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Dog Guard of Hudson Valley  Serving Orange, Rockland, Ulster, and Sullivan NY Counties.

National Adopt a Shelter Pet Day

Leading 10 Reasons to Adopt out of a Pet Shelter…

1. You spare a life.

Most pets at our sanctuary require a second opportunity. They have been truly lost, surrendered or deserted. They are all unwanted and defenseless. You are providing a new future in a caring home.

2. You help shatter the pattern of dog overpopulation.

Currently there are not nearly enough homes for all of the pets that are born each year. Adopting from a shelter assists weaken the pet overpopulation pattern. Yearly 8 to 12 million dogs, felines, pups and kittens are euthanized due to the fact that there are just simply inadequate homes for all of them.

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3. You help prevent cruelty in mass reproducing centers.

All throughout the nation, countless industrial pet-breeding centers and back garden dog breeders generate countless animals up for sale in family pet shops and via newspaper advertisements. Typically referred to as puppy and kitten mills, these establishments continuously fertilize female dogs which spend their whole lives in crates without having human friendship. These unlucky creatures are typically in unbearable settings, forced to create litter upon litter, and are destroyed right after they end up being unprofitable possessions. Adopting a shelter pet shows you do not promote this kind of heartless methods.

4. You make the most of adopting an adult animal.

Adult animals are great! Often they are readily housetrained and some can even “sit” or “stay.” You won’t need to take care of the “puppy faze” or the “kitten faze” which means less of that youthful energy such as biting, chewing, clawing, etc. You will have the ability to see the character of the adult animal and won’t have to wait to see what you get.

5. You get a life long useful resource with shelter workers and volunteers.

People who work at the shelter will be a great resource to help you find information or learning resources for your pet. Our staff members deal with animals every day and have a wealth of information on various issues.

6. You select from a great variety of animals.

Our shelter offers a variety that you won’t find anyplace else. We have specific breeds as well as the greatest mutts you’ll ever find. We have greater than 9,000 animals come through our doors each year!

7. You adopt a pet who has received good care.

All animals that come to the shelter are admitted by experienced staff. They are given shots upon arrival and go through a behavior screening process. (Please ask your Adoption Counselor for details). We have several vet associates that come to our shelter weekly and are there to assist us with medical care issues and concerns.

8. You promote a valuable charitable organization and community institution.

Unfortunately, every town in America needs an animal shelter. When you adopt a pet from our shelter, you help a not-for-profit organization, but also send a message to others who will be asking you for years to come where you acquired your adorable pet. Shelters improve the neighborhood by mandating that adopted animals be spayed or neutered. This condition diminishes possibilities that more undesirable animals will enter the world.

9. You pay a lot less.

Low adoption fees (which cover a portion of the shelter’s costs) are much less than the cost of purebred puppies or kittens sold for profit.

10. You advocate others to adopt animals from shelters.

When your close friends ask where you got your amazing pet, you can tell them “at the shelter.” Your adoption may motivate others to do the same.