Most dogs at pet stores come from puppy millsWhen you buy a dog from a pet store, you’re supporting cruel puppy mills. He can’t believe you would ever do that. Not you.
It costs a lot less to adopt a dogYou can’t buy love—but you can adopt it from an animal shelter (and usually for a lot less money than buying a dog from a breeder or a pet store).
Most “preowned” dogs are already house-trained.
Most dogs from shelters already come with their vaccinationsWhat’s up, doc, er, dog? Shelters and rescue groups often include vaccinations, microchipping, and spaying or neutering in the adoption fee.
More dogs to pick fromAt an animal shelter, you can find a dog to fit your unique personality (even if you’re a little nutty).
He will be forever grateful and a lifelong companionYou will be rewarded with looks like this and other expressions of gratitude for as long as you both shall live.
So many dogs end up dying in sheltersSix to 8 million—that’s how many dogs are waiting in animal shelters to be adopted every year. Here are two of them!
Ahhhh, it feels great to know that you saved a life!