NATIONAL ADOPT A SHELTER PET DAY
A day to help raise awareness for the hundreds of dogs and cats we currently have living at the Humane Society of St. Lucie County
National Adopt a Shelter Pet Day is celebrated on April 30th each year. This day was created because pet owners started talking about having a day where not just dogs but every pet is celebrated and people are made aware of the need and benefits of adopting these animals as pets. There are millions of pets waiting for their forever homes in shelters across the nation.
This day is a reminder for people all over the nation to make an effort to help an animal at a pet shelter. Many people live alone and having a pet is indeed one of the best things to keep them company. Having animals as pets can help them live healthy, fit, and long lives.
This day raises awareness for people to volunteer at their nearest animal shelters as we all require year-round assistance. Adoption of animals is just one part of the process as animals are dropped at shelters every day. Shelters like ours need help in ensuring the animal’s good health and well-being. This day is a reminder for everyone to make sure that they offer their support throughout the year.
If you’re considering adopting a rescue animal the Humane Society of St. Lucie County is a great shelter to start your search.
Many people who are looking to adopt have an idea of what type of pet they would like to adopt but may not be aware of the different types of breeds, their temperaments, and the range of ages that you can find at an animal shelter. Our biggest recommendation: pick a pet whose personality is a great fit for your personality. If you are a high-energy active person, maybe a younger enthusiastic rescue dog may be the perfect fit. If you are more laid-back then maybe a cat or and older rescue dog would be a perfect pet to spend your weekends movie marathoning.
So many times, older rescues are overlooked by people. However, there are so many reasons why older dogs and cats can make the best addition to your family. They typically are house-trained already, are less rambunctious, and like all rescues, incredibly grateful for their second chance.
Before visiting a shelter, be sure to check with your condo or HOA if they have rules. It is always heart breaking when you fall for an animal who may not be allowed in your community. Make sure your entire household is on board. Do you have a plan ready? Who will be handling the litter box or taking your new family member for their daily walks?
Bringing a new pet home comes with a lot of responsibility but also a lot of reward. We hope you consider opening up your home to a new family member this National Adopt a Shelter Pet Day!
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