Isabelle is a super-sweet 7 year old female Chow/Aussie Mix. She has a great disposition toward people and other animals . She is heartworm and lyme NEGATIVE. She is spayed and microchipped! She is housetrained and learns commands well.
Where does one start to find a pet that is in need of a home? That is a very easy question to answer! There are many places to start…
Visit your local animal shelter, county pound or SPCA and see what pets they have for adoption. If you don’t find “the one” there you can also look online… PetFinder.com posts animals from across the country who are in rescues right now looking for a FurEver home. On PetFinder.com you can use your zip code and choose the type of pet along with breed, sex, age, etc to find exactly what you are looking for… starting close to home and moving farther away if necessary! Many of these rescues use transport services to get the pets to their new out of state homes… so don’t be afraid to look around outside of your area.
FaceBook has many pages for rescues and shelters too… check out our FaceBook page as we always shares pets in need of homes from other rescues, shelters, and pounds. Please “Like” our page while you are there and get our updates on available pets and important things everyone should know about the pet problems we face today! Click on the FaceBook icon at the top of our website to go directly to our page!
Some big name pet stores who REFUSE to sell puppy mill puppies allow rescues to come in and hold adoption days… check out your local PetCo , PetSmart, etc to find out dates for these events. These stores commonly have kittens and cats available for adoption from local rescues right in their store everyday!
1. In this country a companion animal is euthanized every 8 SECONDS !!!
ASPCA on homeless pets: “Approximately 5 million to 7 million companion animals enter animal shelters nationwide every year, and approximately 3 million to 4 million are euthanized (60 percent of dogs and 70 percent of cats). Shelter intakes are about evenly divided between those animals relinquished by owners and those picked up by animal control. These are national estimates; the percentage of euthanasia may vary from state to state” these numbers pale in comparison to the number of animals who are still stray and have no shelter at all…
“It is impossible to determine how many stray dogs and cats live in the United States; estimates for cats alone range up to 70 million”
2. Buying from breeders who make puppies and kittens solely to turn a profit only helps in the overpopulation problem.
ASPCA on puppy mills: “At any given point in time, there are typically between 2,000 and 3,000 USDA-licensed breeders (commonly referred to as puppy mills) operating in the United States. However, this number does not take into consideration the number of breeders not required to be licensed by the USDA or the number of breeders operating illegally without a license”
“… in most cases, the standards that breeders are required to meet by law are extremely minimal. Under the federal Animal Welfare Act, it is completely legal to keep a dog in a cage only six inches longer than the dog in each direction, with a wire floor, stacked on top of another cage, for the dog’s entire life. Conditions that most people would consider inhumane, or even cruel, are often totally legal”
How do we fix “THE PROBLEM”?… the answer is easy… SPAY AND NEUTER your pets and find homes for the already homeless FIRST! Once people start clearing out the shelters and their pets stop reproducing there will be a place for a smaller and better controlled breeder business and the shelters will be able to manage the smaller amount of animals they will take in.