National Puppy Day: Opt To Adopt

“Puppies are the most trusting and joyous creatures on the planet. Oh, to be more like a puppy.”

~Colleen Paige {founder of National Puppy Day}

As you know, we’re quite fond our furry friends, especially puppies! National Puppy Day is not just about celebrating the greatness of your furry friend. It’s also all about protecting all pups, loving them properly, and making a difference for the dogs who don’t have a loving place to call home.

Too few people consider adoption when looking for a pet, and we’re on a mission to change that. In honor of National Puppy Day, we put together a list of benefits to adopting.

When you adopt a pet, you are saving a life. Shelters and rescues are where lost or abandoned dogs end up, and those are the dogs that need a loving home the most. There’s nothing more gratifying than giving a loving dog a second chance at a happy life.

It’s good for your health. If you are naturally an anxious person like me, having that excited, bouncy pup around all the time is exactly the kind of playful fun we all need to reduce our stress of everyday adult life.

You’ll save money. Adopting a pet from an animal shelter is much less expensive than buying a pet or even getting one free thanks to the services provided by the shelter or rescue group. Because animals from most groups are already spayed or neutered, vaccinated, dewormed and often bathed and treated for fleas, the adoption fee is a real bargain.

You’re freeing up a kennel for another dog in need. By rescuing a pup, you help to free up resources and open up space for new pups to be adopted.

They’re great companions! Who better to go for a run with, or snuggle up on the couch with a good movie and bowl of popcorn to share? Caring for a companion animal can provide a sense of purpose and fulfillment and lessen feelings of loneliness and isolation in all age groups.

You know what mends the soul of a dog that’s been beaten, over-bred, starved, malnourished, and abandoned? Love.

Happy National Puppy Day! Now, go play with your furry friends!

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