7 Reasons to Convince You to Adopt a Pet

August 08, 2021

7 Reasons to Convince You to Adopt a Pet

 Are you thinking of adding a pet to your family? We, at Pet Creations, have listed seven reasons why you should adopt a furry best friend.

You'll save a life.

  • Did you know that more than a million cats and dogs are being euthanized in the US alone each year because of pet overpopulation? Instead of buying from pet stores, we highly suggest prioritizing pets in shelters. When you adopt, you are saving a helpless animal by welcoming them into your family.

You'll get a great pet.

  • You are sure to adopt a pet that has received excellent care from the shelter because animals are admitted by well-experienced staff. Plus, all pets are vaccinated and go through a behavior assessment and screening. 

You pay way less.

  • Shelters have low adoption fees (used to cover the shelter's maintenance and costs) than pet stores selling dogs and cats for profit.

Adopting is a way to fight the puppy mills!

  • Puppy mills are like pet factories that breed animals and compromise the welfare of animals for profit. Some puppy mills have poor conditions, leaving pets sick. What's worse is that the pets are cramped in cages, with no human interactions whatsoever, leaving them with behavioral troubles. If the animals are unsold, they are discarded - either killed or abandoned.

Your family will thank you.

  • Many animals in the shelter are already trained well, which means you will have little to no problem with your new pets adopting in their new home. You can also opt to adopt mature pets to give them a second chance at a forever home.

Adopting pets is good for your health.

  • According to scientists, pet owners have a lower risk of depression than those without pets. Also, pet owners have lower blood pressure when faced with difficult situations. You can also exercise your body when you play with your pets. Serotonin and Dopamine also increase.

You'll be inspiring other pet owners to adopt from shelters as well.

  • Adopting from a pet shelter is one of the most amazing things you can do for these animals. Imagine showing your fantastic pet to your friends, and you tell them you got your furry friend from the "shelter". You earn extra bragging rights!