Thousands of dogs and cats in the Atlanta Metro area are waiting for their forever homes in local shelters and foster homes. More than 80,000 each year are euthanized due to lack of homes and people not spaying or neutering their pets.
Rescues Make Great Pets!
The majority of the animals end up in shelters through no fault of their own – but because of family situations such as a new baby, divorces, moving and lack of time.
Did you know that 25% of all dogs in shelters are purebreds? Or that shelters are filled with puppies and kittens all waiting for their forever homes. Many pets who have been beloved family members end up in shelters and never find their way home. They are already trained, housebroken and know what it is like to live in a home.
Shelter pets are not broken, old or unhealthy. On the contrary, adopting a pet means you are giving an animal a second chance at life. Rescued pets are so grateful and return their love in ways you could have never imagined.
Please consider adoption when you are ready to add a new dog or cat to your family. Mixed breeds and purebreds in all shapes, sizes, ages and colors are waiting for their forever homes – as are many older pets who were given up by their family in favor of a younger pet. They have a lot of love to give and are so appreciative for a home.
Visit our Find a Rescue or Shelter page to find your new best friend!
Adopt a Senior!
Have you ever considered adopting an adult or senior pet? They still have many years of love to give, and the experience is so rewarding. Most of these older animals are overlooked in favor of the cute puppies and kittens. But there are so many benefits of adopting an older animal. We know, as Lucky was about 6 years of age when he joined our family. We go to share our lives with this amazing dog for almost 11 years. Read more about the benefits here.
By adopting from a rescue group or shelter you save 2 lives – the one you’re adopting and you make space for another pet.
Whether you are looking for a kitten or puppy, a certain breed or just “the one” that is love at first sight, your pet is waiting for you in a shelter or rescue organization. Treat a deserving, homeless pet to a second chance at life. Adopt today and save a life.