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Reasons to Adopt a Shelter Dog

October 1, 2020
October is Adopt A Shelter Dog Month! Of course, there’s no bad time to bring a canine companion into your life. Fido has a special way of turning houses into homes, and keeping his humans smiling. If you’ve been thinking of adopting a dog, please consider giving a shelter pup a new lease on life. In this article from Fairfield Animal Hospital, your Cy-Fair animal clinic, a veterinarian lists some reasons to consider adopting from a shelter. 

Save A Life

It’s truly heartbreaking to think of the thousands of dogs that are out there in shelters, desperately hoping someone will adopt them. Many of these pups are running out of time! While saving them all is too big a job for one person, you can definitely save at least one. It really does feel wonderful to know that you’ve given an innocent animal a second chance.

Tail Wags

There are few things more heartwarming than seeing how happy and excited dogs get when they realize they’ve been adopted. The day you bring Fido home may very well be the best day of his life! You’ll be repaid for this kindness with tail wags, cuddles, and unconditional love. What more could you ‘pawsibly’ ask for? 

Budget Friendly

Adopting from a shelter is easier on the wallet than going through a breeder or pet store. You may also save on some veterinary care costs! Most shelter pups are already fixed and current on their vaccinations and parasite control. That means more money for dog treats!

Choose The Perfect Pup

When you go through a shelter, you can pick your pet from a lineup of adorable faces. You can also spend some quiet time with Fido before deciding. And, while this isn’t always the case, you may be able to learn about your canine pal’s history. These things are all very beneficial, and can help ensure that you pick a pooch that fits your household and lifestyle. 

Help Other Animals

Adopting a dog is a great way to promote good animal welfare. You’ll be freeing up space in the kennel for another cute, homeless pooch. Plus, Fido’s adoption fees will help the shelter take care of other adorable pets. That’s definitely something that you can feel great about!  Please contact us here at Fairfield Animal Hospital, your Cy-Fair animal clinic, anytime. We’re here for you!

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