Adopt Don't Shop is a common phrase that we hear thrown around and on t-shirts what seems like every single day. When we are talking to our customers and learning more about how they first acquired the family dog or cat, we’ve found that most are often confused about the process and steps needed and necessary to adopt your next pet. 

You’ll Save Money

It’s no secret that pets - just like kids are pretty expensive. The food, toys, and all the essentials start to add up. Did you know that when you choose to Adopt and Don't Shop, you'll often save money? Typically when you work with your local pet shelter, you won’t be forking out hundreds of dollars like you would if you were to approach a private seller or corporation. 

You’ll Save A Life

It’s estimated that more than 1 million dogs and cats are euthanized in the United States, simply because too many pets come into shelters and too few people consider adoption when looking for a pet. If you make the choice to adopt, you are simply saving a pet’s life from becoming a statistic. 

You’ll Help More Than Just One Pet

The moment you bring your pet home from the shelter, you are clearing out space for another pet to find their new family at the shelter too! 

Since 1981, the American Humane has celebrated “Adopt-a-Dog Month®” in October as an effort to help the estimated 3-4 million animals waiting in shelters every year get the loving, forever homes that they deserve. Please do your part, if you have the ability and resources to consider adopting a new dog or cat as we celebrate Adopt-a-Dog Month.