You save a life.
All animals at our shelter are in need of a second chance. They have been lost, given up or abandoned. They are all unwanted and helpless. You are giving them a new life in a loving home. You help break the cycle of pet overpopulation.
There are not enough homes for all the animals that are born every year. Adopting from a shelter helps weaken the pet overpopulation cycle. Each year an estimated 3.7 million dogs, cats, puppies and kittens are euthanized because there are simply not enough homes for them*.
You help stop cruelty in mass breeding facilities.
Throughout the country, thousands of commercial pet-breeding facilities and backyard breeders produce millions of animals for sale in pet stores and through newspaper ads. Often known as puppy and kitten mills, these facilities repeatedly breed female dogs that spend their entire lives in cages without human companionship and are often in intolerable environments, forced to produce litter upon litter, and are destroyed after they become unprofitable assets. Adopting a shelter animal means you don’t support such cruel practices.
You choose from a great selection of animals.
Our shelter offers a variety that you won’t find anywhere else. We have specific breeds and also the greatest mutts and cats you’ll ever find. We have more than 3,500 animals come through our doors every year! That’s an average of 10 animals per day!
You adopt a pet who has received good care.
All animals that come to the shelter are admitted by experienced staff. They are given vaccinations upon arrival. They are cared for and loved while here by a caring staff. We have several veterinarian partners that come to our shelter weekly and are there to assist us with health care issues and concerns.
You support a valuable charity and community institution.
Sadly, every community in America requires an animal shelter. When you adopt a pet from our shelter, you assist a not-for-profit organization, and send a message to others who will be asking you for years to come where you obtained your adorable pet. Shelters improve the community by mandating that adopted animals be spayed or neutered. This requirement diminishes chances that more unwanted animals will enter the world.
You pay less.
Low adoption fees (which cover a portion of our shelter’s costs) are much less than the cost of purebred puppies or kittens sold for profit.