We had so much fun earlier this month at the National Dog Show that I thought I would end the month of November with another post about dogs. But this time, not about watching them on display or in national competition but about finding the perfect dog for your family. In full disclosure our house is currently a cats-only house. We have three cats – two from a rescue we got together 12 years ago and one that was a “feral” cat in our neighborhood that ended up part of our feline brood, too about four years ago. But, we all desperately want a dog. We talk about getting a dog, we look at shelters and think about what dog we might get, we go to animal rescue events and hold and pet dogs and generally are dog owner wanna-bes. Someday we will proceed with getting a dog when the time is right but for now we are just dog fans, admiring them from afar and planning for when we might get our own.
It’s hard to imagine, but 7.5 million animals are put in shelters every year and 2.5 million of those are from people that had to give up their pet. Of the 7.5 million animals put in shelters, 2.6 million of the animals are euthanized. By helping keep pets needing a new home out of shelters, we can potentially save 2.5 million pets a year!
Thankfully, sites like Get Your Pet make it easy to adopt a new pet from a shelter and help give these deserving animals their forever homes.
Get Your Pet is a match-making type website offering direct rescue & adoption of pets, from one good home to another. Rehoming a pitbull or other animal keeps them safe and out of shelters. Of course, we are huge rescue fans and often support local shelters such as Morris Animal Refuge, Providence Animal Shelter, Pennsylvania SPCA, Main Line Animal Rescue, and so many others doing great work to help animals of all kinds find their forever homes.
So this season, if you are in the market for a new pet or even if you need to find a loving forever home for your current pet, be sure to check out Get Your Pet first and help rehome a pet in need.
Disclosure: This post is in partnership with Nakturnal. As part of this partnership I have been provided with products and/or compensation in exchange for this post and campaign. As always, all opinions expressed about how important it is to do our part to save animals in shelters are our own.