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You Save a Life

Animals in a shelter are in need of second chances and are waiting for their furever home. There is nothing better than the feeling of giving them a new home and love in their life. 

Pay Less

Purebred puppies or kittens that are sold for profit can be quite expensive. Low adoption fees from a shelter tend to help cover shelter’s costs. When rescuing an animal from a shelter you are improving your community and supporting a not-for-profit organization. 

Help Stop Animal Cruelty

Millions of breeders are selling animals in pet stores and online. Some of these home and commercial breeders can impregnate a female multiple times, giving them almost no time out of a cage. The lack of human contact and companionship often leaves them destroyed and unprofitable assets. To help stop these cruel practices, support rescuing.   

You Are Given the Option to Adopt an Adult

Shelters offer a variety of options that you won’t find anywhere else. Adult pets are a great choice if you are looking for a furry family member that is housetrained. Rescuing an adult animal helps avoid that puppy or kitten phase of biting, chewing, and potty training. Some animals may already be able to obey certain commands. 

Helps Improve Your Health

Making a positive difference in a rescue dog’s life will also change yours for the better. It’s been proven that adding an animal to your life can have many benefits for your physical, mental, and social health. Dog ownership is associated with a lower risk of cardiovascular disease, hypertension, and stress. A long day at work suddenly doesn’t seem so bad when there’s a wagging tail to greet you when you walk through the door. According to scientific and anecdotal evidence, puppies and dogs can make us feel significantly happier. When we stroke a puppy’s soft fur and feel the warmth of their unconditional love, our mood is elevated and we feel relaxed. Dogs can even help manage depression. Caring for a dog means developing a daily routine, and following this consistent schedule can help us feel more organized, energized, and focused. 

Rescuing not only saves a life, but the responsibility of dog ownership encourages empathy as your pet becomes a huge priority in your life. This is especially beneficial for children, who learn compassion and responsibility from caring for their childhood pets. You can contact the Charleston Animal Society at (843) 747-4849 for more information about adopting the perfect pet. 

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