Are you considering a pet for yourself or your family? Visit a shelter, and spend some time with the animals. By adopting a pet from a shelter or a pet adoption agency, you are not supporting these often inhumane businesses. To celebrate (and to hopefully find homes for even MORE pets) we caught up with Abbie Moore, the executive director of about why fall is a great time to adopt a pet, what some of the biggest misconceptions are about pet adoption, and more.adopt a pet

By adopting a stray dog (and having it spayed or neutered), you reduce the number of dogs that will eventually end up strays themselves. Finally, there are wide variety of dogs ready to be adopted at dog shelters and dog rescues. The great thing about adopting an adult dog is that most of them are already housebroken & know basic obedience commands.

Many shelters offer web sites with pictures and information about all of their animals available for adoption. Compared to dogs and cats, they do not share your bed or spend time in other areas of your house, hence the impact of allergies is quite negligible.adopt a pet

ANIMAL RESCUE: Our animals come from overcrowded area shelters, local families that can no longer care for their dog or cat, and rescue groups throughout the state. Finally, don’t feel like you can only adopt a dog locally, you can also search the internet for breeders and adopt a puppy that way.

Most shelters examine and provide its animals with vaccinations and many spay or neuter them before giving them to adoption. If you want to save pet lives then adopting one from a pet shelter or pet adoption agency would be the best choice. The Greensburg & Decatur County Animal Shelter is mandated to accept owner-surrendered pets and strays from all residents within Decatur County.