I can not remember a time in my life when I did not have an animal in it. I’m not a cat person or a dog person, I am an animal person. National Adopt A Shelter Pet Day is April 30th.
Most all of my pets over my lifetime have come from a shelter.
I never had any problems with any of them. Nothing other than the normal issues that come with aging or animal behavior in general. Never anything terrible such as biting, attacking, fighting, or the sort.
Even animals that are bred from strong bloodlines can have serious issues and complications.
Before you adopt there are some things you should know about pets in general. This is very important if you have never owned a pet before.
I would love for you to read a few other articles I have written.
The first is How To Be A Great Pet Parent.
In this article, I give some easy tips on you guess it, how to be a great pet parent.
The next article is called Why Routine Is Important To Your Pets.
This article goes more in-depth than the first one I linked. It is wonderful if you are already a pet owner as well.
Just as if you were preparing for a baby to join the family, you want to be armed with helpful information. My article about Pet Poison Prevention has information you will want to have on hand.
One way in which you can help spread awareness of the importance of adopting is to share your rescued pet on social media using the hashtag #AdoptAShelterPetDay
If you love pets, but cannot adopt, consider volunteering at your local shelter.
This is a wonderful way to get some furry snuggles in without the responsibility of pet ownership.
I do not recommend adopting a pet to be taken lightly.
The last thing we want is for an animal to have to be returned to the shelter!
This can be terribly upsetting to the family having to return the pet.
It is also equally damaging to the animal.
You may see a lot of social media encouraging you to go out and get a new pet.
Just please, be sure you are truly ready.
If you are, please go save a pet!