1. Because you’ll save a life.
Each year, more than millions of homeless animals are euthanized worldwide, simply because too many pets come into shelters and too few people consider adoption when looking for a pet.
The number of euthanized animals could be reduced dramatically if more people adopted pets instead of buying them. 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. Because you’ll get a great animal.
Animal shelters and rescue groups are brimming with happy, healthy pets just waiting for someone to take them home. even stray and homeless animals are healthy enough to be adopt.
3. Because it’ll cost you less.
Usually when you adopt a pet, the cost of spay/neuter, first vaccinations is included in the adoption, which can save you some of the up front costs of adding a new member to your family. Depending on the animal, you may also save on housebreaking and training expenses.
4. Because of the bragging rights.
No one needs to see another selfie—unless it’s a selfie of you with the adorable pet you just adopted! Adopt a pet, post those pictures and let the well-earned likes roll in.
5. Because all pets are good for your health, but adopted ones offer an extra boost.
Not only do animals give you unconditional love, but they have been shown to be psychologically, emotionally and physically beneficial to their companions. Caring for a pet can provide a sense of purpose and fulfillment and lessen feelings of loneliness. And when you adopt, you can also feel proud about helping an animal in need.
6. Because you’ll change a homeless animal’s whole world.
And get a new best friend out of the deal. Seriously, what could be better than that.