How to save a life: why is better to take an animal from a shelter, not from a pet store

So, today you decided to become a parent for a pet. Obviously hundreds of questions are overwhelming you. Pets, such as dogs and cats, are distinguished by their ability to love people. Instead of spending thousands buying these amazing creatures  from pet stores, potential pet owners have a more useful option – take the animal from the shelter. Let us give you some advice at the topic and tell why is better to visit a shelter.

1. You save a life.

Approximately 3.7 million animals are housed in animal shelters and are euthanised each year due to a lack of families willing to accept them. When you take a pet from any of these animal shelters, you give it a family.

2. You do not support the business of illegal breeding.

Every year, thousands of dogs are kept in appalling conditions of “puppy factories” and farms. When you take a dog from a shelter, you reduce the income and support of these amateur breeders, thereby contributing to the well-being of the animals.

3. You will set an example to others.

Today, only about 20% of pet lovers take their pets from animal shelters and rescue groups. If you take a pet and tell your neighbors about it, you can spread the word among people who are not aware of the benefits of taking the animal from the shelter.

4. You help animal shelters make room for other stray animals.


The role of animal shelters is to provide a shelter for homeless animals. Taking one animal, you make room for another unfortunate pet and give it a second chance for life.