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Did you know that April is Adopt A Shelter Pet Month? Shelters are full of sweet, lovable pets that desperately need good homes. Many of these wonderful animals are quickly running out of time. If you’re considering adding a new furry friend, we hope you will consider adopting from a shelter. In this article, a local Ashburn, VA vet offers some great reasons to adopt a shelter pet.
All too often, pets end up in shelters simply due to unfortunate circumstances. These sweet, loving pets often feel very scared and depressed in a shelter environment, and many are traumatized by the loss of their former owners. Giving an animal a second chance is a wonderful thing to do. Your kindness won’t be unnoticed: in return, you’ll be rewarded with the special gift of an animal’s love and trust.
Animal shelters have pets of all different breeds, ages, shape, sizes, and colors. No matter what type of pet you are looking for, there’s a good chance you’ll find your perfect match in a shelter. Whether you want an energetic dog to go exploring with, a quiet lap cat to cuddle with, or a calm senior pet, you may very well find your perfect match in a shelter. Most shelters allow you to spend some time with your potential pet before adopting, which will help ensure that you’re making the right choice.
Adopting from a shelter is often much cheaper than going to a breeder or pet store. Many shelters include the cost of certain veterinary care services, such as spay or neuter surgery and vaccines, in their adoption fees. This alone can save you quite a bit!
Aside from spaying and neutering your pet, adopting from a rescue or shelter is one of the best things you can do to support animal welfare. The space your furry new friend leaves open will quickly be occupied by another homeless pet. Also, the money you spend on adoption fees will help keep the shelter operating, and allow them to provide these wonderful pets with the care they need.
Have you recently adopted a pet? Is your new buddy in need of veterinary care? We are here to help! Contact us, your local Ashburn, VA animal clinic, anytime.