Adding pets at home has several benefits and if you're among those who has always wanted to keep a pet. Here are four reasons why It's good to adopt a pet .
The first reason: You'll feel better
Pets have a way of fixing a smile on your face and a spring in your step. Not only do animals give you unconditional feeling, but they have been shown to be psychologically, emotionally, and physically beneficial. Caring for a companion animal can assign a sense of purpose and fulfillment and lessen affections of loneliness and isolation in all age groups.
Pets can help your physical energy as well—just expending time with an animal can help lower a person's blood pressure and cholesterol levels, and dog walking, pet grooming, and even petting provide added physical activity that can help strengthen the heart, improve blood circulation, and slow the loss of bone tissue. Put simply, pets aren't just admirable friends, they're also excellent medicine and can improve a person's well-being in frequent ways.
The second reason:You'll save a life
Sadly, between three and four million cats and dogs are euthanized each year in the United States simply because too many people give up their pets and too few people adopt from shelters. Because there is limited space at shelters, staff members sometimes need to make very hard decisions to euthanize animals who haven't been adopted.
The number of euthanized animals could be reduced dramatically if more people adopted pets instead of buying them. By adopting from a private humane society or animal shelter, breed rescue group, or the local animal control agency,
you'll help save the lives of two animals—the pet you adopt and a homeless animal somewhere who can be rescued because of space you helped free up.
The third reason: 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.
In addition to medical care, more and more shelters also screen animals for specific temperaments and behaviors to make sure each family finds the right pet for its lifestyle.
It is a common misconception that animals end up in shelters because they've been abused or done something "wrong". In fact, most animals are given to shelters because of "people reasons," not because of anything they've done.
Things like a divorce, a move, lack of time or financial constraints are among the most common reasons why pets lose their homes.
The fourth reason: 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. In addition, animals from many shelters are already spayed or neutered and vaccinated, which makes the shelter's fee a real bargain.