Adopting From a Shelter

Adopting a pet from a shelter can be very rewarding for both you and your new pet. You're adding a new member to your family, while at the same time you are saving a life. A lot of times, people assume that there must be something wrong with a pet that ends up at an animal shelter. The truth of the matter is that there is likely nothing wrong with the pet at all. Pets of all ages are relinquished for any number of reasons. Most times, shelter pets are not homeless because there is anything wrong with them at all; they are simply victims of circumstance and dependent on humans to provide them with a home.  Sometimes people fail miserably at doing something that was simply their responsibility.

Top 10 Reasons for Relinquishment

Dogs

  1. Moving
  2. Landlord not allowing pet
  3. Too many animals in household
  4. Cost of pet maintenance
  5. Owner having personal problems
  6. Inadequate facilities
  7. No homes available for litter mates
  8. Having no time for pet
  9. Pet illness
  10. Biting

Cats

  1. Moving
  2. Landlord not allowing pet
  3. Too many animals in household
  4. Cost of pet maintenance
  5. Owner having personal problems
  6. Inadequate facilities
  7. No homes available for litter mates
  8. Allergies in family
  9. House soiling
  10. Incompatibility with other pets