October is Adopt a Shelter Dog Month and we encourage anyone looking to add a 4-legged family member to consider adopting a dog or cat from your local humane society or shelter. There are many benefits to adopting a dog or cat versus buying a kitten or puppy. These include, but are by no means limited to:
- Animals tend to be older and therefore house trained, socialized and mature in size
- Often they are already spayed or neutered – a great benefit to you, and a saved expense further down the line
- The dog or cat has more often then not, already reached their full size – this is often why some dogs end up in a shelter in the first place. All puppies are adorable when they are little, and people often don’t realize how big and how boisterous a puppy may get as an adult.
- Experienced workers at the shelter have a grasp on the animal’s personality and who would best fit in with your family. This is a great bonus, as you get an idea of how this pet will fit with your lifestyle, your family and your time commitment. Shelter workers know if the dog likes children, gets along with other pets, level of exercise and physical needs.
CanEVA supports the tireless and energetic efforts of all the staff, trainers and vets who work at shelters and dog rescues. Check out the science behind CanEVA to see how our product can help your rescue dog or cat maintain a healthy and active lifestyle.