If you are considering adopting a pet for you or your family, look to your nearest animal adoption center or animal shelter.
There you will find dogs and cats of all shapes, sizes and ages. Whether you’re looking for a full-grown cat or dog or a younger kitten or puppy, you will find a variety of animals to choose from at your local animal adoption center.
Many shelter pets have already lived with a family and have the basic training and socialization necessary to become part of your home. These animals end up in shelters and centers due to circumstances beyond their control. These dogs and cats are often victims of a death, divorce or illness of their owners or a move that didn’t include them.
Most staff from shelters or adoption centers become very familiar with the disposition of each animal, which helps in finding the best match between home and pet. Staff also provides educational literature on pet ownership as well as valuable advice, guidance and training suggestions.
Here at VOCAL, we believe the most important reason for pet adoption is that you become part of the solution to the pet overpopulation problem in your community. You are giving a loving home to a deserving animal. This frees up space for more animals in need of adoption. In addition, the adoption fee you pay often goes toward education and spay and neuter programs, which helps reduce the homeless pet population.
If you are interested in adopting a new dog or cat, check out our adoption pages today!