There are a lot of people who would say that “Adoption: it’s not just the right thing to do; adoption is a reward.” Why is that? Let’s try to find out the real reason behind it. Pets like dogs should be considered members of our family, so it makes sense to call it “adoption” when you bring one into your home. What does it really mean?
Adoption is taking responsibility for a pet like dogs that a previous owner has abandoned or released. Some groups give adopters ownership of the dog, while others use a guardianship model wherein the organization retains some control over the animal’s welfare.
Buying from Pet store VS Adopting from Dog shelters.
Pet stores usually sell animals for money. Most dogs and other animals that we buy in pet stores were bred in large-scale breeding mills, where they were kept in filthy cages or bins. The main goal of pet stores is to make money while animal shelters’ goal is to make sure they save lives and prevent animals from suffering. These shelters take in unwanted, stray, or abandoned animals and provide them with care and find them loving new owners.
Animal shelters do careful screening on potential adopters, making sure that the dogs are going to a safe home and to someone who can take care of them.
Why Should We Adopt a Dog?
A good question to ask would be: “why shouldn’t we adopt a dog?” There are so many benefits to adopting a dog. Here are some reasons for adopting a dog:
Saving a life
There are more than one million adoptable dogs that are euthanized in the US, and the reason for this is too many pets come into shelters and few people consider adopting them. When you adopt, you save the dog making a part of your won family and this in return would open up more shelter space for another dog who might desperately shelter. Shelters are a good place to find happy and healthy dogs just waiting for a new owner to take them home. Many are already house-trained and used to living with families.
The cost is less.
When you adopt a dog, the cost of neuter and first vaccinations are included in the adoption price, this can help you save from the upfront costs of adding a family member. The cost of adopting a dog is even smaller when you realize that rescue dogs are already microchipped, dewormed, and some are already trained.
Owning a dog is good for the health, but adoptees offer an extra boost.
Not only do dogs give you companionship but they have been shown to be psychologically, emotionally and physically beneficial for humans. Taking care of dogs can provide a sense of purpose and fulfillment. It will also lessen feelings of loneliness. And when you adopt a dog, you can feel proud of yourself being able to help a new family member in need.