According to the American Humane Society, in the U.S. there are 3-4 million animals in shelters waiting to be adopted each year. Tragically, they will not find loving homes, and most will be euthanized.
October is Adopt a Shelter Dog Month. If you’re thinking of getting a dog, bypass breeders and pet stores in favor of local shelters.
The Greater Phoenix Metro area has dozens of wonderful rescue organizations, many with low adoption fees, and the Maricopa County Animal Control Center regularly holds events with low to no fee adoption.
So when you’re looking for your next pet, don’t shop – rescue! Who knows? You may find the love of your life. And that’s a great bargain at any price.