May 1, 2012

Be Super Cool, Adopt a Pet

For some of us it might be hard to understand why anyone wouldn’t want to adopt a pet. But the truth is shelters face many challenges when it comes to finding forever homes for all the animals that come through their doors.

Shelters have to combat preconceived ideas about why these pets were given up. You have to admit, it is hard not to wonder about these animals’ backstories. Where did they come from? And why did their previous owners let them end up here?

In many cases the reason behind an animal’s arrival at a shelter has little to do with the animal. In some cases previous owners weren’t ready for the responsibility. Often times people are moving to a new home that won’t accommodate their pet. (Psst.. This seems like a good time to throw in a reminder of the responsibility you take on when you bring a pet home!)

Shelters try to remedy the problem by running PSAs and campaigns to remind people there are perfectly healthy, loving pets waiting to go home with them, if only they were to come by and take a look.

Take a look at these:

The Big Move

“Super Cool”

There are also some great resources online that can help you find the perfect pet for you! Just search your area code, and you will be able to browse through hundreds of homeless animals in your area that are ready to be adopted!

Take a look at The Shelter Pet Project, which is powered by the wonderful people over at PetFinder.com.

Did you adopt your pet from a shelter? Tell us about your experience in the comments. As always you can also share pictures of your pet on our wall!

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