Pet for adoption
Owning a pet is a big decision and shouldn’t be taken with levity. Afterall, you would hopefully have the pet in your home for a long time. These days, there are many ways to own a pet, one of which is through adoption.
Adoption is an option for people who wish to own a pet but also want to cut the cost of buying one or just wish to save the life of a pet. Adopting pets has become prominent and affordable, with more and more people opting for adoption. Fortunately, when it comes to pets for adoption, there are lots of great options when deciding on the best pet to adopt. There are now various ways to find the right pet for your home.
A great reason to opt for adoption rather than outright buying is because adopted pets from shelters and rescue groups are typically spayed or neutered, vaccinated and microchipped. Adopting a pet means you won’t have to bother about these services – at least in the first year. This saves you a few hundred dollars than buying pets which you would have to spray or neuter and vaccinate regularly in the first year.
Finding the right pet
It is not abnormal to already have an ideal pet in mind based on your knowledge about certain breeds or how you may have interacted with one in the past. While this is perfectly fine, you should keep in mind that you are very likely to change your mind once you meet a few other pets. Once you have decided on the pet to adopt, the next step is to find one that fits into your life and schedule. Shelter staff or rescue groups do a great job in matching pets with the right families.
Folks who wish to adopt pets should be prepared to answer questions by the shelter or rescue group on the personality they need in the pet they want to adopt. It is important to note that the adoption process varies. While some shelter groups would ask potential adopters for photo identification, others would require potential adopters to fill out an application form. Also, some shelter groups prefer to visit the homes of potential adopters. Each shelter group has its own process, depending on its needs and the pet needs.
Adopting a pet means you would have to incur some expenses. Typically adopting a pet comes with a fee and it is always less than the cost of buying one. The adoption fee is not the only expense to be considered. Any pet you get – adopted or bought comes with you buying supplies for the pet. Supplies include food, bowls, collars, bedding, leashes, toys etc. Also, you would have to budget for medical expenses of the pet. While most adopted pets are spayed or neutered, vaccinated and microchipped, these expenses are reduced in the first year but incurred in subsequent years.
Potential adopters should diligently ensure that the city or town in which they live in so not have laws inhibiting them from owning a particular breed of pet. Also, some home owners restrict the ownership of pets in their homes. Be sure to consider all these before adopting a pet so you do not end up violating any law.
If you have already conducted a search to see where you can adopt pets in your area, you would be surprised to find out the various options available to choose from. Depending on where you live, shelter groups, rescue groups or no-kill shelters might be your option. Most pet adoption centres would make sure you and your chosen pet have a happy life together. They would take time to determine what your needs are and create a match that would work for you. And most also would accept pets back if the match does not turn out as expected.
The following are lists of some recommended top pet adoption agencies:
Wood Green Animal Charity: www.woodgreen.org.uk
Wythall Animal Rescue: www.wythallanimalrescue.org
Blue Cross: www.bluecross.org.uk
Mayhew Animal Welfare: www.themayhew.org
Dogs Trust Rehoming and Adoption Center: www.dogstrust.org.uk
All Dogs Matter: www.alldogsmatter.co.uk
Pet Adoption UK: www.petadoptionuk.co.uk
Jigsaw Adoption: www.jigsawadoption.org.uk
RSPCA Animal Center: www.rspca.org.uk