Why Adopt?

  • You'll save two lives: the pet you adopt and the pet the shelter can take in as a result of your adoption.
  • You'll know what you're getting: Many shelters and rescues provide behavioral assessments on adoptable dogs and vet checks on all adoptable pets.
  • Your perfect pet is waiting for you:
    • 6-8 million cats and dogs enter shelters each year in addition to countless other species.
    • 25-30% of shelter dogs are purebred.
  • You'll save money: "Free" pets are no bargain. Shelters and rescues usually cover initial veterinary costs, including:
    • Spaying/neutering $150-300
    • Distemper vaccination $20-30 x2
    • Rabies vaccination $15-25
    • Heartworm test $15-35
    • Flea/tick treatment $50-200
    • Microchip $50

    TOTAL: $320-670