Adopt, Don’t Shop: The Importance of Rescuing Animals in Need

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Every abandoned pet has a different story. I have dreamed of having a pet since my childhood but never thought of adopting one. But when I realized adopting a pet could change the life of an animal, it was a very different feeling. I adopted a Labrador dog two years ago from one of the shelters. My parents were so happy about my decision and the name I gave him—Kutta. He took time to get adjusted with us but my family showed so much love to him, it made him feel safe and lovable. He is so active and naughty—just bringing him home changed our lives. Adopting a pet can be a wonderful experience for both you and the pet and it brings a lot of benefits to your life.

Reasons you should consider when adopting a pet

Do some research

Do your research on different breeds and their needs to determine which one is best for your lifestyle. Consider factors like energy level, size and grooming needs.

Be prepared for the responsibility

Adopting a dog is a big responsibility that requires a lot of time, energy and financial resources. Be prepared to provide food, water, shelter, exercise and medical care for your new pet.

Give your dog time to adjust

It’s normal for dogs to feel nervous or anxious when they first come into a new environment. Give your new dog some time to adjust to their new surroundings and be patient with them as they get to know you and their new home.

Companionship

Pets can be great companions, providing unconditional love, loyalty and affection. They can help reduce loneliness and provide emotional support.

Health benefits

Studies have shown that pet owners tend to have lower blood pressure, cholesterol and triglyceride levels; they are also less likely to suffer from depression and anxiety.

Exercise

Dogs, in particular, need regular exercise, and adopting one can encourage you to get outside and be more active.

Teach responsibility

Adopting a pet can teach children and adults alike about responsibility, as they will need to care for and provide for their new pet.

Provide training

Training your dog is important for their safety and yours. Consider taking your dog to obedience classes or working with a professional trainer to help teach them basic commands and socialization skills.

Save a life

When you adopt a pet, you are giving an animal a second chance at life. Adopting from a shelter or rescue organization can also help reduce the number of animals euthanized each year.

Show your dog love and affection

Dogs thrive on love and attention, so be sure to show your new companion plenty of affection and attention. Spend time cuddling, playing and bonding with your new, furry friend.

By adopting a dog, you are not only providing a loving home for an animal in need, but you’re also helping alleviate the problem of pet overpopulation. Remember that the decision to adopt a dog should be a thoughtful one, and with proper preparation and care, you can provide a happy and fulfilling life for your new, furry friend.

Overall, adopting a pet can bring a lot of joy and love into your life, while also providing health benefits and teaching you and your family responsibility. It’s a decision that requires careful consideration, but if you have the time, resources and love to give, adopting a pet can be a rewarding experience for both you and your new furry friend. Adopting Kutta is one of the best decisions I have made in my life; we are beautiful companions for each other.

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Mark Fultz

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