Each year approximately 3-4 million pets are adopted from shelter and rescue groups, but 2.4 million healthy and treatable pets still need our help to find a home. This is why we have chosen to adopt our pets from local shelters.
The goal of The Shelter Pet Project is to make shelters and rescue groups the first place people turn when looking to get a new pet.
We’ve visited our local shelter a few times in recent months as we are considering adding a kitten to our home.
Our cat (aka “Hello Kitty”) was adopted from a pet shelter. People are often shocked to hear this, as there are many negative ideas about pets that end up in shelters. Many people think of shelter pets as undesirable. But most animals end up in shelters through no fault of their own, and you can find all breeds, sizes and shapes of pets at shelters.
If you are thinking of adding a pet to your family, please consider visiting a shelter. You can also search for shelter pets available adoption in your area, using the Shelter Pet portal.
Learn more by following the Shelter Pet Project.