Most pets in shelters are spayed and neutered.
One aspect of animal shelter adoption that scares some people away is the idea that the animals are not spayed or neutered. However, most animals are in fact spayed and neutered before they go home with their new families. Spaying and neutering your pet doesn’t just help you as a pet owner, but also helps us as a community by reducing the number of homeless animals and preventing unwanted behavior.
Spaying or Neutering your pet involves a surgical procedure to remove or sterilize reproductive organs in order to prevent reproduction of unwanted pets. Pet owners should have their pets spayed or neutered to avoid overpopulation of pets which leads to more homeless and unwanted dogs and cats living on the streets without food, water, shelter, or medical care.
In addition to being an act of kindness for all these abandoned pets, it will also impact your pet positively by preventing many forms of cancer as well as certain kinds of diseases like breast cancer in female dogs. It will also reduce “marked” territory behavior for both male and female dogs making them calmer around other animals who may enter the house such as maintenance workers or family friends who bring their own pets along when visiting.
The price for spaying/neutering varies from clinic to clinic so be sure to do your research first before committing financially. If you need help finding a vet near you try using Google Maps!
Young pets need attention and tender loving care just like their human counterparts.
The next thing to consider about a new puppy or kitten is that, just like any baby, they need a lot of attention and care. If you’re not willing to devote time to your new pet, then you might be better off with an older animal that’s already been trained or socialized. Puppies and kittens are adorable, but the reality is that raising one can be pretty time-consuming, especially if you have other young children in the house. It’s important that puppies and kittens be properly trained so they grow up to be good pets and are not aggressive toward people or other animals. A puppy needs lots of exercise, training, tender loving care (TLC), vaccinations, and visits to the vet. So it’s important that you dedicate yourself not only to your new pet but also their health and well-being.
It’s not unusual for adult pets in shelters to be housetrained.
It’s not unusual for adult pets in shelters to be housetrained because they’re often former family pets who lost their homes through no fault of their own. So, unless you have a particular reason to think otherwise, you can probably assume that an adult pet is already trained. But if you still have doubts about whether or not a dog or cat is housetrained before adopting it, there are some ways to check:
- Ask the shelter staff if they’ve noticed any accidents.
- Ask if the pet has been in foster care. If so, ask the foster parent if the animal was housetrained while in his/her care.
- Take the pet out on a leash and observe its behavior in different areas while looking for signs that it needs to go to the bathroom.
Most adult pets were given up by their owners due to a change in circumstances rather than because of the pet’s behavior.
It’s easy to assume that pets are given up because they have behavioral or health problems, but this is rarely the case. While dogs and cats may end up in shelters for many reasons, the vast majority of them were given up by their previous owners due to a change in circumstances like divorce, moving or job loss. It’s important to focus on these positive aspects when considering adding a pet from a shelter rather than looking at it as a “problem pet.” Many of these animals are perfectly friendly, healthy and well-behaved. These adult pets can be an ideal choice for people who don’t want the stress of raising a puppy or kitten and are more than happy to welcome an older dog or cat into their home instead.
Pets of all ages can learn new tricks and good manners as long as you’re willing to teach them.
Many people think that pets can only learn as puppies and kittens, or that pets can’t be trained once they’re adopted. But no matter how old your pet is, you can teach them new things. You just have to be patient with them and find a way to reward good behavior so they know what you want from them.
You might even be surprised at what you can teach your pet. Some people say “you can’t teach an old dog new tricks,” but there are plenty of examples of old dogs learning new tricks. Your pet is capable of learning a lot more than you think they are!
There are also many training resources online that will help you teach your pet new behaviors, or show you how to avoid common mistakes when trying to train them.
Pets whose owners aren’t able to care for them any longer aren’t “damaged goods.”
Pets and their owners end up in shelters for a variety of reasons, and none of them are the fault of the pet. Some common reasons are:
- The owner could not afford to care for the pet.
- The owner has had to move somewhere that does not allow pets.
- The owner’s health has changed so much that they are no longer able to care for a pet.
All of these reasons have nothing to do with whether or not the pet is “good.” In fact, many dogs get along with children better than adult dogs who have never been around children before! There is no reason why you shouldn’t visit your local animal shelter when looking for your next furry family member; do remember, however, that there can be a period of adjustment when bringing any new dog into your home!
Some pets are in foster care rather than at a shelter, which means you can see them interact with people and other animals in their own homes.
Some pets are in foster care rather than at a shelter, which means you can see them interact with people and other animals in their own homes. You can ask the foster family about the pet’s personality, habits, and routines to get a better idea of what pet would be best for your lifestyle. If you’re looking for a pet who is affectionate and great with kids, it’s best to look for one who has been exposed to children before. Some pets may need extra time to adjust to an environment with children or other animals if they haven’t been around them before. If you’re hoping for an animal who is independent and would enjoy spending time alone while you work long hours during the day, try adopting an older cat or dog who has already gotten used to being by themselves.
Just because a pet came from a shelter doesn’t mean it’s not great.
Adopting a pet from a shelter is an alternative to buying a purebred dog or cat, and it’s something you should consider doing if you’re looking to add a furry friend to your household. There are many reasons that animals end up in shelters; some are surrendered by their owners, while others come from high-kill facilities where they would otherwise be euthanized due to overcrowding. When you adopt from a shelter, you make room for another animal who might need help—and give one lucky pet a second chance at life.
But the benefits of adopting don’t stop there! Many pet parents find that the animals they rescue appreciate their new homes so much that they become more affectionate and loving than their purebred counterparts (not to mention obedient and loyal).Saved by an Animal Shelter
A blog about how you can help pets in shelters and the role animal shelters play.
Shelter life has its ups and downs. On one hand, it’s wonderful to see so many pets find new homes with loving owners—but on the other hand, it can be really hard to say goodbye to the ones who don’t.
That’s why reading stories of dogs who were adopted from a shelter is always so heartwarming. We love to hear about people like [name of person] who adopted [name of dog] from a shelter in [location]. It warms our hearts to see that now [name of dog] gets all the love he/she deserves.
This is a blog about how you can help pets in shelters and the role animal shelters play.
There are many ways you can help animals in need, and the first step is to understand the role of animal shelters and how they help our communities.
A “shelter” is a place where animals without homes can receive food, water, medical care, and a place to sleep. Shelters also provide animals with love and attention while they wait to be adopted into forever homes.
Many animal shelters are operated by local governments but some are private organizations. Animal shelters differ from animal rescues, which are private organizations that do not have a physical shelter location for animals to stay but rather foster them in volunteers’ homes until the animal is adopted.
Shelters have been around in the United States since about the mid-19th century. The very first shelter was called the Humane Society of New York. It was founded in 1866 and housed horses that had been abandoned or lost by their owners. Soon after its creation, it began housing lost pets as well.
Today there are thousands of animal shelters across the country saving hundreds of thousands of dogs and cats each year!
As much as they do for animals in your community, sometimes these shelters struggle with overcrowding and lack of resources. Here are some ways you can do your part to
Who here loves dogs?
How about cats?
If you’re anything like us, you love them both! And if you’re reading this, you probably have a pet who’s part of your family. You love them to pieces, and they can’t imagine life without you. It’s a bond like no other—just you, your furball of choice, and the incredible love you share.
But what happens when that bond is severed for whatever reason? The answer is: the animal shelter. That’s where pets go when their families aren’t able to care for them anymore. It could be anything from an elderly person passing away to getting evicted from an apartment with a no-pets policy or having to give up the luxury of having a pet because things got tight financially. There are all kinds of reasons why people might need to take their pets to an animal shelter—but what happens there? Are animals safe in shelters? What can I do to help out?
Well, we’ve got some answers for you. We’ve been working with local shelters for years, and we’ve got some great info on just how amazing they are—as well as some tips on how YOU can make a difference!
Between 3.2-4 million dogs and cats are euthanized every year in the United States. That’s right, millions of animals.
Animal shelters play a huge role in helping to reduce the number of animals that are abandoned or abused. While they can do a lot to help animals get adopted and find loving homes, there is just so much more you can do to help these furry friends get a second shot at life!
We’ve seen firsthand what an impact it can make when people volunteer or adopt an animal from a shelter, but there are even more ways you can help the pets in your community, from donating your time to donating resources like food or blankets.
Every year, thousands of dogs and cats need to be rescued from abusive owners or are picked up as strays by animal control agencies. These pets then end up in local shelters across the country, where they wait for someone to give them a second chance at life. The first step towards saving these pets is getting involved with your local animal shelter!
Shelters need all kinds of support from people who want their community’s pets safe and happy: volunteers who help take care of animals during their stay at the shelter, foster families willing to temporarily house pets until permanent homes can be found,
How many of you have had a pet that was just perfect? Maybe there are some of you who had a dog that was your best friend and always there for you. Maybe some of you have dogs that make everyone in your life smile. There are probably some of you who have cats who love to cuddle, or rabbits that are just so cute they make you laugh all the time.
I bet there are some of you who have reptiles or fish that aren’t super friendly, but they add something to the atmosphere in your home, and even though they can’t give you hugs or lick your hand, their presence brings joy to your life.
But how many of you remember where these pets came from? How did you find them? If we’re being honest, I’ll admit it: I’ve never adopted a pet. My husband and I got our first dog from his parents’ farm, and then we found our second dog at a family reunion. We got our two cats from my parents’ farm, but only because the farmers were moving out and couldn’t take their cats with them—so they called us. And while these animals have been wonderful additions to our family, I’ve always felt like we could be doing more for other animals who need homes.
It’s hard to believe that just a few years ago, I was a whiny little kitten who thought the world owed me everything. Now, I’m the CEO of a growing startup, an avid outdoorsman-slash-thrillseeker, and the designated cuddler of the family unit in which I live.
What changed? Well, it started with [shelter name], where I finally learned how to be a good kitty.
When I first met my owner, I was a bratty little thing—I demanded attention every second of every day, pulled on his pant legs as he walked by, clawed at the furniture for fun and to relieve stress, and kept everyone up all night with my crying.
But he never gave up on me. Instead, he adopted me from [shelter name] and brought me home to live with him and his fiancée in their one-bedroom apartment downtown. They were patient with me as I adjusted to my new surroundings and explained to me that no matter how much they cared about me, they still needed time for themselves. At first this was super hard for me—I didn’t understand why they’d want to leave my side! But they showed me how good it