Dear Future Best Friend.
Dear Future Best Friend,
I’m so excited to welcome you into our shelter community. We can’t wait to meet you!
I know it seems like a lot of choices have to be made before getting a new pet—breed, age, size—but the first step is easy. It involves no decision-making at all: just come visit us!
A pet can be a great addition to any family.
For those who might be unfamiliar with the true benefits of pet ownership, here are a few points to keep in mind:
- Pets are great companions. They provide unconditional support and love, which can be helpful for those struggling with depression or anxiety.
- Pets can help you meet new people. People love talking about animals, so it should be easy enough to strike up a conversation on the bus or at a party when you’ve got your furry (or scaly) friend with you.
- Pets provide exercise and fresh air. Going out for a walk is not only good for your pet; it’s good for you too! On top of that, if you go to dog-friendly parks and beaches, you’ll enjoy meeting other dog owners who share your passion. And if you’re an indoor cat person, think about taking some time each day to play with your cat using their favorite toys! They’ll have fun chasing and climbing while they get their exercise in as well—and by doing this yourself instead of buying an expensive motorized toy, you’ll also get some physical activity in!
One of the most common concerns people have is “What if my pet doesn’t behave?”
One of the most common concerns people have is, “What if my pet doesn’t behave?”
Well, they can and they will. You can teach an old dog new tricks—in fact, it’s easier to train an older dog because they’ve already formed many of their habits. Older dogs often have specific things that you need to be aware of and train for. For instance, some older dogs have never been crate trained and may need more time to get used to this due to their new routine. Fortunately, our shelter offers training classes at a discounted rate for all animals currently under our care! Stop by today if you’d like more information about these training classes or would like to take advantage of this offer!
Many shelters include training for your new pet as part of the adoption fee.
A lot of shelter workers will tell you that one of the things they care about most is seeing animals go to good homes. That’s why many shelters include some training for your new pet as part of the adoption fee. Understanding the basics of animal behavior can help both pet and owner develop a stronger relationship.
Don’t think that training is just for your pet, though! Training classes are also a great way to learn how best to interact with your new furry friend. So, if you want to give your cat its first taste of wet food or figure out how not to leave muddy paw prints all over the floor when walking Fido, consider attending a training class at your local shelter.
If you’re not sure about adopting, there are also plenty of ways to get involved with your local shelter or rescue organization.
Need a little more convincing? No problem! There are many ways to get involved with your local shelter or rescue organization, even if you’re not ready to make the commitment of adopting. You can volunteer at the facility, or donate supplies like food, bedding, litter and disinfectants. Some shelters may provide training for volunteers who want to foster animals in their homes until they’re adopted out. This way, pets get experience living in a home environment outside of the shelter, and you get all the perks of having an adorable pet without having to keep them forever!
Whether you have time or money to spare, contact your local animal shelter today to find out more about how you can help your community’s homeless pets find loving homes.
Shelters are a great way to add a new family member to your home.
Shelters are an excellent way for people to add a new pet to their family. Did you know that more than 3 million dogs enter shelters each year? This means that there are countless animals in need of healthy, loving homes.
From providing companionship and entertainment, to encouraging exercise and mental health, pets can be a great addition to any family. Whether it’s taking your dog on a walk around the neighborhood, or cuddling with your cat while watching Netflix together, every member of your family is bound to benefit from having a pet companion.