Pet Care

Why You Should Adopt Your Next Pet From An Animal Shelter

By Morgan | December 13, 2018

When thinking about adding a new addition to your family, don’t forget to consider saving a life by rescuing your new family member from a shelter or a foster carer. There are many reasons to adopt an animal from a rescue shelter, whether it be to save a precious life or to help break the cycle of cruel puppy factories. If you’re located in the eastern suburbs of Melbourne, then any Boronia vet or Box Hill vet will tell you that adopting from an animal shelter is the best choice you can make.

Animals in rescue shelters have been health-checked and had their personality and behaviours assessed to ensure they go to a home that suits their needs. Many also come with the benefit of having basic obedience training and toilet training by the shelter staff. Pets, such as dogs, don’t solidify their personality until around the two year mark (around one year with cats),if you are rescuing an older pet from a shelter, you know exactly what personality your new pet will have. Whether you are looking for an energetic pet or a calmer pet that is happy to stay inside more, you will be able to find the perfect fit by going through one of the many amazing animal charities Australia has.

Adopting a pet is a more cost-effective option as the animals are desexed, health-checked, vaccinated, and in most cases treated for worms and fleas. When buying elsewhere, these expenses can be very costly on top of the price of purchasing your new pet.

When you adopt an animal from a shelter, not only are you gaining a new family member, but you are gaining a pet who has basic house manners, has been health-checked and will love you from the day you drive them to their new home. Vets on Call understands just how strong this bond is, which is why they have created a mobile app that delivers experienced mobile vets straight to your door, so your beloved pet can have quality healthcare from the comfort of their own home. To have a Berwick vet or a Cheltenham vet or a vet in any other area we service, come straight to your area, download the Vets on Call mobile app today. Visit the website to download the app and for more information.

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