Philly’s Top 5 Adopt From Shelters- ASPCA

Philly’s Top 5 Adopt From Shelters- ASPCA-October is one of our favorite months at Philadelphia’s top dog walker! October is the ASPCA’s Adopt a Shelter Dog Month, celebrating the noble act of giving a dog, cat or other furry friend freedom from animal shelters and a new lease on life.

The national ASPCA is looking to reverse a trend. In 2012, the animal advocacy organization reported that 20 to 30 percent of cats and dogs are adopted from shelters and rescue groups.

Philly’s Top 5 Adopt From Shelters- ASPCA

Adopting a pet has a number of benefits, according to Edge Research. Nearly 80 percent of pet adopters report a positive experience, while those who buy pets from stores are much lower at roughly 60 percent. Statistically speaking, adopting dogs from shelters generally require fewer vet visits, and the dog owners feel better about the adoption process over purchasing pets at pet stores.

Philly’s Top 5 Adopt From Shelters- ASPCA

Each year, 2.7 million adoptable dogs and cats are euthanized within the US, just because many pets acquire shelters and only a few individuals think about adoption once searching for a new pet.

The number of euthanized animals can be reduced dramatically if additional individuals adopted pets rather than shopping for them. Once you adopt, you save a homeless animal by creating them a part of your family and open up shelter house for an additional animal rescue agency may urgently would like it.

Many of the pets from shelters and rescues are already housetrained, which suggests you’re not solely saving a pet’s life, you’ll be saving your carpet and coaches. Adopting a mature pet not solely offers older animals a second likelihood, it typically means that introducing them to your family are a lot of easier.

You can celebrate ASPCA’s Adopt a Shelter Dog Month – and let’s face it, that should be every month – with us! Check out these upcoming fun pet events, adoption days and sites near Philly’s top dog walkers:

Pet Events – Humane Society of Morgan County
Adoptable Dogs in Your Local Shelter
Adopt a PAWS pet
Fishtown PSPCA Adoption Center
Philly PAWS Events