People all over the world now keep pets at home, for companionship and unconditional love amongst other reasons. Although many are reluctant to take on an adult dog from adoption, these animals are often the best possible option. According to Journal of Physical Activity and Health it has been observed that dog owners who walked with their dogs generally walk for more than an hour longer than the ones who do not walk with their dogs.
A remarkable number of people who have adopted say that their chosen dog stood out like a sore thumb. Not only is this adding to the pet overpopulation (where many end up being euthanized), but it is adding unhealthy animals to the problem. I’d like to help set the record straight: there are many reasons to adopt a shelter pet.
Even younger kids (over 12) can volunteer, pretty perfect for a wannabe vet or an animal lover without a pet. The adoption process:Â A form is filled out before you are matched to the right pet. Four puppies and two adult dogs confiscated by the Buxton Police Department on August 27th will be available for adoption at the Animal Refuge League of Greater Portland on Tuesday, September 1st beginning at 11am.
Experts in the line of work suggest that people who are interested in keeping dogs can look to adopting older dogs that’ve been abandoned, instead of buying new pups. Thirty-two years later, that message is as strong, true and important as ever, as millions of dogs in shelters await adoption every year.
Another huge benefit of adopting a pet from a shelter is that mature animals are available. Some of the animals available at the centers are: the spider, bunny, pig, hedgehog, duck, llama, fish, hamster, tiger, puppy, kitten or penguin. These unfortunate animals are then taken to animal shelters.