If you’re on the look-out for a new pet, Pet Adoption has many benefits. Pet Adoption agencies are able to provide advice about the needs and projected costs of owning particular breeds, so you can take advantage of their inside knowledge and choose the perfect pet for your home and budget. Some agencies also provide information about pet insurance companies, making it easy for you to insure your new furry friend.
If you’re put off by the thought of potty and obedience training, Pet Adoption is for you! You can choose an older animal and enjoy their company from the get-go. An added bonus of adopting an adult animal is that they are usually de-sexed, micro-chipped, vaccinated and wormed – make sure you ask about these necessities before adopting your new pet.
When you choose to adopt an animal from a reputable adoption organisation, instead of buying from a ‘puppy farm’, you can be secure in the knowledge that you’ve contributed to the prevention of animal cruelty by disreputable breeders. Puppy farms produce animals that are often difficult to train, experience expensive, long-term health problems and are not adequately socialised to be good companions.
For more information about Pet Adoption and how to choose your next pet, visit the RSPCA website http://rspca.org.au/adopt-pet or contact your nearest reputable animal shelter.