01

You save a life.

If not the one you’re adopting, then the life of another.
02

Cost of adoption is less than buying a dog.

No matter how you want to slice it, it’s cheaper to adopt.

03

They’re “Ready to Go”

Shelter Dogs have been spayed/neutered, microchipped, and vaccinated.
04

More Selection = Better Choice.

Greater selection of age, breeds, and personality.
05
Many shelter dogs are already trained or housebroken.
06

Grateful Besties

Gives you a companion to hang out with.
07

Maximum Loyalty

Dogs are ready to love you – no matter what.
08

Helping the Masses

Adoption helps reduce the overpopulation problem.
09

Offer a Vacancy

By adopting, you open up a spot for another deserving dog.
10

Fewer “Surprises”

Adopting an adult dog means his size, energy level, and coat traits are already known.
11

They Will Rescue You, Too.

Dogs ease loneliness and depression.
12

It’s Choosing Charity Over Greed.

Shelters want the right home, and are not profit motivated.
13

It Helps Improve You

Adopting a dog is a great lesson in compassion.
14

You’re Part of the Solution

Adopting from a Shelter reduces number of euthanized dogs.
15

Boost Your Health

Cuddling a dog reduces anxiety. Playing reduces blood pressure.
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15 reasons to adopt a dog instaead of buying one

by Bill and Elizabeth Cooper

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