Not many people are comfortable with adopting pets from pet adoption centers. They have many doubts and are not at all comfortable with the idea of adopting pets who have been previously given up or have been rescued. Many people are looking for a particular breed and look for breeders or pet stores to fulfill their desire. Also they are not too sure about bringing in an adult animal into their homes and families. It is also true that adopting pets from rescue center is equated with buying second hand goods.
The truth however is far from this. Adopting a pet can not only be more rewarding than buying a new pup or kitten but also meets social obligations. Pet rescue centers have hundreds of cats and dogs for adoption, but who will be eventually be killed if not adopted in time as more and more animals are rescued every day.
Many of the myths related to adopting pets from pet adoption centers are because of the lack of knowledge on the matter. A good percentage of the animals from rescue centers have been left there by the owners as they can no longer take care of the pets due to reasons like a new baby, apartments that don’t allow pets, becoming too busy and many similar others. In most cases they are not happy to do so but have no other option. For you it translates into a well trained pet looking for a new home.
You don’t need to spend time in housebreaking most pets adopted from rescue centers, also most of them have already have their shots and are also already disinfested, so that a lot of hassles have already been taken care of. Pet adoption centers are only makes it easier for you but is also economical as well.
A trained pet which is already familiar with people is a good option for those who have children at home. A new pup or kitten will not know how to behave with people or kids and may even hurt kids.
Most rescue centers have 25%-30% of pure breed dogs. For someone who is looking for a pure breed it could mean an adult pet which costs much less and is already housebroken too. If there is a particular breed you are looking for you can ask the rescue centers to let you know as soon as it becomes available for adoption.
Pet adoption centers give the rescued animals a chance to go back to a loving family. It is advantageous for both the pet and the family. It also gives you an opportunity to offer an example of social responsibility to your kids.