Why pet adoption is good
Before you make the dash to the pet store and buy a cute fur ball for your child, consider pet adoption.
There are many different reasons to let your child have a pet. They can learn virtues like responsibility, nurturing, and temperance while caring for a pet. A pet can contribute to your child’s physical and emotional health. But don’t rush to the pet store just yet!
Reasons for Pet Adoption
Consider adopting a pet to bring home from your local animal shelter. Why? Here’s why.
It is Humane
You must impress on your child that a live animal is not a doll or plushie but a living being. Puppy and kitten mills only contribute to animal cruelty. If your child would rather have a bunny or guinea pig, some shelters have them, too.
Encourage others to adopt as well. There’s more than enough to go around!
Too much of a good thing can be a problem, as pet overpopulation proves. Adopting an animal from a shelter means that said shelter is at a liberty to take responsibility for another animal without a home. Not only will you be presenting your new pet a home, you’ll be helping another pet in need get another sorely needed chance at life.
Maintenance for the shelter and care of the animals at the shelter will come out of your fee. To prevent more animals from ending up in the shelter, get Spot or Puff spayed or neutered.
It’s More Economical
Not only will you pay less than what you would to a store or breeder, you can take pleasure in the fact that the adoption fee is going to a good cause. Pet adoption will fit well into your family budget.
In the long run, you’ll also save on vet bills as, contrary to popular belief, animals from shelters are actually healthier and perhaps even better behaved than purebred animals. As a serendipitous bonus, mixed breeds have a tendency to be hardier and longer lived than purebreds.
Essentially, it’s the individual animal more than any specific breeding that bears on how well they fit into your family. Animal shelters work with animals they’ve taken responsibility for to see to it that said animal is healthy and socialized enough to be a beloved family member.
Should you have some problems after adopting your new friend, the people at the shelter will be delighted to give you some tips on how to make life more satisfactory for both you and your fur bearing friend. Advice and assistance for the sole purpose of benevolence is something money simply can’t buy!
Would You Like to Learn More?
Your child is a unique individual and with patience and care, you can find a pet just as special as they are. If you truly believe your kids are ready for the responsibility of caring for a pet, take them to visit a local shelter.
This way, they’ll get to get to know the new buddy they’ll be bringing home. The people who work at the shelter can tell you if they have any animals suited to a home with children and they will cheerfully introduce you to a myriad of furry creatures looking for a home like yours.
Remind your kids the importance of being gentle while handling animals. It could take several visits for you to make a decision on the one that’s just the perfect addition for your family. Feel free to take your time. Things like this are too good to rush.
Once you have found the ideal cat, dog or other to add to your family life, you can bring them home and be happy that not only do your kids have a companion that will teach them about love and care, but you’ve saved a life. The benefits are mutual for everyone involved. If you would like to learn more about pet adoption, please check out this infographic below.