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Posted on 02-12-2018
At Millhopper Veterinary Medical Center, we recommend our clients adopt a shelter pet when possible. Here are five of the top benefits of adopting a shelter pet.
One of the benefits of adopting a shelter pet is that the pet has already received basic vet care. This includes spaying or neutering, microchipping and all of their initial vaccinations. When you adopt from a breeder, these things may not be done and can cost you time and money.
The second benefit of adopting a shelter pet is that the pet's temperament has been checked. Breeders do not usually check a pet's temperament, but a shelter does. This helps to decrease the odds of you receiving a vicious pet. Additionally, the shelter also checks the temperament in various situations.
The third benefit to buying a shelter pet is that you can save money. Buying a dog from a breeder can cost hundreds or thousands of dollars, depending on the breed and pedigree of dog. Buying from a shelter is significantly cheaper.
When you go to a breeder, you may have only a handful of dogs to select from. When you go to a shelter, you can select from many different animals. This allows you to hone in on the pet that speaks to you and grabs at your heart.
The last benefit associated with adopting a shelter pet is that you are helping to save a life. Many shelters have to put down pets if they are not adopted out due to overcrowding. You can help to prevent that from happening when you adopt one of these pets. And many people say that these pets know this and as such, are extremely loyal to you for the rest of their life.
After you have adopted a shelter pet, be sure to bring him or her to a vet to have your pet looked over and to help ensure your pet is in good health. When you need a vet in the greater Gainesville, FL area, Millhopper Veterinary Medical Center is here for you. Call us at (352) 373-8055 to schedule an appointment today.
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