Making your first stop a shelter close to home when you are looking for four-legged
companion is a truly kind thing to do. To locate your local animal shelter, try
Petfinder.com and enter your location to find pets near your. You can also check the
Yellow Pages and Google under "animal shelter","animal adoption", "animal rescue",
"animal control," or "humane society". There are many animal rescue organizations
in Middle Tennessee.
Shelter animals aren't damaged, they just need a home! Unwanted Puppies and Kittens eventually wind up in shelters, if they are lucky. Many are simply abandoned. National figures indicate that about half of the animals in shelters..."some much more and some much less"... are euthanized for lack of good homes. Animals at your local shelter are just waiting for someone like you to give them a new home. Please consider adopting from a local shelter for the following reasons:
Since 1986, speaking for those who can't speak for themselves.
Shelter adoption creates a golden opportunity to be a part of the solution. Adoption saves one life and creates a space for another pet who needs shelter.
Shelter pets are available in many shapes, sizes, ages, energy levels, breeds and personalities
all in one place.
Shelters are meant to be temporary homes for pets. Your perfect companion is anxiously waiting for you.
The unconditional love you get and bond you can have with a shelter pet offers a relationship like no other.
Coming home to joyous greetings and years of companionship from a shelter pet is mutually beneficial to pet and guardian.
Many shelters provide helpful behavioral assessments for pets available for adoption.
Most shelter pets have received all appropriate medical care, including spay or neuter prior to adoption. Adoption fees usually cover all of this and are quite reasonable.
Giving a homeless pet a forever home with you is one of the most gratifying things you can do.
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