Note: Above I mentioned “dog adoption” and not “dog purchase”. If you want to have a dog, it is best to adopt one instead of buying one.
Puppy mills are largely responsible for the sale of dogs. These grinders are something of a well-kept secret in the pet trade industry.
They supply animals to pet stores and purebred enthusiasts without proper care, and millions of animals die in animal shelters as a result. It is common practice for puppy mills to keep animals in dirty and filthy conditions with little regard for their welfare.
For example, female dogs are bred over and over again until they can no longer give birth to puppies. They are then sold or killed. Mothers and their young often suffer from malnutrition and lack of proper medical care.
By buying a dog, you are supporting puppy mills.
Below, I will describe some reasons why dog adoption is the best option to choose.
you are saving a life
did you know Every year 2.7 million dogs and cats that could be adopted are euthanized. The process of euthanasia, the act or practice of killing an animal that is seriously ill or injured to prevent further suffering, is also used to keep the population of stray pets low.
One of the main reasons these animals are euthanized is that too many pets enter shelters and too few people adopt them.
The number of animals euthanized could be greatly reduced if more people adopted pets instead of buying them. By adopting, you are saving your animal and opening shelter space for another that may need it.
You are supporting a charity
When you adopt a pet from a shelter, you help and support a non-profit organization. Supporting these types of causes ensures that homeless animals are well cared for and adopted. These organizations also benefit potential pet owners because adopting a pet is cheaper than buying a pet.
You also help spread their message because people will ask you where you got your cute pet.
You’re improving Their Health
Dog adoption is not just about the animal, but also about you.
We all know that animals like cats and dogs provide us with unconditional love, but what many people may not know is that studies have found animals to be psychologically, emotionally, and physically beneficial to humans.
Caring for a companion animal can give you a sense of purpose and fulfillment in your life, and can also reduce feelings of loneliness and seclusion in all age groups.
You can’t buy love, but you can adopt a dog; which is a better option for everyone involved.
Being the most intelligent of all species, we have a responsibility towards less intelligent creatures. I hope the reasons listed above inspire you to love and care for a dog.