3 Reasons Why Shelter Dogs Are the Best
Adopting a pet from a shelter is a wonderful option for many pet lovers. You’re welcoming a new furry family member into your home and opening your heart to an animal who has already been through so much. Read on to learn more about the often overlooked qualities of adopting a shelter pet.
Sadly, many future pet parents may initially be skeptical of adopting from a shelter. There seems to be a stigma that shelter dogs are damaged, have behavior problems, or are generally unhealthy.
While it’s true, some shelter dogs may have experienced past traumas, this information should never come as a surprise. Shelter staff will always inform you of a pup’s history and special needs. In addition, the medical needs of shelter dogs are actively tended to and supported.
Here are three reasons why you should consider adopting a pooch from a shelter:
- Financially affordable: Most shelters don’t have fancy lobbies or plush office space. You won’t see any of the comfy couches or luxury accommodations you expect at a standard pet store. A shelter is down-to-earth and run by people who want to make sure you leave with a good match above making a profit.
- Dogs are Put First: Most shelters don’t operate for profit, rather, they are running for the welfare of the pets who reside there. Likewise, employees working at shelters are there because they are genuinely enthusiastic about pets.
- Saving Two Lives: Adopting a dog from your local shelter helps make room for newly arriving animals and allows the shelter to spay/neuter and provide medical care for additional dogs and cats that are homeless.
Veterinary Care Unlimited is Here to Help
Here at Veterinary Care Unlimited, we are dedicated to providing your pet with only the highest-quality care and treatment. The quality of our patients' lives means a lot to us, and we’d be thrilled to welcome you and your new companion into our family.
Don’t hesitate to contact us today to set up your first wellness exam. We look forward to welcoming you into our practice and giving your new companion the best care they need to thrive by your side for years to come.