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Reasons to Adopt a Shelter Pet

October 1, 2020

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October is Adopt A Shelter Pet Month! While there’s no bad time to adopt a shelter pet, this is a perfect time to bring a new dog or cat (or any other pet) into your home. Here, a Coral Springs, FL vet lists some reasons to head to your local shelter.


Time

More people than ever are working or studying from home this year, because of the coronavirus. One of the bright sides of this, is that staying home gives you a great opportunity to bond with and train a new pet. 


Children

Pets are beneficial to children in many ways. Dogs and cats are great companions and playmates for kids. They can also teach them about friendship, love, and empathy, and help soothe and entertain them in troubled times.


Save A Life

Many pets in shelters are running out of time to get adopted. While many people did rush out to adopt pets this year, unfortunately, there have also been a lot of pets that were surrendered. Giving that one special pet a second chance is a great way to make the best of a tough year!


Take Your Pick

Shelters have pets of all ages, shapes, sizes, and colors. No matter what you’re looking for, you can find something that suits you. Of course, sometimes people only need to glance at a furry face to know they’ve found their animal companion. In other cases, it isn’t as easy to decide. Don’t be afraid to ask questions about your potential pet’s history, temperament, and care needs! Just be sure that you are willing to commit to your new pet. After all, adoption is forever! 


Save Some Money

Another huge plus of going through a shelter? It’s much cheaper than getting a pet from a breeder. Plus, many shelter pets are already fixed, which will save you some money on veterinary care.


Make A Forever Friend

Animals are intelligent enough to know when someone has helped them. You may very well find that your furry friend is extremely grateful, loving, and loyal. That unconditional friendship and devotion pets show their humans is truly special. Purrs and tail wags are both among the best things in life, as far as we are concerned!


Please contact us if ever we can be of assistance. As your local Coral Springs, FL vet clinic, we’re here to help!



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