It Is Better To Adopt A Pet Than To Buy A Dog
A lot of people think that adopting a pet is a big hassle. Most people that I know believe that if you decide to adopt a pet, you will have to deal with all kinds of behavioral troubles. Adopting a dog or a cat, they say, is the surest way to have unnecessary trouble. Although this is true about some adoption rescue pets, it is not true about all of them. Some of them have been severely abused or mistreated, but others are perfectly healthy, happy pets who need a home. The decision to adopt a pet can be one of the most rewarding ones that you can make. I guarantee that you will not regret it.
I first decided to adopt a pet dog about six months to go. I had thought about buying a new dog from an animal breeder, but one of my friends told me that this was a bad idea. If you buy purebred dogs, after all, you can run into all kinds of genetic problems. You see, dogs from pure breeds tend to be severely inbred. This can cause major health concerns later in life. When I decided to adopt a boxer puppy, I knew that I was not going to get a purebred dog. Nonetheless, I loved her. I was happy to adopt a pet, because I knew that she needed help. The pure breed dogs will always be able to find someone to own them, but the ones up for adoption do not have this chance.
Sometimes, when you adopt a pet you are literally saving it from death. After all, the animal shelters can only hold so many dogs, cats, rabbits, and other animals for so long. After that, they have to be put to death. When you adopt a pet, it is one less animal that will have to be given an injection. In my opinion, this is a great humanitarian act.
I don't understand how people can justify buying a dog or cat when there are so many out there that need to be adopted. To me it just does not make sense. It only encourages the further breeding of pets, which in turn leads to more unwanted animals. When you adopt a pet, you do a little bit to save one animal from this vicious cycle. I hope this has convinced you to adopt pets, but if it hasn't, I understand. Owning a pet isn't for everyone.