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Adopting Vs Buying A Pet NEW!



The truth is that this is an extremely personal decision that every dog owner must make for themselves. There are pros and cons to adopting and buying, and choosing the right path for you will take careful consideration of what you want and need in a dog.




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If you want to adopt, but have your heart set on a specific breed of dog, you can search for a breed specific rescue. These exist for most breeds of dogs. The downsides to adopting this way are that you may have to travel some distance to find an active rescue for the breed you want, and these rescues tend to have long waiting lists and lofty requirements for potential adopters. Breed specific rescues will also typically have higher adoption fees than a general animal shelter.


Buying can also be more expensive than adopting from a shelter. Depending on the breed of pup, breeders can sell between $500-$1500. However, reputable breeders are often open to negotiating a suitable price for you.


In 2021, around 355,000 dogs and cats were killed annually in our nation's shelters. But it doesn't have to be that way. An estimated 17 million people will add a new pet to their families this year. If more of them would choose to adopt a pet, instead of buying one, we could reduce the number of animals killed in shelters significantly.


Thanks to so many rescue proponents around the country, both individuals and organizations, we believe that adoption is fast becoming the hip way to acquire a pet, and that it's just a matter of time before buying a pet feels as strange for most people as throwing a recyclable plastic bottle in the trash.But just because we're on a good trajectory doesn't mean we can let up. So encouraging adoption is a common thread that runs through nearly all the work we do.Here are just a few of the things Best Friends is doing to make adopting a pet convenient and desirable:


There are two different levels to this debate. There is the moral question of whether or not we should even consider buying puppies when there are dogs in shelters needing homes. And then there are the practical aspects of adopting a dog vs buying a puppy. Which is what we are mainly going to focus on here.


The greatest debate when selecting a new furry family member is whether to adopt from a shelter or rescue organization, or to buy one from a breeder. Different people have different opinions on this topic, but from a general perspective, people argue that adopting a puppy is one way of rescuing it from certain death, unlike buying.


There is a reason there are animal rescues out there: There are too many homeless and unwanted pets, most of them through no fault of their own! When a pet comes into rescue, they are evaluated for temperament, brought to good health, and the rescue takes time to get to know them so when they are placed in a new home, they are in their forever home with a family that loves them. Adopting vs buying. What is the difference?


Although puppies and kittens are cute, they can require a lot of work to train. An adult or older pet that is already trained may be a better fit for your lifestyle. For example, adopting an adult dog that is already housetrained and knows basic commands is often much easier than adopting a puppy.


Adopting a pet from a shelter or rescue group in San Diego is a great way to enhance your family while saving a life. Rescue pets are in need of good, loving homes. So many pets are in shelters just waiting for their new family to find them. Shiloh Veterinary Hospital is here to help you learn more about the benefits of adopting vs buying a pet so you can navigate the process like an expert!


Shelter pets are in need of a home. If you opt to adopt a pet instead of buying one, you are providing a safe space for an animal in need. Adding an animal to your family can also improve your health! Pets have been found to:


Adopting a pet from a rescue is much cheaper than buying one from a store or breeder. Animal shelters also work hard to provide important veterinary care. Shelter pets are well-cared for and ready for a new home.


When you are ready to bring a loving, sweet, and loyal companion into your home, there are a lot of factors to consider. With International Homeless Animals Day on August 15, this provides the perfect opportunity for individuals to learn and understand the value of adopting your next pet and giving that animal a second chance at life in a new, forever home.


There are countless benefits to adopting your next pet. One of the biggest benefits is knowing that you are potentially saving a life. Although no-kill shelters are on the rise, there are still thousands of animals that are euthanized each year due to lack of resources, space, and funding. By choosing to adopt, you are providing this animal with a new and better life by bringing them into your loving home.


In addition, adopting a dog or cat is often less expensive. Although costs vary state-by-state and depending on the shelter, adopting will likely still cost significantly less than purchasing a pet from a store or breeder. Shelters often will also spay and neuter the animals, as well as even provide you with microchips. All of this saves you a lot of money when it comes to adding a furry friend to your household.


Be cautious about importing a dog you have never met or when buying from an online broker or retail site so that you don't unintentionally support puppy mills, find yourself with a sick dog, or worse, face the heartbreak of having to euthanize your new pet.


While a puppy can be an exciting as well as challenging addition to your home, adopting an adult dog can also be an extremely rewarding experience, and for many people it is a more suitable option that they might not have previously considered.


As with any other concepts, these two also come with their pros and cons. When you adopt a pet from an animal shelter, you are giving it a new home and a new life. Animals who are abandoned are the ones that end up in shelter homes. These are the animals that need a good home. You are also saving its life because many animal shelters euthanize these animals when the shelter floods with animals, and there is no space to accommodate them. Also, the cost of adopting a pet is much less than buying one.


You can also contribute to helping stop places like puppy mills where they breed animals for commercial purposes and do not care about the welfare of these dogs. They are left in the worst living conditions and are treated very badly in such places. After they are no longer useful, they are killed or are just left to die. If you promote adopting animals, these organizations will run at a loss and may eventually shut down.


When choosing to pay retail for a pet, you can expect to pay anywhere from $500 to $1,000. Adopting, however, allows you to save big. Typically, adopting a dog only cost around $50 to $200, depending on whether you are adopting from a city shelter or from a rescue group that spent money on boarding, vets and grooming.


Another thing to keep in mind when adopting a dog is that you don't know the dog's history. The staff will be able to give you some details about how the dog has behaved while they cared for it, but there's still a chance some past trauma may trigger the animal into undesirable behavior.


In the end, it depends on what type of dog owner you want to be when deciding between adopting a dog versus buying from a breeder. Whichever method you choose, we are sure you will all get along famously and your dog will be well loved.


If you are ready to add a pet to your family, consider adopting from a local shelter. There are many dogs, cats, and other small animals right here in our community in need of a home. In addition to giving one of these pets a happy home, there are several benefits to adopting from a shelter versus buying a pet from a breeder or store. For example, not up for house-training a dog with the weather turning colder? Shelters are often full of older, well-trained dogs who may come to you already knowing the ins and outs of doing their business in the proper place. Have a house with a curious little one? The shelter staff may be able to point you in the direction of a gentle animal that would be a perfect fit for your family. Love going for long runs and need an animal with plenty of energy to keep up? The staff might be able to help you choose the best companion for your lifestyle. You'll also find that it is less expensive to adopt than purchase a pet. Further, adoption fees tend to cover spaying or neutering your pet so that you can do your part to help control the pet population.


When you want to bring in a new pet, remember this, adopting means helping a pet in need. You could be rescuing them from the euthanasia list. What could be more kind and selfless than saving a life?


Unlike buying from a breeder, your new furry buddy is not a mystery to everyone. The staff at the shelter know them. They understand the food they like or dislike, whether it's dry dog food or human-grade dog food, the activities they enjoy, some of their behaviors, and their health histories. You will not guess or struggle too much to understand your furry buddy.


The above reasons make adopting from a shelter better than buying from a breeder. Whatever you choose, you must work to build a relationship with the canine. Your relationship depends more on what you do when Fido gets home. Of course, adopting is better because the shelter staff often helps you bond with your pet.


To start, adoption fees will vary depending on whether you adopt from a shelter, breeder or pet store. Generally, adopting from a shelter is the most affordable option and many initial expenses such as spays/neuters, vaccinations, microchips, and other veterinary visits are often included in the adoption fee. Standard shelter adoption fees generally range from about $100 to $700 for dogs and $30 to $300 for cats, according to the Animal Humane Society. Note that some animals may cost more if they have a particular medical condition or are a more exotic breed. 041b061a72


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