Why Rescue?

There are many benefits to you and the pet when you choose adoption instead of purchasing. We understand it's a big decision to add a new furry member to your family. So, we wanted to share some ways an adopted rescue pet can change your life.
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The chance to change a life.

Many rescue pets come from rough backgrounds; therefore, it might take them some time to learn and adjust to pet life. But once you give a rescue pet a chance, they blossom into loving, happy, and loyal companions. You and your rescue pet will form a lifelong bond that will develop and grow. The bond you share with your dog or cat is a big part of why they trust you and love you unconditionally.  

Save a life.

Each year, an estimated one million adoptable 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. The number of euthanized animals can be dramatically reduced if more people adopted pets instead of buying them. When you adopt, you save a loving animal by making them part of your family and open up shelter space for another animal who might desperately need it.

Because you'll get a great animal.

Animal shelters and rescue groups are brimming with happy, healthy pets just waiting for someone to take them home. Most shelter pets wind up there because of a human problem like a move or a divorce, not because the animals did anything wrong. Many are already house-trained and used to living with families. You have an opportunity to train with your pet and build on teamwork through obedience, rally, agility, fly ball, scent work, and most importantly, companionship.

Adopt a pet that has a personality that matches yours. 

Our foster parents spend time getting to know the pet, the environments in which they thrive, and what quirks they have. Some dogs love swimming while others prefer to watch movies all day – knowing each pet's personality helps us find you a companion that suits your lifestyle.

Adoptable pets are up to date with their vaccines. 

Adoptable PawLife pets will have already had a wellness check, received required vaccinations, microchipped, and will have been spayed or neutered.  

Help reduce the undeserved stigma around rescue pets. 

Your adorable adopted pet is the perfect way to show people that rescue pets are just as cute as any other.

Have someone to love and spoil. 

Seeing your rescue pet learn what it's like to be loved is a rewarding experience. Light up their eyes with their first squeaky ball, stuffed animal, cat wand, and delicious treats. We promise you'll both be smiling. Not only do animals give you unconditional love, but they are psychologically, emotionally, and physically beneficial to their companions. Caring for a pet can provide a sense of purpose and fulfillment and lessen feelings of loneliness. And when you adopt, you can also feel proud about helping an animal in need.

A new companion to explore the town with.

There are many restaurants, bars, parks, and events that welcome pups. Check out bringfido.com for an extended list of dog-friendly places.