Posts Tagged ‘why rescue a dog’
It can often feel like what you do doesn’t really matter because you’re so small and inconsequential to the greater scheme of things. But you forget how much impact you can make on just one person or pet. So why adopt a rescue dog or cat? Because: “Saving just one dog won’t change the world, but surely the world will change for that one dog (or cat).” (Quote attributed to the back of an animal shelter card.)
What do you think of that? The reason to adopt a pet is because you can change the world of that pet. (And that pet will change your world in turn, they’re sweet like that.) Changing the world is a huge deal. It doesn’t matter how big or small that world is.
Wouldn’t you hope that someone would adopt you and save your life? If you are able to do it, why not? The benefits of living with an animal are enormous and affect both physical health and mental health.
I am a big believer in adopting animals from shelters and supporting the shelters. You don’t have to have a million reasons to adopt a pet, you just have to have one good reason. Buying from breeders and puppy mills (and oftentimes pet stores – unless they are working with a shelter) is doing a disservice to the animal community mos ... Read More