The decision to add a new dog or cat to the family always comes with the discussion of whether to adopt or shop. I understand that finding your perfect pet may lead you to purchasing but I would encourage you to seriously consider adoption.
Many people do not realize that of the 6 to 8 million pets that end up in shelters every year, 25 percent of them are purebreds. Want a “-Doodle” or “-Poo” or some other popular mixed breed? Purchasing is not your only option. Many of these pets wind up in shelters every year as well.
Purchasing from a reputable breeder comes at a significant cost compared to adoption fees (usually less than $300). Purchasing also means being wholly responsible for medical care at the outset but adoption fees typically include initial vaccinations, spay/neuter, dewormings, microchip, and veterinary visits up to date of adoption.
Many of these pets have been loved, trained, and housebroken and found there way to shelters and rescues through no fault of their own; two of the top reasons being landlord issues and moving. With so many great, family-ready pets available for adoption why would you not consider bringing one into your family, saving a life at the same time.
For those that are ready to adopt, thinking about adoption, or on the fence I invite you to attend the 2nd Annual Pups’n Pints dog adoption and fundraiser sponsored by Passionate Paws Animal Hospital and CG Group (Skyecroft Realty) real estate team on March 25th from 1pm – 5pm at Mary O’Neills in Waxhaw. The event will feature the dogs of South Charlotte Dog Rescue, a local volunteer 501(c)3 organization. This is a great event to learn more about the adoption process and have your questions answered. Please visit our Facebook page @PupsAndPints to learn more.