Underdog Animal Rescue, Inc.

​1. Because you will save a life.

     A shelter pet is more than one in a million—they are one in 2.7 million. That's the number of adoptable dogs and cats who are still euthanized each year in the United States, simply because too many pets come into shelters and too few people adopt. The number of euthanized animals could be reduced dramatically if more people adopted pets instead of buying them. When you adopt, you save your animal and open up shelter space for another animal who might need it.


2. Because you will get a great animal.

     Animal shelters and rescues are brimming with happy, healthy pets just waiting for someone to take them home. Most shelter pets ended up there because of a human problem like a move or a divorce, not because the animal did anything wrong.


​3. Because you will get a great bargain.

​     When you adopt a pet, the cost of spay/neuter, vaccinations, and testing  is included in the adoption price, which means you've scored a major deal—a fuzzy deal who will thank you with kisses or purrs for years to come.


4. Because it's one way to fight puppy mills.

​       ​You're too smart to get a pet from a pet store or online seller - you might as well buy directly from a puppy mill. Puppy mills are "factory style" breeding facilities that put profit above the welfare of the animals. These animals are housed in shockingly poor conditions with little to no veterinary care, and often very sick and behaviorally troubled as a result. The moms of the puppies are kept in cages to be bred over and over for years, with little to no human companionship. And after they are no longer profitable, these "breeding animals" are simply discarded.


5. Because your house will thank you.

​     Many of the pets from shelters and rescues are already housetrained, which means you're not only saving a pet's life, you can save the wear and tare on your home. 


6. Because all pets are good for your health, but an adopted pet is good for your self-esteem.

​     Not only do animals give you unconditional love, but they have been shown to be psychologically, emotionally and physically beneficial. Caring for a companion animal can provide a sense of purpose and fulfillment and lessen feelings of loneliness and isolation in all age groups. And when you adopt, you can also feel proud about helping an animal in need.


7. Because you're environmentally resposible.

     You recycle your paper and plastic so it doesn’t end up in landfills, and you know that recycled materials make all sorts of things. A “recycled” pet can make something even better: They can make you happy.


8. Because you can take advantage of adopting an adult animal.

     Adult pets are great! You won't have to deal with the "puppy/kitten faze" which means less of that youthful energy such as biting, chewing, clawing, etc. You will be able to see the personality of the adult animal and won't have to wait to see what you get.


9. Because you get a lifetime resource.

     People who work at our rescue will be a great resource to help you find information or resources for your pet. Our staff members work with animals everyday and have a wealth of information on many different issues.


​10. Because you will encourage others to adopt animals.

        When your friends ask where you got your AMAZING pet, you can tell them "from a rescue." Your adoption may encourage others to also become a hero!

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Adopt a Pet