There are several ways to go about pet adoptions, but some ways are much preferred to others. Deciding where to go for pet adoptions can be the most difficult part of the process.
The most common method for pet adoptions is to receive a pet from a friend, or an ad for free puppies or kittens. These ads can be found in the classifieds section of most local newspapers. These pets should be taken to the vet right away, as they are unlikely to have had a checkup or any vaccinations.
Another way to adopt a pet is to visit a pet store. Pet stores usually carry puppies, kittens, birds, reptiles, fish, and sometimes more exotic pets like chinchillas or ferrets. Often times these pets come from a "warehouse" where they are kept until there is room in the retail store to show them. The conditions in the warehouse make it easy for pets to pick up parasites or diseases. Pets adopted from a pet store can often times be sick and definitley need a visit to the vet after adoption. This is to make sure they are free from problems like upper respiratory infections. Not all pet stores have these issues but it is important to be aware of potential problems
Yet another type of pet adoption is through a breeder. Breeders who do pet adoptions can usually be found by checking listings at local pet stores, online, or through ads in the local newspaper. This is usually one of the most expensive ways to adopt a pet, but if the breeder is reputable, then the pet is much more likely to be healthy, and will often come with all its shots up to date.
Perhaps, the best method for pet adoptions is to make a visit to the Humane Society. The Humane Society rescues abandoned or unwanted pets, has them spayed or neutered, and makes sure they are taken care of until they are adopted by their new owners. Unfortunately, many animals do not get adopted in time and are euthanized. That is why adopting a pet from the Humane Society is preferred to other methods of pet adoptions -- Basically, you are saving a life!
Finally, no matter the method of pet adoptions you choose, you should take your new pet to the vet for a checkup. Many new puppies and kittens require deworming, spaying and neutering, and some may even require lifelong medications. You can get these by prescription from our online pet pharmacy and save money. Some pet meds are over the counter and do not require a vets prescription
And lastly, enjoy your new pet. Pet adoptions are a truly rewarding experience, and you have just gained a friend for life!
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