Animal Shelters - St.
Louis, Missouri and Metropolitan Area
Pet adoption is better than buying a pet for a number of reasons. You're
saving money by not paying for your new
cat or dog. And, cats and dogs that are
rescued from animal shelters always seem
to retain a measure of gratitude to the
people who rescue them, making them especially
When people do not spay or neuter their pets, unwanted litters of kittens and
puppies become available. Pet adoption helps take care of the expanding pet population
by finding loving homes instead of increasing the demand in stores. If you have
young children, you may want to concentrate on kittens and puppies. While they
will require more training, you are starting with a blank slate and the kitten
or puppy can grow up with your children.
If you're interested in another type of animal, don't rule out pet adoption.
Dogs and cats aren't the only animals that are available. Many animal shelters
take in small mammals, including rabbits and guinea pigs. If you're in search
of something more exotic, some even take in reptiles, including lizards and snakes,
Whatever type of pet you choose, take your time in making the decision to expand
your household. Visit the rescue home as many times as you wish to ensure that
this is the pet for you. And, don't be tempted to take the animal home on the
first visit. Many people get caught up in the thrill of pet adoption and later
regret their decision. Making several trips will help you be confident that you're
making the right choice.
And, don't worry about finding a healthy pet, the animal shelters see to the
care and medical treatment of all the animals, so you're sure to get a healthy
one. In addition, they spay and neuter dogs and cats and implant a microchip,
for recovering lost pets. With all these benefits, why wouldn't you consider
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