Adopting a shelter pet means:

  1. You save a life! Adopting cuts down the number of euthanizations each year. You’re also giving a deserving pet a forever, loving home
  2. Most animals in shelters are up to date with their vaccines, are spayed/neutered, and some are even microchipped!
  3. Because many of the animals in shelters are older, they may already be house trained.
  4. You will be giving yourself, and your family, a 24/7 snuggle buddy!
  5. When you adopt from a shelter, you open up a spot for another dog to be kept in the shelter who also needs a forever home. Overcrowding is an issue at most shelters at most times of the year.
  6. Don’t like the veggies at dinner? Your dog won’t mind finishing your plate. Most veggies are good for pets!
  7. You will have someone who will always listen to your problems. Bad day at work? Your pet will be there to listen and offer a nonjudgmental ear (or two)!
  8. Pets can help reduce stress! This has been proven by medical professionals — stroke the fur of your pets and your blood pressure will lower.
  9. Instant bed/couch warmer! Save on electricity bills if you snuggle with a pet on the couch!
  10. They will love you forever. There is nothing that can beat that unconditional love.
  11. Walks and Wags can help you socialize your new pup.
  12. Bottom line: You just should.

For a list of organization and shelters where you can adopt animals:
https://www.petfinder.com/animal-shelters-and-rescues/search/?location=mobile+AL&shelter_name

Or just search petfinder to see a list of adoptable pets:
https://www.petfinder.com