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What are the benefits of pet adoption?
Adopting a pet comes with numerous
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Millions of healthy,
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Adopting from an animal shelter or
rescue group - Adopting is the best way
to find a new pet.

Did you know that shelters and rescues
always have a great selection of animals
looking for new homes? You can find
cats, dogs, birds, small animals, even
horses and livestock.

In fact, any type of animal available for
sale at your local pet store or from a
breeder is probably waiting for adoption
in a nearby shelter or rescue.

Thanks to the Shelter Pet Project, it's
become easier than ever to find them.

Shelters and rescues

6–8 million animals end up in shelters
each year, half of which will probably not
be adopted.

25 percent of pets in shelters are
purebreds. Breed-specific rescue groups
always have purebred dogs and puppies
looking for new homes.

Most pets end up homeless through no
fault of their own—"moving" and
"landlord issues" are the top reasons
people give for relinquishing their pets,
meaning shelters and rescue groups are
full of wonderful, family-ready pets.

Pets adopted from shelters and rescue
groups typically cost less than pets
purchased or even acquired for free—
once you add in the cost of vaccinations,
spay/neuter surgery, microchip,
dewormer and other "extras" included in
your adoption fee, you'll probably be
surprised what a bargain an adopted pet
really is!

Most shelters and rescue groups conduct
thorough behavioral analyses of each pet
to ensure that they will be the right fit for
your family.

Shelters and rescue groups can provide
advice on making your relationship with
your pet the best it can be for the rest of
their life, so you’ll never have to go it