Adopt Don’t Shop: What You Need to Know About Adopting your Next Pet

July 9, 2019

Many people who want to add a pet to their family often look to buy one. Adoption isn’t generally considered a first option when it comes to getting a pet. However, there are many benefits that come with adopting a pet rather than buying one.

One of the best things about adoption is that you can easily take in more than one pet at a time. This is because adoption is cheaper and you are more likely to find an array of cute animals that you wish to adopt. However, you still need to adhere to local regulations regarding the number of pets you can adopt. For instance, according to Fuzzy Rescue, you will need a permit to keep more than two dogs in Brisbane, Queensland. In New South Wales, the rules are a bit more lax and you can keep as many canines as you please.

Reasons to Adopt a Pet...

1. Save a Life

Most pets in animal rescue centres face a serious threat to their lives. Often, centres that are overwhelmed with animals tend to euthanize them in a bid to create space for more. When you adopt a pet, you are essentially ensuring that they will not die due to overpopulation. Secondly, adopting pets helps kill the puppy mill industry. Basically, puppy mills are institutions that are dedicated to breeding animals for commercial reasons. Often, the breeding animals are kept in terrible conditions and forced to reproduce at an unnatural pace.

2. It’s Cheaper to Adopt

Adopting pets is considerably cheaper than buying them. This is not only because adoption fees are generally low, but also because you won’t have to incur certain other expenses. For instance, many animals get micro- chipped and vaccinated at the adoption centres, so this is a cost you won’t have to bear.

3. Wide Variety

Another reason why you should adopt rather than shop is that you will get virtually every kind of pet from adoption centers. It’s nearly impossible not to find a pet that’s perfect for you in adoption centres.

What You Need to Know About Adopting Your Next Pet

  • It’s a Big Commitment

    One cannot overemphasize just how big a commitment it is to adopt a pet. Before you head out to the rescue center, make sure that you have both the time and resources to add a new member into your family.

    If you are going through changes in your life, say a new job or promotion, it may be better to wait until things have settled down before you adopt a pet.

  • It Goes Beyond Looks

    Pets are cute. Animals in rescue centres will undoubtedly be cuddly and adorable. But you need to go beyond looks when choosing a pet to adopt. It is important to know whether the pet’s personality is compatible with your own.

    You don’t want to take on a demanding and playful pet when what you really want is something to cuddle with while watching TV. Ask the adoption assistants about the personality of your prospective pet before you settle on it. You will be grateful you did.

  • You Will Need to Make Adjustments

    Finally, you must be ready to make certain adjustments in your home. You’ll need to get rid of small items that your pet can swallow or plants that are dangerous to them. You also need to buy certain items such as beds, toys, food and even collars.

If you aren’t sure whether to buy or adopt a pet, go the adoption way. Not only will you save a life, but it will also save you some money. Before you decide to get a pet, make sure that you are ready for the commitment. It will go a long way in ensuring that your pet gets a comfortable home.

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November 16, 2015 4:30 pm

cute photos you have posted

March 1, 2016 12:29 am

How much for each dog

May 25, 2016 10:41 pm

Love teacups…I am a first time owner. Thinking mix of maltese and shitzu…but not sure what to look for to make sure it is in good health. A breeder contacted me and had what I am looking for…but she said it was the runt…and will be tiny.

Your website impressed me…please contact me. How much too…curious on price.

Susan Murray
Susan Murray
June 30, 2016 10:57 am

So adorable! Do you have any available?

Rochelle jordan
August 30, 2016 5:09 am

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Connie Carrigg
November 23, 2015 12:18 am

I am interested in a teddy bear dog, I live in Barrie,Ont. Where can I find one in Ontario? How much do these dogs cost?I want a pup from a good breeder! i want a happy pup with no health issues,de-wormed,first shots and at least eight weeks with Mom. I read this is the right time to adopt!

Connie RN,

December 1, 2015 2:28 am

I’m looking to bye a Teddy bear puppy for Christmas

Mariana Darida
Mariana Darida
December 23, 2015 11:58 am

Can you please let us know where are you located I am very interested to have one of your puppies .I prefer a female. Please let us know .
We live in Chicago .

Mary Battle
Mary Battle
December 29, 2015 5:25 am

I am interested in a teddy bear puppy, I’d like some information and prices.

January 11, 2016 6:54 pm

I live in Englewood fl where can I get one