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Thinking about getting a pet? Millions of companion animals in shelters across America are just waiting for a special home like yours. Navigating the adoption process isn't as hard as you think. We can help you find the perfect pet and discover how amazing adopting a pet can be.

When you're looking to add a pet to your life, consider adopting a homeless animal from your local shelter or rescue group.

Whether you want a puppy or a more mature dog, a purebred or a one-of-a-kind mixed breed, even a rabbit or hamster, your shelter has the best selection of animals anywhere—all screened for good health and behavior. Most shelters will even help you with More

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What should I know about adopting a pet?

  • Millions of companion animals in shelters across America are just waiting for a special home like yours.
  • When you're looking to add a pet to your life, consider adopting a homeless animal from your local shelter or rescue group.
  • Whether you want a puppy or a more mature dog, a purebred or a one-of-a-kind mixed breed, even a rabbit or hamster, your shelter has the best selection of animals anywhere—all screened for good health and behavior.
  • Most shelters will even help you with spaying and neutering.

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Why should I choose a shelter pet?

  • Here are five reasons to adopt your new best friend.
  • You'll save a life. Sadly, around 2.7 million dogs and cats are euthanized each year in the United States simply because too many people give up their pets, and too few people adopt from shelters.
  • You'll get a healthy pet. Animal shelters are brimming with happy, healthy animals just waiting for someone to take them home. Most shelters examine and give vaccinations to animals when they arrive, and many spay or neuter them before being adopted.
  • You'll save money. Adopting a pet from an animal shelter is much less expensive than buying a pet at a pet store or through other sources.
  • You'll feel better. Not only do animals give you unconditional love, but they have been shown to be psychologically, emotionally, and physically beneficial.
  • You won't be supporting puppy mills and pet stores. Puppy mills are "factory style" dog-breeding facilities that put profit above the welfare of dogs.

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