Pet Adoption Facts:
- Approximately 4 million adoptable dogs & cats are killed each year due mainly to overpopulation. 25-30% of dogs for adoption in animal shelters are purebred The other 70-75%, of course, are lovable, wonderful mixed-breed pets, just waiting for a chance to be your perfect new friend.
- In an effort to help people make good choices when they adopt a dog or cat, many humane societies, SPCAs and pet rescues provide adoption counseling to help match you up with a pet for adoption.
- If you have your heart set on a specific breed, check out a pet from a breed rescue organization. Many dog breeders and cat breeders work with breed rescue groups, and these groups specialize in finding new homes for particular breeds of dog or cat.
- Animal shelters and pet rescues are filled with dogs and cats that are there simply because their previous owner had some issue that prevented them from keeping their pet. Shelter pets for adoption are wonderful companions who became the victims of family tragedy, unlucky circumstances or irresponsible owners. Rarely is a dog or cat in a shelter because there was any problem with the dog or cat.
- Disreputable dog breeders and pet stores often sell inbred pets without care for preventing genetic problems. Mixed breed pets have less inbreeding, generally less inherited genetic disease, and therefore have overall lower vet bills.
Facts via Adopt-a-Pet.com
There are animals all across Los Angeles just waiting for you to adopt them.
As an animal specialty hospital dedicated to health, well-being, and quality of life of pets, we’re big supporters of pet adoptions. And now, thanks to Adopt-a-Pet.com, you can easily find shelters and rescues with pets waiting for adoption in the greater Los Angeles area. Click on the pins and follow the links to see the pets available. And remember to tell them ASG sent you.
Adopt-a-Pet.com is North America’s largest non-profit pet adoption website, helping over 12,000 animal shelters, humane societies, SPCAs, pet rescue groups, and pet adoption agencies advertise their homeless pets to millions of adopters a month, for free. By using the power of TV, the Internet, and a toll-free phone number to connect adopters with shelter pets, they help pets go from alone to adopted.
Los Angeles Puppies & Dogs: To learn about Los Angeles rescues, adoptions and fun things to do with your pet in the area, visit their Los Angeles Puppies & Dogs page.
Joining the Cause: To find out more about how you can get involved in their ongoing cause to help rescue and place pets permanently in new, loving homes, visit www.Adopt-a-Pet.com/get-involved or call them, toll-free, at 1-800-Save-A-Pet. Volunteering, Donations, Social PETworking and Cross-Promoting are just a few of the ways you can help place loving pets into loving homes.