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Adopt a Pet and Change Your Life

Updated: May 5, 2021

Woman hugging a black dog on a field. Dog has its tongue out, panting.

How can you say no to those puppy eyes? Friday, April 30th marks National Adopt a Shelter Pet Day. This day was created to raise awareness for the thousands of animals in shelters across the country waiting to find a forever home.

The Humane Society lists the top reasons why adopting from pet shelters benefits not only pets but also owners – Below are some of our favorites!

  1. Save a Life. When you adopt, you save a loving animal by making them part of your family and open up shelter space for another animal who might desperately need it.

  2. It's Affordable. The cost of spay/neuter and first vaccinations are included in the adoption price which is also significantly less than buying a puppy from a store. The majority of the time shelter pets come house and potty trained so you don't have to spend on training classes!

  3. Personal Health Boost. Caring for a pet can provide a sense of purpose, fulfillment, and lessen the feelings of loneliness. Owning a pet has also been proven to provide emotional and psychological benefits!

Couple petting a dog on a bench

Are you ready to adopt a fur baby this Friday? The American Humane gives tips on how to have a smooth and easy adoption process!

  • Pick a pet whose personality meshes well with yours

  • Gather all the necessary supplies like a collar, leash, ID tags, toys, crate, and bowls before you bring your pet home

  • Establish pet responsibilities for each family member to ensure your new fur baby is well taken of and supported by all family members!

Some Beurer items that you can include in your pet kit include:

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