Note: I mentioned “adopting a dog” above, not “buying a dog”. If you want to have a dog, it is better to adopt one rather than buy one.
Puppy factories are largely responsible for selling dogs. These mills are a kind of well-kept secret of the pet trade industry.
They supply animals to pet stores and breed enthusiasts without providing proper care and, as a result, millions of animals die in animal shelters. It is common practice for mill pups to keep animals in dirty and filthy conditions without any consideration for their welfare.
For example, females are reared over and over again until they can no longer give birth to puppies. Then they are sold or killed. Mothers and their litters often suffer from malnutrition and lack of proper medical care.
Buying a dog supports puppy factories.
Below I will describe some reasons why adopting a dog is the best choice.
You are saving a life
Did you know that? Every year 2.7 million dogs and cats that could be adopted are killed. The process of euthanasia, the act or practice of killing a very sick or injured animal to avoid further suffering, is also used to keep the population of street pets down.
One of the main reasons why these animals are euthanized is that too many pets enter the shelters and too few adopt them.
The number of animals euthanized could be greatly reduced if more people adopt pets instead of buying them. By adopting, you spare your pet and open up the space in the shelter to someone else who needs it.
You are supporting a charity
When adopting a pet from a shelter, you are helping and supporting a non-profit organization. Supporting this type of cause ensures that homeless animals are well cared for and adopted. These organizations also benefit potential pet owners because adopting a pet is cheaper than buying a pet.
Also, help spread their message because people will ask you where you got your cute little pet.
You are improving your health
Adopting a dog is not only about the animal, but also about you.
We all know that animals like dogs and cats give us unconditional love, but what many do not know is that studies have discovered that animals are psychologically, emotionally and physically beneficial to humans.
Caring for a pet can provide a sense of purpose and satisfaction in your life, and can also reduce feelings of loneliness and loneliness in all age groups.
You cannot buy love, but you can adopt a dog, which is a better option for everyone involved.
As the most intelligent of all species, we have a responsibility to the less intelligent creatures. I hope the above reasons inspire you to love and care for a dog.