Saturday, March 26, 2011

Saturday Blog Hop 3/26/11

The Shelter Pet Project

The mission of the Shelter Pet Project is to eliminate the stereotype that there's something wrong with shelter pets and to make shelters the first choice and desired way for acquiring a companion animal, ultimately increasing the rate of animals adopted from shelters.

Adopting a pet is a life-changing and enriching experience. When adopting a pet, people are obtaining companions that give them unconditional love, affection, and attention. Adopting a pet from a shelter not only saves an animal's life, but is also good for our own well-being as research shows that owning a pet has many positive psychological and physical health benefits. The animals rescued from shelters know you’ve saved their lives, and they typically treat their rescuers with lifelong loyalty and affection.

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Jeanne said...

Thank you for The Shelter Pet Project. It's so important to create awareness and to educate others about how wonderful shelter pets can be. I echo your sentiments word for word often in my rescue work and in educating others. Two miracle shelter dogs share my life and I hope and pray you take a moment to check out my blog. Then, add your voice to the outcries for justice on behalf of an unknown number of shelter dogs and cats, who no longer have a voice. God bless.

Giupetto and Gianna Tails said...

Wonderfully said. Great post!!

SassySashadoxie said...

Adoption should always be first consideration before purchasing a pet from a pet store. But, I would also consider programs for fostering to adopt. You get to have the pet in your home giving it a chance to be out of the stress of a shelter and seeing if the pet will be a good match for your lifestyle before making a commitment to a lifelong pet relationship.

I would also look into a variety of shelter organizations and support "no kill" shelters. Those ones are in away saving two lives when you adopt one.

Elaine Pritchard said...

Good post - well said.

I found you on the saturday blog hop and I'm happy to be a new follower.

Love and licks, Winnie the Greyhound