Adopting? Let’s Think About It!

At Dog Days Pet Care, we believe that adopting a pet from a shelter or rescue group is one of the best decisions you can make. Whether mixed breed or purebred, dogs and cats adopted from a shelter or rescue group make excellent pets. These animals often end up in shelters through no fault of their own, and by adopting them, you’ll not only be giving a home to a deserving pet, but you’ll also likely be saving an animal’s life.

Rescue groups work tirelessly to find suitable homes for unwanted or abandoned dogs, cats, and other pets, many taken from shelters where they would otherwise have been euthanized. Volunteers usually take care of the animals until they can find a permanent home. This means that rescuers are often very familiar with a pet’s personality and can help advise you on whether the pet would make a good match for your needs.

By adopting an animal from a shelter or rescue organization, you’ll not only be giving a home to a deserving pet, but you’ll also likely be saving an animal’s life.

It’s important to avoid purchasing puppies from pet stores or online. Puppy mills are like dog-making factories that churn out puppies for profit, ignoring the needs of the pups and their mothers. The mother dogs spend their entire lives in cramped cages or kennels with little or no personal attention or quality of life. When the mother and father dogs can no longer breed, they are discarded or killed. Dogs from puppy mills are often sick and unsocialized.

There are also more than 10,000 puppy mills in the United States alone, and they commonly sell online or via classified ads, flea markets, and pet stores. In fact, the majority of puppies sold in pet stores and online are from puppy mills—even though the sellers promote themselves as “responsible” breeders or promise “home-raised” puppies.

To help stop this cycle of cruelty, choose to adopt your next pet from a shelter or rescue group, or by purchasing a dog only from a responsible breeder who will show you where the puppy—and its mother—were born and raised.

At Dog Days Pet Care, we offer a variety of pet care services to help you and your furry friend live your best lives. From dog walking to pet sitting, we’re here to provide the care and attention your pet deserves.

Whether you have a dog, cat, rabbit, bird, or reptile, we’re here to help you experience the many benefits of the human-animal bond. Contact us today to learn more about our services and how we can help you and your pet live your best lives.