Couldn’t have written it better myself! I’ts amazing (and a little worrying) how many adoptee’s i’ve won over by going through how much money they save getting a a shelter animal rather than going straight to a pet shop. And i laughed callously at the one who didn’t listen. She ended up getting ringworm from her shop bought Guinea pigs, and spent a fortune on treatment to boot.

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Shelters are awesome places to find pets. In a nutshell: They offer a variety of pets for a nominal fee, save you lots of money in vet costs, provide a support network, and help animals in need. They are dedicated to helping you find a suitable pet and reduce the chances of you taking on a pet with surprise problems. Lastly, the animals are really not “there because there’s something wrong with them.”

This may sound like a sales pitch, but every claim I’m making comes from my experience (although you can take that as you will). My credentials: I’ve volunteered at a shelter, volunteered or shadowed at 2 vet clinics, and cared for a small boatload of pets (mine and others) including those from shelters, rescue groups, Craigslist, strays, breeders, shady breeder animals, pet stores, feeders from pet stores, and word of mouth rehoming.




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