Each year, millions of dogs and cats lose their lives unnecessarily due to overpopulation. But it doesn't have to be that way. If people looking to add a new pet to their families would choose to adopt a pet, instead of buying one, we could reduce the number of animals that are significantly.
ADOPT – Check your Local Shelter & Rescues FIRST!
Most dogs and cats that are purchased from stores come from puppy mills which are large breeding facilities. These facilities often go unregulated and the animals receive little if any care. They are neglected, not socialized and forced to breed. They also rarely receive proper veterinary care. When you are searching for a new member of your family remember, Don't Shop…ADOPT!
5 Reasons Why You Should Adopt
- You will save a life.
- If you adopt an adult pet, there's a possibility you can avoid some of the hassles related to house-
training and teething, which are associated with puppies and kittens. Of course, if you prefer a puppy or kitten, rescue groups and shelters have plenty of those available as well.
- You'll save money because adoption costs less than buying an animal from a pet shop or breeder.
- Perfectly "perfect" animals of all breeds, shapes, ages and sizes are available at shelters and rescue groups. Just because an animal ends up there, doesn't mean there is anything wrong with them. They are just in need of a second chance.
- You just might meet your best friend.
How To Adopt
For information on adopting from one of the Partnership for Pets organizations, click here. We offer low cost adoptions, and often fee-waived adoptions, so be sure to check back regularly to find out about the latest promotion. Animals adopted from our facilities have been screened by a veterinarian for health and an animal behavior manager for temperament, received their spay/neuter surgery, have all of their vaccinations and much more! Come find the love of your life today!
Thinking About Adopting A Dog?
Adopting a dog is an excellent way to give a very deserving dog a second chance.
Here is a list of quick facts about dog adoption.
- Contrary to popular belief, shelter dogs usually don't end up in shelters because they have a problem, the most common reason that dogs are surrendered is because people are moving and don't want to bother with taking the dog.
- Adult dogs have a much lower chance of being adopted than puppies.
- Adult, black dogs are usually the last dogs to get adopted.
- Shelters often have pure & mixed breeds.
- What Can You And Your Furry Friend Do Together?
Dog Parks in Mecklenburg County:
To find out more about the events that Park and Rec holds for dogs and their owners, please visit Mecklenburg County Parks and Rec website.
Cats are Great Too!
- Cats are less maintenance than dogs
- Cats are easier to potty train
- Cats don't require walks
- Cats are more independent than other pets
- Cats provide companionship
Many people express that adopting a cat from a shelter is extremely spiritually rewarding - knowing that they are saving a life and giving them a new home.
Benefits of Adopting a Shelter Cat
Choosing the Right Cat
Cats are Purrrfect for Senior Citizens!
Reasons to Adopt Two Adult Cats
- Adopting a cat from a shelter rather than other avenues means you are helping, and not contributing to, the pet overpopulation problem.
- The cost of adopting a pet at an animal shelter is usually much less expensive than buying one from a breeder or pet store.
- Breeders or pet stores sell pets with the incentive to make money, whereas shelters are focused on the animal's best interests.
- Often cats adopted from shelters have already been spayed or neutered. Most of them have also been wormed and vaccinated.
- Shelter cats have often adjusted to being around other animals.