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Pet Adoption | Let Your Child Become a Pet Parent

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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.

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Here are 10 good reasons why you should adopt a pet.

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.

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Being a pet parent makes kids more responsible.

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.

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16 thoughts on “Pet Adoption | Let Your Child Become a Pet Parent

  1. Great initiative and ideas. I have had friends who were hesitant to get a pet, but once they did, they loved it more than they ever imagined. Pet adoption sounds like a really practical idea for everyone involved.

  2. I agree that adopting a pet is a great idea! I just want to throw in though that many people get their kids a pet as a gift and when they don’t like/take care of it, it ends up back in the shelter a few months later 🙁

  3. This is such a great way to teach kids responsibility and giving them have a friend for life. Pets are just the best!! And yeah, I agree with pet adoption. 🙂

  4. There are so many animals out there that want to be adopted so I think it’s great when people consider pet adoption as an option, as opposed to just buying a newborn at the pet store. x

  5. I love the idea of getting littles one to adopt a pet. It is such a great lesson for them about life too how sometimes people/animals need your help. Pet adoption is beneficial to all parties.

  6. I’m not a big fan of having a pet to be honest but for kids it might seems like a nice idea. They might learn how to be more responsible. And truly, pet adoption would save a lot of animals in the shelter and give them a new home.

  7. This is such a nice post and pet adoption sounds a great idea for kids I think they will become more responsible as they have a pet.

  8. Thank you for sharing this. I just hope more people will adopt. Pet adoption is one of my personal advocacies. I just wish too that whether they are adopting or buying one — pet ownership is a lifetime commitment.

  9. Pet adoption is so important. I currently have a 4-year old staffy girl sleeping beside me that I am fostering but going to adopt. She’s been amazing and I’m happy to give her a safe and loving home!

    Jackie

  10. Pet adoptions are wonderful and humane and may afford children with the responsibility to love, nurture, and care for another. I agree with the motto, “adopt don’t shop.”

  11. Great post. Having a dog will forever change a Child’s life. Adopting from a shelter is always my first choice. There are so many great animals, young and older that need good homes. Good for you for promoting pet adoption!

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