Shelter Sweeties: Why You Should Adopt from an Animal Shelter

Adopting a new dog, cat, or other sweet companion into your family is an exciting time. After all, what could be better than adding more love to the household? Many potential new pet owners are curious about whether they should purchase a purebred or adopt. While there are some benefits to both choices, there are wonderful advantages to adopting from a shelter or rescue – including saving a life!

The team at New Haven Pet Hospital wants to encourage you to make the best choice for your family. Here are some of the reasons why you should adopt and the amazing gifts you will get from a shelter pet.

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Are You Ready to Adopt a Pet Reptile? 

There are definite barriers to pet ownership for many people, but depending on your set-up, there is probably at least one type of animal you could share your home with.

Whether you’re allergy-sensitive, live in an apartment, or simply want to try something different, owning a pet reptile might be the perfect choice. 

It’s Habitual

Despite the common perception that they are “low maintenance” pets, reptiles require a great deal of consideration. Reptiles can be absolutely perfect pets, but it’s important to resist the impulse to adopt one before you conduct extensive research about their daily needs and health care requirements. Many reptiles can live for a couple decades or more! As such, it’s critical to choose wisely.

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