A New Joy in Life: Adopting a Shelter Pet

As millions of animals each year are tragically euthanized due to overcrowding in shelters and the lack of adopters, December 5th marks a momentous day for animal lovers everywhere: Shelter Pets Day. It is our mission to bring awareness to this issue and urge people towards adopting their next pet.
If you’ve been considering taking home a furry companion, there’s no doubt that adopting from a shelter is a wonderful option. Not only are you providing an animal in need with the love and attention they deserve, but there are plenty of other reasons to select adoption as your route! Here are a few of the benefits:

Lower Cost Of New Pet

Pets adopted from shelters and rescue groups typically cost less than those purchased from breeders or even acquired for free. When adopting a pet from a shelter or rescue group, you can typically expect to pay less than you would if purchasing from a breeder or acquiring the pet for free. The reason for this is that shelters and rescue groups typically have lower overhead costs, meaning they can pass on the savings to adopters. Additionally, many shelters and rescue groups offer low-cost or even free spay/neuter services, which can further reduce the overall cost of adopting a pet.

Guaranteed Healthy Pet

The adoption fee usually covers vaccinations, spay/neuter surgery, microchipping, deworming and other “extras” that ensure your new pet is healthy and has received some basic training. When adopting a pet, it’s important to know what the adoption fee covers. Most adoption fees cover vaccinations, spay/neuter surgery, microchipping, deworming and other “extras” that ensure your new pet is healthy and has received some basic training. This is important because it helps to ensure that your new pet is less likely to get sick and that they will be well-behaved.

Save A Pet’s Life

When you adopt a pet from a shelter or rescue group, you are giving that animal a second chance at a happy, loving home. Animals in shelters and rescue groups have often been abandoned or abused, and they deserve to be in loving homes where they will be treated with respect and compassion. Also, by adopting a pet, you are not only saving that particular animal’s life, but you are also making room for another homeless animal to be rescued and adopted.

Personal Enrichment

Adopting a pet is a rewarding experience that can enrich your life in countless ways. There are countless reasons to adopt a pet, but one of the most rewarding is the enrichment they can bring to your life. Pets provide us with companionship, unconditional love, and a sense of purpose. They can also help us to relax, reduce stress, and boost our moods. In fact, studies have shown that interacting with pets can increase levels of the feel-good hormone oxytocin and decrease levels of the stress hormone cortisol.
So if you’re looking for a way to improve your mental and physical health, as well as add some joy to your life, consider adopting a pet. Just be sure to do your research first so you can find the perfect furry friend for you.

Veterinary Care For Your New Pet At Pacific Animal Hospital, Redondo!

When you adopt a pet, it’s important to have an experienced veterinary team that can provide the best possible care. At Pacific Animal Hospital in Redondo, we understand just how much your pet means to you and are here to help ensure that they receive the highest quality of medical attention. We offer a wide range of services from wellness exams, spays & neuters, vaccinations, microchipping, diagnostics and more. Schedule an appointment with us today to ensure your pet gets the best start in life!