Unless you are looking for a breed specific animal for show purposes, adoption is almost always better! Here are the reasons in no particular order:
You can find all sorts of pet breeds, personalities, ages at a shelter. To sum it up, you can find all different kinds of animals in need of a home at a shelter, and you can find the one that will fit your life perfectly.
You may already know of several shelters and rescue organizations near where you live. If not, here are a few suggestions:
“I recently adopted my maltese/havanese from all paws rescue. It was an amazing experience, the foster was an amazing woman and was helpful in deciding whether or not my new pup was a good fit. ” ~Leah's review
"It took us a long time to decide what we wanted. Luckily, we came across Macy! Although it has not been that long, we are proud to say that she is apart of the Botez family! ~Katie's review
"The owner and volunteers are wonderful, they've taken in strays, large pit mixes that would otherwise be euthanized and problem dogs!! Like any shelter/rescue they get full so not all animals can be taken in but if there's room the door is always open!" ~Hayley's review
A organization based in Houson, Texas that creates programs to save animals most at risk of euthanasia. They are a no kill shelter that has the goal to prevent animals from entering into animal shelters in the first place.
They have saved over 2,630 cats and dogs in the year 2018 alone!
Committed to promoting the animal-human bond. They only want what is best for you and your potential pets. They have a long tradition of no-kill and for their furry friends to find each a lifelong, loving home.
Shelter programs available to promote bonding through outreach and education.