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5 Reasons to Adopt a Pet Amid COVID-19

Modern Times Apr 17, 2020
During this current quarantine going on everywhere, it's not only important to be compassionate to other people, but it's also an ideal time to reach out to a shelter and adopt a pet.
If you've been thinking about adopting a new pup during the current health crisis, you're far from the only one. Many animal shelters are close to empty, which means tons of new pet owners are growing their families. No matter which breeds you are interested in adopting, whether large dogs or small dogs, there are several great reasons to open your home.

It's a Good Deed

The most important reason to adopt a pet is that you'll save a life. Each pooch and other animals in the shelter deserve a second chance, and you can give it to them.
You'll also be helping the shelter during a crucial time since big litters are often born in the spring, meaning many more homeless puppies are on the way.

You'll Have Company

Naturally, the unconditional love you receive is one of the greatest perks of being a dog owner. Since you're likely spending most of your time in quarantine, you probably need this now more than ever. A new pup can be the perfect companion during this time, and your bond can last well beyond it.

You Have Great Options

Shelters offer a wide variety of breeds for pets. If you're looking for something specific, like dachshunds or pugs, you can call your local shelters to find them. Shelters often have connections to vets and dog trainers that can help you take care of your new friend. You may even be able to foster a pet temporarily until the health crisis is over.

Adopting Saves Money

There is no denying that pets are expensive, but adoption fees are a much cheaper option than buying purebred animals or others sold for profit.

You Learn Responsibility

Becoming a dog owner is a great way to learn how to care for another being. You'll need to take good care of your new pet, and that includes keeping your pooch equipped with the best leash and dog harness available when you take them outside. Each harness has a leash attachment, and the harness should be fitted for the dog’s chest to avoid discomfort.
Adopting a pet will be a learning experience for both of you, and it's an adventure that makes sense during a time when people and animals alike need all the help they can get.