When you plan to adopt a pet, it’s not just you that offers a few things like food and shelter to the pet, but the pet to offers you a lot more. Pets are known to love nonchalantly, unconditionally, loyally and heartily, something which you can hardly get from humans.In that case, it just makes sense to adopt a pet rather than buying one from a pet store or breeder, because pets in pet shelters are in actual need of good homes.Aspiring pet parents are often confused about pet adoption because they don’t know many things. Here are the 4 things that you should know about pet adoption because knowing them you’ll really wish to adopt a pet.1. Shelter Pets Tend to be Better than those from Pet Shops or BreedersSeveral people looking for having a pet are under the impression that shelter pets are damaged goods. They assume that animals are sent to shelters only when something problematic happens to their health or temperament. This is a misconception.Most shelter pets are available for adoption only after they are cleared by a vet and sometimes are even well-trained. You can rest assured about the pet’s health because you can get the full information of the appropriate current health condition of your new four-legged or winged friend with full medical records.On the contrary, pet shops and breeders may not follow the best protocols for pet health and you may not be sure about the current condition of the pet or its genetic indicators for any diseases. (This may be even true for shelter pets regarding the genetic indicators, but it’s not because the reports are withheld but only because they don’t exist). Some pet stores are even infamous for poor pet hygiene.The several reasons for which animals are brought to shelters have mostly to do with humans and not the animals. Some of the reasons are:
- Parents moved to a house where pets are not allowed.
- The parent can no longer give time to the pet.
- The parent can no longer afford the pet.
- Too many littermates or no room for them.
- Pet allergies.
- Parent’s personal problem.