Is it Better to Buy or Adopt a Pet?
Congratulations on your decision to welcome a new pet into your home! If you’re still on the fence about whether to buy from a breeder or adopt from a shelter, you’ve come to the right place. The benefits of adopting a pet are many, and our team at Curem Veterinary Care encourages you to consider the following reasons to choose adoption:
Adoption Saves Lives
When you open your heart and home to a shelter pet (or two!), you give that precious animal a much-needed second chance and open up space in the shelter for another animal in-need.
You Can Choose a Housebroken Pet
Imagine the time and frustration you’ll save (not to mention your carpet) by adopting a pet that has already been housetrained!
You Save Money On Up-Front Medical Treatments
Many shelter animals have already received a significant amount of veterinary care, including spaying or neutering, core vaccines, deworming, flea prevention, and microchipping. You can dedicate what you save in up-front medical costs to providing ongoing wellness care for your new pet.
Shelter Pets Have So Much Love to Give
Shelter pets are some of the most loving, grateful animals you will ever encounter. They may have been surrendered or homeless, and all they really want is a forever home.
Adoption Helps Put Puppy Mills Out of Business
Puppy mills will continue to breed dogs in shockingly poor, factory-style conditions as long as people buy from them. One of the most important benefits of adopting a pet is that it helps put a stop to this abhorrent practice.
Purebreds Are Still Possible
If you have your heart set on a specific breed, you may still be able to find the pet you’re looking for at a shelter. Purebreds end up in shelters after being surrendered by owners who can’t care for them properly, and because nearby puppy mills breed more animals than they can sell.
The Shelter Staff Will Help You Pick the Perfect Match
The compassionate staff members at animal shelters know the histories and temperaments of the animals in their care, and they will work with you to find the pet that suits your needs and lifestyle.
The Variety is Unparalleled
Shelters offer prospective pet parents the opportunity to interact with the widest variety of animals of different sizes, ages, and breeds.
Because One Ripple Can Create a Wave
Visiting your local shelter could inspire you to foster other pets, volunteer for the shelter, or get involved in community fundraisers. Your decision to adopt could also influence family members or friends to follow in your footsteps.
No Bones About It: Adoption is the Best Option!
Pets make us better people, and when we choose adoption, we give at least two animals the second chances they deserve. We look forward to welcoming your new pet with a lifetime of quality veterinary care. Please contact us at (480) 787-0544 to schedule your pet’s visit.