Adopt Don’t Shop! But Why?

You probably have seen it on shelters, t-shirts, bumper stickers, and even on TV.


The statement basically means that instead of buying doxies, you go ahead and adopt them instead. The adopt-don’t-shop movement is primarily headed by a lot of animal rights proponents and now, more and more pet owners and lovers are now subscribing to this movement.


People say that instead of buying a dog from a pet shop or breeder, you might want to consider adopting a dog from a shelter. However, you may ask, “why?”


In this post, let us take a look at some of the reasons why you should adopt instead of buying a dog. This guide would be helpful especially when you are in the process of getting a new doxie.

If having a soul means being able to feel love and loyalty and gratitude, then animals are better off than a lot of humans.

James Herriot


Many of the pets from shelters and rescues are already house-trained, which means you’re not only saving a pet’s life, you may be saving your rug. Adopting a mature pet not only gives older animals a second chance, it often means introducing them to your family will be much easier.


Our tips

Determine how much time you have to devote to your new pet every day. Cats are usually lower maintenance than dogs. And small animals like gerbils, guinea pigs, and hamsters can require even less work. But remember, even the littlest guys require daily care.

What’s your lifestyle like? Cats are great options for people who work long hours. They don’t need to be let out to use the bathroom. Same thing with gerbils, hamsters, and guinea pigs. If you travel a lot though, you can’t leave any pet alone for more than a day. Cats like a clean litter box and freshwater.

Use experts. Some shelters have specialized adoption coordinators who will speak with you about your lifestyle and housing situation to help match you up with the best pet. But most shelter employees will be able to tell you about an individual animal’s personality and habits.

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