Thinking about getting a pet? There are millions of companion animals in shelters and rescue agencies waiting for a forever home. Millions of people have already discovered how amazing adopting a pet can be, and now you can, too.
Between three and four million dogs and cats are euthanized each year simply because too many people give up their pets and too few people adopt from shelters. The number of euthanized animals could be reduced dramatically if more people adopted pets instead of buying them.
By adopting from an animal shelter, rescue group, or local animal control agency, you’ll help save the lives of two animals—the pet you adopt and a homeless animal somewhere who can be rescued because of space you helped free up.
Animal Shelters and Rescue Groups
LINKS TO OTHER ANIMAL RESCUE AND ADOPTION RESOURCES:
If you have exhausted all the resources above and have come to the decision that the only way to find your “forever friend” is to buy from a reputable breeder then please review our Reputable Breeder Checklist.
RESOURCES FOR PET OWNERS . . .