Happy Halloween – Adopt Don’t Shopby Karyn Zoldan on Oct. 31, 2013, under Animal News
Adopt don’t shop.
Our shelters and breed rescues are overflowing with unwanted animals.
Don’t breed. Don’t buy. Adopt.
Adopt from shelters and breed rescues.
Do not buy dogs from backyard breeders (signs posted on telephone poles or Craig’s List), pet stores that sell dogs which come from puppy mills, and Internet sales (also puppy mills).
Most single breed rescues and all breed rescues provide vetting, evaluating, and a support system. Many dogs have been in foster care and had some training so are ready for a new home.
Unlike backyard breeders, dogs bought in pet stores, and internet sales — if the adoption doesn’t work out — rescue groups will take the dog back and he or she can be re-adopted into another home.
Unlike pet stores, backyard breeders/Craig’s List and internet sales where anyone can purchase any animal as long as they have the cash — a rescue or shelter will help you find a suitable addition to your family.
It is not socially acceptable to purchase a puppy at a pet store. The good news is more cities are banning puppy mill sales. I wish Tucson was one of them!
Please be part of the solution not the problem. Adopt don’t shop!
(Graphic courtesy Animal Protection New Mexico)