Today I wanted to talk about a very important subject- rescuing pets. Ironically as I started writing this post a conversation started in my state Husky Huddle and Malamute Mingle group about why adopting a dog can be good.
The most obvious and important reason for adopting is that you will be saving a life. There are millions of pets in shelters looking for their forever homes. Many of these pets are euthanized or never find a home. According to the ASPCA, “Approximately 7.6 million companion animals enter animal shelters nationwide every year. Of those, approximately 3.9 million are dogs and 3.4 million are cats. Each year, approximately 2.7 million animals are euthanized.”
Another reason to adopt is that it is much cheaper than buying a puppy from a breeder. Plus most all shelters and rescues include the cost of spay/neuter and first round of shots in their adoption costs, but many breeders do not.
Many shelter pet also come already socialized and house trained (of course there are exceptions.) If the pet is not good with dogs, cats, or children typically the shelter has already found this information out and can tell you.
Through rescuing you will find your new best friend and family member. (but let’s be honest, who is really rescuing who?)
Below I have included links to a few of my favorite Georgia rescues and some North American rescue resources to help you find your new furry friend.
Thanks for reading
-Katie and Gracie