Did you know that is April 30 is National Adopt A Shelter Pet Day? This is one occasion we are happy to support! Animal shelters perform a very important role for our four-legged friends, and give many sweet pets a second chance. If you’re thinking about adding a furbaby to your household, please consider going to a shelter to find your new pet. In this article, a Bucks County, PA vet lists some great reasons to consider adopting a shelter pet.

Second Chances

Animal shelters are filled with adorable animals that need to find forever homes. These sweet pets often end up in shelters due to misfortune or neglect. Many of them are sad and scared, and quickly running out of time. By adopting from a shelter, you’re giving a homeless pet a new lease on life. Actually, when you adopt from a shelter, you’re helping two animals: the spot your new furry friend leaves vacant will soon be filled by another adorable pet in need of a home.

Find Your Perfect Match

Shelters have animals of all different shapes, sizes, colors, ages, and breeds. If you’re looking for a specific type of dog or cat, there’s a good chance you’ll find Fluffy or Fido in a shelter.

Meet N Greet

Before making a final decision, you’ll be able to spend some quiet time with your potential pet. This is very important, because it allows you to get to know your furry friend a bit. Adopting a pet is a lifetime commitment, so you want to be sure you are making the right choice.

Lower Costs

It’s often much cheaper to adopt from a shelter than to go to a breeder or pet store. Shelters sometimes include basic veterinary services, such as vaccines and spay/neuter surgery, in their adoption fees. This alone can save you quite a bit! You may also feel great knowing that the money you spend on adoption fees is helping other animals in need.


Our furry friends often know when they’ve been rescued. Don’t be surprised if your new pal is extremely grateful and affectionate. Your kindness will be repaid in unconditional love and loyalty and/or purrs or tail wags, all of which are among life’s most precious gifts.

Do you have any questions or concerns about your pet’s health or care? Call us, your Bucks County, PA animal hospital, today!