There are thousands of animal shelters around the United States filled with hundreds of animals who need loving homes to call their own. If you are looking to add a lovable friend to your home, consider adopting your next pet from an animal shelter. You will be able to find a pet that you will fall in love with while ensuring that he is around for a long time to come.
Adopting a Pet
Anyone can adopt a pet from an animal shelter. The first step in adopting a pet is to locate the shelters in your area. You will find that many have websites up that list all of the animals currently available as well as photos of those animals. You can pick and choose the animals you most like before you even leave the house!
It is a good idea to phone the animal shelter ahead of time. There are adoption fees for selecting a pet from an animal shelter but these fees vary according to the animal being adopted as well as the location of the animal shelter.
Once you arrive at the shelter you will get a chance to look at the animals, or the animal you have already selected. The shelter will explain any procedures that has been performed on the animal, such as a flea treatment with Frontline Plus or a spay/neuter. The next step is signing over all of the papers and paying the adoption fees!
Make a Difference One Pet at a Time
While it isn’t possible to save every animal that walks through the door of an animal shelter you can do your part and save one of those animal! Every year there are thousands of animals put to sleep simply because no one came to adopt them. Wouldn’t it make you feel wonderful knowing that you made a difference?
Adopting a pet is a wonderful way to add a new lovable pet to your home and keep him alive and well for a long life ahead. Pets make great additions to the family, and with the many available animals at the shelter you are sure to find one that melts your heart in two. Adopting is much cheaper than purchasing from a pet store and you will feel so much more gratified knowing that you did something amazing. Search your local animal shelter right away and find your new pet!