Have you been thinking about adding a dog or cat to your household? If so, check out these 4 tail-wagging reasons why you should adopt a pet before rushing to the pet store:
#1 It Costs Less to Adopt a Pet
Save hundreds, even thousands of dollars when you choose to adopt a pet instead of buying one. On average, an American Kennel Club (AKC) registered Labrador retriever puppy is going to set you back between $800 to $1200 dollars – not including shots, micro-chipping and spaying or neutering. Purebred kittens can be just as expensive.
Most pet adoptions cost far less and include the aforementioned costs. On average, you can expect to pay between $100 to $250 before walking out the door with your new best friend.
#2 Housebroken…Need We Say More
Many shelter pets and rescues are already housebroken or litter box trained – saving you time, energy and money. Plus, many have been trained to walk on a leash and to be sociable with kids and other animals.
Most are already good pets who were given up because of a death in the family, aging adults or a loss of income.
#3 Pets Are Good For Your Health
When you adopt a pet you gain a workout partner and friend for life. Statistics show that people who own pets are healthier, happier and less stressed than non-pet owners. Plus pet owners who adopt take pride knowing they helped an animal in need.
#4 Save a Life
When you adopt a pet, you save more than just one life. Adoption fees help board other homeless pets and place rescues in foster homes.
Help Us Bring Toys to Shelter Pets
One day each month DuPage Credit Union Team Members donate their time to make toys for pets looking for forever homes at Anderson Animal Shelter and the Naperville Humane Society. If you have gently used pet toys, towels, tennis balls or even paper towel rolls please consider making a donation at one of our three Branch Offices. Donated goods are used to create engaging toys for hours of tail-wagging fun.