5 Great Reasons to Adopt a Shelter Dog

5 Great Reasons to Adopt a Shelter Dog

Did you know that October is Adopt A Shelter Dog Month? This is a wonderful cause, and one that we are happy to help support. In this article from Arapahoe Animal Hospital, your Boulder, CO vet clinic, serving Louisville and surrounding areas, a local vet discusses some of the benefits of adopting a shelter pup.

Save Money

Saving money is definitely one of the biggest perks of adopting from a shelter. Adopting from a shelter is often much cheaper than going to a breeder or pet store. You may also save on veterinary care, since most shelter pets are spayed or neutered and current on their vaccines.

Give A Second Chance

If you’re an animal lover, like us, you may very well wish you could save every homeless pet in the world. While that’s simply too big a task for any one person, you can definitely give that one lucky pup a second chance at happiness and a new lease on life. While this won’t change the world, it will definitely change that dog’s world. It’s truly a wonderful feeling to know that you’ve helped an animal in need!

Find The Perfect Pup

Everybody has their own ideas about what kind of dog they want. Some like cuddly little lapdogs, while others prefer big, goofy pooches. No matter what kind of canine companion you’re looking for, there’s a good chance that you will find Fido in a shelter. You’ll also be able to spend some time with your new pooch before making a final decision.

Prior Experience

Dogs often end up in shelters through no fault of their own. Many of these adorable pooches have been pets before, and are already trained. Being able to skip the housebreaking stage is definitely a plus!

Help Promote Good Animal Welfare

Adopting from a shelter won’t just benefit your new pup: it also helps other homeless pets. For one thing, the space your new four-legged friend leaves vacant will soon be taken by another cute pet in need of a home. Also, the money you spend on Fido’s adoption will help the shelter provide food, shelter, and basic veterinary care for their other furry charges.

Do you have questions or concerns about your dog’s health or care? Contact us here at Arapahoe Animal Hospital, your Boulder, CO vet clinic, serving Louisville and surrounding areas, today!

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