 1st, a local Happy Valley, OR vet lists some great reasons to adopt a shelter pup.

Save A Life

Shelters simply can’t keep up with the number of lost and homeless pets that need good homes. Unfortunately, many of these sweet pups have a very limited time to get adopted. While adopting one pooch won’t change the world, it will change the world for that dog.

Promote Animal Welfare

By giving a shelter dog a second chance, you’re not only saving that one lucky pet: you’re also helping other animals. The space your new canine buddy leaves empty will soon be taken by another adorable pooch in need of a home. Plus, your furry friend’s adoption fees will help the shelter care for other homeless pets.

Save Money

Adopting from shelters is often much cheaper than going to a pet store or breeder. You may also be able to save on veterinary care, since most shelter pets are spayed or neutered and current on their vaccinations and parasite control products.

Find The Perfect Pet

Our canine pals come in all shapes, sizes, and colors. Whether you’re looking for a cuddly little lapdog, a friendly, lovable family pet, or an athletic dog to go jogging with, there’s a good chance that you will find exactly what you are looking for in a shelter. Of course, you may also end up falling for an adorable pup that is the exact opposite of what you thought you wanted. Sometimes people and dogs bond very quickly and unexpectedly. That’s ok too!

Make A Friend

Man’s Best Friend is very intuitive, and knows when someone has helped him. It isn’t uncommon for shelter dogs to completely adore their saviors. Many people report that dogs they’ve adopted from shelters are extremely faithful and loving. Dogs’ loyalty, devotion, and unconditional friendship are truly priceless gifts!

Is your furry buddy due for an exam or vaccinations? Please contact us, your Happy Valley, OR pet hospital, for all your dog’s veterinary care needs. We’re here to help!

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